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.