Here’s an excerpt from CFN’s take on Saturday’s matchup:

Why Duke Might Win: The Alabama defense isn’t the dominant unit that it was last year. Typically ranked in the top ten in most major defensive categories, the Tide is ranked 29th in the nation in total defense, giving up 280 yards and 17 points per game. Against that Tide defense, Duke true freshman QB Thaddeus Lewis will try to establish the controlled passing game to keep the Tide offense off the field.

What Will Happen: The Blue Devils had five sacks against Virginia, but they won’t get near Wilson in this matchup. The sophomore will throw for 275 yards and three TDs, while Darby will get 100+ yards on the ground against the weary Blue Devil defense.

CFN Prediction: Alabama 45 … Duke 13

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