Eric Warning is one of 16 Dukes who will be playing their final home game Saturday against Albany.
Nov. 6, 2012
Game: #10 - Dukes host Albany on Senior Day
ALBANY (7-2, 5-1) at DUQUESNE (5-4, 3-3)
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:10 p.m.
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field (2,200/Sportexe) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
RADIO: WMNY-AM 1360 with Alex Panormios (play-by-play) & Tad Maurey (color)
STREAMING AUDIO: RedZoneMedia.com or GoDuquesne.com
STREAMING VIDEO & GAMETRACKER: GoDuquesne.com
ALBANY COMES TO ROONEY FIELD
Duquesne (5-4, 3-3) looks to end a two-game losing streak when it takes on Albany (7-2, 5-1) on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:10 p.m. (WMNY-AM 1360) in the final home game for 16 DU seniors. The Dukes had four shots from the Robert Morris 5-yard line in the closing minutes, but couldn’t convert in suffering a 17-13 road loss to the Colonials last weekend. The loss, combined with Wagner’s 30-0 win at Albany, eliminated DU from the Northeast Conference title chase. UAlbany, which entered its first place showdown with Wagner (6-3, 6-1) last weekend averaging a conference-best 34.3 points per game, was held to 188 yards and 11 first downs and gave up 413 yards to the Seahawks. The Great Danes were without leading rusher Drew Smith (97,9 ypg./14 TDs), who sat out due to a violation of team rules. Albany, which is still in championship contention, needs to win its final two games (at Duquesne and vs. CCSU) and hope for a DU win at Wagner on Nov. 17 to win the title. A pair of Dukes are approaching individual milestones this weekend. Tailback Larry McCoy (4,405 yards) needs 56 yards to pass Wagner’s Rick Sarille (4,460 from 1996-99) and become the NEC’s No. 2 all-time rusher. He also needs 74 yards to become the first three-time 1,000-yard rusher in school history. Quarterback Sean Patterson (1,897/15) needs 103 yards and five TD passes to join Niel Loebig (2001-04) and Tony Zimmerman (1998-00) as the only signal-callers in school history to post 2,000 yards passing and throw for 20 TDs in three seasons.
DUKES & GREAT DANES
This is the sixth meeting between Duquesne and five-time NEC champion Albany ... last year, UA 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 ... DU snapped a three-game series losing streak with a 28-17 victory in the last Rooney Field meeting ... Larry McCoy ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns and Sean Patterson threw for 242 yards and a score in the win ... Dave Williams caught three passes for 106 yards and Connor Dixon added seven catches for 79 yards for the Dukes who outgained Albany 380-208 ... in the first meeting between the two, UA handed then 11-0 Duquesne a 24-0 defeat in the 2002 ECAC Classic played at Albany’s University Field ... it is one of only four times a Duquesne team has been shut out since moving to the FCS level in 1993 ... four years ago, Albany turned two Duquesne fourth-quarter turnovers into 13 points to pull away for a 33-23 win at Rooney Field ... tailback David McCarty was the offensive star for Albany with 230 yards on 37 carries ... DU QB Connor Dixon was 21-of-46 for 338 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times ... Duquesne, despite being limited to 114 yards in the second half, outgained Albany 392-312 ... in 2009, Albany used a quartet of big plays to jump out to a 41-7 halftime lead and cruise to a 55-10 win over Duquesne at University Field ... Albany scored on a 78-yard punt return, 56-yard fumble return, 81-yard touchdown pass and 32-yard touchdown pass all in the game’s opening 30 minutes ... this will be DU’s final NEC meeting with Albany as the Great Danes will be joining the Colonial Athletic Association beginning next season.
The Last Meeting
October 8, 2011
Dukes Fall to Albany, 38-10
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.
KEEP AN EYE ON
• Larry McCoy (4,405 yards) needs 56 yards to pass Wagner’s Rick Sarille (4,460 yards from 1996-99) and move into the second spot on the NEC’s all-time rushing list.
• McCoy (926) needs 74 yards to become the first three-time 1,000 yard rusher in school history.
• McCoy (35) needs 7 rushing touchdowns to pass Pedro Bowman (41 from 1981-84) and become the school’s all-time leader.
• Sean Patterson (1,897/15) needs 103 passing yards and five TDs to reach the 2,000/20 mark for the third-straight year.
• Patterson (889) needs one passing attempt to pass Tony Zimmerman (889 from 1998-00) move into the No. 2 spot on DU’s all-time list.
• Jerry Schmitt (47) needs one victory to tie Elmer Layden (48 from 1927-33) for the No. 3 spot on DU’s all-time coaching wins list.
From last week's 17-13 loss at Robert Morris ... Duquesne, which has won seven of the past 11 meetings with Robert Morris, has lost three in a row at Joe Walton Stadium ... the Dukes led 340-278 in total yards and had 23 first downs to 16 for the Colonials ... DU ran 19 more plays than RMU ... senior running back Larry McCoy (Wytheville, Va./George Wythe) added to his school record rushing total with 97 yards on 31 carries ... McCoy’s 4,405 yards rank third on the NEC all-time list ... he needs 56 yards to pass Wagner’s Rick Sarille (4,460 from 1996-99) and take over the No. 2 spot ... senior quarterback Sean Patterson (Toledo, Ohio/St. John’s Jesuit) threw for 195 yards to move into the No. 3 spot on DU’s all-time passing yardage list ... Patterson, who completed passes to seven receivers, also tied Tony Zimmerman (1998-00) for second in career pass attempts ... Patterson has completed 502-of-889 passes (.565) for 6,300 yards for his career ... junior linebacker Dorian Bell (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) extended his streak of double-digit tackle games to six with a team-high 10 stops (4 solo) ... Bell has 79 tackles in his past six games (10 at Robert Morris, 14 vs. Monmouth, 14 vs. Sacred Heart, 15 at CCSU, 12 vs. Saint Francis and 14 at Bryant) ... freshman defensive tackle Zach Zidian (Youngstown, Ohio/Boardman) had 6 tackles and forced a fumble.