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Game 5: Duke

October 11

Wallace Wade Stadium

Durham, NC


General Information


Location: Durham, NC

Stadium: Wallace Wade (33,941)

Surface: Natural Grass

Enrollment: 6,085

Founded: 1838

Colors: Royal Blue & White

Nickname: Blue Devils

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Offensive System: Pro Set/Multiple

Defensive System: Combination 3-4

1996 Record: 0-11

1996 Conference Record/Finish: 0-9/9th

President: Dr. Nannerl O. Keohane

Athletic Director: Tom Butters

Sports Publicist: Mike Cragg

Assistant Publicist: Lori Winters

SID Mailing Address: Box 90557, Durham, NC 27708-0557

Coaching Staff


Head Coach: Fred Goldsmith (Florida ’67)

Record at Duke: 11-23 (3 years)

Overall Record: 36-61-1 (9 years)

Assistant Coaches: Larry Beckish (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Scott Brown (Defensive Line); Fred Chatham (Running Backs); Joe D’Alessandris (Offensive Line); Joe DeForest (Outside Linebackers/Special Teams); Ken Matous (Receivers); Joe DeLamielleure (Tight Ends); Brad Sherrod (Inside Linebackers); Bob Trott (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)

Player Information


Lettermen Returning: (O) 22, (D) 23

Lettermen Lost: (O) 9, (D) 6

Starters Returning: (O) 9, (D) 9

Starters Lost: (O) 2, (D) 3

Specialists Returning/Lost: 2/1

Offensive Starters Returning: Lennie Friedman (LG); John Gordon (C); David Green (QB); Laymarr Marshall (TB); Chad Melita (RG); Reco Owens (FL); Gannon Shepherd (LT); Austin Smithwick (RT); Corey Thomas (SE)

Defensive Starters Returning: Darius Clark (SS); Chris Combs (DT); Chike Egbuniwe (ILB); Lamar Grant (CB); Kevin Lewis (OLB); Alonzo Moyer (CB); Chris Ruzic (DE); Tawambi Settles (FS); Eric Scanlan (NG)

All-Star Candidates: Corey Thomas (SE); Tawambi Settles (FS); Chad Melita (RG); Chike Egbuniwe (ILB); Chris Combs (DT)

Game Notes



Florida State has won five consecutive meetings with Blue Devils since entering the ACC in 1992…the Seminoles hold a 5-0 series record vs. Duke…Bobby Bowden owns a 5-2 career mark against the Blue Devils (both losses came while at West Virginia…Duke totaled just 91 yards of offense on the Seminoles last season, the least by an FSU opponent in 1996…the Tribe has averaged 53.2 points per game in the series, and have defeated the Blue Devils by an average margin of 37 points…the Seminoles will travel to Durham for the first time 1993 after the two teams played a Duke home game in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl in 1995…the Blue Devils list 17 Florida natives on their roster, while FSU does not have a single player from the state of North Carolina…Duke head coach Fred Goldsmith is a native of Coral Gables and a Florida graduate…Goldsmith coached at five Florida high schools, served as a graduate assistant at Florida (’71) and was the defensive coordinator at Florida A&M in Tallahassee for five years.

Blue Devil Schedule & Results


1997 Schedule

September    6  NC STATE
September   13  at Northwestern
September   20  Army
September   27  NAVY
October      4  at Maryland
October     11  FLORIDA STATE
October     18  at Virginia
October     25  WAKE FOREST
November     8  at Clemson
November    15  GEORGIA TECH
November    22  at North Carolina

1996 Results (0-11)


                DU-OPP
Florida State     7-44
Northwestern     13-38
Army             17-35
Georgia Tech     22-48
Navy             27-64
CLEMSON           6-13
MARYLAND         19-22
VIRGINIA          3-27
NC State         22-44
Wake Forest      16-17
North Carolina   10-27

All-Time Series


(W-5, L-0)

Year    Site         Score
1992    Tallahassee  48-21
1993    Durham        45-7
1994    Tallahassee  59-20
1995    Orlando      70-26
1996    Tallahassee   44-7

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