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Northwestern Wildcats (1-1) at Duke Blue Devils (1-1)

Where: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina

Time: 3:00 pm CST/4:00 pm EST

Watch: ACC Network

Listen: WGN Radio

The Wildcats traveled south to the den of the Duke Blue Devils for this year's ACC-B1G matchup for Northwestern. In a series that is tied 10-10, Northwestern is looking to break away and continue on a positive trend coming off of last week's 24-6 victory over the Indiana State Sycamores. 

In the last contest between the Wildcats and Blue Devils in 2018, Duke came out on top in a 21-7 win, despite Northwestern holding an 8-2 advantage in the series since 1999. 

As the Wildcats look for their first victory away from Ryan Field and their home city of Evanston, we've got you covered for everything Northwestern football coming your way today. 

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Coin toss: Duke wins toss and defers; Northwestern will start with the ball.

1ST QTR: Northwestern goes three-and-out on their opening drive. 

1ST QTR: Duke quarterback Gunnar Holmberg connects with Mateo Durant for 11 yards and a touchdown. Duke leads 7-0 just two minutes into the game. 

1ST QTR: Northwestern goes three-and-out again, as Hunter Johnson has not yet completed a pass. 

1ST QTR: Mateo Durant with a 21-yard rushing touchdown puts the Blue Devils up 14-0 with 11:07 left in the quarter. 

1ST QTR: Despite a huge 44-yard pass from Johnson to Bryce Kirtz and a nice run by Anthony Tyus to get the Wildcats to the goal line, Johnson is sacked and the ball is stripped, and Duke recovers. 

1ST QTR: As the Wildcats got closer to getting their first stop on the day on defense, they force the Blue Devils to go for it on 4th and 2, and Duke converts. They have a first down right around the 50-yard line with under 5 minutes left in the first. 

1ST QTR: Duke's Durant with the fumble near the goal line recovered by Brandon Joseph in the end zone, and the Wildcats have the ball with under two minutes left in the first quarter. 

1ST QTR: Johnson throws an interception to Duke's wide-open Jeremiah Lewis, but a blindside block pushes them back to the 31-yard line rather than the 5. 

1ST QTR: 9-yard rush from Duke's Jordan Moore for another Blue Devil touchdown. Duke leads 21-0. 

END OF 1ST QTR: Duke 21, Northwestern, 0. 

2ND QTR: Johnson with another interception, giving Duke the ball at the 50. Blue Devils' Charlie Ham 23-yard field goal attempt is good. Duke 24, Northwestern 0. 

2ND QTR: Despite a nice 25-yard gain by the Wildcats' Andrew Clair, Duke forces Northwestern to punt it away with 10:14 left in the half. 

2ND QTR: The Wildcats force Duke to punt it away for the first time today, and Northwestern will have the ball at their own 40-yard line with 9:04 left in the half. 

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2ND QTR: Johnson with his third interception on the day to Duke's Leonard Johnson. Duke still up 24-0 with under 8 minutes left in the second. 

2ND QTR: Ham with another field goal attempt for Duke––this time from 27 yards––to give the Blue Devils a 27-0 lead with 2 minutes left in the half. 

2ND QTR: Senior Andrew Marty is in at QB for the Wildcats, and his first pass is a completion after a diving catch from Malik Washington. 

2ND QTR: 31-yard connection from Marty to freshman receiver Jacob Gill puts the Wildcats on the board. Duke 27, Northwestern 7. 

2ND QTR: 50-yard field goal attempt by Duke's Charlie Ham is good, and the Blue Devils take a 30-7 lead with just 1 second left before halftime. 

HALFTIME: Duke 30, Northwestern 7. 

3RD QTR: Blue Devils receive the opening kickoff, will start their first drive of the second half at their own 15-yard line

3RD QTR: RJ Hampton with an impressive pass break up to force a Blue Devils punt.

3RD QTR: Andrew Marty connects with Marshall Lang for a Wildcat touchdown, two-point try is no good. Wildcats trail 30-13.

3RD QTR: Mataeo Durant fumbles the ball as the Wildcats defense comes up with a huge stop. 

3RD QTR: Marty punches in the QB sneak as the Wildcats cut the lead to 30-20.

3RD QTR: Chris Bergin in pulls in an interception, the third turnover on the day for the Blue Devil offense.

3RD QTR: Adams booms a punt to the Duke one-yard line where it is downed.

END OF 3RD: Wildcats trail 30-20.

4TH QTR: Carter forces a Marty fumble, Blue Devils recover.

4TH QTR: Ryan Hilinski will enter the game at quaterback for Northwestern.

4TH QTR: The Wildcats offense goes three and out, punting the ball back to Duke.

4TH QTR: The Blue Devils go for it on fourth down but the Wildcats defense stops them short as they turn it over on downs.

4TH QTR: Hilinski connects with Kirtz for a gain of 20 yards to the Duke eight yard line.

4TH QTR: Kuhbander drills the field goal to trim the Blue Devil lead to 30-23.

4TH QTR: Holmberg connects with Pancol for a Duke third down conversion. 

FINAL: Northwestern will fall to Duke 30-23 to move to 1-2 on the season.