Scores

Final

Valparaiso 14

(0-3, 0-2 away)

Duquesne 49

(2-1, 1-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, Pittsburgh, PA

1 2 3 4 T
VALP 0 0 7 714
DUQ 14 14 14 749

Top Performers

Passing: S. Patterson (DUQ) - 181 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: L. McCoy (DUQ) - 21 CAR, 164 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Dixon (DUQ) - 2 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Duquesne 49, Valparaiso 14

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Sean Patterson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Duquesne cruised past Valparaiso 49-14 on Saturday in the first-ever meeting between the teams.

Patterson was 12 of 18 passing with 181 yards and also rushed for 51 yards on seven carries for the Dukes (2-1), who outgained the Crusaders 425-26 on the ground. Duquesne tallied 628 total yards of offense to 188 for Valparaiso (0-3), which has the longest losing streak in the FCS at 23 games.

Larry McCoy led the rushing onslaught for Duquesne, gaining 164 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Bill Blair added 154 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries.

Patterson's TD passes of 66 yards to Connor Dixon and 4 yards to Ethan Dorsey helped put the Dukes up 28-0 at halftime. He connected with Isaac Spragg on a 6-yard touchdown that made it 42-0 midway through the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
DUQ
1st Downs1333
Total Yards188628
Passing162203
Rushing26425
Penalties2-307-60
3rd Down Conversions6-1611-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers01
Possession26:4033:20

Passing Leaders

ValparaisoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Malantis9/161056.620
DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Patterson12/1818110.130

Rushing Leaders

ValparaisoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ali El9192.108
Wysocki591.808
DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy211647.8132
Bair161549.6133

Receiving Leaders

ValparaisoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smarwt44411.0113
Ali El33511.7022
DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon28241.0166
Spragg5469.2117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVALPDUQ
TD06:34Sean Patterson 3 Yd Run (Charlie Leventry Kick) 07
TD02:49Connor Dixon 66 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Charlie Leventry Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERVALPDUQ
TD13:14Larry McCoy 1 Yd Run (Charlie Leventry Kick) 021
TD04:48Ethan Dorsey 4 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Charlie Leventry Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERVALPDUQ
TD12:39Bill Bair 19 Yd Run (Charlie Leventry Kick) 035
TD08:25Isaac Spragg 6 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Charlie Leventry Kick) 042
TD02:38Kelvin Smarwt 10 Yd Pass From Nick Malantis (Chris Smith Kick) 742
FOURTH QUARTERVALPDUQ
TD10:05Marcus Hughes 16 Yd Run (Nick Esquire Kick) 749
TD04:49Dale Cook 14 Yd Pass From Nick Malantis (Adam Weinel Kick) 1449