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.
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.
Duke redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones did a fine job of reading the mesh point with running back Deon Jackson most of the afternoon.
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
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.
Despite his success, Jackson got caught up in some precarious positions due to Temple's defensive pursuit.
Jyquis Thomas (No. 28 pictured) and Freddie Booth-Lloyd (No. 99 pictured) combined to crunch Jackson.
Duke DE Victor Dimukeje (No. 51 pictured) tries to close in for the sack on Temple quarterback Anthony Russo in the third quarter.
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.
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.
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.
Temple LT Jaelin Robinson, a bonafide NFL prospect, tries to cut Duke DE Tre Hornbuckle (No. 59 pictured) on the edge.
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 were disappointed on the sidelines during the end of a game that started off with a halftime lead.