DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke can erase some of the sting of its season-opening loss to Richmond if the Blue Devils beat North Carolina Central on Saturday night.
Bowl eligibility rules state that a team may count only one victory per season over a Championship Subdivision team toward the six wins necessary to reach the postseason. Duke (1-2) lost to the Spiders in Week 1, but that means a win over Central (0-3) would count.
Coach David Cutcliffe says the Blue Devils "can't consistently make errors and be as good as we can be."
Central quarterback Michael Johnson is a Durham native and self-described North Carolina fan who compares the thought of defeating Duke to the Tar Heels beating the Blue Devils in basketball.