Duke looking for statement victory vs. No. 15 VT

By Joedy Mccreary

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke could be down to its last chance to defeat a nationally ranked team this season.

The Blue Devils' three victories this season have come against teams that have a combined record of 7-15, and Duke (3-4, 1-2) hasn't beaten a Top 25 team in nearly a decade.

That has added a little urgency to this week's preparations for No. 15 Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1). None of Duke's remaining four opponents are in the national rankings.

Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell said Tuesday that "there's time left to make a move in the ACC."

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