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Bowl Roundup: Jones carries Duke, Utah dominates

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December 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm.

Dec 26, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones (17) throws a pass in the first half against the Northern Illinois Huskies in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 26, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones (17) throws a pass in the first half against the Northern Illinois Huskies in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT — Sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones accounted for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead Duke to a 36-14 win over Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday.

Jones finished 27 of 40 for 252 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for the Blue Devils (7-6), who ended the season on a three-game winning streak after losing six in a row.

Duke, which amassed 465 yards of total offense, scored four touchdowns in the first half to take a 26-14 lead at halftime.

Marcus Childers threw for 234 yards and a touchdown for the Huskies (8-5). Northern Illinois’ Jauan Wesley caught two passes for 109 yards and a score.

Utah 30, West Virginia 14

DALLAS — Zack Moss ran for 150 yards, and Utah’s defense held West Virginia to six first downs in a victory at the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Quarterback Tyler Huntley added a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs and Matt Gay made three field goals for the Utes (7-6), who improved to 11-1 in bowl games under coach Kyle Whittingham.

West Virginia (7-6), its offense decimated by injuries to three starters and the decision by 1,000-yard rusher Justin Crawford to skip the bowl, ended the season on a three-game losing skid. All three losses occurred after starting quarterback Will Grier sustained a dislocated finger on his throwing hand against Texas on Nov. 18. Grier was on the sideline in sweats this time as the Mountaineers managed only 153 yards.

 

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