Duquesne Earns 47-30 Comeback Win Over Wagner
Staten Island, NY – Wagner took an early 6-0 lead on a five-yard interception return for a touchdown by redshirt junior linebacker Santoni Graham and led 23-21 at halftime before Duquesne rallied late for a 47-30 victory, spoiling the Seahawks' Senior Day at blustery Hameline Field on Saturday. With the loss, the Seahawks fall to 2-7 on the season and 1-3 in Northeast Conference (NEC) play while the Dukes improve to 6-3 overall, 3-1 in league play. Graduate student T.J. Linta completed 20-of-43 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns for the Seahawls. In a game that featured 77 combined points and 802 combined yards, it was Duquesne's staunch brand of run defense on preseason All-American senior running back Ryan Fulse, however, that was the pivotal factor in the game. Entering the game as the nation's leading FCS rusher, with 1,209 yards, Fulse was a marked man on all afternoon as few running lanes limited him to 54 hard-fought yards on 20 carries.