November 20, 2011


The Duquesne Dukes ended the 2011 season with a convincing 45-10 blow out over their cross-town rival Robert Morris Colonials. As the game wound down and it became clear that the Colonials had no answers for Patterson, Dixon, Williams and Oliver, there seemed to be more interest in the score of the game being played a few hundred miles to the Northeast.

Aside from the last quarter of the Bucknell game and the first quarter of the Albany game, the Dukes have completed a masterful 9-2 season. The game was typical of the rest of the season as Sean Patterson found Conner Dixon for three touchdowns, Larry McCoy ran for another hundred yard game and a touchdown the defense closed out the opposition allowing only 10 points.

The Dukes tie for the NEC Conference Championship but miss a trip to the NCAA Playoffs as Albany beat Sacred Hear 31-21. Honestly, this is a Duquesne team that would stand a very good chance to win a game or two in the NCAA Tournament. Albany has drawn a very winnable game at former NEC member Stony Brook.

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