Quick Lane Bowl Game Photos

(DETROIT, MI) -Play action photos from the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on December 26. The Duke Blue Devils defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 36-14 to earn their 5th bowl victory in 13 tries.

Duke's receiving corps gathered pre-game at the east end of Ford Field in Detroit. The Blue Devils defeated Northern Illinois 36-14 to win the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke’s receiving corps gathered pre-game at the east end of Ford Field in Detroit. The Blue Devils defeated Northern Illinois 36-14 to win the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

William Holmquist was thrust into the spotlight after starting kicker Austin Parker was dismissed from the football team prior to the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

William Holmquist was thrust into the spotlight after starting kicker Austin Parker was dismissed from the football team prior to the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Marcus Childers, the starting quarterback for the Huskies, warms up prior to kickoff at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Marcus Childers, the starting quarterback for the Huskies, warms up prior to kickoff at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

NIU's punter, Matt Ference, enters the turf at Ford Field for the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

NIU’s punter, Matt Ference, enters the turf at Ford Field for the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke players warm up prior to the kickoff of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke players warm up prior to the kickoff of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Corner back Tifonte Hunt is all concentration prior to kickoff at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Corner back Tifonte Hunt is all concentration prior to kickoff at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Austin Davis (50) leads the way for running back Shaun Wilson as he draws the attention of Alex Schwab (18) and Mykelti Williams (8).Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Austin Davis (50) leads the way for running back Shaun Wilson as he draws the attention of Alex Schwab (18) and Mykelti Williams (8).
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bobby Jones IV attempts to tie up Duke QB Daniel Jones (17) as Antonio Jones-Davis (48) and Mycial Allen join the chase.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bobby Jones IV attempts to tie up Duke QB Daniel Jones (17) as Antonio Jones-Davis (48) and Mycial Allen join the chase.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

NIU defensive tackle, Devin Webster (94), leads the chase of Duke's Shaun Wilson (29) during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

NIU defensive tackle, Devin Webster (94), leads the chase of Duke’s Shaun Wilson (29) during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke QB Daniel Jones (17) and WR Chris Taylor celebrate Jones' touchdown in the 1st quarter against NIU at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke QB Daniel Jones (17) and WR Chris Taylor celebrate Jones’ touchdown in the 1st quarter against NIU at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jauan Wesley (9) and DJ Brown celebrate Wesley's 67-yard pass and run for a major score against Duke in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit at Ford Field.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jauan Wesley (9) and DJ Brown celebrate Wesley’s 67-yard pass and run for a major score against Duke in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit at Ford Field.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

NIU's Tre Harbison cuts up field on a 25-yard running play which resulted in a Huskies touchdown in the 2nd quarter of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

NIU’s Tre Harbison cuts up field on a 25-yard running play which resulted in a Huskies touchdown in the 2nd quarter of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Dukes offensive line stands tough to allow QB Daniel Jones to stand in th pocket and deliver a pass up field during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke’s offensive line stands tough to allow QB Daniel Jones (17) to stand in th pocket and deliver a pass up field during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Just out of reach, NIU's WR DJ Brown attempts to haul in a pass from Marcus Childers under the watchful eye of Side Judge Jesse Dupuy during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Just out of reach, NIU’s WR DJ Brown attempts to haul in a pass from Marcus Childers under the watchful eye of Side Judge Jesse Dupuy during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Huskies QB Marcus Childers gets some support from LT Max Scharping during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Huskies QB Marcus Childers gets some support from LT Max Scharping during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Centre judge Steve Marlowe indicates 3rd and 1 for the Duke Blue Devils during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Centre judge Steve Marlowe indicates 3rd and 1 for the Duke Blue Devils during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke's Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach, Jim Knowles, goes over assignments during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke’s Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach, Jim Knowles, goes over assignments during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Antonio Jones-Davis (48) and Bobby Jones IV (6) wrap up Duke QB Daniel Jones much to the delight of Huskies personnel on the NIU sideline.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Antonio Jones-Davis (48) and Bobby Jones IV (6) wrap up Duke QB Daniel Jones much to the delight of Huskies personnel on the NIU sideline.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo (54) celebrates a solo sack of NIU QB Marcus Childers during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo (54) celebrates a solo sack of NIU QB Marcus Childers during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Defensive tackle Mike Ramsay shares a word with QB Daniel Jones during post-game celebrates at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Defensive tackle Mike Ramsay shares a word with QB Daniel Jones during post-game celebrations at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate after defeating the NIU Huskies 36-14 for the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate after defeating the NIU Huskies 36-14 for the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Allison Williams of ESPN interviews Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe post Duke's 36-14 victory in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Allison Williams of ESPN interviews Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe post Duke’s 36-14 victory in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Defensive Tackle Edgar Cerenord mugs for the camera during Quick Lane Bowl victory celebrations at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Defensive Tackle Edgar Cerenord mugs for the camera during Quick Lane Bowl victory celebrations at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe hands the Quick Lane Bowl trophy to centre Austin Davis after defeating the NIU Huskies 36-14 at Ford Field in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe hands the Quick Lane Bowl trophy to centre Austin Davis after defeating the NIU Huskies 36-14 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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