(3-1, 0-1 NEC)
(2-2, 1-0 NEC)
12:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010
Arute Field, New Britain, CT
Passing: G. Jespersen (CCSU) - 174 YDS
Rushing: E. Benjamin (CCSU) - 29 CAR, 188 YDS, 3 TD
Receiving: R. Martin (CCSU) - 5 REC, 165 YDS
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Everette Benjamin ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns to lead Central Connecticut State to a 41-24 win over Bryant on Saturday.
Gunnar Jespersen also rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and threw for 174 more for the Blue Devils in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.
Central Connecticut State led 17-10 at halftime before both teams combined for 31 points in a third quarter which saw four touchdowns in 3:34.
After the Bulldogs (3-1) pulled within 27-24, Nate Pagan gave the Blue Devils (2-2) a 10-point lead on a 19-yard run with 8 seconds left in the quarter.
Bryant, which took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, was led by Jordan Brown's 123 yards rushing.
The Blue Devils then got touchdowns of 2 and 42 yards, which came more than three minutes apart early in the second quarter to take the lead.