DURHAM, N.C. – For the second time in three seasons, Duke is a bowl champion. The Blue Devils capped the 2017 season with a 36-14 victory agianst Northern Illinois on Tuesday night inside Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
Quick Lane Bowl Most Valuable Player Daniel Jones finished with 338 yards of offense, throwing two touchdown passes while running for a third score, and Shaun Wilson and Brittain Brown added rushing touchdowns.
Below are some of the highlighted comments from media outlets around the country and Blue Devils.
FINAL: Duke 36, NIU 14
Bringing home the 🏆 to Bull City 🔵😈 pic.twitter.com/h4El7UWKVI
— Duke Football (@DukeFOOTBALL) December 27, 2017
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Head coach David Cutcliffe of Duke gets the Gatorade bath after winning the Quick Lane Bowl, perfectly timed by 📷 Gregory Shamus pic.twitter.com/blgXo8JGZV
— Getty Images Sport (@GettySport) December 27, 2017