Duke is going for its first bowl victory in more than 50 years, and playing a Heisman Trophy winner for the second straight game.
The No. 22 Blue Devils won 10 games for the first time this season. They also are coming off their first appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
On Tuesday night, they play Johnny Manziel and No. 20 Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. This is the first time Duke will be in back-to-back bowl games.
Duke will be facing the 2012 Heisman winner in Manziel after falling to 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston and Florida State in the ACC title game.
Duke's last postseason victory came against Arkansas in the 1961 Cotton Bowl.