By the numbers: Duke vs. Georgia Tech

October 1, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Dedrick Mills (26) celebrates after he scored a touch in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

October 1, 2016 Atlanta – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Dedrick Mills (26) celebrates after he scored a touch in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

A by-the-numbers preview of Duke (3-4, 0-3 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (4-3, 1-3) at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

2

Consecutive wins by the Blue Devils over the Yellow Jackets. It’s the first time Tech has lost two consecutive to Duke since 1987-89.

3

Sacks per game by the Blue Devils this season.

5

Kickoff returns for touchdowns by Duke since start of 2015 season. That’s tied for the most in the FBS.

5

Consecutive games that Duke has been forced to punt on its opening possession.

5

Yards per play on average by the Blue Devils this season.

5.4

Yards per play allowed on average by the Blue Devils this season. It’s also the average allowed by Tech’s defense this season.

5.9

Yards per play on average for the Yellow Jackets this season.

6

Plays of at least 50 yards for Duke this season.

6

Turnovers forced by Tech’s defense this season, including three in the past six games.

10

Touchdowns for Tech freshman B-back Dedrick Mills this season.

14

wins in their last 19 road games for the Blue Devils. That matches the highest total in the ACC during that stretch.

16

Blocked kicks by Tech since the start of the 2013 season. It’s the fourth most in that span.

21.9

Average points per game allowed by the Blue Devils this season. It’s also the average allowed by the Yellow Jackets.

23

Points per game averaged by the Blue Devils this season.

26.7

Points per game averaged by the Yellow Jackets this season.

28

Wins in 42 games by Georgia Tech over Duke in Atlanta.

35

Percent conversion rate on third downs allowed by the Blue Devils this season.

37

Plays of at least 20 yards for Tech’s offense this season. The defense has allowed 27.

40

Percent conversion rate on third downs by the Blue Devils this season.

45

Passing yards needed by Tech quarterback Justin Thomas to become the 39th player in FBS history with 4,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in his career.

51

Wins for the Yellow Jackets in homecoming games.

71

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for Tech’s opponents this season.

74

Percent scoring rate for the Blue Devils’ opponents inside the 20-yard line this season.

78

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for the Blue Devils this season.

87

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for the Yellow Jackets this season.

165

Rushing yards allowed by the Blue Devils to Army, which runs a similar offense as Tech, earlier this season.

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