SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Drew Smith ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns to help Albany beat Northeast Conference rival Bryant 31-14 Saturday.
With Albany (5-1, 3-0) trailing by a touchdown late in the third quarter, Smith's 1-yard run up the middle tied the game at 14. Then on Bryant's next possession, Justinian Mason intercepted Mike Westerhaus and returned it for 75 yards and a score to give the Great Danes a 21-14 lead.
The game never got any closer for Bryant (0-6, 0-4), who has gotten off to the worst start in school history.
Albany's stifling defense the entire second half ended any hope of a Bryant comeback. Smith's 2-yard touchdown run on Albany's first possession of the fourth quarter helped seal the victory for the Great Danes.
The Bulldogs have now lost four straight conference games after either leading or being tied in the second half.
Minnesota is set up at running back going into the 2016 season but has questions at receiver and cornerback still after its recruiting class signed.
Texas had its share of lows in 2015, but also provided a few highs -- especially in wins over Baylor and Oklahoma.
Now that national signing day is in the books, it's time to take stock of NC State's roster for the 2016 season.
Arizona State has the bulk of its defensive line coming back, but will have some holes to fill at cornerback.
Jim Harbaugh has SEC coaches and administrators crying foul again. Is there a legitimate beef with the Michigan coach, or are they being self-serving?
Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, back with the San Diego Chargers in the role he held in 2013, likes running back Melvin Gordon's potential.
|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|
|St Francis (PA)||4-2||6-4|