Holy Cross blanks Albany 37-0

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Peter Pujals threw for three touchdowns and Holy Cross blanked Albany 37-0 on Saturday for the Crusaders’ first shutout since 2012.

Hunter Hudgins recovered a fumble in the end zone for the game’s first score after Pujals was stripped of the ball at the goal line. Late in the first quarter, Pujals connected on a 42-yard pass to Jake Wieczorek.

A 67-yard punt return by Kalif Raymond for a score and Pujals’ 3-yard scoring throw to Brendan Flaherty made it 27-0 at halftime.

A 26-yard field goal by Connor Fitzgerald and another 3-yard touchdown pass to Flaherty capped the scoring for Holy Cross (2-2).

Pujals finished 17-of-27 passing for 177 yards and the three scores.

The Great Danes (2-3) were outgained 349-203.

Albany had won the only other meeting between the two schools with a 14-13 victory at home last season.