Scores

Final

Albany 44

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Columbia 21

(0-2, 0-1 home)

12:30 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 7 17 20 044
CLMB 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: D. Di Lella (ALBY) - 208 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Smith (ALBY) - 19 CAR, 155 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Kirchner (ALBY) - 6 REC, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Albany (NY) 44, Columbia 21

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Drew Smith passed for a touchdown and ran for another in the third quarter as Albany (N.Y.) pulled away from Columbia in a 44-21 win on Saturday.

Leading 24-14 at halftime, the Great Danes (1-2) scored three touchdowns in less than two minutes to break open the game. Smith rushed for a 4-yard touchdown, and then passed to Ryan Kirchner for a 10-yard score. Dan Di Lella finished the scoring run with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Omar Osbourne. The scores were set up by an interception and two fumble recoveries.

Smith led the ground attack with 155 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Di Lella also was productive, completing 15 of 26 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

For Columbia (0-2), all-Ivy League quarterback Sean Brackett passed for 176 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice and fumbled the ball away after a sack.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
CLMB
1st Downs2022
Total Yards446328
Passing230211
Rushing216117
Penalties11-854-26
3rd Down Conversions6-157-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers14
Possession25:2434:36

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Di Lella15/262088.020
ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brackett17/351765.012

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith191558.2241
Osbourne8435.4117
ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gerst9566.2113
Garrett14292.107

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirchner67212.0225
Chillis24723.5036
ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stephens35418.0027
Garner34715.7029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYCLMB
TD05:12Drew Smith 41 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 70
TD01:17Nick Gerst 1 Yd Run (Luke Eddy Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERALBYCLMB
TD11:02Omar Osbourne 17 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 147
TD01:56Ryan Kirchner 25 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 217
FG00:17Herb Glass 34 Yd 247
TD00:00Connor Nelligan 2 Yd Fumble Return (Luke Eddy Kick) 2414
THIRD QUARTERALBYCLMB
TD08:42Drew Smith 4 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 3114
TD07:58Ryan Kirchner 10 Yd Pass From Drew Smith (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3714
TD06:56Omar Osbourne 37 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 4414
FOURTH QUARTERALBYCLMB
TD08:47Paul Havas 1 Yd Pass From Sean Brackett (Luke Eddy Kick) 4421