PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Niel Loebig threw for 301 yards and five
touchdowns, including a 2-yard scoring pass to Alex Roberson in
overtime, to lead Duquesne to a come-from-behind 36-33 victory over
Morehead State on Saturday.
Loebig connected with Roberson and Michel Warfield for two
touchdowns apiece and also hit Dan Spriggs for another score for
Duquesne (7-2). Loebig became the fifth quarterback in NCAA I-AA
history to reach 10,000 career passing yards and 100 career
Tyler Cvitkovic completed 14-of-16 passes for 147 yards and a
touchdown for Morehead State (6-5).
Trailing 30-20 after the third quarter, Duquesne sent the game
into overtime on a 24-yard field goal by John Harris and Loebig's
4-yard pass to Roberson that capped a 12-play, 72-yard drive with
Adam Jones kicked a 28-yard field goal for Morehead State in
overtime, but another Loebig-Roberson connection won the game for
Chris Stockleman had a 12-yard touchdown run and James
Spencer-Howell recovered a fumble and raced 57 yards to lead
Morehead State to a 14-0 first-quarter lead. After Warfield's 5-
and 14-yard TD receptions, Jones kicked a field goal to keep
Morehead State ahead 16-14 at the half.
Cvitkovic's 36-yard pass to Dana Calhoun and a 1-yard run by Dan
Spriggs, sandwiched around Loebig's 9-yard scoring pass to Spriggs,
put Morehead State up 30-20 with 19 seconds left in the third
quarter. Morehead State outgained Duquesne 221-132 on the ground.
The Ducks have been very good under Mark Helfrich, but the bar is set very high in Eugene and 2016 could be a pivotal season.
Louisville signed several pass-rushers, adding depth to its front seven, and improved at quarterback by nabbing dual-threat QB prospect Jawon Pass.
Matt Campbell added some solid talent in his inaugural recruiting class at Iowa State, including several juco prospects who could help right away.
With starting quarterback Thomas Sirk out indefinitely with a torn Achilles, Duke will turn to Parker Boehme to lead the offense.
Kentucky will have to replace five starters on defense in 2016, and its deep recruiting class should help address the need.
A group of transfer quarterbacks and the top wide receiver recruit in the country are among those who could emerge to make a big impact in the Pac-12.
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