Duquesne running back Larry McCoy is close to shattering nearly every rushing record in program history. If he continues to put up numbers like he did on Saturday, the records will fall quicker than many may have anticipated.
McCoy rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns in a win vs. Valparaiso and that performance earned him Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week honors.
In addition to that honor, McCoy tied Donte Small (1998-2001) for the most 100-yard games in Dukes’ history with 21.
McCoy finished the game only eight yards shy of passing Pedro Bowman (3,830 yards from 1981-84), the No. 2 rusher in school history and needs only 438 yards to pass Small as Duquesne’s all-time leading rusher (4,260 career yards). McCoy, who has 3,823 career yards, has topped the 100 yard mark in 17 of his past 22 games.
McCoy, who is the first Duke to earn NEC Player of the Week honors this season, leads all rushers at both the FBS and FCS levels with 771 career rushing attempts, which puts him 97 carries ahead of Fresno State’s Robbie Rouse and Delaware’s Andrew Pierce. In addition, McCoy’s 3,823 career yards trail only Eric Breitenstein of Wofford (4,109) among all ball carriers at both levels and have him ahead of Wisconsin’s Montee Ball by 193 yards.
The last Duquesne player to win Offensive Player of the Week honors was wide receiver Connor Dixon (September 26, 2011).
Duquesne (2-1, 0-0) opens NEC play at Bryant (0-3, 0-1) on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1:00 p.m.
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