No. 22 Duke to face 2nd straight Heisman winner

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- No. 22 Duke is facing quite a one-two punch to end its breakout season.

The Blue Devils struggled against eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and top-ranked Florida State in the ACC title game.

Now they must find a way to stop last year's Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel, and No. 20 Texas A&M (8-4) in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

According to STATS, Duke (10-3) is the first team to play Heisman winners in consecutive games since the 2010 LSU team faced Alabama's Mark Ingram and Auburn's Cam Newton back to back.

Duke linebacker Kelby Brown said Tuesday that "we were all pumped" to draw the Aggies because "it's awesome to play against a guy that exciting and an offense that good."


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