WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Running back Drew Smith ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, helping Albany (N.Y.) remain in a tie for first place in the Northeast Conference with a 41-24 win over Monmouth (N.J.) Saturday.
Smith rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries and threw a 44-yard touchdown to Justinian Mason on his only pass attempt for the Great Danes (7-3, 6-1), who are knotted atop the league standings with Duquesne.
Dan Di Lella completed 16 of 26 passes with 306 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Albany, which outgained Monmouth 539-385 on offense.
The game was tied at 17-17 midway through the third quarter, but Smith broke a 62-yard run for a score with 1:36 left until the fourth to give Albany the lead for good. Albany scored 24 straight points from that juncture.
Craig Peterson had 296 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for Monmouth (5-5, 4-3).
Peyton Manning was among the former Tennessee players who praised and roasted Phillip Fulmer, who led the Volunteers to the 1998 national title.
J.P. Urquidez, the No. 17-rated offensive tackle in the ESPN 300, has signed with the Texas Longhorns after being released from his commitment to Baylor.
The SEC says it is closely monitoring its Twitter account after a hack led the league to post a couple images of scantily clad women Saturday morning.
Baylor and ex-coach Art Briles acknowledged "serious shortcomings" Friday night in a statement announcing that the sides have mutually agreed to terminate his employment.
Wyatt Davis is a physical offensive lineman who can provide some versatility to Ohio State.
Zachary Carter provides Florida with needed depth on the defense side. He can develop into a versatile defensive lineman.
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