Scores

Final

Furman 17

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Hofstra 32

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 10 7 0 017
HOF 6 3 7 1632

Top Performers

Passing: B. Savage (HOF) - 285 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Huggins (HOF) - 25 CAR, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Sullivan (HOF) - 12 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Hofstra 32, Furman 17

Associated Press

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Kareem Huggins ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and Rob Zarrilli kicked a career-high four field goals to help Hofstra open the season with a 32-17 victory over Furman on Saturday night.

Huggins scored on runs of 3 and 6 yards, and Zarrilli converted from 52, 33, 22 and 26 yards as the Pride snapped a seven-game losing streak that closed out last year's 2-9 record.

Bryan Savage was 24-of-36 passes for 119 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown pass to Charles Sullivan that gave Hofstra a 29-17 lead with 9:41 left.

Renaldo Gray was 15-of-26 passes for 161 yards with one interception for the Paladins (1-1). His lone TD covered 11 yards to Chris Truss with 37 seconds left in the opening quarter that gave Furman a 10-6 lead.

Scott Beckler's 37-yard field goal with 54 seconds remaining in the first quarter, gave the visitors a 3-0 lead.

Zarrilli then kicked 52- and 32-yard field goals to give the Pride a 6-3 lead.

Jerome Felton's 1-yard run at 1:08 of the second quarter gave Furman its largest lead of the game, 17-9.

The Pride, behind Huggins' two TDs, then scored the final 23 points of the game. His 3-yard run at 5:25 of the third quarter cut it to 17-16.

Huggins then raced 6 yards into the end zone 27 seconds into the fourth quarter to put Hofstra on top for good, 22-17.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
HOF
1st Downs1924
Total Yards313410
Passing228285
Rushing85125
Penalties5-476-42
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers41
Possession29:2130:39

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gray15/261616.211
HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Savage24/362857.910

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Felton10282.810
Gipson8263.300
HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Huggins251164.620
Savage891.100

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sprague77610.900
Hedden23819.000
HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sullivan1214712.310
Nelson79213.100

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURHOF
FG12:22Scott Beckler 37 Yd 30
FG08:40Rob Zarrilli 52 Yd 33
FG03:55Rob Zarrilli 33 Yd 36
TD00:37Chris Truss 11 Yd Pass From Renaldo Gray (Scott Beckler Kick) 106
SECOND QUARTERFURHOF
FG08:13Rob Zarrilli 22 Yd 109
TD01:08Jerome Felton 1 Yd Run (Scott Beckler Kick) 179
THIRD QUARTERFURHOF
TD05:25Kareem Huggins 3 Yd Run (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 1716
FOURTH QUARTERFURHOF
TD14:33Kareem Huggins 6 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1722
TD09:41Charles Sullivan 43 Yd Pass From Bryan Savage (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 1729
FG04:48Rob Zarrilli 26 Yd 1732