Scores

Final

Albany 29

(6-3, 2-3 away)

Cent Conn St 31

(7-1, 3-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Arute Field, New Britain, CT

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 6 17 0 629
CCSU 7 7 14 331

Top Performers

Passing: V. Esposito (ALBY) - 266 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Mallory (CCSU) - 23 CAR, 204 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Paul (CCSU) - 5 REC, 131 YDS

Cent. Connecticut St. 31, Albany, N.Y. 29

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- James Mallory ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 42 seconds left in the third quarter, to help Central Connecticut State rally for a 31-29 win over Albany, N.Y., on Saturday.

Trailing 23-14 at halftime, Mallory scored on runs of 14 and 1 yards to put the Blue Devils (7-1, 5-0 Northeast Conference) up 28-23 after the third quarter.

Joe Izzo's 28-yard field goal extended the Blue Devils' lead to 31-23 in the fourth. Vinny Esposito's 8-yard touchdown to Justin Gannon with 59 seconds left pulled the Great Danes (6-3, 5-1) within two.

Mallory, who also had a 79-yard rushing score in the first, finished with 204 yards rushing on 23 carries. Aubrey Norris was 10-for-19 with 184 yards and an interception, and Josue Paul had five catches for 131 yards.

Albany's Esposito threw two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
CCSU
1st Downs2320
Total Yards376430
Passing266184
Rushing110246
Penalties6-533-27
3rd Down Conversions5-1410-13
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers23
Possession31:5428:06

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Esposito25/392666.822
Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norris10/191849.701

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCarty22653.0110
Gannon10383.8012
Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallory232048.9379
Richardson4184.5010

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bush10959.5024
Gannon34816.0124
Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paul513126.2049
Colagiovanni14545.0045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYCCSU
TD09:22Vinny Esposito 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 60
TD09:04James Mallory 79 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERALBYCCSU
FG11:23Herb Glass 23 Yd 97
TD06:36Richie Martin 10 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 914
TD04:28Jason Poore 7 Yd Pass From Vinny Esposito (Herb Glass Kick) 1614
TD01:49David McCarty 10 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 2314
THIRD QUARTERALBYCCSU
TD04:39James Mallory 14 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2321
TD00:42James Mallory 1 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2328
FOURTH QUARTERALBYCCSU
FG09:17Joe Izzo 28 Yd 2331
TD00:59Justin Gannon 8 Yd Pass From Vinny Esposito (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2931