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AlbanyGreat DanesALBY
4-5, 2-4 Conf
35
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Sacred HeartPioneersSHU
3-7, 1-6 Conf

Albany, N.Y. 35, Sacred Heart 23

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Defensive end Mike Kelly scored on a 54-yard interception return with 1:22 left as Albany (N.Y.) held off Sacred Heart 35-23 on Saturday.

The Great Danes (4-5, 2-4 Northeast Conference) led 28-14 early in the fourth quarter after Dillon Romain and Drew Smith rushed for two touchdowns apiece.

Sacred Heart (3-7, 1-6) blocked a punt for a safety with 8:58 remaining, then quarterback Dale Fink went to work. Fink, who completed 36 of 61 passes for 414 yards, three TDs and three interceptions, threw a 21-yard TD pass to Rich Rossi to close the gap to 28-23 with 6:33 to go.

On their next possession, the Pioneers converted on fourth down twice to keep the drive alive. On second-and-6 from the Albany 35, defensive tackle Trevor Anderson tipped Fink's pass and Kelly grabbed it for the clinching touchdown.

The Great Danes snapped a three-game skid against conference opponents.

NCAAF News

2016 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Albany0-00-0
Delaware0-00-0
Elon0-00-0
James Madison0-00-0
Maine0-00-0
New Hampshire0-00-0
Rhode Island0-00-0
Richmond0-00-0
Stony Brook0-00-0
Towson0-00-0
Villanova0-00-0
William & Mary0-00-0

2016 Northeast Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Bryant0-00-0
Central Connecticut0-00-0
Duquesne0-00-0
Robert Morris0-00-0
Sacred Heart0-00-0
St Francis (PA)0-00-0
Wagner0-00-0