FSU out, Miami in as Duke football’s opponent this weekend

The Blue Devils will host the Hurricanes on Saturday in prime time

Duke running back Deon Jackson sets career-highs in carries (30) and yards (169) in the Blue Devils' 38-24 win at Syracuse. (Dennis Nett / The Post-Standard via AP)

GREENSBORO — The Atlantic Coast Conference shuffled its football schedule, calling off Florida State’s game at Duke on Saturday and sending No. 9 Miami to play the Blue Devils instead.

Duke, at 1-7 in the conference, is ahead of only Syracuse among the ACC’s 15 teams and will now play Miami — 7-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play — rather than Florida State, which is 2-6 overall and 1-6 in the league. The Blue Devils have beaten the Hurricanes each of the past two seasons.

The Hurricanes were scheduled to come back from a two-week pause because of COVID-19 issues at Wake Forest. But that game was postponed because of virus problems with Wake Forest’s program.

For Florida State, this will be its third consecutive game to be called off. The Seminoles’ previous two games against Clemson and Virginia were postponed on game-day morning.

Saturday’s game at Wallace Wade Stadium will be at 8 p.m. and aired on ACC Network.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.