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Several bowl scouts on hand for Duke vs. Clemson

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Duke CB Lee Butler attempts to tackle Clemson RB D.J. Howard. Highlights were few and far between for the Blue Devils. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY

DURHAM—James Bostic, a representative for the Chick-fil-A bowl (second in the ACC bowl pecking order behind the Orange Bowl, which takes the league champion) was sent up from Atlanta to watch Duke. Bostic said it’s only the second time he’s come to Durham to watch the Blue Devils (the first time was about 10 years ago, he couldn’t remember the exact year). Duke would be a desirable team because of the story (first bowl berth since 1994) and because the Blue Devils have never appeared in the Chick-fil-A bowl.

“Obviously they’d be very attractive,” Bostic said before the game before adding, “There’s a lot of football left to be played between now and the end of the season.”

Bostic has seen Clemson three times this year.

 Representatives from the Orange Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl (in Orlando, third in the picking line) Belk Bowl (in Charlotte, fifth) were also in Durham for watch Duke play Clemson. A representative from the Sun Bowl (El Paso, fourth) came to Durham for an earlier game. Nashville’s Music City bowl has not yet sent someone to Wallace Wade. Duke has one home game remaining.

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Laura Keeley is the Duke beat writer for the News & Observer. Follow her on Twitter @laurakeeley