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Duquesne 23, Lafayette 22
Jeremy Conley
 
Jeremy Conley
 

Oct. 5, 2002

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  • Duquesne Head Coach Greg Gattuso:

    "He [Niel Loebig] played smart. He even yelled at me and told me to quit bothering him when he was under center. I have to give the entire team credit. They never quit."

    On DU's school-record 54 pass attempts:

    "Fifty-four times! I was shocked when I saw it. But I would not be a good coach if I didn't throw to these receivers. It was a match-up that favored us. I do think we ran the ball effectively. You have to make the other team respect the run. Run the ball a lot, and running effectively are two different things."

    On receiver Jeremy Conley (above right) who caught a school record 13 passes:

    "He's a great one. I have not seen anybody like him. He out-jumps people, he out-physicals people and his competitive spirit is unmatched."

  • Duquesne QB Niel Loebig who set new school records for completions (29) and attempts (54):

    "It is definitely nice to have a couple of records, but the best record we have right now is 5-0. Coming back to win was definitely big for this team. Now we know we can come back and win a big game. In the last two weeks, we've had two of the biggest wins of anyone's career here.

    "It didn't feel like I threw 50 passes. I think our coaches made some great adjustments at halftime. All of our receivers made big plays. Even Michel Warfield, our number five receiver, made a couple of big catches on the final drive."
     

     

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