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A Look At Just What Duke Did In The Baylor Game

Success in this game was a result of character, commitment and cohesion.

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NCAA Football: Duke at Baylor
Sep 15, 2018; Waco, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe checks the replay screen during the second half against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium. 
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Duke’s win over Baylor was remarkable given the circumstances.

Duke had to leave early due to the hurricane, had to practice on a high school field, was missing several key players due to injuries and shortly before the game co-defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri learned his father had died. We’re sure his grief was profound but he decided to keep it to himself so that his personal tragedy didn’t affect the group as a whole which is admirably selfless. No one would have expected him to do that, least of all head coach David Cutcliffe.

An inexperienced back-up quarterback was key in helping the Blue Devils to hang 40 on the Bears and a defense distinctly lacking in experience dominated Baylor.

Steve Wiseman breaks it down from a Duke point of view while in the Waco Tribune-Herald, Brice Cherry says you can forget about Baylor in the post-season.

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