2018 Independence Bowl

The 2018 Independence Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 27, 2018.[5] It was the 43rd edition of the Independence Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, the game was officially known as the Walk-On's Independence Bowl.

2018 Walk-On's Independence Bowl
43rd Independence Bowl
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1234 Total
Temple 131400 27
Duke 7142114 56
DateDecember 27, 2018
Season2018
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
MVPDaniel Jones (QB, Duke) & Delvon Randall (DB, Temple)[1]
FavoriteTemple by 3[2]
RefereeMark Kluczynski (Big Ten)
Attendance27,492[3]
PayoutUS$1,248,000 [4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersMike Couzens, Kirk Morrison and Lauren Sisler
Independence Bowl
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TeamsEdit

The bowl has conference tie-ins with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). However, as four SEC teams were selected for New Year's Six games, bowl organizers announced a matchup of Temple of the American Athletic Conference (The American), rather than an SEC team, and Duke of the ACC.[6] This was the first meeting between Duke and Temple.[7]

Temple OwlsEdit

Temple received and accepted a bid to the Independence Bowl on December 2.[6] The Owls entered the bowl with an 8–4 record (7–1 in conference), having won 6-of-7 to end their regular season. As Temple head coach Geoff Collins resigned in order to take the same position at Georgia Tech, the Owls were led in the Independence Bowl by interim head coach Ed Foley.[8]

Duke Blue DevilsEdit

Duke received and accepted a bid to the Independence Bowl on December 2.[6] The Blue Devils entered the bowl with a 7–5 record (3–5 in conference), having lost 4-of-6 to end their regular season.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP TEM DUKE
1 10:36 6 77 2:29 DUKE Quentin Harris 2-yard touchdown run, Collin Wareham kick good 0 7
1 8:43 5 26 1:53 TEM Anthony Russo 15-yard touchdown run, Will Mobley kick good 7 7
1 5:42 TEM Interception returned 52 yards for touchdown by Delvon Randall, Will Mobley kick no good (miss left) 13 7
2 10:25 10 58 3:13 TEM Rob Ritrovato 1-yard touchdown run, Will Mobley kick good 20 7
2 7:42 7 70 2:43 DUKE Chris Taylor 34-yard touchdown reception from Daniel Jones, Collin Wareham kick good 20 14
2 4:26 9 79 3:16 TEM Brodrick Yancy 8-yard touchdown reception from Anthony Russo, Will Mobley kick good 27 14
2 1:11 10 75 3:15 DUKE T. J. Rahming 22-yard touchdown reception from Daniel Jones, Collin Wareham kick good 27 21
3 11:06 9 59 3:54 DUKE Daniel Jones 2-yard touchdown run, Collin Wareham kick good 27 28
3 7:28 2 83 0:45 DUKE T. J. Rahming 85-yard touchdown reception from Daniel Jones, Collin Wareham kick good 27 35
3 2:49 9 68 3:01 DUKE Jake Bobo 7-yard touchdown reception from Daniel Jones, Collin Wareham kick good 27 42
4 14:55 3 10 1:22 DUKE Brittain Brown 4-yard touchdown run, Collin Wareham kick good 27 49
4 13:12 7 43 2:56 DUKE Davis Koppenhaver 4-yard touchdown reception from Daniel Jones, Collin Wareham kick good 27 56
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 56

StatisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 13 14 0 0 27
Blue Devils 7 14 21 14 56
Statistics TEM DUKE
First downs 19 22
Plays–yards 75–281 83–563
Rushes–yards 29–53 39–123
Passing yards 228 440
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 25–46–1 32–44–3
Time of possession 25:53 34:07
Team Category Player Statistics
Temple Passing Anthony Russo 25/46, 228 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jager Gardner 7 car, 34 yds
Receiving Brodrick Yancy 5 rec, 57 yds, 1 TD
Duke Passing Daniel Jones 30/41, 423 yds, 5 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Deon Jackson 10 car, 41 yds
Receiving T. J. Rahming 12 rec, 240 yds, 2 INT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Narducci, Marc (December 27, 2018). "Duke scores 42 unanswered points in Independence Bowl rout of Temple". philly.com. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Fawkes, Ben (December 10, 2018). "Odds for every 2018–19 CFB bowl game". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ @davidbrandtAP (December 27, 2018). "Independence Bowl announces a crowd of 27,492" (Tweet). Retrieved December 27, 2018 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "2018 Bowl Schedule". CFP.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018–19 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule". ESPN. May 2, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Evenson, Erik (December 2, 2018). "Temple to Match up Against Duke in 2018 Walk-On's Independence Bowl". independencebowl.org (Press release).
  7. ^ "Duke Blue Devils vs. Temple Owls football series history". winsipedia.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Neumann, Sam (December 7, 2018). "Foley to serve as interim football coach, early candidates reported for Temple". The Temple News. Retrieved December 22, 2018.

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