Scores

Final

Hofstra 28

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Albany 13

(1-2, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 15, 2007

University Field (NY), Albany, NY

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 7 14 7 028
ALBY 3 0 10 013

Top Performers

Passing: B. Savage (HOF) - 262 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Savage (HOF) - 6 CAR, 15 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Sullivan (HOF) - 6 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Hofstra 28, Albany, N.Y. 13

Associated Press

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.

David McCarty was Albany's leading ball carrier with 47 yards on 16 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
ALBY
1st Downs1713
Total Yards353225
Passing262131
Rushing9194
Penalties4-194-19
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers12
Possession32:0527:55

Passing Leaders

HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Savage19/282629.410
AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Esposito15/291314.502

Rushing Leaders

HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Huggins26732.800
Savage6152.520
AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCarty16472.900
Esposito12282.310

Receiving Leaders

HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sullivan612520.810
Lewis4348.500
AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith44210.500
Bocanegra4205.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOFALBY
FG01:21Jason Fralicker 31 Yd 03
TD01:08Kareem Huggins 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERHOFALBY
TD12:37Bryan Savage 20 Yd Run (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 143
TD00:16Bryan Savage 1 Yd Run (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 213
THIRD QUARTERHOFALBY
FG11:16Jason Fralicker 41 Yd 216
TD08:24Charles Sullivan 43 Yd Pass From Bryan Savage (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 286
TD05:23Vinny Esposito 9 Yd Run (Jason Fralicker Kick) 2813