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Buechel throws 3 TDs as Duquesne defeats Monmouth 33-23

Dillon Buechel threw three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter, as Duquesne took down Monmouth 33-23 on Saturday.

Duquesne (7-4) scored the first 13 points of the game but Monmouth (6-6) fought back to tie it at 23 early in the fourth quarter on Brandon Hill's 17-yard touchdown pass to Neal Sterling. The Hawks tied the game with a 2-point conversion as Hill found Sterling again.

Duquesne responded on the ensuing possession with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Buechel to Ethan Dorsey. The Dukes defense forced a turnover on downs late in the fourth quarter to preserve the lead, which led to a late field goal for Duquesne.

Buechel had 223 yards passing and set Duquesne single-season records for passes and attempts.

Hill completed three touchdown passes on 278 yards passing for Monmouth. Michael McLafferty caught four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.