Scores

Final

Jacksonville 0

(9-4, 7-1 Pioneer)

Albany 28

(9-3, 7-0 CAA)

1:30 PM ET, December 6, 2008

University Field, ALBANY, NY

1 2 3 4 T
JAC 0 0 0 00
ALBY 7 0 7 1428

Top Performers

Passing: J. McGregor (JAC) - 113 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: D. McCarty (ALBY) - 33 CAR, 271 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: T. Bush (ALBY) - 9 REC, 97 YDS

Albany, N.Y. 28, Jacksonville 0

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- David McCarty rushed for 271 yards and four touchdowns as Albany, N.Y., beat Jacksonville 28-0 in the third annual Gridiron Classic.

The Dolphins (9-4), who carried a seven-game winning streak Saturday's game, never got their high-powered offense in rhythm and were shut out for the first time since 2003.

Albany quarterback Vinny Esposito completed 15 of 25 passes for 141 yards, with one interception.

Jacksonville's Josh McGregor, the Pioneer Football League freshman of the year, had trouble throwing in the cold, windy conditions of upstate New York. Temperatures were in the low 30s, but eight mile-per-hour winds made it feel like it was in the low 20s.

McGregor completed 10 of 25 passes for 113 yards with one interception, though Albany defenders dropped at least two others.

The Great Danes (9-3), the Northeast Conference champions, also held Rudell Smith to 46 yards in 16 carries.

The Dolphins were plagued by poor field position, starting four drives inside their 10-yard line. Their deepest penetration was to the Albany 18 late in the first half, but running back J.J. Laster fumbled, one of the Dolphins? three turnovers.

The Pioneer League champions won the two previous Gridiron Classics.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JAC
ALBY
1st Downs1422
Total Yards228456
Passing144144
Rushing84312
Penalties4-236-55
3rd Down Conversions7-195-12
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers43
Possession27:2932:31

Passing Leaders

JacksonvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGregor10/251134.501
AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Esposito15/251415.602

Rushing Leaders

JacksonvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Small16462.9011
Laster5153.0017
AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCarty332718.2477
Gannon6315.2011

Receiving Leaders

JacksonvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell36622.0043
Tribble3279.0011
AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bush99710.8030
Bocanegra2199.5013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJACALBY
TD12:24David McCarty 16 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERJACALBY
TD04:19David McCarty 1 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 014
FOURTH QUARTERJACALBY
TD08:07David McCarty 3 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 021
TD07:25David McCarty 77 Yd Run (Herb Glass Kick) 028