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.