PITTSBURGH, PA. -- Duquesne sophomore James Jacobs ran for a career-high 186 yards on 25 carries to lead Duquesne (2-1)to a 45-7 win over Georgetown (1-2).
Jacobs ran for 98 yards in the first half as the Dukes jumped out to a 24-7 lead. His 65-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter was the back-breaker as Duquesne upped its lead to 31-7. DU took the opening kickoff and drove 73 yards for a score when Niel Loebig found Bruce Hocker in the end zone from four yards out.
Georgetown?s first possession of the game was a sign of things to come as the Hoyas, who lost five fumbles and threw three interceptions on the afternoon, turned it over on a fumble by quarterback Keith Allan (So., Long Valley, N.J. / West Morris Central) at the Duquesne 41. Four plays later, Loebig hit Chris Campbell with a 12-yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-0. Georgetown capitalized on Duquesne?s lone turnover of the day - a Loebig interception at the DU 27 - to score on a seven-yard run by Kim Sarin (Jr., Roseville, Minn. /Cretin-Derham) to cut the lead to seven. Duquesne answered with a 31-yard John Harris field goal and took away any momentum the Hoyas had gained by going 62 yards in three plays to score on a 21-yard pass from Loebig to Michel Warfield with :22 left in the half to make the score 24-7.
Georgetown turned the ball over on its first four possessions of the second half resulting in DU?s final three scores of the game; Jacobs? 65-yard run, a one-yard run by Myke McAfoose and a 46-yard interception return by Michael Ford. Duquesne, which outgained Georgetown 410-138 on the afternoon, enjoyed a 206-24 yardage edge through the air.
The Hoyas, who finished the game 2-of-15 for 24 yards, did not complete a pass until the 12:06 mark of the third quarter.
Warfield led all receivers with 103 yards on six catches. Harry Carter paced the Duquesne defense with 10 tackles. Ford was credited with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three pass break ups in addition to his interception return. Defensive backs Todd Mills and Armar Watson accounted for the other two Duquesne interceptions.