GALLERY: 2017 Quick Lane Bowl (Duke vs. NIU) @ Ford Field in Detroit

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Ford Field in downtown Detroit for the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl. The game featured a match up between 4th ranked Duke and 2nd ranked Northern Illinois. Both teams missed the postseason last year but are here today at Ford Field. Duke’s record was 6-6 while Northern Illinois’ record was 8-4. Neither teams have played each other before. Duke took an early 14-0 lead but then NIU battled back to tie the game 14-14. It was all Duke in the second half who scored 22 unanswered points. Final score: Duke 34, NIU 16.