Hofstra 20

(7-4, 5-2 away)

Northeastern 17

(1-9, 1-4 home)

12:30 PM ET, November 12, 2005

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 17 0 0 320
NE 0 7 10 017

Top Performers

Passing: A. Clarkson (HOF) - 332 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Crenshaw (HOF) - 18 CAR, 107 YDS

Receiving: M. Colston (EAST) - 10 REC, 105 YDS

Hofstra 20, Northeastern 17

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) -- Anton Clarkson threw for 332 yards and Marques Colston had 10 catches for 105 yards as Hofstra beat Northeastern 20-17 on Saturday.

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.

Northeastern (1-9, 1-6) drove late in the fourth quarter, but John Sperrazza's pass to Anthony Riley fell incomplete with 44 seconds left in the game.

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.