ALBANY, N.Y. -- St. Francis (Pa.) started quickly, taking a 10-0 first-quarter lead, but Albany scored 29 points in the second and third quarters to beat the Red Flash 36-13 in a Northeast Conference game on Saturday.
The defending conference champion Great Danes are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in conference. Albany is 14-0 in the series against St. Francis (3-2, 2-2).
Albany outgained St. Francis 460 to 295 yards in total offense. Drew Smith scored three touchdowns rushing, bringing his season total to 15, and Jake Meek contributed two scores. Smith also caught three passes for 51 yards.
Will Fiacchi was 21-for-31 passing for 255 yards for Albany.
Keion Wade, who rushed for 106 yards for the Red Flash, scored on a 53-yard run in the first quarter.
The Great Danes outgained the Red Flash 227 yards to 68 in the second half.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.