Duke beat Temple 56-27 in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the win, and what it all means.
5. Temple hit a wall
Temple gave it the old college try.
Interim head coach Ed Foley was certainly jacked up for the game and had the team fired up. The offense that missed a few parts had no problems in the first half. The team looked like it was about to come up with something big to pull the American Athletic Conference up out of the nosedive, but …
The Manny Diaz era starts now, and it’s been a great run after the program was stuck in the doldrums, but after the Owls got up 27-14, all of a sudden, it looked like a mediocre Power Five program was night-and-day stronger, more talented, and better than the good Group of Fiver.
It didn’t help that …