The Duquesne Dukes were able to get their first win of the season by beating the Dayton Flyers 17-7 on Saturday afternoon at Rooney Field.
Senior running back Larry McCoy led the way for the Dukes, gaining 124 yards on 27 carries and scoring a touchdown. Sean Patterson also had a nice day completing 18-of-26 passes for 187 yards including a touchdown and an interception.
Gianni Carter was on the receiving end of Patterson's touchdown toss. Overall, Carter hauled in six receptions for 78 yards.
Will Bardo did his best to keep Dayton in the game, but ultimately fell short. The sophomore threw for 242 yards on 21-of-42, but also threw an interception. The signal-caller also picked up 50 yards on the ground.
Branden Johnson was the star for the Flyers. The Lexington, KY native caught seven passes for 98 yards, leading his team in both categories.
Next week, Duquesne will travel to play Valpariaso while Dayton hosts Robert Morris.