Scores

Final

Albany 33

(2-3, 2-3 away)

Duquesne 23

(2-2, 2-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, Pittsburgh, PA

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 7 13 0 1333
DUQ 7 10 0 623

Top Performers

Passing: C. Dixon (DUQ) - 338 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. McCarty (ALBY) - 37 CAR, 230 YDS

Receiving: S. Bunevich (DUQ) - 8 REC, 163 YDS, 1 TD

Albany, N.Y. 33, Duquesne 23

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- David McCarty ran for 237 yards and quarterback Vinny Esposito threw for three scores and ran for another as Albany beat Duquesne 33-23 on Saturday.

Albany (2-3, 1-0 Northeast Conference) took control of a seesaw game with two short scoring drives in the fourth quarter, both after turnovers by Duquesne (2-2, 1-1).

Albany led 20-17 at the half and after a scoreless third quarter clung to a slim lead until L.B. McClosky picked off a pass by Duquesne's Connor Dixon and returned it to the Duquesne 40. Nine plays later, Esposito threw 5 yards to Tim Bush to stretch the lead to 26-17.

Duquesne's Michael Rasky fumbled on the next play from scrimmage and Albany recovered at the Duquesne 31. Eight plays later, Esposito threw 2 yards to Justin Petersen to make it 33-17. Duquesne scored late on a 41-yard pass from Dixon to Sean Bunevich for the final margin.

Esposito threw for just 69 yards, completing 10 of 18 passes. His other touchdown pass was a 24-yarder to McCarty and Esposito also ran 2 yards for a score.

Dixon completed 21 of 46 passes for 338 yards, but also threw three interceptions. His other touchdown pass went to Conrad Carter.

Duquesne also fumbled five times, losing two. Esposito avoided interceptions, but Albany also lost the ball twice on fumbles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
DUQ
1st Downs1721
Total Yards343392
Passing69338
Rushing27454
Penalties10-1032-10
3rd Down Conversions7-159-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-3
Turnovers25
Possession30:2629:34

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Esposito10/18693.830
DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dixon21/463387.323

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCarty372306.2051
Simmons7182.615
DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams17653.8120
Hough461.504

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCarty34013.3124
Archer2178.5010
DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bunevich816320.4141
Carter69816.3142

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYDUQ
TD09:59Cleodis Williams 20 Yd Run (Mark Troyan Kick) 07
TD02:35Colin Simmons 2 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERALBYDUQ
TD11:39Vinny Esposito 2 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 147
TD10:12Conrad Carter 42 Yd Pass From Connor Dixon (Mark Troyan Kick) 1414
FG04:09Mark Troyan 20 Yd 1417
TD00:58David Mccarty 24 Yd Pass From Vinny Esposito (Pat Failed) 2017
FOURTH QUARTERALBYDUQ
TD08:15Tim Bush 5 Yd Pass From Vinny Esposito (Pat Failed) 2617
TD03:54Justin Petersen 2 Yd Pass From Vinny Esposito (Herb Glass Kick) 3317
TD02:35Sean Bunevich 41 Yd Pass From Connor Dixon (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3323