Duke finds way to win low-scoring football games

Duke is winning close games this season, thanks to its defense.

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – It takes a special mentality to be able to win low-scoring football games and Duke takes pride in having figured it out.

On Saturday, yards and points were hard to come by against a nationally ranked Boston College defense. Duke could muster just three field goals on the day.

But the Devils’ defense was even better, holding the Eagles to just seven points in the 9-7 victory.

“We’re going to give out team a chance to win with a stop right here,” Duke defensive tackle A.J. Wolf said.

“Using that mentality we can definitely use that for other games because we’ve been here before,” Wolf explained.

Duke might have to use that same approach on Saturday when the Devils travel to West Point to take on another physical team, Army.

The Blue Devils, always known for their offense under Coach David Cutcliffe, are averaging 29.0 points per game and allowing just 10.6 points per game. Duke hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in a single game this season.

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