Scores

Final

Bryant 31

(6-3, 3-2 away)

Albany 17

(6-3, 2-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 5, 2011

University Field (NY), Albany, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BRY 10 0 14 731
ALBY 7 10 0 017

Top Performers

Passing: M. Croce (BRY) - 328 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Brown (BRY) - 34 CAR, 155 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Harris (BRY) - 10 REC, 224 YDS, 2 TD

Bryant 31, Albany (NY) 17

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mike Croce threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns as Bryant beat Albany (N.Y.) 31-17 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference game.

It was the first conference loss for Albany, which fell to 5-1 in NEC play, 6-3 overall. Bryant, meanwhile, improved to 6-3, 4-2.

Croce completed 22 of 30 pass attempts as all three of his touchdown passes came in the second half. After Bryant took an early 10-0 lead on a field goal and a 2-yard run by Jordan Brown (157 yards rushing), Albany rallied behind quarterback Dan Di Lella. He threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, one to Cole King and another to Ryan Kirchner as the Great Danes took a 17-10 lead early in the third quarter.

But Croce connected with Jordan Harris for touchdowns of 34 and 66 yards in the third quarter, then hit Zack Wilson on a 6-yarder to close the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRY
ALBY
1st Downs2219
Total Yards477364
Passing328244
Rushing149120
Penalties8-696-60
3rd Down Conversions9-156-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers13
Possession36:3223:28

Passing Leaders

BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Croce22/3032810.930
AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Di Lella16/312447.922

Rushing Leaders

BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown341554.6159
Johnson144.004
AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith13665.1013
Di Lella10202.0021

Receiving Leaders

BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris1022422.4266
Tracey34515.0024
AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Osbourne15757.0057
King35418.0125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBRYALBY
FG11:39Tom Alberti 40 Yd 30
TD04:58Jordan Brown 2 Yd Run (Tom Alberti Kick) 100
TD01:42Cole King 20 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERBRYALBY
FG08:59Herb Glass 34 Yd 1010
TD03:55Ryan Kirchner 5 Yd Pass From Dan Di Lella (Herb Glass Kick) 1017
THIRD QUARTERBRYALBY
TD11:18Jordan Harris 34 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Tom Alberti Kick) 1717
TD06:22Jordan Harris 66 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Tom Alberti Kick) 2417
FOURTH QUARTERBRYALBY
TD09:46Zack Wilson 6 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Tom Alberti Kick) 3117