Scores

Final

Hofstra 40

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Bryant 24

(1-1, 1-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

Bulldog Stadium (CA), Fresno, CA

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 14 17 0 940
BRY 3 7 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: C. Christopher (HOF) - 321 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Smith (BRY) - 11 CAR, 48 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Nelson (HOF) - 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Hofstra 40, Bryant 24

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Cory Christopher threw for three touchdowns and 321 yards to lead Hofstra in a 40-24 win against Bryant University on Saturday.

Christopher completed 22 of 36 passes and threw an interception, Christian Dennis scored on an 86-yard touchdown return and caught one pass for a 45-yard score for Hofstra (2-0).

Dennis returned the opening kickoff to make it 7-0, and Christopher connected with Everette Benjamin on a 31-yard pass to put Hofstra up 14-3. Miguel Maysonet's 8-yard run increased the Hofstra advantage to 21-3 and Christopher threw a 9-yard TD pass to Anthony Nelson to put the Pride up 31-10 with 1:23 to play before halftime.

Mike Croce was 14 of 37 with 209 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Bryant (1-1).

Henry Greco also hit on field goals of 24 and 25 yards in the Hofstra win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
BRY
1st Downs2216
Total Yards467289
Passing321209
Rushing14680
Penalties7-653-20
3rd Down Conversions7-155-17
4th Down Conversions0-12-6
Turnovers21
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christopher22/363218.931
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Croce14/372095.621

Rushing Leaders

HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Asante8607.5020
Benjamin7344.9017
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gamble11383.5010
Aponte4317.8017

Receiving Leaders

HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson68013.3025
Benjamin57314.6131
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pritchard48521.3157
Canfora14545.0045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOFBRY
TD14:45Christian Dennis 86 Yd Kickoff Return (Henry Greco Kick) 70
FG11:04Christopher Bird 34 Yd 73
TD07:37Everette Benjamin 31 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Henry Greco Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERHOFBRY
TD13:58Miguel Maysonet 8 Yd Run (Henry Greco Kick) 213
FG08:07Henry Greco 25 Yd 243
TD05:55Matt Tracey 13 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 2410
TD01:23Andrew Nelson 9 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Henry Greco Kick) 3110
THIRD QUARTERHOFBRY
TD00:38Jerell Smith 4 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 3117
FOURTH QUARTERHOFBRY
TD12:13Khalel Pritchard 57 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 3124
TD10:19Christian Dennis 45 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Pat Failed) 3724
FG06:22Henry Greco 24 Yd 4024