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Dukes Fall to Albany, 38-10
Charlie Leventry kicked a career long 41 yard field goal in a losing effort.
 
Charlie Leventry kicked a career long 41 yard field goal in a losing effort.
 

Oct. 8, 2011

Box Score

ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany jumped on Duquesne early, scoring on its first three possessions, in ending the Dukes' win streak at four with a 38-10 win at University Field.

The Great Danes shredded a DU defense that entered the game ranked second nationally (259.6 ypg.) with 468 yards of total offense, including 201 in the first quarter.

Dan Di Lella completed 19-of-25 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 90 more as the Great Danes moved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the NEC.

Duquesne, which hadn't lost since a season-opening 27-26 defeat at Bucknell, dropped to 4-2 including 2-1 in conference play.

Duquesne running back Larry McCoy, who entered the game ranked third nationally at 139 yards rushing per game, was held to 75 yards on 20 carries. It was the first time the junior was held under 100 this season. Drew Smith had 101 yards on 23 carries for UA.

DU quarterback Sean Patterson was picked off three times in throwing for a season low 144 yards.

Albany scored on its opening possession when Smith capped a 57 yard drive with a one-yard plunge. The Great Danes made it two scores in 2:14 when they turned a Patterson interception - the first of five DU turnovers on the afternoon - into a one yard Di Lella to Paul Booker touchdown pass. Dillon Romain added a one yard run to make it 21-0 before the Dukes registered a first down.

Albany outgained Duquesne 201-25 and had a 13-0 advantage in first downs in the first quarter.

Herb Glass tacked on a 37 yard field goal to make it 24-0 at the half.

Charlie Leventry broke up the shutout with a career-long 41 yard field goal on DU's first possession of the second half.

DU pulled within 14 when Patterson found Connor Dixon from 35 yards out to make it 24-10 with just over two minutes left in the third quarter.

 

 

Albany regained momentum by converting a fake punt on 4th-and-6 that led to an eight yard Di Lella to Cole King touchdown pass two plays later that made it 31-10.

Duquesne, following a long kickoff return aided by a penalty, moved to the Albany 23 before a McCoy fumble gave it back to the Great Danes.

UA's Buddy Leathley closed out the scoring with a one yard run with 2:44 left.

Horvin Latimer finished with a career-high 18 tackles (six solo) for Duquesne.

Duquesne returns home to face NEC preseason favorite Central Connecticut State (2-3, 1-2) next Saturday at 12:10 p.m.

Scoring by Quarters

TEAM 1 2 3 4
FINAL
DUQUESNE 0 0 10 0
10
ALBANY 21 3 0 14
38

SCORING SUMMARY
1st
10:36 UA - Smith 1 yd run (Glass kick), 7-57 (2:26) --- 0-7
8:22 UA - Booker 1 yd pass from Di Lella (Glass kick), 5-27 (1:43) --- 0-14
3:03 UA - Romain 1 yd run (Glass kick), 10-82 (3:34) --- 0-21
2nd
6:57 UA - Glass 37 yd field goal, 8-48 (3:15) --- 0-24
3rd
11:05 DUQ - Leventry 41 yd field goal, 7-30 (2:54) --- 3-24
2:35 DUQ - Dixon 35 yd pass from Patterson (Leventry kick), 5-54 (1:51) --- 10-24
4th
14:53 UA - King 8 yd pass from Di Lella (Glass kick), 8-50 (2:42) --- 10-31
2:44 UA - Leathley 1 yd run (Glass kick), 9-65 (4:10) --- 10-38

LEADERS
Rushing (Att./Yds./TD): DU - McCoy (20-75-0); UA - Smith (23-101-1)
Passing (Att./Comp./Int./Yds./TD): DU - Patterson (15-24-3-144-1); UA - Di Lella (19-25-0-176-2)
Receiving (Att./Yds./TD): DU - Spragg (6-58-0); UA - Kirchner (5-53-0)
Tackles (Tot./Solo): DU - Latimer (16/6); UA - Morgan (8/5)

GAME NOTES
The loss ended Duquesne's win streak at four ... it was the Dukes' longest streak since five consecutive wins in 2007 (DU's last season in the MAAC) ... Duquesne has been outscored 117-20 in three all-time visits to University Field ... Albany ran 87 plays to 52 for Duquesne ... the Great Danes posted 28 first downs to Duquesne's nine ... Connor Dixon (South Park, Pa./South Park) extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 21 with a 35 yard touchdown reception in the third quarter ... it was his lone reception of the game ... the 6-5, 212-pound graduate student has caught at least one pass in every game since moving from quarterback to receiver eight games into the 2009 season ... Dixon has caught at least one touchdown pass in all six games this season ...exactly half of Dixon's 18 catches this year have gone for touchdowns (9) ... junior linebacker Horvin Latimer (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) had a career high 18 tackles (six solo) ... his previous best was 14 stops at Saint Francis in 2009 ... the 18 tackles, which tied the fourth-most in school history, were the most by a DU player since Nathan Totino's school record 23 vs. Albany on Oct. 4, 2008 ... cornerback Aaron Fitzpatrick (Erie, Pa./McDowell), who had 14 tackles in 11 games last year, had a career-high 12 stops (seven solo) ... junior running back Larry McCoy (Wytheville, Va./George Wythe) saw his streak of consecutive 100 yard games snapped at seven ... his 75 yards were his fewest since a 74 yard effort last year vs. Monmouth (a span of 12 games) ... McCoy, who ranks fourth on DU's all-time rushing list (2,868 yards), needs 132 to reach 3,000 ... senior Isaac Spragg (Westfield, Va./Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Academy) had a team-high six catches for 58 yards ... Spragg, who entered the season with eight catches in 22 career games, leads DU with 34 catches for 403 yards.

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