Scores

Final

Bryant 35

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Cent Conn St 42

(1-0, 1-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

Arute Field, New Britain, CT

1 2 3 4 T
BRY 3 10 0 2235
CCSU 7 14 0 2142

Top Performers

Passing: J. Graber (BRY) - 216 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Mallory (CCSU) - 29 CAR, 256 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Canfora (BRY) - 4 REC, 62 YDS, 2 TD

Cent. Connecticut St. 42, Bryant 35

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- A 70-yard touchdown connection from Aubrey Norris to Nick Colagiovanni with 3:25 left on the clock clinched Central Connecticut State University's 42-35 win over Bryant University on Saturday.

Norris finished the game 6-for-13 for 113 yards and a score in the air, while James Mallory led Central in rushing with 254 yards on 28 carries.

The Blue Devils took the lead late on their second punt block of the game.

Nick Delgado got a hand on it, and Cory Robinson recovered the ball into the end zone to give Central a 35-28 advantage with 7:41 left in the game.

The Bulldogs responded with 70 yards on eight plays on the ensuing drive, capped by Jay Graber's 20-yard touchdown pass to Mike Canfora to tie the game at 35 with 4:43 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRY
CCSU
1st Downs00
Total Yards350391
Passing216121
Rushing134270
Penalties4-326-61
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers12
Possession31:1728:43

Passing Leaders

BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Graber19/362166.031
Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norris6/131138.710

Rushing Leaders

BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith14936.600
Gamble18814.510
Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallory292568.820
Norris17171.000

Receiving Leaders

BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Canfora46215.520
South45714.310
Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Colagiovanni17070.010
Paul4389.500

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBRYCCSU
TD11:49Jordan Knight 22 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Joe Izzo Kick) 07
FG01:21Christopher Bird 37 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERBRYCCSU
TD10:49Josh Vargas 2 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 314
TD04:23James Mallory 3 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 321
TD02:41Vinton South 24 Yd Pass From Jay Graber (Christopher Bird Kick) 1021
FG00:00Christopher Bird 46 Yd 1321
FOURTH QUARTERBRYCCSU
TD12:59Michael Canfora 15 Yd Pass From Jay Graber (Jay Graber Pass To Vinton South For Two-Point Conversion) 2121
TD10:01Lindsey Gamble 1 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 2821
TD09:26James Mallory 94 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2828
TD07:41Cory Robinson 0 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Joe Izzo Kick) 2835
TD04:43Michael Canfora 20 Yd Pass From Jay Graber (Christopher Bird Kick) 3535
TD03:25Nick Colagiovanni 70 Yd Pass From Aubrey Norris (Joe Izzo Kick) 3542