Duke RB says while the loss really stings, the Blue Devils are thankful for their seniors.
Duke seemed to have its first bowl win since 1961 well in hand - and then the bottom fell out.
With the game tied at 34 and the Blue Devils working on the clock while setting up for a potential go-ahead field goal, Josh Snead fumbled on a second-and-goal at the Cincinnati 5-yard line and the Bearcats recovered.
Four plays later, game MVP Brendon Kay connected on an 83-yard touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012
With just over a minute remaining in the game it looked like Duke was poised to go ahead and win its first bowl game since the 1961 Cotton Bowl; then Duke Football reared its ugly head yet again.
Running back Josh Snead fumbled the ball at the goal line, the second such fumble of the game for Duke and Cincinnati exploited a Duke defense that has been the teams weakness all season...
Last season, Duke Football gained over 100 yards only 6 times. They ranked dead last in the Atlantic Coast Conference at just 94 yards per game on the ground. Since 2007, the Blue Devils have only averaged over 100 yards a game once in 2008 when they tallied 106 yards/game. Not coincidentally, they finished last in the league every year except that one.
The 2012 Blue Devils have...