UNC Football: Tar Heels to play Duke Blue Devils on Thursday night?

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The Duke Blue Devils have seen a major turnaround in their program that has also seen them end a twenty-one game losing streak to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Now they’ve won two straight against North Carolina and the stakes between the two rival programs is high and getting national attention in football.

Chris Bunn of Blue Devil Lair is reporting that sources can confirm that the 2014 game scheduled between Duke and North Carolina will be set for a Thursday night prime-time showdown.

The ACC Football Schedule will be released in its entirety tomorrow. Per sources, Duke and North Carolina will meet for the Blue Devils’ first Thursday night game in Wallace Wade Stadium.

The Thursday night game is likely to take place the week before Thanksgiving with another ACC home game to take it’s usual year end place.

North Carolina is a very youthful team, and will have some experience despite being young next season. Duke’s experience -for the most part- is leaving and the team will be
very young.

Losing 16 seniors and dealing with injuries will be a challenge for Duke, but there is some talent remaining on the team.

This could be the edge the Tar Heels need to end their short two-game losing streak against the Blue Devils and get their own winning streak going again.

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See Also

- A closer look at UNC’s new OC Seth Littrell

- Five important games left for UNC

- UNC’s blueprint to make the NCAA tourney

Topics: Football, North Carolina Tar Heels

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  • John Broadbent

    The comment about Duke’s inexperience is way off-base. The only spots on the field that will take a significant hit in terms of graduating seniors are the offensive and defensive lines. Even then, the guys who will replace these seniors, such as Lucas Patrick (who started in the Chick-fil-A Bowl), have had prior big-game experience. Most of our skill-position guys are returning, too. You’ll be sure to hear all about guys like Anthony Boone, Jamison Crowder, Braxton Deaver and Kelby Brown – all of whom will be seniors. I don’t know where you’re getting this inexperience stuff from. Carolina fans better hope that their (yet again) ranked recruiting class doesn’t fall into its usual, disappointing habits, because that bell could easily stay in Durham for another year if it does!

  • john bauman

    very cool! i want tickets!

    • Bryant Douglass

      I went to the Thursday Night game against Miami this year. Great experiences, with Duke growing as a better team, the hype heading into this game should be huge!

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