Scores

Final

Monmouth 17

(5-5, 3-3 away)

Albany 35

(6-3, 3-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 1, 2008

University Field (NY), Albany, NY

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 7 7 3 017
ALBY 0 0 14 2135

Top Performers

Passing: B. Burke (MONM) - 141 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. McCarty (ALBY) - 31 CAR, 208 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Bush (ALBY) - 9 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Albany, N.Y. 35, Monmouth, N.J. 17

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Vinny Esposito threw for 107 yards and a touchdown, and added two more scores on the ground, and Albany, N.Y., beat Monmouth, N.J., 35-17 on Saturday.

David McCarty added 208 rushing yards and a touchdown for Albany, which also got two touchdowns from receiver Tim Bush.

Monmouth (5-4, 4-1 Northeast Conference) took a 14-0 lead into the second half but was held to one field goal in the second while Albany (6-3, 5-0 NEC) scored five unanswered touchdowns.

Albany tied it at 14 on a pair of scores by Bush in the third quarter, including a 17-yard run off a reverse handoff. Esposito then scrambled in from a yard out five seconds into the fourth quarter, giving the Great Danes a 21-17 lead that they would not relinquish.

The Hawks took the lead 5:14 into the game when Brett Burke found Nick Romeo for a 21-yard touchdown strike. A similar play put Monmouth ahead by two touchdowns five minutes into the second quarter when Burke hit John Nalbone in the end zone from 15 yards out.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
ALBY
1st Downs1423
Total Yards278380
Passing141107
Rushing137273
Penalties5-516-68
3rd Down Conversions7-1511-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers22
Possession31:2128:39

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Burke17/281415.020
AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Esposito13/201075.410

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sinisi271184.4037
Giles4266.5011
AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCarty312086.7135
Esposito11373.4212

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kiley4379.3013
Nalbone33712.3118
AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bush9839.2120
McCarty2105.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMALBY
TD09:46Nick Romeo 21 Yd Pass From Brett Burke (Fred Weingart Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMONMALBY
TD10:23John Nalbone 15 Yd Pass From Brett Burke (Fred Weingart Kick) 140
THIRD QUARTERMONMALBY
TD10:52Tim Bush 6 Yd Pass From Vinny Esposito (Herb Glass Kick) 147
TD06:26Tim Bush 17 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 1414
FG04:20Fred Weingart 27 Yd 1714
FOURTH QUARTERMONMALBY
TD14:55Vinny Esposito 1 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 1721
TD06:14David Mccarty 14 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 1728
TD02:00Vinny Esposito 1 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 1735