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BREAKDOWN: Duke v. Northwestern

The Blue Devils and Wildcats feature two of the best statistical defenses in the country at this early point in the season. Here's a look at each of the team's strengths ahead of Saturday's game.

Duke vs. Northwestern

September 19, 2015
TV: ESPN3


DUKE

NORTHWESTERN
Overall Record 2-0 (0-0) 2-0 (0-0)
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 46.0 (18) 3.5 (5) 28.5 (77) 3.0 (4)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 592.5 (9) 228.5 (7) 413.0 (70) 189.0 (3)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 247.0 (46) 39.5 (5) 284.5 (91) 77.5 (17)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 345.5 (14) 189.0 (54) 128.5 (115) 111.5 (10)
Turnover Margin(Rank) -0.5 (81) 1.5 (14)
AP Poll NR 23
Coaches Poll NR 24
Sagarin Rating 36 30
Schedule/Results
Thus 09/03 at Tulane W 37-7 Sat 09/05 Stanford W 16-6
Sat 09/06 NC Central W 55-0 Sat 09/12 E. Illinois W 41-0
Sat 09/19 Northwestern  Sat 09/19 at Duke
Sat 09/26 Georgia Tech Sat 09/26 Ball State
Sat 10/03 Boston College Sat 10/03 Minnesota
Sat 10/10 at Army Sat 10/10 at Michigan
Sat 10/24 at Virginia Tech Sat 10/17 Iowa
Sat 10/31 Miami Thu 10/24 at Nebraska
Sat 11/07 at North Carolina Sat 11/07 Penn State
Sat 11/14 Pittsburgh Sat 11/14 Purdue
Sat 11/21 at Virginia Sat 11/21 at Wisconsin
Sat 11/28 at Wake Forest Sat 11/28 at Illinois
N/A N/A
Last Meeting: 2008 Northwestern won 24-20 
(Series tied 8-8)
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More Statistics

Statistic DUKE NORTHWESTERN Diff
  DU OPP DIFF NW OPP DIFF DU-NW
Yds / Play 6.7 3.8 +2.9 5.0 3.4 +1.6 +1.7
Rushing Yds / Car 4.6 1.6 +3.0 4.6 2.8 +1.8 --
Passing Yds / Att 9.9 5.3 +4.6 6.3 4.1 +2.2 +3.6
Passing Yds / Comp 14.4 10.2 +4.2 11.2 7.4 +3.8 +3.2
Passing Cmp % 68.5 52.1 +16.4 56.1 54.5 +1.6 +12.4
Turnovers / G 1.0 0.5 -0.5 0.5 2.0 +1.5 -0.5
Fumbles Lost / G 1.0 0.0 -1.0 0.5 0.5 -- -0.5
Interceptions / G 0.0 0.5 +0.5 0.0 1.5 +1.5 --
Penalties: No/G 5.5 7.0 +1.5 4.0 4.0 -- -1.5
Penalties: Yards/G 56.0 35.0 -21.0 41.5 21.0 -20.5 -14.5
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Top Players

DUKE
Rank Category Player Value
16 Passing Efficiency Thomas Sirk 176.2
6 Total Offense Thomas Sirk 379.0
13 Scoring Ross Martin 13.0
NORTHWESTERN
Rank Category Player Value
21 Sacks Ifeadi Odenigbo 2.5
81 Tackles Per Game Anthony Walker 8.5
34 Rushing Yards Justin Jackson 212

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