Albany (NY) 41, Monmouth (NJ) 24
Running back Drew Smith ran for two touchdowns and passed for
another, helping Albany (N.Y.) remain in a tie for first place in
the Northeast Conference with a 41-24 win over Monmouth (N.J.)
Smith rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries and threw a 44-yard
touchdown to Justinian Mason on his only pass attempt for the Great
Danes (7-3, 6-1), who are knotted atop the league standings with
Dan Di Lella completed 16 of 26 passes with 306 yards, two
touchdowns and an interception for Albany, which outgained Monmouth
539-385 on offense.
The game was tied at 17-17 midway through the third quarter, but
Smith broke a 62-yard run for a score with 1:36 left until the
fourth to give Albany the lead for good. Albany scored 24 straight
points from that juncture.
Craig Peterson had 296 yards with two touchdowns and an
interception for Monmouth (5-5, 4-3).