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2018 Week 1 Analysis: Army vs. Duke

Notes:
Since 2009, Army has defeated Duke two times in five meetings. The Cadets won by a score of 35-21 in 2010 along with last season’s 21-16 win over the Blue Devils.

 

 

 

 
Army won 10 games in 2017 against 9 FBS opponents (Buffalo, UTEP, Rice, Eastern Michigan, Temple, Air Force, Duke, Navy & San Diego State) with a combined overall record of 48-64 or .428%. The Cadets won those games by a total score of 262-169 or 10.3 ppg.

 

 
Army also defeated FCS opponent-Fordham by a score of 64-6.

 

 

 

 
Army was 6-0 at home in 2017 against 5 FBS opponents (Buffalo, UTEP, Eastern Michigan, Temple & Duke) with a combined overall record of 25-37 or .403%. The Cadets won those games by a total score of 136-109 or 5.4 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Army lost 3 games in 2017 to FBS opponents (Ohio State, Tulane & North Texas) with a combined overall record of 26-14 or .650%. The Cadets lost those games by a total score of 111-73 or 12.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Since 2009, Duke has won 3 games against Army. The Blue Devils were 3-2 during that span and won in 2009, 2015 & 2016. Duke won those 3 games by a total score of 92-28 or 21.3 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Duke won 7 games in 2017 against 6 FBS opponents (Northwestern, Baylor, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest & Northern Illinois) with a combined overall record of 35-39 or .472%. The Blue Devils won those games by a total score of 212-111 or 16.8 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

Duke also defeated FCS opponent-NC Central by a total score of 60-7.

 

 

 

 
Duke won 4 games to start the 2017 against 3 FBS opponents (Northwestern, Baylor & North Carolina) with a combined overall record of 14-23 or .378%. The Blue Devils won those games by a total score of 102-54 or 16.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Duke proceeded to lose six straight games after their hot start in 2017. Those FBS opponents (Miami, Virginia, Florida State, Pitt, Va. Tech & Army) had a combined overall record of 47-30 or .610%. The Blue Devils lost those games by a total score of 145-73 or 12.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Duke finished their 2017 campaign with 3 straight wins over FBS opponents (Georgia Tech, Wake Forest & Northern Illinois) with a combined overall record of 21-16 or .567%. The Blue Devils won those games by a total score of 110-57 or 17.6 ppg.

 

 

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