PITTSBURGH -- Dillon Buechel threw for three touchdowns and P.J. Fulmore's 9-yard run snapped a fourth-quarter tie as defending Northeast Conference champion Duquesne opened its league schedule with a 31-24 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday night.
Buechel was 22 of 33 for 258 yards with A.J. Hines rushing for 182 yards on 27 carries for the Dukes (4-2, 1-0). Fulmore scored with 7:54 left to help give coach Jerry Schmitt his 100th career win.
Joe Carroll, the fourth RMU quarterback to start a game this season, connected with Trey Edwards on a 65-yard play for a 24-17 lead in the third quarter. Buechel threw 8 yards to Blair Roberts to tie.
The Colonials (1-6, 0-2) were outgained 491-155 but stayed close thanks to two fumbled punts that turned into 10 points and Marcelis Branch's 63-yard return after he blocked a field-goal attempt.
The game was delayed for about 15 minutes with 2:42 remaining after the stadium lights went out.
Will Harris put his ear to the ground to collect some valuable betting information from the college football practice fields.
Don't be surprised to see the Ducks' junior quarterback pick up steam in the Heisman Trophy race and on NFL draft boards.
Alabama's receiving corps goes by many names: The Rugrats, The Three-Headed Monster, Super Sophomores. The talented trio has added a new dimension to the Tide.
Tom Luginbill breaks down three defensive formations the Aggies used against Clemson that they could deploy to try to slow the Tide's high-powered offense.
The teams in this week's biggest college football games are also battling for the same prospects on the recruiting trail.
Brad Edwards details the importance of the Texas' matchup with TCU being the first big step for the Longhorns to return to form since the restructuring of the Big 12.
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