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Cent. Connecticut St. 36, St. Francis, Pa. 0

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- James Mallory ran for 167 yards and Dominique Rose had two of Central Connecticut State's five interceptions in a 36-0 victory over winless St. Francis, Pa., on Saturday.

The game's first points came just before halftime when Mallory capped a 57-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to put Central (6-4) up 6-0 at the break.

The Blue Devils took control in the third quarter. Central quarterback Hunter Wanket (6-for-8, 57 yards) ran 9 yards for a touchdown run midway through the period to cap a 14-play, 62-yard drive that took nearly six minutes off the clock.

Mallory made it 20-0 on Central's next possession with a 70-yard run up the left sideline with four minutes left in the third.

Rose picked off his second pass of the game at the beginning of the fourth quarter and ran it back 85 yards for a touchdown. Joe Izzo hit a field goal for Central, then Ernie Greywacz ran back a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown.

Central guaranteed its fifth-straight winning season with the victory and earned its first shutout since 1998.

George Little (18-for-28) threw for 166 yards for St. Francis (0-9), but was intercepted three times. Jude Yearwood led the Red Flash in rushing with 53 yards.