Post-Game Notes

Oct. 4, 2003

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  • The victory extended Duquesne's MAAC winning streak to 26 games
  • The Dukes finished the game with 647 yards of total offense ... it was the third-best effort in the history of the MAAC Football League
  • DU, which did not attempt a punt on the afternoon, turned it over five times and missed a pair of field goals
  • Junior quarterback Niel Loebig (McDonald, Pa. / South Fayette) tied his own school record for completions with 29 for 372 yards and 4 touchdowns (14, 20, 17, 15) ... the 372-yard total was the second-highest of his career ... for the day, Loebig was 29-of-46 ... it was the seventh time in his career he has thrown for 4 or more TDs ... Loebig has now thrown for two or more scores in 21 of 27 career games
  • Senior receiver Randy Vulakovich (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Shaler) set new career highs for catches (11) and yards (136) ... his previous high for catches was 8 and yards was 113 ... it was his third career 100-yard receiving game
  • Senior running back Mike Hilliard (Homer City, Pa. / Homer Center) carried 29 times for 194 yards including a 35-yard touchdown ... it was his third consecutive 100-yard game and 10th 100-yard game of his career ... Hilliard entered the game ranked second in NCAA Division I-AA with an average of 148 yards per game
  • Tim Pichette (Boardman, Ohio / Cardinal Mooney) led the Dukes' defense with 7 tackles
  • Armando Perez (Modesto, Calif. / Thomas Downey (Modesdo JC) had three tackles for loss, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for DU
  • DU held Siena to 168 total yards




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