With the regular season concluded, Duke turns to its biggest challenge as Florida State looms this weekend in Charlotte. No longer a spectator to football championships, Duke now faces the reality of FSU's lofty status: the Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog.
But as we say from time to time, you cannot underestimate the strength of people who are truly united and committed. Consider the Finns and the Russians in World War II, Gandhi, the Spartans at Thermopylae.
Of if you'd like, the fictional Rocky Balboa, a movie Duke may view this week.
People can lay all sorts of odds, but the only people who can defy them are those who take the field. So let's play the game first.
Meanwhile, here are some football links.
- Duke Blue Devils follow Cutcliffe's path for success
- Duke wins Coastal, improbable but not impossible
- Duke capitalizes on UNC's errors to keep Victory Bell
- Batten: Blue Devils become unlikely champions
- Only Duke stands in Seminoles' way
- Cutcliffe: Duke fans gobbling up Championship Game tickets
- Duke clinches Coastal Division crown with 27-25 win over UNC
- A season of growth comes full circle for Duke football
- Duke football continues to make key plays late in games
- COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS: Duke football tops UNC 27-25