Conner Vernon is just six catches from setting a new ACC record for career receptions. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
Duke at Wake Forest
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem
Line: Wake Forest by 3
TV/Radio: ACC Network/WRAL, WDNC-620 AM, WKIX-102.9 FM
What they’re saying nationally about Duke:
ESPN’s Heather Dinich: The Blue Devils haven’t even played a league game yet, so you can’t count them out of the Coastal Division race, either. So far they’re on track to get to a bowl game, but they’re going to have to show they can win in their conference, too.
CBS Sports’ Sean Bielawski: This is a big game for both teams, but it is a little more meaningful for the Blue Devils. Duke is looking to get back to a bowl game for the first time since 1994. After next week's game against Virginia, the schedule gets considerably tougher in the second half of the season. This might be a must-win for Duke to make it to six wins and bowl eligibility.
Fox Sports South’s Andrew Jones: Duke’s football game Saturday at Wake Forest is the biggest the program has played since Oct. 29, 1994.That afternoon, the 7-0 and 13th-ranked Blue Devils ventured to Tallahassee to play one of 14 consecutive Florida State teams that finished ranked among the top four in the nation. The Seminoles were also the defending national champions. (Duke lost 59-20)
What they’re saying nationally about Wake Forest: