How to Watch Troy Trojans vs. Duke Blue Devils – December 23

The Troy Trojans are 6.5-point favorites as they head into a showdown with the Duke Blue Devils in the 76 Birmingham Bowl on December 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET on ABC. The over/under is set at 44.5.

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Trojans vs. Blue Devils Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ABC
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Venue: Protective Stadium

Trojans Insights

  • The Trojans sport the 36th-ranked offense this year (426.5 yards per game), and they’ve been even better on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best with just 306.7 yards allowed per game.
  • The Trojans rank 43rd in points scored this year (31.2 points per game), but they’ve been playing really well on defense, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 17.2 points allowed per game.
  • Troy ranks 32nd in pass offense (267.0 passing yards per game) and 34th in pass defense (203.9 passing yards allowed per game) this year.
  • On defense, the Trojans have been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 13th-best by allowing only 102.8 per game. They rank 66th on offense (159.5 rushing yards per game).
  • Troy has the 46th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (41.8% percentage), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 19th-best with a 31.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
  • The Trojans rank 65th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 12 turnovers (75th in the FBS) and committing 12 (50th in the FBS).

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Blue Devils Insights

  • Duke ranks 94th with 350.6 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 46th with 355.1 total yards allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball.
  • Duke’s defensive unit has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with 19.8 points allowed per contest. In terms of offense, it is posting 27.8 points per game, which ranks 62nd.
  • The Blue Devils rank 22nd-worst in passing yards per game (181.3), but they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 41st in the FBS with 208.3 passing yards surrendered per contest.
  • With 169.3 rushing yards per game on offense, Duke ranks 56th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 58th, giving up 146.8 rushing yards per contest.
  • From an offensive angle, the Blue Devils are posting a 36.4% third-down conversion rate (91st-ranked). They rank 62nd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (38.6% third-down rate allowed).
  • With 11 forced turnovers (87th in the FBS) and nine turnovers committed (24th in the FBS) this season, Duke ranks 47th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +2.

Trojans Leaders

  • Kimani Vidal has racked up 1,583 rushing yards (second in the FBS) with 14 touchdowns (121.8 yards per game through 13 games). His 5.7 yards per attempt rank 67th in college football.
  • He has also caught 17 passes (on zero targets) for 198 receiving yards with one touchdown. He’s averaging 15.2 receving yards and 1.3 catches per game.
  • Gunnar Watson has thrown for 3,327 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions this year. He is averaging 255.9 yards per game and 8.3 per attempt, while completing 61.2%.
  • Chris Lewis has 10 touchdown catches this season, and has 32 catches for 734 yards on zero targets, while averaging 3.2 catches and 73.4 yards per game.

Blue Devils Leaders

  • Jordan Waters has rushed for 12 touchdowns this year, and has 753 total rushing yards (62.8 per game and 5.3 per attempt).
  • Waters has also figured into the passing game with 130 yards (10.8 per game) on seven receptions (0.6 per game), while being targeted zero times. He is still looking for his first receiving touchdown.
  • Jordan Moore has 59 catches for 794 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted zero times and averages 4.9 receptions per game through 12 games played.
  • In seven games this season, Riley Leonard has racked up 1,102 passing yards, while throwing three touchdowns against three interceptions and completing 57.6% of his passes.
  • He’s added 352 yards on the ground (third on the Blue Devils), while scoring four rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging 50.3 yards per game and 6.1 per attempt.
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