November 10, 2014
Hokies head to Durham to take on No. 19 Blue Devils
Game set for noon kickoff on ESPNU
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The Virginia Tech football squad (4-5, 1-4 ACC) will look to break its three-game losing streak when it travels to Durham, North Carolina, to take on 19th-ranked Duke (8-1, 4-1 ACC) Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium. Adam Amin and John Congemi will have the call for ESPNU and kickoff is set for 12:01 p.m.

The Series
• This will be the 22nd football meeting between Virginia Tech and Duke University with the Hokies leading 13-8 in the series. Tech had won the previous 12 meetings before Duke won last year at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field, 13-10.
• The two schools met six times on the gridiron between 1937 and 1951 as members of the Southern Conference with Duke winning all six of those games.
• Tech’s first win in the series came in 1969, a 48-12 victory at Norfolk.
• The Hokies are 7-1 at Lane Stadium, 5-2 against Duke in Durham and 1-5 at neutral sites.
• The Hokies’ last two trips to Durham have been tough as they had to hold on late for a 14-10 win in 2011 thanks to a late interception from linebacker Barquell Rivers and had to recover an onside kick late in the in 2009 game to preserve a 34-26 win.
• The series has been close of late as four of the last six contests between Virginia Tech and Duke have been decided by 11 points or less. In 2008, Tech won 14-3 in Blacksburg, then won 34-26 at Duke in 2009 and held on for a 14-10 win on the road in 2011. Last year’s game was decided by three points in Blacksburg.

Success in the Tar Heel State
• Tech has had pretty good success playing in the state of North Carolina, winning 11 of its last 13 games. Since 2000, the Hokies are 18-3 in games played in the Tar Heel State with the lone losses coming at the hands of ECU in Charlotte in 2008, Clemson in Charlotte (2011 ACC Championship Game) and 2012 at North Carolina.
• Under Frank Beamer, Tech is 21-6 in games played in North Carolina. Since joining the ACC, the Hokies are 33-6 vs. teams from North Carolina, and 38-7 dating back to 1993.

Of Note
• Virginia Tech is 22-5 in ACC road games against Coastal Division opponents … The Hokies have posted a 31-7 record in the month of November since 2004 … Including this year, all five games between the Hokies and Duke in Durham have kicked off at 12:30 p.m. or earlier … Tech hasn’t had a four-game losing streak since losing three games to end the 2003 season and the 2004 season opener to USC … The last time Tech lost four games in a row in a season was in 1992, dropping five in a row to end the season … Virginia Tech has won its last two road games against ranked AP teams, beating No. 8 Ohio State this year 35-21 and No. 14 Miami last season, a 42-24 win.

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