Duquesne-Marist Postgame Notes

Sept. 21, 2002

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  • The victory extended Duquesne's MAAC Football League win streak to 18 games

  • The Dukes have now won the last eight meetings with the Red Foxes

  • Marist running backs Chris Price (46-328-3) and Alfredo Riullano (37-236-5), who entered the game averaging a combined 6.8 yards per carry, were limited to 23 yards on 17 carries (1.3 ypc.) by the DU defense

  • Marist's defense, which came into the game ranked second nationally (127.5 ypg.) was victimized for 460 yards by the Dukes

  • Sophomore quarterback Niel Loebig (McDonald, Pa./South Fayette) completed 20-of-39 passes for 257 yards and two scores (5, 44) ... Loebig has now thrown for two or more TDs in 11 of 13 regular-season starts

  • Jjunior placekicker Earl Bellisario (Oakmont, Pa./Riverview) kicked a career-long 39-yard field goal ... his 43-yard attempt in the second quarter hit the upright

  • Junior running back Mike Hilliard (above right) posted his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game with a career-high 114 yards on 23 carries ... Hilliard (Homer Center, Pa./Homer Center) scored on runs of 10 and 14 yards

  • Duquesne's top two tacklers were true freshmen safety Javonn Bradley (Rochester, Pa./Rochester) and middle linebacker Harry Carter (Lanham, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) who finished the game with seven stops each

  • The Dukes held the Red Foxes without a first down in the first half and enjoyed a 27-5 edge in that category on the afternoon

  • The Marist offense never crossed midfield on the afternoon.




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