Scores

Final

Robert Morris 24

(2-7, 2-4 NEC)

Cent Conn St 31

(3-7, 2-5 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, November 5, 2011

Arute Field, New Britain, CT

1 2 3 4 T
RMU 0 17 0 724
CCSU 7 7 7 1031

Top Performers

Passing: G. Jespersen (CCSU) - 206 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Tolbert (SIM) - 29 CAR, 162 YDS

Receiving: R. DeBenendittis (CCSU) - 5 REC, 66 YDS, 1 TD

CCSU 31, Robert Morris 24

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Gunnar Jespersen threw for two touchdowns, Brian Fowler rushed for two scores and Central Connecticut State ended a six-game losing streak in a 31-24 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.

Chris Tolbert had 162 yards on 29 carries for the Blue Devils (3-7, 2-5 Northeast Conference), who snapped their longest losing skid since 1992. Jespersen completed threw for 206 yards, and Fowler had 91 yards on 16 carries.

Robert Morris backup quarterback Matt Layman replaced starter Jeff Sinclair, who went out with a knee injury before halftime. Layman threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns for the Colonials (2-7, 2-4).

After a first half that saw both teams trade the lead back and forth, the Blue Devils put the game away in the final 30 minutes. Fowler scored on a 14-yard touchdown run and Juan Duque kicked a 31-yard field goal to give CCSU a 31-17 lead in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RMU
CCSU
1st Downs1828
Total Yards358485
Passing212206
Rushing146279
Penalties5-344-30
3rd Down Conversions2-95-12
4th Down Conversions1-32-4
Turnovers11
Possession25:2934:31

Passing Leaders

Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Layman12/1616310.221
Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jespersen15/2020610.321

Rushing Leaders

Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Howard15865.7023
Sinclair8475.9122
Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tolbert291625.6016
Fowler16915.7213

Receiving Leaders

Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman78712.4029
Cobb46716.8118
Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Baker37123.7028
DeBenendittis56613.2126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRMUCCSU
TD08:41Brian Fowler 9 Yd Run (Juan Duque Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERRMUCCSU
TD10:51Jeff Sinclair 7 Yd Run (Greg Langer Kick) 77
FG04:47Greg Langer 33 Yd 107
TD01:24David Sabilia 5 Yd Pass From Gunnar Jespersen (Juan Duque Kick) 1014
TD00:39Jamie Cobb 14 Yd Pass From Matt Layman (Greg Langer Kick) 1714
THIRD QUARTERRMUCCSU
TD03:47Raul DeBenendittis 15 Yd Pass From Gunnar Jespersen (Juan Duque Kick) 1721
FOURTH QUARTERRMUCCSU
TD14:24Brian Fowler 13 Yd Run (Juan Duque Kick) 1728
FG02:46Juan Duque 31 Yd 1731
TD02:07Paul Evans 27 Yd Pass From Matt Layman (Greg Langer Kick) 2431