Blue Devils Throw Three Interceptions in Loss to Duquesne

Michael Killeen, Staff Writer

The Central Connecticut State University football team lost their seventh straight game of the season, 30-6, against Northeast Conference rival Duquesne University.

CCSU finished the game with 125 passing yards and 102 rushing yards. The Blue Devils were the only team to throw an interception the entire game, totaling up to three altogether. 

Junior quarterback Romelo Williams was still absent from the team because of an injury, which left the graduate student, Shon Mitchell, to retake the field once again under center.

 “Me and my guys have a really, really, good relationship,” Mitchell said when talking about his teammates following the loss. “I know those guys are playing their hearts out for me and for everyone else.”

Mitchell threw for a total of 17 completed passes out of 35 attempts, finishing with a completion percentage of 48.6.

Not only was Williams absent from Saturday’s game, but head coach Ryan McCarthy was out due to illness and was not present.

“He plays a very pivotal voice in our offense. Not having him, that’s a big blow,” Mitchell said about McCarthy.

The Blue Devils return to their home turf, Arute Field on campus at CCSU to host conference rival Wagner University on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. Their final home game for the season will be against Merrimack College on Saturday, Nov. 12 at noon.