ACC Football Goat of the Week, Week 10: Duke Blue Devils Defensive Backs

After Giving Up 56 Points on Saturday, Duke’s Defensive Backs are the Goats of the Week for Week 10

No one enjoys piling on when things go wrong. But nonetheless, we’ve got to call out the ACC players who were counter-productive in helping their teams grab a victory this weekend. On the bright side for them, they can always get off this list next week. And for their sake, let’s hope they do.

ACC Goat of the Week, Week 10: Duke Blue Devils Defensive Backs

For the second straight week, Duke found itself completely outgunned, but this time around, the only group to blame is the secondary. They allowed 344 yards on just 16 completions. Five touchdown passes from Clemson‘s Tajh Boyd, who was basically just playing pitch-and-catch with his receivers. And 42 points (!!) allowed in the first half. Ross Cockrell and Lee Butler have been key parts of the defensive resurgence for the Blue Devils, but efforts like the last two Saturdays show there’s still plenty of work to be done. As a team, you should know all about Clemson’s speedy receivers well in advance, and have a gameplan to at least contain them a bit, since you’re surely not going to slow them down. This was the opposite of that.

Honorable Mention:

Kevin Harper, K/Pittsburgh (Missed game-winning field goal in overtime)

Chase Rettig, QB/Boston College (29/49 passing, 357 yards, 1 TD, 4 turnovers)

Mike Glennon, QB/NC State (23/46 passing, 197 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, safety on intentional grounding call)

Logan Thomas, QB/Virginia Tech (19/37 passing, 323 total yards, 1 TD, 3 turnovers)

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