Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 21

(4-7, 2-3 NEC)

Duquesne 24

(6-4, 4-2 NEC)

12:10 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Rooney Field, PITTSBURGH, PA

1 2 3 4 T
CCSU 7 0 7 721
DUQ 3 10 0 1124

Top Performers

Passing: N. SanGiacomo (CCSU) - 253 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Douglas (DUQ) - 9 CAR, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Carter (DUQ) - 5 REC, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Duquesne rallies, beats Central Connecticut 24-21

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Dillon Bueschel threw a long touchdown pass and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to rally Duquesne to a 24-21 win over Central Connecticut on Saturday.

Austin Crimmins added a short field goal with 3:14 left to give the Dukes (6-4, 4-2 Northeast Conference) a 10-point lead. Nick SanGiacomo's third touchdown pass, a 4-yarder to Nick Bacarello with 1:19 to play, gave the Blue Devils (4-7, 2-3) hope. However, Duquesne recovered the onside kick and only allowed Central Connecticut two plays deep in their own territory at the end.

SanGiacomo's touchdown pass to Denzell Jones in the third quarter put the Blue Devils up 14-13.

The key for the Dukes was bottling up Rob Hollomon, one of the leading rushers in FCS and second in all-purpose yards. Hollomon, who gashed Duquesne for 164 yards last year, was held to 59 on 25 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
DUQ
1st Downs1820
Total Yards361420
Passing253288
Rushing108132
Penalties6-655-45
3rd Down Conversions6-188-18
4th Down Conversions5-70-1
Turnovers20
Possession28:3331:27

Passing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
SanGiacomo17/392536.531
DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Buechel22/362888.010

Rushing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollomon25592.4011
Lee7223.108
DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Douglas9637.0145
Dorsey13483.709

Receiving Leaders

Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holmes38327.7038
Benzing26532.5161
DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rahming911612.9033
Carter511122.2166

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCSUDUQ
TD11:27Scott Benzing 61 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 70
FG04:17Austin Crimmins 19 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCCSUDUQ
TD04:08Jason Douglas 45 Yd Run (Austin Crimmins Kick) 710
FG00:00Austin Crimmins 43 Yd 713
THIRD QUARTERCCSUDUQ
TD06:37Denzell Jones 8 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 1413
FOURTH QUARTERCCSUDUQ
TD08:37Gianni Carter 66 Yd Pass From Dillon Buechel (Dillon Buechel Pass To Kyle Shuman For Two-Point Conversion) 1421
FG03:14Austin Crimmins 23 Yd 1424
TD01:19Nick Bacarella 4 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 2124