Temple got off to a strong start in the 2018 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, but the Duke Blue Devils took off in the second half to pull away from the Owls 56-27. DraftNasty’s Corey Chavous goes inside the action with his photo gallery from Thursday’s action.
13 Isaiah Wright KR-WR Temple
Temple's Isaiah Wright (No. 13 pictured) is one of the nation's best all-purpose players. He's averaged 25.9 yards per kickoff return (2 TDs) and 11.9 yards per punt return (3 TDs) in his career.
14 Yancy finishes the catch in front of 27 Neal
Brodrick Yancy (No. 14 pictured) finishes the catch in front of Damani Neal (No. 27 pictured).
17 Jones reading the mesh point with 25 Jackson
Duke redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones did a fine job of reading the mesh point with running back Deon Jackson most of the afternoon.
17 Jones trying to throw over the top of 95 Dan Archibong getting his hands up as 98 Hogan rushes from the backside
Jones (No. 17 pictured) often had to throw in a cloudy pocket. He just gets this pass over the top of No. 95 Dan Archibong as No. 98 Jimmy Hogan rushed from the backside
18 Harris QB sneak getting low behind his OL
Duke backup QB Quentin Harris gets low on this quarterback sneak in the second quarter.
21 Gardner trying to stay in-bounds
Temple RB Jager Gardner did his best to stay in-bounds on this second quarter run down the left sidelines. He was replacing Owls star running back Ryquell Armstead, who sat out the Independence Bowl.
23 Young IV FITS up on 22 Jennings
Duke freshman safety Lummie Young IV (No. 23 pictured) fits up to tackle Temple RB Jeremy Jennings.
25 Jackson returning KO IN FOCUS 8
Duke RB Deon Jackson nearly broke this kickoff return in the first half of Thursday's game.
25 Jackson UPSIDE DOWN
Despite his success, Jackson got caught up in some precarious positions due to Temple's defensive pursuit.
28 Thomas and 99 Booth-Lloyd CRUNCH 25 Jackson
Jyquis Thomas (No. 28 pictured) and Freddie Booth-Lloyd (No. 99 pictured) combined to crunch Jackson.
28 Thomas with perfect fit on 25 Jackson in the hole
Thomas came back later to land a perfect fit on Jackson in the hole.
51 Dimukeje about to close in for the sack on 15 Russo
Duke DE Victor Dimukeje (No. 51 pictured) tries to close in for the sack on Temple quarterback Anthony Russo in the third quarter.
17 Jones long TD pass to 3 Rahming in the game in Independence Bowl
Jones' career-long 85-yard touchdown pass to senior WR T.J. Rahming (No. 3 pictured) in the third quarter represented a career-long for Rahming as well.
17 Jones INT to 32 Walls in the fourth quarter
Duke QB Daniel Jones is picked off by Temple safety Benny Walls in the fourth quarter of Thursday's action. Despite his outstanding game, Jones made a couple of mistakes throwing into coverage.
70 Fair blocking vs 32 Hill coming inside
Temple LG Jovahn Fair (No. 70 seen blocking versus Duke LB No. 32 Brandon Hill) has been a consistent force for the Owls the last two seasons.
77 Robinson tries to cut 59 Hornbuckle on the edge
Temple LT Jaelin Robinson, a bonafide NFL prospect, tries to cut Duke DE Tre Hornbuckle (No. 59 pictured) on the edge.
86 Drew Jordan forces a fumble vs 4 Ritrovato in fourth quarter of the game
Duke sophomore DE Drew Jordan (No. 86 pictured) forced his first fumble of the season versus Temple RB Rob Ritrovato in the fourth quarter.
Temple players disappointed on the sidelines during blowout loss
Temple players were disappointed on the sidelines during the end of a game that started off with a halftime lead.
Duke players holding up trophy Independence Bowl
Duke players hold up the 2018 Walk-On's Independence Bowl trophy at the end of their 29-point victory.