Rob Zarrilli's 19-yard field goal with 10:42 to play broke a
17-17 tie and gave Hofstra (6-4, 4-3 Atlantic 10) the lead for good
despite turning the ball over five times.
Hofstra scored on its first three possessions to take a 17-0
lead in the first quarter.
After a Zarrilli 22-yard field goal, Clarkson threw a 68-yard
touchdown pass to Brian Wolman in the first quarter. Clarkson then
ran in for a 3-yard touchdown to give Hofstra a 17-0 lead with 4:03
left in the first quarter.
Sperrazza replaced starting quarterback Anthony Orio after
Northeastern failed to get a first down on its first three
possessions. Sperrazza completed 14-of-30 passes for 195 yards and
a touchdown as the Huskies scored 17 consecutive points to tie the
game late in the third quarter.
Miro Kesic made a 36-yard field goal with 2:02 left in the third
quarter to tie the game at 17 but then missed a potential
game-tying 49-yarder with 7:09 to play.
Cory Parks caught seven passes for 96 yards and a touchdown and
Matt Campopiano had three sacks for Northeastern.