Scores

Final

Bryant 46

(3-0, 3-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Bulldog Stadium (RI), Smithfield, RI

1 2 3 4 T
MER 6 15 2 629
BRY 14 13 12 746

Top Performers

Passing: M. Croce (BRY) - 178 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Canfora (BRY) - 24 CAR, 111 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Tracey (BRY) - 4 REC, 35 YDS, 2 TD

Bryant 46, Merrimack 29

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Mike Canfora scored five touchdowns, three on runs and two on passes from Mike Croce, in Bryant's 46-29 victory over Merrimack on Saturday.

The senior running back carried 24 times for 111 yards and caught four passes for 33 yards. Jordan Brown rushed for 182 yards on 22 carries for the Bulldogs (3-0).

Four of Canfora's touchdowns came in the first half, helping Bryant build a 27-6 lead midway through the second quarter over the Division II Warriors (0-2).

James Suozzo's second touchdown pass of the half and his 3-yard scoring run brought Merrimack back within 27-21 at halftime.

Croce's 10-yard pass to Matt Tracey gave the Bulldogs a 33-21 lead. On their next possession, Canfora ran 4 yards for his final touchdown, but Merrimack's Artis Holt intercepted the 2-point conversion attempt and ran it back all the way to make it 39-23.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
BRY
1st Downs2523
Total Yards424469
Passing350178
Rushing74291
Penalties6-4712-82
3rd Down Conversions5-169-16
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers22
Possession27:0033:00

Passing Leaders

MerrimackC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Suozzo29/543506.522
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Croce15/281786.442

Rushing Leaders

MerrimackCARYDSAVGTDLG
Suozzo15463.1116
Hill10191.9015
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown221828.3055
Canfora241114.6313

Receiving Leaders

MerrimackRECYDSAVGTDLG
Abelli1016016.0153
Voegeli69315.5128
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris35518.3027
Tracey4358.8215

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMERBRY
TD10:30Michael Canfora 4 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 07
TD08:43Greg Abelli 53 Yd Pass From James Suozzo (Pat Failed) 67
TD02:33Michael Canfora 10 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERMERBRY
TD13:52Michael Canfora 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 620
TD07:20Michael Canfora 13 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 627
TD04:53Isaiah Voegeli 23 Yd Pass From James Suozzo (James Suozzo Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1427
TD01:24James Suozzo 3 Yd Run (Greg Molloy Kick) 2127
THIRD QUARTERMERBRY
TD10:56Matt Tracey 10 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Pat Failed) 2133
TD05:45Michael Canfora 4 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2139
DC05:45Artis Holt 0 Yd Off An Interception 2339
FOURTH QUARTERMERBRY
TD06:06Brett Wheeler 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2939
TD02:44Matt Tracey 3 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 2946