Duke Looking To Beat Richmond For A Change

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The Richmond-Duke series certainly has been one-sided lately.

But it's been the Spiders of the Championship Subdivision who have been the dominant ones.

Twice in the past few years, Richmond has visited the Blue Devils for the season opener and left Wallace Wade Stadium with a victory. The teams meet again Saturday night, and Duke can't afford another slip-up against the pesky Spiders if they want to snap the longest active bowl drought in the Bowl Subdivision.

Coach David Cutcliffe says his Duke team has to "create the expectations within ourselves and live up to them."

Opening losses to Richmond in 2006 and '09 caused two Duke seasons to spiral. The Blue Devils can't let it happen again if they want to reach their first bowl game since 1994.

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