Albany 44, St. Francis, Pa. 21

Updated: October 11, 2003, 5:20 PM ET

LORETTO, Pa. -- Gary Jones rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns to lead Albany over St. Francis, Pa., 44-21 Saturday.

Jones scored in every quarter but the second and averaged 9.2 yards per carry. Jones scored early in the first quarter and then on runs of 20 and 17 yards in the third and fourth quarters respectively.

The Great Danes (4-2, 3-0 Northeast Conference) led 23-7 at the break and scored another 21 points in the second half.

Albany stymied St. Francis all day on the ground, limiting the Red Flash to a net 21 yards rushing and sacking quarterback Anthony Doria twice.

Tackle David Parks recorded both sacks for Albany.

St. Francis (1-5, 0-3) was led by Doria with 398 yards passing. He threw two touchdowns and completed 38 of 63 passing attempts. He set single game records for Saint Francis in total passing yards, completions and attempts. But he was intercepted twice, one of which was returned 44 yards for a touchdown by Jon Carvin in the second quarter.

Albany's defense also scored in the first quarter on a safety by tackle Matt Kryzak.

Quarterback Luke Palko threw and completed one pass for St. Francis, a 31-yard touchdown to Michael Caputo in the second quarter to put the Red Flash on the board.

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