No. 20 Duke attempts to slow WR Kelvin Benjamin

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm •  Published: December 2, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe knows he doesn't have a defensive back that can match the size of Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

Still, the No. 20 Blue Devils have to find a way to slow the 6-foot-5, 238-pound Benjamin if they hope to upset the top-ranked Seminoles (12-0) in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game on Saturday.

Cutcliffe says, "We'll be working all week on that answer."

Benjamin had 212 yards receiving and three touchdowns in the Seminoles' regular-season finale against Florida. He has seven touchdown receptions in the last four games. The Blue Devils (10-2) are the No. 9 pass defense in the conference.

Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell says Benjamin is "one of the rarest athletes in college football" and believes Duke has to be physical with him.


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