Scores

Final

Albany 24

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Youngstown St 31

(3-0, 2-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 7 14 0 324
YSU 7 14 3 731

Top Performers

Passing: W. Fiacchi (ALBY) - 228 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Cook (YSU) - 33 CAR, 161 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. King (ALBY) - 7 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Youngstown St. 31, Albany (NY) 24

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jamaine Cook scored three touchdowns Saturday to help Youngstown State hold off Albany (N.Y.) 31-24 and record its first 3-0 start since 2005.

Albany (2-1) held a 7-0 lead before Cook capped off back-to-back drives with touchdowns from 2 yards and 7 yards out, respectively.

The Great Danes tied the game at 14 but Cook scored again from 7 yards to put the Penguins ahead 21-14.

Youngstown State outscored Albany 10-3 in the second half to seal the win.

Cook finished with 161 yards on 33 carries. Kurt Hess paced the Penguins passing attack with 183 yards on 15-of-18 passing and eclipsed the 5,000-yard career-passing milestone.

Will Fiacchi led Albany with 228 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Youngstown State controlled the clock, holding possession for 36 minutes, 11 seconds compared to 23:09 for the Great Danes and ran 16 more (74-58) offensive plays than Albany.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALBY
YSU
1st Downs1826
Total Yards338395
Passing228183
Rushing110212
Penalties4-283-35
3rd Down Conversions7-136-11
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers01
Possession23:0936:51

Passing Leaders

AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fiacchi23/352286.520
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess15/221838.300

Rushing Leaders

AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith9475.2011
Osbourne4389.5132
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cook331614.9316
Pace6335.5118

Receiving Leaders

AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
King711516.4144
Chillis33311.0027
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shaw44711.8024
Stubbs33913.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALBYYSU
TD09:52Cole King 44 Yd Pass From Will Fiacchi (Sean Kenny Kick) 70
TD05:25Jamaine Cook 2 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERALBYYSU
TD13:27Jamaine Cook 7 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 714
TD09:08Omar Osbourne 32 Yd Run (Sean Kenny Kick) 1414
TD03:37Jamaine Cook 7 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 1421
TD00:09Drew Smith 9 Yd Pass From Will Fiacchi (Sean Kenny Kick) 2121
THIRD QUARTERALBYYSU
FG02:15David Brown 25 Yd 2124
FOURTH QUARTERALBYYSU
TD02:48Torrian Pace 1 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 2131
FG00:57Sean Kenny 30 Yd 2431