HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Kareem Huggins ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and Rob Zarrilli kicked a career-high four field goals to help Hofstra open the season with a 32-17 victory over Furman on Saturday night.
Huggins scored on runs of 3 and 6 yards, and Zarrilli converted from 52, 33, 22 and 26 yards as the Pride snapped a seven-game losing streak that closed out last year's 2-9 record.
Bryan Savage was 24-of-36 passes for 119 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown pass to Charles Sullivan that gave Hofstra a 29-17 lead with 9:41 left.
Renaldo Gray was 15-of-26 passes for 161 yards with one interception for the Paladins (1-1). His lone TD covered 11 yards to Chris Truss with 37 seconds left in the opening quarter that gave Furman a 10-6 lead.
Scott Beckler's 37-yard field goal with 54 seconds remaining in the first quarter, gave the visitors a 3-0 lead.
Zarrilli then kicked 52- and 32-yard field goals to give the Pride a 6-3 lead.
Jerome Felton's 1-yard run at 1:08 of the second quarter gave Furman its largest lead of the game, 17-9.
The Pride, behind Huggins' two TDs, then scored the final 23 points of the game. His 3-yard run at 5:25 of the third quarter cut it to 17-16.
Huggins then raced 6 yards into the end zone 27 seconds into the fourth quarter to put Hofstra on top for good, 22-17.