The Duke Blue Devils and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2019 and 2020, MTSU announced today.
Middle Tennessee will host the first game of the series at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro on Sept. 7, 2019. The two schools will then meet in the second and final game of the series at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham on Sept 5, 2020.
The 2019 contest will be the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
“This should be an exciting series for our fans as we continue to bring quality non-conference opponents to Murfreesboro,” said MTSU Director of Athletics Chris Massaro. “Duke continues to grow its program under David Cutcliffe and we look forward to hosting another power conference member.”
Duke will be only the fourth ACC school to play in Murfreesboro, following Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Virginia Tech.
The Blue Devils are the first announced non-conference opponent for Middle Tennessee for both the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Duke is currently scheduled to host Tulane in 2019. Middle Tennessee is their first announced opponent for 2020.