Scores

Final

Monmouth 21

(6-5, 4-4 away)

Bryant 18

(4-7, 3-4 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Bulldog Stadium (RI), Smithfield, RI

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 14 7 0 021
BRY 3 0 7 818

Top Performers

Passing: M. Westerhaus (BRY) - 264 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hayes (MONM) - 20 CAR, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Harris (BRY) - 6 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Bryant holds on to defeat Monmouth 21-18

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Michael McLafferty and Julian Hayes each scored touchdowns and Monmouth held on to defeat Bryant 21-18 Saturday.

McLafferty had a 52-yard reception, then followed with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Hill to give Monmouth (6-5) a 7-3 lead. Monmouth scored again during Bryant's next series on offense when Tevrin Brandon returned a blocked punt 18 yards for a TD, pushing the Hawks' lead to 14-3. Hayes ran for a 14-yard score to cap the scoring for Monmouth.

Hayes had 20 carries for 84 yards while McLafferty finished with four receptions for 84 yards.

Bryant (4-7) scored two touchdowns in the second half. Ryan Black rushed for a 14-yard TD. Mike Westerhaus hit Jordan Harris for an 11-yard score to bring the Bulldogs within three with 12:31 remaining. Westerhaus led a 12-play drive to the Hawks' 18, yet Tom Alberti missed a 35-yard field goal attempt, ending Bryant's threat.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
BRY
1st Downs1523
Total Yards239365
Passing130287
Rushing10978
Penalties2-195-50
3rd Down Conversions5-148-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers11
Possession29:4530:15

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill10/181307.211
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Westerhaus27/442646.011

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes20844.2123
Asante13786.0021
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perry12594.9035
Black15553.7114

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
McLafferty48020.0152
Richards13131.0031
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ward69616.0048
Harris67612.7123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMBRY
FG05:47Tom Alberti 38 Yd 03
TD02:56Michael McLafferty 11 Yd Pass From Brandon Hill (Eric Spillane Kick) 73
TD00:41Tevrin Brandon 18 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Eric Spillane Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERMONMBRY
TD03:48Julian Hayes 23 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 213
THIRD QUARTERMONMBRY
TD03:36Ryan Black 14 Yd Run (Tom Alberti Kick) 2110
FOURTH QUARTERMONMBRY
TD12:31Jordan Harris 11 Yd Pass From Mike Westerhaus (Mike Westerhaus Pass To Jose Depadua For Two-Point Conversion) 2118