Duke's Cutcliffe Wanted TD, Not FG on Fateful Fumble Drive

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Duke's Cutcliffe Wanted TD, Not FG on Fateful Fumble Drive
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CHARLOTTE -- Deep in the bowels of Bank of America Stadium, a hoard of reporters waited for answers outside Duke’s locker room. In the final 90 seconds of Thursday night’s Belk Bowl, the Blue Devils had managed to go from having the ball on Cincinnati’s 5-yard line in a 34-34 game to losing 48-34. And now everyone wanted the Blue Devils to explain how it happened, and, more to the point, how it made them feel. As the Cincinnati players came off the field hollering and smiling, Ross Cockrell, Duke’s first-team all-ACC cornerback, emerged. Instantly, he was surrounded.

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