Taylor, the game's most valuable player, was a bright spot for a team that surpassed high expectations. He finished last season with 1,977 yards, a record for a freshman in the Football Bowl division, and this season showed that this performance was no coincidence, with a 321-yard battle against Purdue as the highlight.
INDEPENDENCE BOWL Daniel Jones threw 423 yards and five touchdowns, TJ Rahming took 12 passes for 240 yards and two points, and Duke recovered from a slow start and fired at Temple (56-27) at Shreveport, La ,
Duke (8-5) finished a two-game defeat with an offensive show. The Blue Devils scored touchdowns on seven straight-aheads, bringing a 27-14 deficit in the second quarter to a 56-27 lead in the middle of the fourth round.
"We paused for a second, but I do not want to. & # 39; I do not think we've ever lost confidence, "Jones said. "We knew we had good stuff, and if we took a few breaks, we could catch up and keep going."
Jones's five touchdown passes and 423 yards passed the Independence Bowl records. So also the 56 points of Duke. Cutcliffe said he was not surprised by the offensive success because he considers the team's preparation excellent.
This was the first victory of the Independence Bowl at Cutkeiffe at Duke. He led Mississippi to victories in Shreveport in 1998, 1999 and 2002 and is anchored in the Hall of Fame Hall.
Temple (8-5) lost for the second time in their last eight games.
I have a great culture, we love each other and we are tough, "said Temple's interim coach Ed Foley. "But you still have to go out and play theater."