Duke Blue Devils vs Connecticut Huskies 9/23/2023 – The No. 21 Duke Blue Devils are set to face off against the UConn Huskies this Saturday at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut. The teams come into this matchup with contrasting records—Duke holds an impressive three-game winning streak, while UConn is still searching for its first victory with an 0-3 record. For a comprehensive understanding of what to expect from this pivotal showdown, consider checking out week 4 college football betting sites for updated insights and odds as these teams prepare for their important clash.
Duke Blue Devils vs Connecticut Huskies 9/23/2023 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 23|
|Time:||3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field|
Mike Elko vs Jim L. Mora
Duke enters this game off an impressive 38-14 victory against Northwestern that propelled them to an undefeated 3-0 record. In that contest, they demonstrated their dominance by amassing 487 yards total offense while holding Northwestern to just 267. Additionally, Duke managed to force a key turnover against them, giving them even further control of the contest.
Riley Leonard has led Duke’s offense, amassing 530 passing yards and one touchdown reception. Jordan Waters has made an immediate impactful ground game impactful with 240 yards gained and five touchdowns. Leonard also provided invaluable leg work by rushing for 208 yards and three scores while Jalon Calhoun is Duke’s main receiving target, racking up 182 receiving yards while scoring one touchdown reception.
Defensively, cornerback Chandler Rivers stands out with 21 tackles – making him a reliable presence in the secondary. Duke’s defense boasts six quarterback sacks and four interceptions so far this year.
Duke has enjoyed success not just through their record, but through outstanding defense as well. Their defense has allowed an average of just 9.3 points per game – ranking sixth-best nationally! On offense, Duke has produced prolifically with 36.0 average scoring scores per game!
UConn Huskies find themselves in an uphill struggle, as they remain winless with an 0-3 record. Most recently they faced FIU and fell short, losing 24-17. After facing a difficult first half where they trailed 24-3, UConn showed resilience by outscoring FIU 14-0 during the second half; even though they couldn’t score three touchdowns to send this game into overtime.
As for offensive production, Ta’Quan Roberson has amassed 386 passing yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in 11 games played so far this season. Devontae Houston leads UConn’s ground attack with 159 yards, while Brett Buckman has become a standout wideout, amassing 174 receiving yards along with one touchdown reception. Defensively Jackson Mitchell has led by example by recording 30 tackles; unfortunately, UConn’s defense still doesn’t possess any interceptions or quarterback sacks yet;
NCAAF Latest Odds: DUKE -21.5 ; O/U 48
Duke Blue Devils remain undefeated this season and aim to reach a perfect 4-0 start since 2018. Quarterback Riley Leonard has been consistent, completing 67% of his passes for 530 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions thrown by opponents. Their ground game boasts 242.7 average yards per contest with Jordan Waters leading the charge with 248 total yards and five scores on his way to leading Duke back into contention.
Duke has been unmatched on defense, allowing just 9.3 points and 300.7 yards per game. Chandler Rivers leads with 21 tackles for Duke while Aaron Hall and Myles Jones have contributed with 1.5 sacks and two interceptions respectively.
UConn Huskies remain winless so far this season despite making strides under Ta’Quan Roberson at quarterback, completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 386 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Although their run game is struggling, UConn Huskies have shown potential with Devontae Houston leading them with 159 rushing yards per contest on average.
UConn’s defense has allowed an average of 27.7 points and 376.3 yards per game, led by 30 tackler Jackson Mitchell who has made one sack and made two pass deflections while Pryce Yates notched one as well as Mumu Bin-Wahad who has two passes deflections.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
“Duke are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Blue Devils are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Duke are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Duke are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.
Blue Devils are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games played in September.
Duke are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played in week 4.”
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
“Connecticut are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut’s last 11 games.
Connecticut are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Connecticut are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Connecticut are 1-14 SU in their last 15 games played in September.”
Duke Blue Devils vs Connecticut Huskies Betting Pick
Blue Devils comes into this matchup as the clear favorite, sporting an undefeated record and boasting an effective team composed of dynamic offense, effective ground gameplay and solid defense – qualities that make them formidable opponents for UConn, which still is looking for its first win against Duke’s strong presence.
Duke will need to exploit UConn’s defensive weaknesses and control the pace if they hope to secure another win in this game. Establishing their ground game while upholding defensive integrity would give Duke the edge in this matchup.
UConn should not be underestimated; their record may suggest otherwise but they have shown flashes of potential in their ground game and second-half comebacks. UConn must dig deep and demonstrate resilience if they hope to remain competitive.
As kickoff approaches, college football fans can anticipate an exciting matchup between Duke and UConn. Will Duke extend its undefeated run or can UConn pull an upset? All will be revealed this Saturday; make sure not to miss it. The NCAA football odds today from the top online sportsbook favor the Blue Devils to win this game with ease.