Albany (NY) 44, Columbia 21

Drew Smith passed for a touchdown and ran for another in the

third quarter as Albany (N.Y.) pulled away from Columbia in a 44-21

win on Saturday.

Leading 24-14 at halftime, the Great Danes (1-2) scored three

touchdowns in less than two minutes to break open the game. Smith

rushed for a 4-yard touchdown, and then passed to Ryan Kirchner for

a 10-yard score. Dan Di Lella finished the scoring run with a

37-yard touchdown pass to Omar Osbourne. The scores were set up by

an interception and two fumble recoveries.

Smith led the ground attack with 155 yards and two touchdowns on

19 carries. Di Lella also was productive, completing 15 of 26

passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

For Columbia (0-2), all-Ivy League quarterback Sean Brackett

passed for 176 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice and

fumbled the ball away after a sack.