Scores

Final

Duquesne 29

(3-3, 1-2 NEC)

Cent Conn St 31

(4-2, 3-0 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Arute Field, New Britain, CT

1 2 3 4 T
DUQ 0 6 7 1629
CCSU 10 7 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: G. Jespersen (CCSU) - 175 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: L. McCoy (DUQ) - 24 CAR, 246 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Williams (DUQ) - 7 REC, 63 YDS, 2 TD

Cent. Connecticut St. 31, Duquesne 29

Associated Press

NEW BRITTAIN, Conn. -- Central Connecticut State survived a tying two-point conversion attempt to hold on for a 31-29 win over Duquesne on Saturday.

After Duquesne scored on a 5-yard pass from Sean Patterson to Dave Williams with no time left, the Dukes then went for the tie. Akeem Moore caught the conversion pass, but was ruled ineligible after he went out of bounds and was the first player to touch the ball.

The Blue Devils, who were led by Everette Benjamin's 140 yards on 31 carries, overcame a big day by Larry McCoy.

McCoy finished with 246 yards on 24 carries for the Dukes (3-3, 1-2 Northeast Conference), who couldn't match up with Central Connecticut State's possession controlling offense.

The Blue Devils (4-2, 3-0) ran 25 plays before Duquesne (3-3, 1-2) recorded a first down and gained 106 yards in the first quarter, compared to 27 for the Dukes, for a 10-0 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUQ
CCSU
1st Downs2119
Total Yards461375
Passing171175
Rushing290200
Penalties6-336-49
3rd Down Conversions4-157-15
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers01
Possession29:0230:58

Passing Leaders

DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Patterson15/361714.820
Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jespersen11/181759.720

Rushing Leaders

DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy2424610.3151
Patterson7233.3029
Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Benjamin321424.4012
Richardson10363.6114

Receiving Leaders

DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams7639.0227
Moore23015.0026
Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paul16464.0164
Tolbert15050.0050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDUQCCSU
TD09:50Chris Tolbert 3 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 07
FG02:58Joe Izzo 25 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERDUQCCSU
TD13:58Josue Paul 64 Yd Pass From Gunnar Jespersen (Joe Izzo Kick) 017
FG05:47Eric Duale 27 Yd 317
FG00:00Eric Duale 30 Yd 617
THIRD QUARTERDUQCCSU
TD13:34Larry McCoy 48 Yd Run (Eric Duale Kick) 1317
TD03:41Eric Richardson 4 Yd Pass From Gunnar Jespersen (Joe Izzo Kick) 1324
FOURTH QUARTERDUQCCSU
FG14:08Eric Duale 21 Yd 1624
TD03:50Eric Richardson 1 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 1631
TD02:07Dave Williams 9 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Eric Duale Kick) 2331
TD00:00Dave Williams 5 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2931