Mike Hilliard ran for a school-record 323 yards and five touchdowns as Duquesne rolled to a 62-14 victory over La Salle on Saturday night at Rooney Field.
Hilliard, who carried the ball 31 times before leaving the game early in the third quarter, scored on runs of 2, 40, 8, 2, and 2 yards to break the Duquesne record of four rushing touchdowns set by Pedro Bowman in 1983. Hilliard also broke the school rushing record of 317 yards set by Joe Rue in 2001. His five touchdown passes tied a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record. His rushing total was the second-best in MAAC history.
Duquesne (2-2, 1-0 MAAC) jumped out to a 35-7 halftime lead with Hilliard’s first four touchdowns and a 2-yard touchdown pass from Niel Loebig to Michel Warfield. Loebig completed 10 of 17 passes for 108 yards.
La Salle (1-3, 0-1) scored on a 1-yard run by Melvin Bryant and a 45-yard run by Kevin Sullivan. La Salle scored touchdowns on a 1-yard run by Melvin Bryant with 8:07 to play in the second quarter and a 45-yard run by Kevin Sullivan in the fourth quarter.
Duquesne led 35-7 at the half.
La Salle quarterback Ed Marynowitz completed 16 of 31 passes for 193 yards. Kevin Smith led Duquesne’s defense with 11 tackles, including six solo. Duquesne finished with 582 yards of total offense to 267 for La Salle.
Geneva 24, Trinity International 21 — Geneva (2-1) came from behind to upset Trinity (3-1). With 12:22 to play, Geneva’s Josh Mullen scored on a 1-yard run to put Golden Tornadoes ahead for good. Mullen rushed for 126 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. Brandon Nathan added 111 yards on the ground for Geneva.