Scores

Final

St Francis (PA) 29

(1-4, 0-1 NEC)

Cent Conn St 38

(2-4, 1-0 NEC)

1:00 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Arute Field, New Britain, CT

1 2 3 4 T
SFU 0 3 20 629
CCSU 7 21 0 1038

Top Performers

Passing: N. SanGiacomo (CCSU) - 242 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Harbridge (SFU) - 29 CAR, 179 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Holmes (CCSU) - 5 REC, 153 YDS, 1 TD

CCSU holds off St. Francis rally for 38-29 win

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Rob Hollomon scored twice and rushed for 123 yards as Central Connecticut State held off a Saint Francis rally for a 38-29 win in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.

Hollomon had the first and final scores of the game for the Blue Devils (2-4), who led 28-3 at halftime before a second-half rally from the Red Flash (1-4) made for a close finish.

Hollomon's 2-yard touchdown run with 2:20 left gave CCSU a 38-29 lead and Saint Francis' final possession ended with a turnover on downs to secure the victory.

The Red Flash got a big performance from Kyle Harbridge, who scored two third-quarter touchdowns in the comeback effort and became the school's all-time leading rusher after running for a game-high 179 yards.

Nick SanGiacomo passed for 242 yards and three first-half touchdowns to help the Blue Devils build the early lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFU
CCSU
1st Downs1524
Total Yards307442
Passing146242
Rushing161200
Penalties7-856-50
3rd Down Conversions5-149-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers12
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

St. Francis UC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward12/161469.121
Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
SanGiacomo18/292428.331

Rushing Leaders

St. Francis UCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harbridge291796.2260
Dickson5163.206
Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollomon241235.1229
Lee14805.7014

Receiving Leaders

St. Francis URECYDSAVGTDLG
Dickson24020.0027
Domonkos23517.5027
Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holmes515330.6166
Tarantino3299.7114

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSFUCCSU
TD11:09Rob Hollomon 5 Yd Run (Steven Calitri Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSFUCCSU
FG10:29Lance Geesey 38 Yd 37
TD06:27Thomas Tarantino 3 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 314
TD04:06Tyrell Holmes 66 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 321
TD00:35Nick Bacarella 4 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 328
THIRD QUARTERSFUCCSU
TD10:31Kyle Harbridge 8 Yd Run (Lance Geesey Kick) 1028
TD07:33Matt Valenzuela 5 Yd Pass From Max Ward (Pat Failed) 1628
TD02:10Kyle Harbridge 16 Yd Run (Lance Geesey Kick) 2328
FOURTH QUARTERSFUCCSU
FG13:50Steven Calitri 26 Yd 2331
TD11:02Anthony Bowman 5 Yd Pass From Max Ward (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2931
TD02:20Rob Hollomon 2 Yd Run (Steven Calitri Kick) 2938