Scores

Final

Robert Morris 14

(3-5, 2-2 NEC)

Duquesne 17

(5-2, 1-0 NEC)

1:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, Pittsburgh, PA

1 2 3 4 T
RMU 0 0 7 714
DUQ 10 0 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: K. Rombach (DUQ) - 247 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Russ (RMU) - 25 CAR, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Hocker (DUQ) - 7 REC, 68 YDS, 2 TD

Duquesne 17, Robert Morris 14

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kevin Rombach threw two touchdown passes to Bruce Hocker to lead Duquesne to a 17-14 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.

Duquesne (5-2) opened the scoring with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Rombach to Hocker with 9:38 left in the first quarter. The touchdown capped a six-play, 82-yard drive. The key play was a 34-yard pass from Rombach to Conrad Carter on third down, which gave the Dukes a first-and-goal at the nine.

Duquesne put together a 12-play, 46-yard drive on its next possession, ending with a 23-yard field goal by Mark Troyan with 3:07 left in the first quarter.

Duquesne also had a 13-play, 82-yard drive in the second quarter, which stalled at the Robert Morris one.

Robert Morris (3-5) cut the Dukes lead to 10-7 with Myles Russ' 22-yard touchdown run with 2:25 left in the third quarter. The score capped a seven-play, 76-yard drive.

Rombach and Hocker connected again on a 15-yard touchdown pass with 11:12 left in the third quarter. The touchdown capped a five-play, 62-yard drive.

Robert Morris took the ensuing kickoff and drove 78 yards on nine plays to its second touchdown on a 32-yard pass from Erik Cwalinski to Julian Ellison with 12:42 left in the game.

The Colonials had two more possessions in the game, but both ended with interceptions by Norton Randall and Paul Mulbah.

Rombach completed 21 of 32 passes for 247 yards. Hocker caught seven passes for 66 yards. Greg Hough led the Dukes running game with 126 yards on 30 attempts.

Cwalinski completed 14 of 26 passes for 156 yards for the Colonials. Russ rushed for 116 yards on 25 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RMU
DUQ
1st Downs1922
Total Yards310396
Passing156247
Rushing154149
Penalties8-856-65
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession27:3532:25

Passing Leaders

Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cwalinski14/261566.012
DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rombach21/322477.720

Rushing Leaders

Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russ251164.610
Johnson5265.200
DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hough301264.200
Smoot4143.500

Receiving Leaders

Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ellison46716.810
Hill3299.700
DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hocker7689.720
Roberson46015.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRMUDUQ
TD09:38Bruce Hocker 9 Yd Pass From Kevin Rombach (Mark Troyan Kick) 07
FG03:07Mark Troyan 23 Yd 010
THIRD QUARTERRMUDUQ
TD02:25Myles Russ 22 Yd Run (Michael Walser Kick) 710
TD01:12Bruce Hocker 15 Yd Pass From Kevin Rombach (Mark Troyan Kick) 717
FOURTH QUARTERRMUDUQ
TD12:42Julian Ellison 32 Yd Pass From Erik Cwalinski (Michael Walser Kick) 1417