Duquesne holds off Sacred Heart 28-24
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Daniel Parr threw a touchdown pass to Kellon Taylor and ran for a score, A.J. Hines rushed for 213 yards and Duquesne held off Sacred Heart 28-24 on Saturday.
The Dukes (7-3), Sacred Heart (6-4) and Central Connecticut State (6-4) are tied for first place in the Northeast Conference with 4-1 records.
Trailing 28-24 with 2:52 to play, Sacred Heart recovered a fumble on their own 35 for a chance at a game-winning drive, but were stopped on downs and the Dukes ran out the clock after Hines converted on third-and-1.
Parr scored on a 4-yard run three plays after Jassir Jordan returned the opening kickoff 76 yards. Hines (31 carries) capped the Dukes' second drive with a 32-yard run. Hines gained 232 yards on 33 carries in Duquesne's 47-30 win over Wagner last week.
Parr, 11 of 16 for 126 yards passing, hit Taylor on a 36-yard TD pass for a 21-7 Duquesne halftime lead. Taylor caught five passes for a career-high 86 yards. Daquan Worley scored on a 1-yard run in the third.
The Pioneers rallied in the second half, with Jordan Meachum (174 yards on 29 carries) scoring on a 1-yard run and Kevin Duke on a 3-yard run. Noah Gettman kicked a 24-yard field goal, but Sacred Heart couldn't convert on the final drive. Julius Chestnut gained 131 yards on 10 carries.
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