NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nehari Crawford pulled in a pass over the middle from Daniel Parr and took it 56 yards for the winning touchdown with less than a half-minute to play Saturday and Duquesne defeated Central Connecticut 38-31 to win its fifth Northeast Conference title and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA FCS playoffs.
The catch on the winning TD gave Crawford 10 receptions on the day for 124 yards and placed him as the all-time leader in career catches for the Dukes (8-3, 5-1).
CCSU (6-5, 4-2) knotted the score at 31 with 5:35 to play when Jacob Dolegala, who had already passed for three touchdowns, ran it in from the 5.
Parr completed 23 of 33 passes for 277 yards and two TDs, while A.J. Hines carried the ball 31 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns