Army vs Duke

Duke Football Notebook: Season Opener
Looms – Duke University Blue Devils | On Friday, August 31st, Duke will
open the 2018 Football season hosting Army West Point on Brooks Field at
Wallace Wade Stadium at 7:00 PM. To help all guests prepare for this
ESPNU nationally televised, weeknight game, we want to highlight the
following operational information:

Friday will be a celebration of Durham Night inside Brooks Field at
Wallace Wade Stadium. Throughout the evening, accomplishments of many
Durham workers and the partnership between Duke University and the
Durham community will be celebrated.

“What a great opportunity to start a
holiday weekend,” Cutcliffe said. “It will be Durham Night. We’ve been
very appreciative with how Durham has embraced us. We have a lot of
friends in this community. I’m counting on a home-field advantage.”

Until 5 p.m. Thursday, Durham residents
can take advantage of two ticket package options, both of which also
include FREE parking in our general public lots.

Option 1 (1-3 Tickets)
Tickets for only $8 each
FREE food and drink combo voucher with each ticket (Hot Dog or Veggie Burrito, Chips and a Drink)
Option 2 (4+ Tickets)
4 tickets for only $27 (Only $6.75 each)
Additional tickets only $6.75 each
FREE food and drink combo voucher with each ticket (Hot Dog or Veggie Burrito, Chips and a Drink)

Fans for the 7 p.m. kickoff are encouraged to be in their seats early to
enjoy the ceremonial multi-aircraft flyover, scheduled for 6:45 p.m. A
Bandit Flight Team of CJ-6 and Yak-52 Aircrafts will fly in formation.

At halftime, following a performance by
the Duke University Marching Band, national recording country artist
Ryan Weaver will take the stage.

New for the 2018 season, complimentary
wifi will be available for fans at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
on the “GoDuke” network.

Last week, Duke announced the selections of redshirt junior linebacker
Joe Giles-Harris, senior linebacker Ben Humphreys, redshirt junior
quarterback Daniel Jones and redshirt senior wide receiver Johnathan
Lloyd as team captains for the 2018 season. The four returning lettermen
were elected by their teammates.

“It was an honor to be selected by my
teammates and peers,” Lloyd said of the accolade. “I appreciate the
honor and I respect it to the utmost.”

Giles-Harris, a preseason All-America pick, also will be a first-time team captain.

“It’s very special,” he said. “It’s an
honor that my teammates vote on it and felt I was a guy they can look to
and depend on. I’m joined by three other guys who I look up to, so I’m
very happy for the opportunity.”

Duke returns nearly every pass catcher from a year ago, bringing back
83.08 percent of its receptions. Of the 14 Blue Devils who caught a pass
last fall, only Shaun Wilson (36 receptions) and Quay Chambers (nine)
do not return to the squad.

The experience has brought a healthy level of competition to the position room this fall.

“There is a lot of competition and a lot
of talented guys in one room,” Lloyd said. “It makes the group elevate
as a whole. Guys are making plays. So when you see that, you want to go
make a play. You know who is behind you and who is ahead of you. It
brings out that competitive edge in each person and it makes the room
better as a group.”