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Dukes Shut Down Valpo, 45-17
Larry McCoy tied the school record with his 21st career 100 yard game.
 
Larry McCoy tied the school record with his 21st career 100 yard game.
 

Sept. 15, 2012

Box Score

VALPARAISO, IND. - Larry McCoy scored three touchdowns and tied the school record with his 21st career 100 yard game and Sean Patterson completed 20-of-25 passes for 260 yards and a pair of TDs as Duquesne rallied from a 17-7 first quarter deficit to complete the non-conference portion of the schedule with a 45-17 win at Valparaiso.

The win upped DU's record to 2-1, while Valpo dropped to 0-3.

McCoy, who tied the school mark for 100 yard games set by Donte Small from 1998-01, finished the game with 171 yards on 29 carries.

Duquesne, which held Valpo to 115 yards over the final three quarters, shook off its slow start to outgain the Crusaders 546-291.

Gianni Carter caught five passes for 113 yards to lead DU's receivers.

Valpo opened the game with a 36 yard field goal before the Dukes answered with a 75 yard drive that ended with a 28 yard McCoy touchdown run. McCoy covered 64 yards on six carries on the drive.

The Crusaders came right back, driving 77 yards on 13 plays before quarterback Eric Hoffman took it in from one yard out on a sneak.

McCoy fumbled on the next possession and Hoffman made the Dukes pay, completing a 32 yard pass to Eric Slenk followed by an 8 yard TD to Mike Gerton to make it 17-7 with 3:32 left in the first quarter. Hoffman, who was 13-of-17 for 163 yards after one quarter, finished the game 22-of-38 for 224 yards.

Serge Kona picked off his second pass of the season early in the second quarter to set up a 3 yard Patterson to Carter touchdown pass. Patterson and Carter connected on a 40 yard pass to set up the score.

 

 

The Dukes held Valpo on 4th-and-3 at the VU 43 and responded with a 57 yard touchdown drive. McCoy went over the 100 yard mark on a 19 yard jaunt that gave DU a 21-17 lead at the half.

Leventry tacked on a 39 yard field goal on DU's first possession of the second half and McCoy followed with his third touchdown - this one from 6 yards out - to make it 31-17.

Noel Oduho, who finished with 7 catches for 90 yards, added an 11 yard TD reception with 6:05 left.

Marcus Hughes scored on a 37 yard run for the final margin.

Kona picked off a pair of passes and Horvin Latimer added a third for Duquesne which held the Crusaders scoreless on their last 11 drives. Dorian Bell paced the Dukes with a team-high 9 tackles including a pair of tackles for loss. Chidozie Oparanozie added five tackles including a sack.

The Dukes return to action next Saturday when they head to Rhode Island to face Bryant (0-3, 0-1) at 1:00 p.m. in their Northeast Conference opener.

Scoring by Quarters

TEAM 1 2 3 4
FINAL
DUQUESNE 7 14 10 14
45
VALPARAISO 17 0 0 0
17

SCORING SUMMARY
1st
12:17 -- VU - Pando 36 yd field goal, 10-53 (2:43) --- 0-3
9:29 -- DUQ - McCoy 28 yd run (Leventry kick), 7-75 (2:48) --- 7-3
4:28 -- VU - Hoffman 1 yd run (Pando kick), 13-77 (4:57) --- 7-10
3:32 -- VU - Gerton 8 yd pass from Hoffman (Pando kick), 2-40 (0:38) --- 7-17
2nd
9:48 -- DUQ - Carter 3 yd pass from Patterson (Leventry Kick), 3-44 (1:02) --- 14-17
2:08 -- DUQ - McCoy 19 yd run (Leventry kick), 6-57 (2:25) --- 21-17
3rd
9:52 -- DUQ - Leventry 39 yd field goal, 11-67 (5:08) --- 24-17
5:27 -- DUQ - McCoy 6 yd run (Leventry kick), 10-84 (3:22) --- 31-17
4th
6:05 -- DUQ - Oduho 11 yd pass from Patterson (Leventry kick), 10-69 (4:28) --- 38-17
2:25 -- DUQ - Hughes 37 yd run (Leventry kick), 5-69 (2:17) --- 45-17

LEADERS
Rushing (Att./Yds./TD): DU - McCoy (29-171-3); VU - Hutson (11-52-0)
Passing (Att./Comp./Int./Yds./TD): DU - Patterson (20-25-1-260-2); VU - Hoffman (22-38-3-224-1)
Receiving (Att./Yds./TD): DU - Oduho (7-90-1), Carter (5-113-1); VU - Gerton (5-45-1)
Tackles (Tot./Solo): DU - Kona (9/7); VU - Grask (9/5)

GAME NOTES
Duquesne leads the series 2-0 ... the Dukes are 6-1 against Pioneer Football League teams (2-1 on the road) under head coach Jerry Schmitt ... this was the second straight week the Dukes held their opponent scoreless over the final three quarters ... Dayton led the Dukes 7-3 after one quarter in DU's 17-7 win last weekend ... DU held Valpo scoreless on its last 11 drives ... Valpo, which had 176 yards after one quarter, finished with 291 ... senior running back Larry McCoy (Wytheville, Va./George Wythe) carried 29 times for 171 yards to tie the school record for career 100 yard games (21) set by Donte Small from 1998-01 ... he needs eight yards to pass Pedro Bowman (3,830 yards from 1981-84) and move into second place on Duquesne's all-time rushing list ... McCoy's career total stands at 3,823 ... McCoy went over the 100 yard mark on a 19 yard touchdown run with 2:08 left in the first half ... McCoy had 117 yards on 16 first half carries ... he has topped the 100 yard mark in 17 of his past 22 games ... senior quarterback Sean Patterson (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit), who entered the game second on DU's list with a .552 career completion percentage, completed 20-of-25 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns (3, 11) ... Patterson also passed Scott Knapp to assume the No. 4 spot on Duquesne's all-time passing yardage list with 4,944 ... first-year Montana State transfer Gianni Carter (Eugene, Ore./Marist) caught 5 passes for 113 yards, including a 3 yard second quarter TD ... sophomore Noel Oduho (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep), who entered the season with three career catches, caught 7 passes for 90 yards ... Oduho has 12 receptions for 141 yards in DU's first three games ... All-America safety Serge Kona (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) picked off a pair of passes, giving him three in DU's past two games ... sophomore linebacker Dorian Bell (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) led the Dukes with 9 tackles (5 solo) including a pair of tackles for loss ... Bell had 4 tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble in last week's win over Dayton.

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