Duquesne Dukes Top Flyers En-Route to a 2-1 Start

Posted on Sep 19 2016 - 1:25pm by Danny Beeck
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The Duquesne Dukes had another home game this week as they took on the Dayton Flyers, seeking their second win on the season.

The players to watch this week lived up to the hype, as A.J. Hines hit 189 yards and two touchdowns, bringing his touchdown count this season to five. This game was especially big for red shirt senior Wayne Capers, as he totaled 143 yards (career high) and one touchdown.

After back-to-back scoring early in the first quarter, Dayton began to show their skill on the offensive side of the ball, with Alex Jeske’s 59-yard run to extend their lead even more. Field goals from various distances broke up the amount of players getting into the end-zone, before A.J. Hines continued what he does best, with a 10-yard run to end the half with a score of 20-15.

The second half was all Duquesne, as they shut out the Flyers completely, racking up 19 points in the second half. Dillon Buechel threw for 227 yards and went 18-39 with two touchdowns, along with his first interception of the season.

The defense came up big as well for the Dukes in Saturday’s contest, with Christian Kuntz getting to quarterback Alex Jeske three times, along with a team-high nine tackles.

The Dukes will face off against Kennesaw State this week at home, a team they haven’t faced off against yet this season. Quarterback Dillon Buechel and running back A.J. Hines are hoping to continue their success as they go for their third win this season. Kickoff is set for 1:05pm at Rooney Field.

Photo courtesy of Duquesne University Athletics.

Photo courtesy of Duquesne University Athletics.


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