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.