Elliott helps Eagles to upset win over Patriots in Super Bowl 52
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Former Memphis Tiger kicker Jake Elliott made Super Bowl history in helping the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title, beating the New England Patriots 41-33.
Elliott kicked three field goals, from 25, 42, and 46 yards with the last two making history as the longest made field goals by a rookie in Super Bowl history.
In a battle between two former U of M kickers, Elliott outdueled Stephen Gostkowski of the Patriots. Elliott was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals while Gostkowski went 2 of 3. Both missed extra points in the game.
New England’s Tom Brady did throw for a Super Bowl record 505 yards and 3 TD but the Patriots were denied their sixth Super Bowl win.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, a back-up to Carson Wentz for most of the season, takes home MVP honors, throwing for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns.