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KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama Crimson Tide on the line of scrimmage during the first half of the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Alabama won 58-21. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

Alabama (14-1) vs. Duke (8-5) 

-Alabama won 14 games in 2018 against 13 FBS opponents (Louisville, Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, La-Lafayette, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, LSU, Miss. State, Auburn, Georgia and Oklahoma) who had a combined overall record of 95-73 or .565%. 

-Alabama also defeat FCS opponent Citadel by a score of 50-17. 

-Alabama won those 13 FBS games by a total score of 618-210 or 31.3 ppg. 

-Alabama  only loss came to Clemson by a score of 44-16 in the title game. 

-Since 2001, Alabama has won 17 straight week one games by an average margin of victory of 25.5 ppg. The last loss came in 2001 against UCLA in Tuscaloosa. 

-Since 2007, Nick Saban is 8-2 against the ACC and has won those 8 games by a total score of 309-124 or 23.1 ppg. Last season, the Crimson Tide defeated Louisville 51-14 and lost to Clemson 44-16. 



-Duke won 8 games in 2018 against 7 FBS opponents (Army, Northwestern, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina and Temple) who had a combined overall record of 51-39 or .566%. 

-The Blue Devils won those 7 games by a total score of 241-136 or 15.0 ppg. 

-Duke lost 5 games in 2018 against FBS opponents (Virginia Tech, Virginia, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest) who had a combined overall record of 43-25 or .632%. 

-The Blue Devils lost those 5 games by a total score of 207-86 or 24.2 ppg. 












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