PITTSBURGH -- Dillon Buechel threw for three touchdowns and P.J. Fulmore's 9-yard run snapped a fourth-quarter tie as defending Northeast Conference champion Duquesne opened its league schedule with a 31-24 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday night.
Buechel was 22 of 33 for 258 yards with A.J. Hines rushing for 182 yards on 27 carries for the Dukes (4-2, 1-0). Fulmore scored with 7:54 left to help give coach Jerry Schmitt his 100th career win.
Joe Carroll, the fourth RMU quarterback to start a game this season, connected with Trey Edwards on a 65-yard play for a 24-17 lead in the third quarter. Buechel threw 8 yards to Blair Roberts to tie.
The Colonials (1-6, 0-2) were outgained 491-155 but stayed close thanks to two fumbled punts that turned into 10 points and Marcelis Branch's 63-yard return after he blocked a field-goal attempt.
The game was delayed for about 15 minutes with 2:42 remaining after the stadium lights went out.
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
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