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For a long time, Duke fans have watched bowl games from a considerable distance. That changes Thursday as the Devils take on Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl. Cincinnati is clearly favored with pundits having concerns about Duke's defense, but Duke, remember, has scored 46, 54, 38, 34, 42 and 45 points against various opponents this season. They may have trouble with defense, but they have to be defended as well.

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Win or lose, we're proud of our team. That's nothing new; we've been proud of them for years for working hard and succeeding in every way except the record. But this year is really sweet and a bowl win would make it even sweeter.

Among the most interested observers will certainly be Blair Holliday, who would be on the field if not for his near-fatal 4th of July injury.

He's still had a major role this season as an inspiration for his teammates. We haven't heard anything about his plans for Saturday but we certainly hope he's on the sidelines with the rest of his teammates.

Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Here are today's links.