Patterson throws for 326 yards and 3 TDs as Duquesne beats Dayton 35-31

Sean Patterson threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Sean Bunevich with 21 seconds left to give Duquesne a 35-31 victory over Dayton on Saturday.

Patterson completed 27 of 40 passes for 326 and three touchdowns as the Dukes (2-0) held on to defeat Dayton.

Despite jumping out to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter, the Flyers (1-1) faltered down the stretch as Patterson led Duquesne on two touchdown drives just before halftime including a game-tying 13-yard touchdown pass to wideout Connor Dixon as time expired.

Dayton reclaimed the lead in the third quarter after 27-yard field goal from Nick Glavin, but a 4-yard touchdown run by Duquesne running back Larry McCoy gave the Dukes a 28-24 advantage.

McCoy rushed for a game-high 84 yards and two touchdowns.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Patterson threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Sean Bunevich with 21 seconds left to give Duquesne a 35-31 victory over Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener on Saturday.

Patterson completed 27 of 40 passes for 326 and three touchdowns as the Dukes (2-0, 1-0) held on to defeat Dayton in the Atlantic 10 conference opener.

Despite jumping out to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter, the Flyers (1-1, 0-1) faltered down the stretch as Patterson led Duquesne on two touchdown drives just before halftime including a game-tying 13-yard touchdown pass to wideout Connor Dixon as time expired.

Dayton reclaimed the lead in the third quarter after 27-yard field goal from Nick Glavin, but a 4-yard touchdown run by Duquesne running back Larry McCoy gave the Dukes a 28-24 advantage.

McCoy rushed for a game-high 84 yards and two touchdowns.