Scores

Final

Colgate 23

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Albany 40

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

University Field, ALBANY, NY

1 2 3 4 T
COLG 3 7 7 623
ALBY 0 16 10 1440

Top Performers

Passing: G. McCarney (COLG) - 257 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Smith (ALBY) - 24 CAR, 174 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Cason (COLG) - 7 REC, 144 YDS

Albany (NY) 40, Colgate 23

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany scored twice on blocked punts after trailing early to beat Colgate 40-23 Saturday in the season opener for each team.

The Great Danes fell behind 10-0, then began a second-quarter comeback with a 61-yard scoring drive and a pair of blocked punts. The first, blocked by Andrew Smith, was recovered by Colgate in its own end zone for a safety. Ocieka Bakou blocked Colgate's next punt attempt about five minutes later, and Kyle Jordan returned it 19 yards for the go-ahead score with 3:22 left in the second quarter.

The teams exchanged touchdowns in the third quarter before a field goal and a Drew Smith touchdown expanded Albany's lead. Smith finished with 174 yards and two scores on 24 carries.

Colgate's Jordan McCord rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, and Daniel Carson pulled in seven passes for 144 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COLG
ALBY
1st Downs2327
Total Yards440458
Passing277143
Rushing163315
Penalties6-503-50
3rd Down Conversions4-138-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers11
Possession31:1328:47

Passing Leaders

ColgateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCarney16/332577.811
AlbanyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fiacchi16/251435.701

Rushing Leaders

ColgateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCord221366.2123
McCarney6193.2011
AlbanyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith241747.3221
Osbourne161137.1122

Receiving Leaders

ColgateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cason714420.6050
Looney45914.8033
AlbanyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirchner5418.2019
Osbourne33311.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOLGALBY
FG04:02Andrew Burgess 20 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERCOLGALBY
TD13:48Kevin O'Connell 20 Yd Pass From Jimmy DeCicco (Andrew Burgess Kick) 100
TD09:35Kevin Chillis 21 Yd Run (Sean Kenny Kick) 107
SF08:19Ball Through End Zone 109
TD03:01Kyle Jordan 19 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Sean Kenny Kick) 1016
THIRD QUARTERCOLGALBY
TD06:31Omar Osbourne 4 Yd Run (Sean Kenny Kick) 1023
TD04:51Jordan McCord 15 Yd Run (Andrew Burgess Kick) 1723
FG01:17Sean Kenny 42 Yd 1726
FOURTH QUARTERCOLGALBY
TD13:08Drew Smith 2 Yd Run (Sean Kenny Kick) 1733
TD11:26C.J. Stempeck 26 Yd Pass From Gavin McCarney (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2333
TD01:50Drew Smith 1 Yd Run (Sean Kenny Kick) 2340