Scores

Final

St Francis (PA) 34

(2-9, 1-7 NEC)

Bryant 45

(7-3, 5-2 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Bulldog Stadium (RI), Smithfield, RI

1 2 3 4 T
SFU 0 14 7 1334
BRY 10 14 7 1445

Top Performers

Passing: M. Croce (BRY) - 278 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Brown (BRY) - 33 CAR, 243 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Alexander (SFU) - 4 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Bryant 45, St. Francis (Pa.) 34

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Bryant's balanced offensive attack was too much for St. Francis (Pa.) as the Bulldogs prevailed 45-34 on Saturday.

Mike Croce passed for 278 and three touchdowns while Jordan Brown ran for 243 yards and three scores for the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-2 Northeast Conference), who have won three straight. The Bulldogs are averaging 35 points in their last five games.

Touchdown runs of 15 and 62 yards by Brown helped stake Bryant to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter. The Red Flash (2-9, 1-7) twice battled back to within a touchdown, the final time at 38-34 after a 5-yard touchdown run by A.J. Alexander with 11:22 remaining in the game.

Bryant answered three minutes later with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Croce to Jordan Harris to seal it.

John Kelly passed for 216 yards and three touchdowns while Alexander had 114 yards receiving and two scores for the Red Flash.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFU
BRY
1st Downs2520
Total Yards430564
Passing216278
Rushing214286
Penalties9-577-82
3rd Down Conversions4-123-12
4th Down Conversions1-31-2
Turnovers10
Possession29:2630:34

Passing Leaders

St. Francis UC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly16/242169.030
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Croce14/2127813.230

Rushing Leaders

St. Francis UCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wade231355.9125
Kelly14473.4014
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown332437.4362
McCray55511.0018

Receiving Leaders

St. Francis URECYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander411428.5238
Howze5469.2119
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris410025.0149
Tracey36622.0131

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSFUBRY
TD08:39Jordan Brown 15 Yd Run (Tom Alberti Kick) 07
FG03:56Tom Alberti 19 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERSFUBRY
TD10:50Jordan Brown 62 Yd Run (Tom Alberti Kick) 017
TD04:14Keion Wade 12 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 717
TD02:18Jordan Brown 3 Yd Run (Tom Alberti Kick) 724
TD00:34Anthony Howze 6 Yd Pass From John Kelly (Josh Thiel Kick) 1424
THIRD QUARTERSFUBRY
TD06:28Zack Wilson 10 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Tom Alberti Kick) 1431
TD05:18A.J. Alexander 38 Yd Pass From John Kelly (Josh Thiel Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERSFUBRY
TD14:54A.J. Alexander 38 Yd Pass From John Kelly (Josh Thiel Kick) 2831
TD13:36Matt Tracey 5 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Tom Alberti Kick) 2838
TD11:22A.J. Alexander 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3438
TD08:17Jordan Harris 23 Yd Pass From Mike Croce (Tom Alberti Kick) 3445