NEW YORK -- Dominique Williams ran for two touchdowns, including a late go ahead score to lead Wagner past Duquesne 23-17 Saturday to capture its first ever Northeast Conference Championship.
Wagner, who has won eight straight games, led 14-10 entering the fourth quarter. But Sean Patterson's 6-yard rushing touchdown with 12:39 left gave Duquesne (5-6, 3-5) a 17-14 lead.
On Wagner's (8-3, 7-1) next possession, Williams capped off an 11-play, 81-yard drive, with a 1-yard touchdown run to give Wagner the 21-17 advantage and the lead for good.
The Dukes' ensuing drive was stopped short by an aggressive Seahawk defense with 5:38 left in the fourth quarter, when Patterson was sacked for an 8-yard loss in the end zone, pushing Wagner's lead to 23-17.
Wagner's defense would hold Duquesne scoreless the rest of the quarter to pull out the 23-17 victory.
The SEC is usually known for its elite front-sevens on defense and while the defensive line is where it all starts, linebackers are almost as equally important.
The UCLA QB is no stranger to making statements on Instagram. In a since-deleted post, Rosen took a shot at the NCAA over the Bruins' apparel deal.
Matt Campbell already has brought some renewed energy to Iowa State, but a tough schedule may make a bowl appearance unlikely in Year 1.
Michigan State's roster is largely built of interchangeable parts, but they don't make many parts that fit the mold of Malik McDowell.
In 100 days, the ACC will face an unusually important opening weekend, with its two top national contenders facing huge nonconference tests.
Nick Chubb continued to rehab is knee but is apparently ahead of schedule. Still, the staff is going to be very cautious with his return this fall.
|St Francis (PA)||4-2||6-4|