Through 2 Quarters
Down seven at the end of last quarter, the Duke Blue Devils have now snagged the lead. At halftime neither squad has the game in the bag, but the Blue Devils lead 14-10 over the Charlotte 49ers.
Duke has been riding high on the performance of RB Mataeo Durant, who has rushed for one TD and 117 yards on 17 carries. Charlotte has been relying on QB Chris Reynolds, who has passed for one TD and 135 yards on 11 attempts, and WR Grant DuBose, who was on the other end of that TD and has tacked on 56 yards receiving. One of the most thrilling moments was DuBose’s 56-yard TD reception in the first quarter.
Duke @ Charlotte
Last Season Records: Charlotte 2-4; Duke 2-9
What to Know
The Duke Blue Devils and the Charlotte 49ers will face off at 7 p.m. ET Sept. 3 at Jerry Richardson Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Returning after a rocky 2-9 season, the Blue Devils are aiming to prove that the past does not define them. Likewise, Charlotte struggled last year, ending up 2-4.
A couple numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Few squads threw more interceptions than Duke, who was picked off 19 times. To make matters even worse for Duke, Charlotte threw only two interceptions last year, the fifth best among all teams in the nation.
Duke is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. A victory is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Jerry Richardson Stadium — Charlotte, North Carolina
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Blue Devils are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the 49ers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blue Devils as a 7-point favorite.
Duke won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Oct 31, 2020 – Duke 53 vs. Charlotte 19