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Albany vs. Duquesne 2012 final score: Dukes comeback falls short in 38-31 loss

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.

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