VALPARAISO, Ind. — Tommy Stuart threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as Duquesne held off a late comeback from Valparaiso Saturday to earn its first win of the season, 45-40.
Stuart found Nehari Crawford for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and hit Chavas Rawlins with a short touchdown to send the Dukes into halftime with a 31-21 advantage.
Stuart nosed in from 2-yards out with 10:43 left in the game to give the Dukes a 45-28 advantage.
Jimmy Seewald fired four touchdown passes, including a pair in the fourth quarter to cut the Dukes’ lead with 2:19 left, but was picked off at the Duquesne 35 with 1:09 remaining. Seewald found Donny Navarro with a 6-yard pass, then hit Parker Fox with an 80-yard bomb with 2:19 left.
Reigning Jerry Rice Award winner A.J. Hines ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for Duquesne (1-1).