Duquesne - Dayton Postgame Notes

Sept. 28, 2002

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  • The Dukes scored 35 points on a Dayton defense that came into the game leading the nation with a 3.3 ppg. average

  • Senior wide receiver Jeremy Conley (Pittsburgh, Pa./Allderdice) caught 9 passes for a school-record 245 yards. He broke his old record of 231 set at VMI in 2000. Conley now has three career 200-yard receiving games.

    Conley, who had 4 catches for 138 yards on DU's first two possessions, caught passes of 28, 54, 30, 26, 29, 27, 11, 30 and 10 yards on the afternoon. His game-winning 10-yard TD catch came with :09 on the clock. He had three grabs for 51 yards on the Dukes' game-winning 7-play, 80-yard drive.

  • Sophomore quarterback Niel Loebig (McDonald, Pa./South Fayette) completed 22-of-37 passes for 411 yards and three scores (22, 26, 10). Loebig's 411 yards are the second-highest passing total in school history (Tony Zimmerman threw for 438 yards vs. Iona in 2000).

    Loebig, who became the second player in school history to throw for over 400 yards in a game, has now thrown for two or more TDs in 12 of 14 regular-season starts

  • Junior receiver Yardon Brantley (Reading, Pa./Reading Central Catholic) caught 6 passes for 64 yards with all six catches good for first downs. Five of Brantley's six grabs were good for third down conversions

  • True freshman middle linebacker Harry Carter (Lanham, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) led the Dukes with 9 tackles (4 solo) in his first career start

  • Dayton scored all 21 second half points following Duquesne turnovers (two interceptions and two fumbles).




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