Scores

Final

Duquesne 29

(8-2, 6-1 NEC)

Sacred Heart 15

(5-5, 3-4 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Campus Field, Fairfield, CT

1 2 3 4 T
DUQ 7 14 0 829
SHU 6 0 7 215

Top Performers

Passing: S. Patterson (DUQ) - 150 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. McCoy (DUQ) - 30 CAR, 149 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Dixon (DUQ) - 6 REC, 95 YDS, 2 TD

Duquesne 29, Sacred Heart 15

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sean Patterson threw two touchdowns to Connor Dixon and Duquesne defeated Sacred Heart 29-15 Saturday.

The Dukes (8-2, 6-1 Northeast Conference) led 7-6 when Patterson hit Dixon on a 33-yard touchdown, capping a 14-play, 95-yard drive. The two paired up again on a 35-yard score for a 21-6 Duquesne lead with 56 seconds left in the first half.

Duquesne got on the scoreboard first on Larry McCoy's 3-yard touchdown, but the Pioneers (5-3, 3-2) pulled within one when Justin Embler recovered a fumble in the end zone. They missed the extra point, however.

McCoy had two touchdowns and 149 rushing yards for the Dukes, who remain tied in first place in the NEC with Albany (N.Y.).

Duquesne's defense, which ranks second nationally in pass defense (134.1 yards per game) held the NEC's top passer Tim Little to 182 yards on 22-for-44 passing. Little averaged 224.2 yards per game coming in.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUQ
SHU
1st Downs2015
Total Yards309229
Passing150182
Rushing15947
Penalties7-603-30
3rd Down Conversions6-146-17
4th Down Conversions0-01-4
Turnovers22
Possession31:2228:38

Passing Leaders

DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Patterson13/301505.021
Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Little22/441824.102

Rushing Leaders

DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy301495.0221
Bair5336.6017
Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore11343.1113
Spence10292.907

Receiving Leaders

DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon69515.8235
Roorback4328.0012
Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tate77310.4026
Rossi6569.3021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDUQSHU
TD07:13Larry McCoy 3 Yd Run (Charlie Leventry Kick) 70
TD01:32Justin Embler 0 Yd Fumble Return (Pat Failed) 76
SECOND QUARTERDUQSHU
TD04:41Connor Dixon 33 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Charlie Leventry Kick) 146
TD00:56Connor Dixon 35 Yd Pass From Sean Patterson (Charlie Leventry Kick) 216
THIRD QUARTERDUQSHU
TD12:41Greg Moore 13 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 2113
FOURTH QUARTERDUQSHU
SF02:21Ball Through End Zone 2115
TD01:47Larry McCoy 6 Yd Run (Rich Piekarski Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2915