WEEK #10: Duquesne 28, Lafayette 17
Nov. 13, 1999
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette's three-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt as the Leopards sputtered in the second half vs. Duquesne (7-3) in a non-conference match-up. The visiting Dukes came back from a 17-9 third-quarter deficit to score 19 unanswered points and surprise Lafayette (4-6).
Duquesne, which needs to defeat 1-8 Canisius next week to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship, outgained the Leopards in total offense, 432-312. Duquesne quarterback Tony Zimmerman threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, completing 20-of-47 passes for 331 yards on the day.
Gerald Foster was on the receiving end of eight Zimmerman passes, gaining 169 yards. Duquesne place kicker Orlando Bellisario was a perfect three-for-three on field goal attempts, connecting on kicks of 16, 22, and 27 yards.
Lafayette's Bill Stocker made his first start at tailback and became the first Leopard freshman since Leonard Moore '95 to rush for more than 100 yards, carrying the ball 35 times for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Harry Armstrong, who entered the game 3-0 as Lafayette's starting quarterback, suffered his roughest game to date with four interceptions and one fumbled snap exchange. Three of the turnovers occurred on successive drives to stop the Leopards' attack.
Lafayette travels to Lehigh next Saturday for the 135th meeting of college football's most played rivalry. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.