Scores

Final

Albany 41

(2-2, 2-1 away)

St Francis (PA) 20

(1-4, 1-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

DeGol Field, Loretto, PA

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 7 14 3 1741
SFU 7 0 6 720

Top Performers

Passing: D. Di Lella (ALBY) - 193 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Smith (ALBY) - 20 CAR, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. King (ALBY) - 7 REC, 129 YDS, 2 TD

Albany (NY) 41, St. Francis (Pa.) 20

Associated Press

LORETTO, Pa. -- Dan Di Lella threw for a career-high three touchdowns, two of them in the final 3 minutes of the first half, as Albany (N.Y.) won its Northeast Conference opener 41-20 over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.

Di Lella found Cole King for a 19-yard score to give the Great Danes (2-2) a 14-7 lead 2:41 before halftime.

The Red Flash (1-4, 0-3) punted after three plays. Ryan Kirchner's 27-yard punt return put Albany at the St. Francis 39, and Di Lella found Kirchner for a 7-yard score and a 21-7 halftime lead.

Di Lella, who was 14 for 24 for 193 yards with two interceptions, connected again with King for a 49-yard touchdown on the opening play of the fourth quarter for a 31-13 Albany lead. King finished with seven receptions for 129 yards.

The Great Danes overcame 145 yards on 14 penalties. St. Francis was penalized 70 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
SFU
1st Downs2419
Total Yards466252
Passing223104
Rushing243148
Penalties14-1458-70
3rd Down Conversions9-185-18
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers21
Possession32:5727:03

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Di Lella14/241938.032
St. Francis UC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly11/29933.210

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith201135.7119
Osbourne19894.7123
St. Francis UCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kelly12836.9125
Harbridge15322.106

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
King712918.4249
Kirchner44812.0118
St. Francis URECYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander5295.8011
Wasilewski22311.5116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYSFU
TD09:41Drew Smith 4 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 70
TD05:18John Kelly 12 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERALBYSFU
TD02:42Cole King 19 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 147
TD00:14Ryan Kirchner 7 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERALBYSFU
FG05:14Josh Thiel 35 Yd 2110
FG02:31Herb Glass 28 Yd 2410
FG00:38Josh Thiel 25 Yd 2413
FOURTH QUARTERALBYSFU
TD14:53Cole King 49 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 3113
FG09:35Herb Glass 46 Yd 3413
TD07:05Jeff Wasilewski 16 Yd Pass From John Kelly (Josh Thiel Kick) 3420
TD02:41Omar Osbourne 4 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 4120