ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Bryan Savage ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Hofstra to a 28-13 victory over Albany in the Great Danes' home opener Saturday.
Albany (1-2) grabbed a 3-0 lead on its opening possession with an 18-play, 64-yard drive. Junior quarterback Vinny Esposito mixed the run and pass in a sequence that led to Jason Fralicker's 31-yard field goal.
Esposito, who completed 15 of 29 passes for 131 yards, converted three third-down plays with two passes and a run to the Hofstra 6-yard line.
The Pride took the lead on the next kickoff when Kareem Huggins broke through the middle and sprinted 98 yards to the end zone. Savage threw 25 yards to wide receiver Charles Sullivan before scoring on a 20-yard option run around right end for a 14-3 lead.
Savage guided Hofstra (2-0) on a 55-yard touchdown drive to end the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Fralicker made a 41-yard field goal. The Pride followed with Savage's 43-yard touchdown pass to Sullivan.
The Great Danes regrouped with a seven-play drive to close the gap to 28-13 with 5:23 left in the period.
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