Scores

Final

Iona 7

(0-1, 0-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 2, 2006

1 2 3 4 T
MON 0 15 6 021
IONA 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: D. Croick (IONA) - 177 YDS, 5 INT

Rushing: R. Arcara (IONA) - 16 CAR, 63 YDS

Receiving: B. Watts (IONA) - 3 REC, 43 YDS

Montclair State 21, Iona 7

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Sal McGrady returned one of Montclair State's five interceptions for a touchdown and Derrick Simmons returned a fumble 97 yards for a score as the Red Hawks beat Iona 21-7 on Saturday.

Montclair State (1-0) managed just 83 total yards to the Gaels (0-1) 283, but the turnovers decided the game.

Simmons made it 21-0 at 8:37 of the third quarter when he raced into the end zone after recovering of quarterback Rudy Arcara's fumble.

McGrady opened the scoring with his 17-yard touchdown return.

The Red Hawks then boosted their lead to 13-0 on Michael Jump's four-yard TD pass to Vin Varcadipane.

The Gaels avoided a shutout on Rich Wroblewski's 1-yard run 3 seconds into the fourth quarter.

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