Oct. 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH - Duquesne's football team scored a season-high 48 points, including 21 in the first quarter en route to a 48-27 victory over visiting Alderson Broaddus Saturday afternoon at Rooney Field. The 48 points scored were the most since scoring 49 vs Valparaiso on Sept. 17, 2011 and the 21 first quarter points were the most since putting up 21 in the first quarter of a 37-17 win over Sacred Heart on Oct. 16, 2010.
The Dukes opened the scoring on the opening kick-off as Devin Rahming returned the kick 97 yards for an early 7-0 lead. The Battlers responded on their first possession as Brandon Jones ran it in from two yards out to tie it at 7-7. Duquesne's Ryan Ho then made it 14-7, scoring on a one-yard run before AB's Phillip Warner kicked a 37-yard field goal to make it 14-10 with 3:46 left in the first quarter.
Noel Oduho closed out the busy first quarter scoring by hauling in a 26-yard pass from Ryan Egolf to make it 21-10. Alderson Broaddus answered again on the first drive of the second quarter as Wilson Vaughn scored on a five yard run to make it 21-17. The teams would then alternate field goals to end the half as DU's Austin Crimmins connected from 36 yards to make it 24-17 Duquesne with 1:36 left in the half and Warner hit a 46-yarder as time expired to make it 24-20 at intermission.
The second half scoring opened with another field goal as Crimmins was good from 23 yards out, making it 27-20. Duquesne scored again as Ho tallied his second touchdown of the day, another one-yarder to make it 34-20 at the 4:52 mark of the third, ending nine straight alternating scores between the two teams.
Alderson Broaddus would pull to within seven points though at the 3:34 mark of the third quarter as Donovan Olumba picked off an Egolf pass and returned it 47 yards for a score to make it 34-27. Egolf however gave DU a 14 point cushion by running in from the one yard line on the first possession of the fourth quarter and Chris King ended the game's scoring with a 34-yard touchdown reception with 10:43 to go.
Ho had season highs of 18 carries, 74 yards and two touchdowns as Duquesne ran for a season-best 241 yards. Helping Ho was Rafiq Douglas who had career highs of 20 carries and 72 yards. King scored for the fifth straight game, but saw his streak of four straight 100-yard games come to an end with five catches for 81 yards. Egolf was 15-of-25 for 229 with two touchdowns and an interception.
Rich Piekarski (8/6) and Sam Martello (8/5) shared top honors with eight tackles apiece while Malik Shegog grabed his team-best third interception of the year.
The Dukes return to action on Saturday, Nov. 1 as they travel to St. Francis, for a 1:00 pm game in Loretto, Pa.
BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 FINALALDERSON BROADDUS 10 10 7 0 27DUQUESNE 21 3 10 14 48
SCORING SUMMARY1st QUARTER14:44 DU - Rahming 97-yd kick return (Crimmins kick) 0-711:42 AB - Jones 2-yd run (Warner kick), 9-54 (2:56) 7-77:20 DU - Ho 1-yd run (Crimmins kick), 11-75 (4:22) 7-143:46 AB- Warner 37-yd field goal, 4-3 (0:39) 10-140:00 DU - Oduho 26-yd pass from Egolf (Crimmins kick) 10-75 (3:46) 10-212nd QUARTER12:15 AB - Vaughn 5-yd run, (Warner kick), 8-75 (2:45) 17-211:34 DU - Crimmins 36-yd field goal, 13-51 (5:06) 17-240:00 AB - Warner 46-yd field goal, 7-47 (1:34) 20-243rd QUARTER9:16 DU - Crimmins 23-yd field goal, 11-58 (4:59) 20-274:52 DU - Ho 1-yd run (Crimmins kick), 4-67 (1:28) 20-343:34 AB - Olumba 47-yd interception return (Warner kick) 27-344th QUARTER13:26 DU - Egolf 1-yd run (Crimmins kick), 13-72 (5:00) 27-4110:43 DU - King 34-yd pass from Egolf (Crimmins kick), 2-40 (0:35) 27-48
Rushing (Att./Yds./TD): DU - Ho (18-74-2); AB - Jones (16-58-1)
Passing (Att./Comp./Int./Yds./TD): DU - Egolf (15-25-1-229-2); AB - Vaughn (20-36-2-181-0)
Receiving (Att./Yds./TD): DU - King (5-81-1); AB - Silafau (4-44-0)
Tackles (Tot./Solo): DU - Piekarski (8/6), Martello (8/5); AB - James (17/9)