Scores

Final

Albany 24

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Duquesne 35

(1-0, 1-0 home)

12:10 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, Pittsburgh, PA

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 3 7 7 724
DUQ 9 7 16 335

Top Performers

Passing: W. Fiacchi (ALBY) - 346 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Ho (DUQ) - 23 CAR, 76 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Chillis (ALBY) - 9 REC, 135 YDS, 2 TD

Buechel leads Duquesne over Albany (NY) 35-24

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Dillon Buechel threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut to lead Duquesne in a 35-24 victory over Albany on Saturday.

Buechel completed passes to eight different receivers. Gianni Carter had six receptions, Dave Thomas four and Sean Brady caught four, including a stunning one-handed grab early in the third quarter.

Duquesne took a 2-0 lead with a safety on the game's first play from scrimmage and never trailed.

Albany quarterback Will Fiacchi passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns. The Great Danes, trailing by eight, looked to tie the game late in the fourth quarter but Dukes linebacker Rich Piekarski intercepted Fiacchi's pass across the middle with 2:11 left to clinch the Duquesne victory.

Duquesne avenged last season's 38-31 Northeast Conference loss to Albany. Albany is now in its first year in the Colonial Athletic Association after its departure from the NEC.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
DUQ
1st Downs2017
Total Yards421398
Passing354309
Rushing6789
Penalties9-804-29
3rd Down Conversions4-146-16
4th Down Conversions1-41-1
Turnovers30
Possession28:0631:54

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fiacchi27/453467.721
DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Buechel21/2830911.020

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Osbourne21793.8112
Meek188.008
DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ho23763.3225
Johnson273.504

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chillis913515.0235
Gay36421.3025
DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas510721.4081
Carter610317.2129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYDUQ
SF14:48Kevin Chillis Tackled By Aaron Reed In End Zone 02
TD09:35Ryan Ho 1 Yd Run (Austin Crimmins Kick) 09
FG02:09Tom O'Riordan 39 Yd 39
SECOND QUARTERALBYDUQ
TD03:45Ryan Ho 25 Yd Run (Austin Crimmins Kick) 316
TD00:22Kevin Chillis 35 Yd Pass From Will Fiacchi (Tom O'Riordan Kick) 1016
THIRD QUARTERALBYDUQ
TD11:03Sean Brady 27 Yd Pass From Dillon Buechel (Austin Crimmins Kick) 1023
TD10:03Gianni Carter 29 Yd Pass From Dillon Buechel (Pat Failed) 1029
TD07:56Kevin Chillis 35 Yd Pass From Will Fiacchi (Tom O'Riordan Kick) 1729
FG04:35Austin Crimmins 30 Yd 1732
FOURTH QUARTERALBYDUQ
TD06:33Omar Osbourne 2 Yd Run (Tom O'Riordan Kick) 2432
FG01:04Austin Crimmins 22 Yd 2435