Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 24

(6-1, 4-0 NEC)

Bryant 23

(3-4, 2-2 NEC)

1:00 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Bulldog Stadium (RI), Smithfield, RI

1 2 3 4 T
CCSU 7 7 3 724
BRY 10 0 0 1323

Top Performers

Passing: M. Croce (BRY) - 140 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Mallory (CCSU) - 25 CAR, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Canfora (BRY) - 6 REC, 28 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Connecticut St. 24, Bryant 23

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- James Mallory scored on a 1-yard run with 47 seconds remaining and Central Connecticut State beat Bryant 24-23 on Saturday.

On the ensuing possession, Michael Croce threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Matt Tracey with nine seconds remaining to pull Bryant to within a point, but Chris Bird's extra-point attempt was no good.

Mallory ran for 94 yards, and Hunter Wanket added 66 yards and a touchdown for the Blue Devils (6-1, 4-0 Northeast Conference). Wanket scored the Blue Devils' first touchdown on a 16-yard run. The Blue Devils outrushed Bryant 255-68.

For the Bulldogs (3-4, 2-2), Croce went 15-for-30 for 150 yards and two touchdowns. In addition to the touchdown pass to Tracey, Croce hit Mike Canfora for a 6-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
BRY
1st Downs1710
Total Yards314208
Passing74140
Rushing24068
Penalties3-295-45
3rd Down Conversions9-192-12
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers11
Possession38:2321:37

Passing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norris4/9657.210
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Croce15/301404.720

Rushing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallory25893.6128
Wanket13665.1116
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith18814.5123
Canfora133.003

Receiving Leaders

Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paul13737.0037
Fisher11717.0117
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tracey33913.0126
South13333.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCSUBRY
TD09:39Hunter Wanket 16 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 70
FG07:08Christopher Bird 35 Yd 73
TD05:22Michael Canfora 6 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERCCSUBRY
TD00:58Rob Fisher 17 Yd Pass From Aubrey Norris (Joe Izzo Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERCCSUBRY
FG05:34Joe Izzo 20 Yd 1710
FOURTH QUARTERCCSUBRY
TD12:22Jerell Smith 13 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 1717
TD00:47James Mallory 1 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2417
TD00:09Matt Tracey 7 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Pat Failed) 2423