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Duke Blue Devils Clinch ACC Title Game Spot

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Head Coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils has led his team to the first 10-win season in program history. The Blue Devils also earned a spot in the ACC Championship game. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images.
Head Coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils has led his team to the first 10-win season in program history. The Blue Devils also earned a spot in the ACC Championship game. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images.

Duke held on to the Victory Bell, earned its first 10-win season and most importantly earned a spot in next week's ACC title game against Florida State with a 27-25 victory over North Carolina on Saturday. 

The last time Duke earned an ACC title was when they shared the top spot in the conference with Virginia in 1989 under the leadership of Steve Spurrier. Duke started its ACC schedule 0-2 after losses to Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh. The Blue Devils haven't lost since, putting together an eight-game win streak to close out the season and earn the Coastal Division crown. 

Duke will have to continue its season of firsts next week if they want to become the ACC champions. The Blue Devils will be attempting to beat Florida State for the first time in school history. The Seminoles topped Florida, 37-7, on Saturday.