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Duquesne vs. Monmouth final score: Hawks edge Dukes, 28-27

Duquesne fell to Monmouth on Saturday, losing 28-27 in a tough NEC battle.

The Duquesne Dukes (5-3, 3-2) fell to the Monmouth Hawks (4-4, 3-2) on Saturday, losing 28-27 in an NEC battle.

Kwabena Asante rushed for a 2-yard touchdown, and Julian Hayes rushed for a 10-yard touchdown, giving Monmouth a quick 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.

The Dukes and Hawks traded touchdowns later in the second quarter, as Monmouth took a 21-7 lead into halftime.

Duquesne came out of halftime firing, scoring 17 unanswered points to begin the second half. Sean Patterson completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Gianni Carter, before Charlie Leventry kicked a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Patterson then completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Sean Brady, giving the Dukes a 24-21 lead in the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately for the Dukes, Monmouth responded with a seven play, 75-yard touchdown drive, capped off by a 2-yard touchdown run by Hayes, giving Monmouth a 28-24 lead.

Duquesne would a field goal later in the fourth quarter, but would not score again, as Monmouth went on to win, 28-27.

Monmouth was outgained by Duquesne, 389-313, but still came away with the narrow victory.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.