Scores

Final

Bryant 24

(3-1, 0-1 NEC)

Cent Conn St 41

(2-2, 1-0 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

Arute Field, New Britain, CT

1 2 3 4 T
BRY 10 0 14 024
CCSU 0 17 17 741

Top Performers

Passing: G. Jespersen (CCSU) - 174 YDS

Rushing: E. Benjamin (CCSU) - 29 CAR, 188 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Martin (CCSU) - 5 REC, 165 YDS

Cent. Connecticut St. 41, Bryant 24

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRY
CCSU
1st Downs1322
Total Yards313529
Passing118196
Rushing195333
Penalties4-205-45
3rd Down Conversions5-135-14
4th Down Conversions0-03-4
Turnovers10
Possession23:4736:13

Passing Leaders

BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Croce10/191186.211
Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jespersen7/1317413.400

Rushing Leaders

BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown221235.6129
Lawrence16060.0160
Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Benjamin291886.5342
Jespersen221084.9125

Receiving Leaders

BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris36521.7042
Tracey23216.0030
Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Martin516533.0067
Giampietro12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBRYCCSU
TD09:02Jordan Brown 15 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 70
FG02:45Christopher Bird 24 Yd 100
SECOND QUARTERBRYCCSU
TD13:44Everette Benjamin 2 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 107
TD10:35Everette Benjamin 42 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 1014
FG00:11Joe Izzo 33 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERBRYCCSU
FG07:51Joe Izzo 40 Yd 1020
TD07:35Shavoy Lawrence 60 Yd Run (Christopher Bird Kick) 1720
TD06:38Gunnar Jespersen 2 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 1727
TD04:27Doug Emerzian 3 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Christopher Bird Kick) 2427
TD00:08Nate Pagan 19 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2434
FOURTH QUARTERBRYCCSU
TD04:36Everette Benjamin 5 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2441