Game Capsule

An in-depth look at Saturday's game against the Duke Blue Devils. <BR>

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The Game: Clemson (5-4, 4-3) at Duke (1-8, 0-6), 1:00 PM

Location: Wallace-Wade Staidum: Durham, NC

TV Coverage: None

Radio Coverage: 104.9 WCCP FM

Spread: Clemson is favored by 13 points over Duke.

Coaches: Clemson's Tommy Bowden is 43-28 in his sixth season in Tiger Town (61-32 overall) and Duke's Ted Roof is 3-11 in his second season with the Blue Devils.

Forecast: Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 50's for Saturday's 1 o'clock kickoff. Skies should be partly cloudy.

Series: Clemson leads the overall series 32-15-1. At Wallace Wade Stadium, the Tigers are 13-11. Clemson has not lost to Duke since a 28-23 loss in 1998. Six of the last seven games between Duke and Clemson in Durham have been decided by seven points or less. Clemson defeated Duke 40-7 last year in Death Valley.

CUTigers Coverage:
* No Quit in These Tigers
* What We are Hearing...
* Clemson Notebook + WestZone Update
* A Remarkable Turnaround
* Duke: Searching for Confidence
* 5 Keys to Victory
* Airese Currie: Where's the Hype?
* Tigers Set to Battle Duke
* A Remarkable Turnaround
* Tommy Bowden Press Conference
* Press Conference Player Audio
* Quick Hits with Justin Miller
* Clemson Football Notebook

What to Watch: The key phrase around Clemson this week has been "trap game." The Blue Devils come into Saturday's contest with just one win under their belt, and an 0-6 record in conference play. The Tigers meanwhile are coming off a 24-17 overtime road win over Miami, and also have their annual rivalry game with South Carolina next week.

It almost goes without saying that Clemson must avoid a mental letdown in this game. Two years ago, the Tigers found themselves trailing Duke by 14 points in the fourth quarter before rallying behind Charlie Whitehurst in his first ever start for the 34-31 win.

Offensively for Duke, QB Mike Schneider has completed 62% of his passes (65-of-105) for 646 yards and four touchdowns in his last three games. TE Ben Patrick had a career-high six catches for 51 yards in Saturday's 29-7 loss at Florida State and is ninth in the ACC in receptions per game (3.0).

Defensively, the Blue Devils like to bring pressure, and will stay in man-to-man coverage more than most teams in the ACC.

Charlie Whitehurst has enjoyed success against the Blue Devils, compiling 751 yards passing and seven TD passes in two career games.

Don't forget! The Tiger Pre-Game show will be broadcasting Saturday morning from 8 to 10 AM. Tune in to 104.9 WCCP FM for all the pre-game coverage you can handle from Scott, Roy, and Brett! Top Stories