Duquesne dodges bullets, edges Robert Morris 21-20

In a wild game of swings, safeties, special teams’ gaffes and a
failed trick play, Duquesne came away with a 21-20 win over Robert
Morris in Northeastern Conference play Saturday night.

Robert Morris (2-4, 0-1) took a 7-0 lead into halftime after
Paul Jones, whose interception earlier in the drive was fumbled
back to the Colonials, scored on a 4-yard run.

Duquesne scored when Charles Lipp’s blocked punt resulted in the
team’s first of two safeties in the third quarter. Dillon Buechel
threw two touchdown passes and Austin Crimmins added a field goal
as Duquesne (4-2, 2-0) took a 21-7 lead into the fourth
quarter.

Following a Deontae Howard score, Jones ran in his second
touchdown with 4:43 remaining but Hunter Khaleghi missed the extra
point wide left.

RMU’s defense forced back-to-back three-and-out series’ before a
fumbled hook and ladder in the final minute doomed the
Colonials.