Scores

Final

Albany 7

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Massachusetts 44

(1-1, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 0 7 0 07
MASS 10 10 7 1744

Top Performers

Passing: K. Havens (MASS) - 284 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hernandez (MASS) - 9 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: V. Cruz (MASS) - 6 REC, 121 YDS, 2 TD

Massachusetts 44, Albany, N.Y. 7

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- Kyle Havens threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns to lead Massachusetts in a 44-7 victory over Albany (N.Y.) on Saturday night.

Havens was 20-for-32 with touchdown passes of 67 and 3 yards to Victor Cruz, who finished with six catches for 121 yards.

The Minutemen (1-1) also rushed for 189 yards behind Jon Hernandez, who had 88 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, and Tony Nelson, who rushed for 77 yards and one score on 21 carries.

Massachusetts led 10-0 before Albany's Andrew Smith scored on a 3-yard run to cut the lead to 10-7 with 9:06 left in the first half. Havens and Cruz connected on their 67-yard scoring pass just 44 seconds later to increase the lead to 17-7.

The Minutemen padded their lead with 17 fourth-quarter points.

Justin Gannon led Albany (0-2) with 61 yards on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
MASS
1st Downs1020
Total Yards208473
Passing124284
Rushing84189
Penalties4-406-45
3rd Down Conversions6-159-20
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers51
Possession23:4136:19

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Esposito13/261244.803
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Havens20/322848.921

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gannon14614.4027
McCarty10424.209
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez9889.8258
Nelson21773.7122

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bush55611.2021
Gannon3258.3022
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cruz612120.2267
Talley58617.2024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYMASS
FG12:07Armando Cuko 47 Yd 03
TD09:58Tony Nelson 2 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERALBYMASS
TD09:06Andrew Smith 3 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 710
TD08:22Victor Cruz 67 Yd Pass From Kyle Havens (Armando Cuko Kick) 717
FG02:05Armando Cuko 37 Yd 720
THIRD QUARTERALBYMASS
TD03:21Victor Cruz 3 Yd Pass From Kyle Havens (Armando Cuko Kick) 727
FOURTH QUARTERALBYMASS
TD10:54Jonathan Hernandez 1 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 734
TD09:14Jonathan Hernandez 58 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 741
FG06:16Armando Cuko 40 Yd 744