After falling behind 35-7 in the first half, Duquesne made a game of it with a strong second half.
Four Albany first-half rushing touchdowns and five overall were too much for Duquesne to overcome, as the Dukes fell 38-31. The Dukes made a game of it in the second half, but ran out of time in their attempt to complete the comeback. A late field goal cinched it up for Albany, who move to 7-1 in the Northeast Conference. Duquesne falls to 3-4 in the conference play and 5-5 overall.
To jump out to a 35-7 halftime lead, the Great Danes got four rushing touchdowns from four different players and got a passing score from quarterback WIll Fiacchi in the closing seconds. The Dukes' comeback attempt was led by quarterback Sean Patterson
, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and cut the deficit to seven. However, with just 11 seconds left on the clock and a seven-point lead, the Danes were able to escape with a victory. Albany running back Drew Smith carried the workload for the Great Danes. The senior rushed the ball 25 times for 143 yards and led the game off with a touchdown.