DU Defense Again Controls Line of Scrimmage
Oct. 19, 2002
- The victory upped Duquesne's MAAC Football League win streak to 20 games.
- Duquesne's top-ranked defense forced seven St. John's turnovers (four fumbles and three interceptions). DU returned one fumble and one interception for scores. The Dukes offense turned two other SJU turnovers into 14 points.
- Duquesne finished the game with seven sacks for -40 yards and 12 total tackles for losses totaling 46 yards.
- St. John's finished the game with minus 5 yards rushing on 32 attempts.
- Freshman running back Kyle Postell (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) carried 22 times for 139 yards and two scores (17, 1). His carries and yardage were both career highs. It was also Postell's first career 100-yard rushing game and the top rushing effort by a DU player this season.
- Sophomore quarterback Niel Loebig (McDonald, Pa./South Fayette) completed 9-of-20 passes for 217 yards and four touchdowns on the afternoon. Loebig's four TD passes covered 18, 15, 49 and 45 yards. He averaged 24.1 yards per completion.
- Senior wide receiver Jeremy Conley (Pittsburgh, Pa./Allderdice) led the receiving corps with three catches for 71 yards including an 18-yard TD reception to put the Dukes up 14-7.
- All-American cornerback Leigh Bodden (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) picked off two passes and also intercepted an option pitchout and returned it 29 yards for a score to lead the defense. Bodden's two INTs led to 14 DU points. Bodden now ranks tied for fourth on the all-time NCAA Division I-AA career interception list with 24.