Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Triangle’s teams enjoying era of collective success

As far as football in the Triangle, this is as good as Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State have collectively been in a long time, even if it doesn't feel that way. Last season, all three schools went to a bowl game for only the second time. They have combined to post a combined 20 or more wins three years in a row, only the second time that's happened.

Luke DeCock

Duke may benefit from quarterback transition

A change to an inexperienced quarterback is often a red flag, particularly at a program like Duke that continues to make season-to-season progress and relied heavily on veteran quarterbacks like Sean Renfree and Anthony Boone. For Duke this season, the transition may actually help more than it hurts.

Luke DeCock

Nine wins well within reach for Wolfpack

For NC State, the bar is set at nine wins, at a minimum, with third place in the Atlantic Division eminently attainable. Ten wins and a solid, attractive bowl game are within reach – and with an upset or two and some help elsewhere, perhaps even a very slim shot at the division title.

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