In a game packed with Alaskans, Duffy steals show in big way
Anchorage’s Sean Duffy had a huge day in the pocket for the University of Dubuque football team.
The junior quarterback threw for a season-high 349 yards as the Spartans piled up a school-record 740 yards in a 69-14 win over Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Duffy, of West High fame, tossed three touchdown passes and at one point completed 12 straight passes.
The 740 yards broke the team’s previous record of 635 yards set in 2016 with a different Alaskan under center.
That day Anchorage’s Conor Feckley – now a Dubuque coach – threw for 634 yards and eight TDs in a 70-53 shootout over Bethel University.
This game had an Alaskan feel, too, as two other players in addition to Duffy from the state got the ball in Eagle River’s Karletty Faamatuainu from Dubuque and Palmer’s Parker Kizer of Luther.
Duffy’s day was one of his best in 18 career games since arriving on the NCAA D3 campus last season.
His yards were the second-highest total and his 20-for-23 completion percentage of .869 was No. 1.
He has thrown for 19 TDs and 1,932 yards in eight games this year.
Faamatuainu, of Eagle River High fame, caught one pass for nine yards in the second quarter.
He has hauled in seven catches for 66 yards on the season.
Faamatuainu also has caught five career TDs passes – all from Duffy.
Kizer, of Colony High fame, shared snaps at quarterback and rushed for 49 yards on 13 carries.
The run-first signal caller also completed 4-of-6 passes for 34 yards.
He shared snaps at QB but was brought in on the very first drive once Luther reached the red zone. He orchestrated a scoring drive to give the Norse an early 7-0 lead and later had a hand in another TD.
In seven games this year he has accounted for 594 total yards and three scores.