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Duke Loses To Richmond In Season Debut

Duke lost their opener to Richmond 24-16, which no one wanted, but to put it in perspective, for the last several years, Appalachian has been the best football team in the state and Richmond whipped them last year on the way to winning the 1-AA title. They're currently on an 11-game winning streak, and are going to be a tough out for anyone.

Coach David Cutcliffe said his team wasn't prepared:

“I had no idea we weren’t mentally ready to play coming out of the tunnel. We ran hot and cold and that’s a sign a team isn’t prepared. That’s my responsibility. The erratic play irritates the heck out of me.”

Practice won't be much fun this week, but maybe it'll pay off.

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