Scores

Final

Fordham 30

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Bryant 44

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 4, 2010

Bulldog Stadium (RI), Smithfield, RI

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 6 3 14 730
BRY 23 6 7 844

Top Performers

Passing: B. Wayne (FOR) - 223 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Brown (BRY) - 18 CAR, 122 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Harris (BRY) - 4 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Bryant 44, Fordham 30

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Bryant sophomore running back Jordan Brown ran for three touchdowns and ran for 122 yards as the Bulldogs held on to win their season opener against Fordham 44-30 on Saturday.

Bryant led 29-9 at halftime, but the Rams pulled to within six points after quarterback Blake Wayne scored on a 4-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.

With 12:49 remaining in the game and the Bulldogs clinging to a 36-30 lead, Brown scored on a 62-yard run to put the game out of reach.

Bryant receiver Jordan Harris scored the game's first touchdown on a 44-yard throw from quarterback Mike Croce in the opening minutes of the first quarter.

Fordham racked up more than 500 yards of total offense, but the Rams defense allowed 228 yards on the ground and a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown by Bryant running back Isaac Whitworth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
BRY
1st Downs2917
Total Yards502400
Passing223172
Rushing279228
Penalties6-659-61
3rd Down Conversions6-146-13
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession28:2831:32

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wayne20/342236.611
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pates12/1717210.100

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wayne16986.1116
Whiting15674.5010
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown181226.8362
Canfora251104.4130

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell99010.0031
Martin23316.5019
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris49824.5144
Mullane11919.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORBRY
TD12:48Jordan Harris 44 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 07
TD10:53Jeremy Woodson 70 Yd Punt Return (Christopher Bird Kick) 014
TD07:51Michael Canfora 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 020
TD05:17Carlton Koonce 10 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 620
FG00:59Christopher Bird 38 Yd 623
SECOND QUARTERFORBRY
TD10:31Jordan Brown 5 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 629
FG02:36Patrick Murray 48 Yd 929
THIRD QUARTERFORBRY
TD13:44Aaron Mays 27 Yd Pass From Blake Wayne (Patrick Murray Kick) 1629
TD10:22Jordan Brown 2 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 1636
TD08:02Xavier Martin 3 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 2336
FOURTH QUARTERFORBRY
TD12:49Blake Wayne 4 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 3036
TD10:22Jordan Brown 62 Yd Run (Michael Canfora Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3044