Scores

Final

Albany 35

(4-5, 3-4 away)

Sacred Heart 23

(3-7, 1-3 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 6, 2010

Campus Field, Fairfield, CT

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 0 7 14 1435
SHU 7 0 7 923

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fink (SHU) - 414 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. Romain (ALBY) - 16 CAR, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Rossi (SHU) - 11 REC, 150 YDS, 1 TD

Albany, N.Y. 35, Sacred Heart 23

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
SHU
1st Downs1826
Total Yards358465
Passing127414
Rushing23151
Penalties5-404-50
3rd Down Conversions4-125-15
4th Down Conversions3-33-6
Turnovers23
Possession26:2833:32

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leathley8/181096.101
Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fink36/614146.833

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Romain161016.3220
Smith15976.5230
Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Archer17563.308
Ibe331.002

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chillis34515.0022
Kirchner22412.0015
Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rossi1115013.6124
Patterson1013813.8029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYSHU
TD03:45Marcel Archer 8 Yd Pass From Dale Fink (Jesper Fredriksson Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERALBYSHU
TD01:31Dillon Romain 7 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERALBYSHU
TD10:32Andrew (QB) Smith 9 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 147
TD06:44Dillon Romain 20 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 217
TD01:48Rock Tate 2 Yd Pass From Dale Fink (Jesper Fredriksson Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERALBYSHU
TD14:25Andrew (QB) Smith 2 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 2814
SF08:58Ball Through End Zone 2816
TD06:33Rich Rossi 21 Yd Pass From Dale Fink (Jesper Fredriksson Kick) 2823
TD01:22Mike Kelly 54 Yd Interception Return (Herb Glass Kick) 3523