Scores

Final

Massachusetts 38

(5-6, 3-5 MAC)

Hofstra 52

(5-6, 3-5 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Shuart Stadium, HEMPSTEAD, NY

1 2 3 4 T
MASS 7 3 14 1438
HOF 7 21 10 1452

Top Performers

Passing: C. Christopher (HOF) - 484 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Nelson (MASS) - 16 CAR, 103 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Weaver (SYR) - 15 REC, 191 YDS, 1 TD

Hofstra 52, Massachusetts 38

Associated Press

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Senior quarterback Cory Christopher capped his Hofstra career by passing for three touchdowns and a career-high 484 yards as Hofstra beat Massachusetts 52-38 on Saturday.

Aaron Weaver also set a career-high with 15 receptions and 191 yards for Hofstra.

Christopher (38-for-50) opened the scoring for Hofstra (5-6, 3-5 Colonial Athletic Association) with a 5-yard pass to Weaver. His 2-yard scoring run with 19 seconds left in the first half capped an 11-play, 85-yard drive to put the Pride ahead 28-10.

Christopher also threw touchdown passes of 35 yards to Anthony Nelson in the third quarter and 15 yards to Christian Dennis in the fourth.

The Minutemen (5-6, 3-5) got within 45-38 with 6:53 left on a 3-yard run by Tony Nelson (16 carries, 103 yards), his third touchdown. But Hofstra answered with Miguel Maysonet's 10-yard scoring run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
HOF
1st Downs2430
Total Yards459599
Passing277500
Rushing18299
Penalties10-708-90
3rd Down Conversions5-128-11
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers10
Possession28:5431:06

Passing Leaders

MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Woodward19/302779.201
HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christopher38/504849.730

Rushing Leaders

MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson161036.4350
Hernandez13614.7016
HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Asante7355.0016
Christopher9333.717

Receiving Leaders

MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cruz1115514.1048
Igwenagu23618.0030
HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Weaver1519112.7131
Dennis57815.6217

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMASSHOF
TD10:56Aaron Weaver 5 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Henry Greco Kick) 07
TD07:26Tony Nelson 7 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERMASSHOF
FG13:32Armando Cuko 40 Yd 107
TD07:10Steve Probst 7 Yd Run (Henry Greco Kick) 1014
TD05:13Christian Dennis 16 Yd Pass From Steve Probst (Henry Greco Kick) 1021
TD00:19Cory Christopher 2 Yd Run (Henry Greco Kick) 1028
THIRD QUARTERMASSHOF
FG12:21Henry Greco 36 Yd 1031
TD07:55Tony Nelson 8 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 1731
TD05:58Anthony Nelson 35 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Henry Greco Kick) 1738
TD04:33Chris Zardas 1 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 2438
FOURTH QUARTERMASSHOF
TD14:54Scott Woodward 13 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 3138
TD12:33Christian Dennis 15 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Henry Greco Kick) 3145
TD06:53Tony Nelson 3 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 3845
TD01:41Miguel Maysonet 10 Yd Run (Henry Greco Kick) 3852