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DU-SPC Postgame Notes
Senior Harry Carter
Senior Harry Carter

Nov. 21, 2005

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  • Duquesne, which entered the game with the top-ranked defense in NCAA Division I-AA held Saint Francis to 271 total yards ... the Red Flash, which entered the game fifth nationally in passing yards per game (304.1), finished with 182 net yards through the air

  • Middle linebacker Harry Carter (Lanham, Md. / Eleanor Roosevelt) led Duquesne with nine tackles to up his career total to 394 ... the nine stops enabled him to pass Matt Fisher (392 tackles between 1995-98) and move into the second spot on Duquesne's all-time total tackles list ... Carter also added his first interception of the season in the fourth quarter

  • Senior Michael Ford (Clinton, Md. / Oxon Hill) scored a pair of touchdowns - one on a fumbled punt recovery in the end zone and the second on a 72 interception return to up his career TD total to four ... Ford, who finished the season with five interceptions (including three in DU's last two games), ended his career with 13 career picks - good for tied for third on Duquesne's all-time list ... the 72 yard touchdown return gave Ford 347 return yards shattering the previous school record of 297 (on 28 interceptions) set by former All-American - and current Cleveland Browns cornerback - Leigh Bodden between 1999-02

  • Freshman fullback Greg Hough (Gibsonia, Pa. / Pine-Richland) carried six times for a season-high 44 yards (7.3 ypc.) including a 13-yard touchdown run

  • Duquesne completed its 12th consecutive winning season

  • DU will enter the 2006 season with a 37-game conference win streak ... it is the longest active conference win streak among NCAA Division I-A and I-AA schools and ranks third all time behind Oklahoma (44 in the Big Eight from 1952-59) and Nebraska (39 in the Big Eight/Big 12 from 1992-98) on the all-time list for Division I-A and I-AA


  • Duquesne has won seven consecutive MAAC titles, including nine in the last 11 years (1995, `96, `99, `00, `01, `02, `03, `04, `05)

  • Duquesne, which entered the year having used just three different starting quarterbacks in the previous 10 seasons (Dave Loya, Tony Zimmerman and Niel Loebig), used three different starting QBs in its last four games ... Scott Knapp, the season starter, had a shoulder injury that kept him out of the last three games; Ben Palumbo, who started in place of Knapp at Iona, was injured in the first quarter of that game and Kevin Rombach, who replaced Palumbo at Iona and started the last two games of the year vs. La Salle and at Saint Francis

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