Monday, October 18, 2010

Bad defense costly for Duke, Wake

You can't hide a poor defense, and that's the problem now for Duke and Wake Forest.The Deacons have had their moments under Jim Grobe, and the Devils have new hopes under David Cutcliffe, but the 2010 season, despite the ACC's mediocrity, has underscored how difficult it is to win at those schools.

Duke is 0-3 and 1-5 and Wake 1-3 and 2-5, but the reason for those numbers is they are both dead last in the ACC in scoring defense. The Devils are at the bottom at 37.8 and Wake is No. 11 at 37.7. To put that in perspective, no other ACC team is giving up 26 points per game.

Duke is now 1-9 over its last 10 games and Wake is 3-10 over its last 13.

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