PITTSBURGH -- Duquesne's defense converted two interceptions and a fumble into first-half touchdowns Saturday in a 27-14 win over West Liberty.
Linebacker Christian Kuntz had eight tackles, including a sack that forced a fumble by West Liberty QB Tyler Tucci, which defensive lineman Zach Zidian recovered in the end zone. Defensive lineman Dane O'Driscoll picked off a Tucci pass, returning it 33 yards for a score, and defensive back Nick Floyd intercepted another, returning it 71 yards for a TD.
Dillon Buechel threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Chris King, who had 10 catches for 127 yards and became the first Duquense player since 2009 to catch 10 passes in a game. The win lifts the Dukes to 2-2.
For West Liberty (2-3), Tucci hit Dylan Potts on a 15-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, and Dylan Lagarde hit Potts on a 48-yarder in the fourth.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.
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