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.