Dukes Run Over Wagner, 37-21

Oct. 22, 2011

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PITTSBURGH - Larry McCoy scored three second-half touchdowns and Connor Dixon added a pair of first-half TD receptions as Duquesne extended its Rooney Field winning streak to six with a 37-21 Northeast Conference victory over Wagner.

DU moved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the NEC, while Wagner lost its sixth in a row to fall to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

McCoy finished with 149 yards in going over the 3,000 career yard mark. It was the sixth 100 yard game of the season and 16th of his career for McCoy who has 1,016 yards through eight games.

Isaac Spragg had nine catches for 95 yards and Dixon added eight receptions for 89 yards for DU. Sean Patterson completed 25-of-35 passes for 264 yards for the Dukes.

Duquesne, which scored 31 unanswered points from the first through third quarters, outgained Wagner 477-261 and had a 26-13 advantage in first downs.

Wagner opened the scoring when Nick Doscher found Dominique Williams with a 18 yard touchdown pass on the Seahawks' first possession. Duquesne tied it on a 4 yard Patterson-to-Dixon pass five minutes later.

The Dukes took a 14-7 lead when Patterson hit Dixon with a 37 yard TD pass early in the second quarter.

DU made it 17-7 when Charlie Leventry booted a school record 51 yard field goal on the final play of the half. Leventry's kick was four yards better than the previous school mark of 47 yards set by Doug McAuley vs. Mercyhurst in 1988.

Wagner, which gained 45 yards on its opening four-play drive, was held to 35 yards on its other 26 plays of the first half.

The Dukes made it 24-7 when McCoy capped a 55 yard drive with a 3 yard run to open the second half.

McCoy went over 100 yards on a 29 yard touchdown run with 6:39 to go in the third quarter.

Wagner ended the run of 31 consecutive Duquesne points in a one-yard Doscher run with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.

McCoy followed a Seahawks fumble with his third touchdown of the half - another 1 yarder - to make it 37-14 early in the fourth quarter.

Doscher hit Wandy Saintilan with a 62 yard touchdown with just under seven minutes to go to close out the scoring.

Chris Oliver led the Dukes' defense with nine tackles. Seven players combined for six tackles for loss led by Mike Passodelis with 1.5 as DU held Wagner to 107 yards on the ground.

Wagner's Williams, who entered the game ranked ninth nationally with a 111.8 yards per game average, was held to 81 yards on 20 carries.

Duquesne returns to action at 1:00 p.m. next Saturday at Monmouth (4-3, 3-1).

Scoring by Quarters

TEAM 1 2 3 4
WAGNER 7 0 7 7
DUQUESNE 7 10 14 6

13:02 WC - Williams 18 yd pass from Doscher (Mangion kick), 4-45 (1:58) --- 0-7
7:56 DUQ - Dixon 4 yd pass from Patterson (Leventry kick), 5-41 (1:32) --- 7-7
11:30 DUQ - Dixon 37 yd pass from Patterson (Leventry kick), 5-70 (2:02) --- 14-7
0:00 DUQ - Leventry 51 yd field goal, 7-46 (1:55) --- 17-7
12:36 DUQ - McCoy 3 yd run (Leventry kick), 6-55 (2:24) --- 24-7
6:39 DUQ - McCoy 29 yd run (Leventry kick), 6-85 (2:18) --- 31-7
3:16 WC - Doscher 1 yd run (Mangion kick), 8-70 (3:17) --- 31-14
12:36 DUQ - McCoy 1 yd run (Leventry kick failed) (1:57) --- 37-14
6:59 WC - Saintilian 62 yd pass from Doscher (Mangion kick), 1-62 (:13) -- 37-21

Rushing (Att./Yds./TD): DU - McCoy (26-149-3); WC - Williams (20-81-0)
Passing (Att./Comp./Int./Yds./TD): DU - Patterson (25-35-0-264-2); WC - Doscher (9-21-0-154-2)
Receiving (Att./Yds./TD): DU - Spragg (9-95-0), Dixon (8-89-2); WC - Saintilien (3-70-1)
Tackles (Tot./Solo): DU - Oliver (9/5); WC - Lombardo (11/7)

Duquesne extended its home win streak to six ... it is the longest home streak since the last four games of 2005 and first two of 2006 ... DU is now 8-2 in its past 10 NEC games ... Larry McCoy (Wytheville, Va./George Wythe) ran for 149 yards on 26 carries, including second-half touchdown runs of 3, 29 and 1 yards ... it was the sixth 100 yard game of the season and 16th of his career for McCoy who went over the 3,000 yard mark ... McCoy, who now has 3,114 career yards, is the fourth player in school history to reach the 3,000-yard plateau ... he needs 75 yards to pass Mike Hilliard (3,188 yards from 1999-03) and move into the No. 3 spot on DU's all-time rushing yardage list ... McCoy also went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season (1,016) ... Charlie Leventry (Johnstown, Pa./Richland) ended the first half with a school record 51 yard field goal ... the previous school best was 47 yards by Doug McAuley vs. Mercyhurst in 1988 ... Leventry's kick also eclipsed the Rooney Field record of 50 yards set by Robert Morris' Jeff Carlo in 1998 ... Leventry, DU's starting punter for the past three seasons, added placekicking duties this season ... he is 10-of-13 on field goals and 27-of-29 on extra points in 2011 ... Connor Dixon (South Park, Pa./South Park) extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 23 with eight catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns (4 & 37 yards) ... 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 a touchdown pass in seven of eight games this season ... 11 of Dixon's 28 catches in 2011 have gone for touchdowns ... quarterback Sean Patterson (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) completed 25-of-34 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns (4 & 37 yards) ... Patterson has thrown for 31 touchdowns in his past 14 games ... linebacker Chris Oliver (Washington, D.C./Calvin Coolidge) led the Dukes with 9 tackles (5 solo) ... he has led DU in stops in five of eight games ... defensive tackle Mike Passodelis (Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny) had six tackles including a sack ... he accounted for 1.5 of DU's 6.0 tackles for loss ... Wagner's Dominique Williams, who entered the game ninth nationally in rushing at 111.8 ypg., was held to 81 yards on 20 carries.




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