ALBANY, N.Y. -- Nick Doscher threw for a pair of touchdowns, and the Wagner defense held Albany to 188 yards of total offense as the Seahawks overcame preparation obstacles due to Hurricane Sandy to topple the Great Danes 30-0 for first place in the Northeast Conference.
The Seahawks (6-3, 6-1) won despite a disrupted work week due to Hurricane Sandy. The Wagner campus was evacuated Sunday, and players reconvened Tuesday to prepare for Albany (7-2, 5-1) on a campus that was still shut down and without electricity.
Wagner's six-game winning streak is its longest since 1988, and its longest ever in NEC play.
Doscher was 10-of-15 passing for 253 yards and two TDs, including an 88-yarder to Anthony Carrington early in the third quarter that stretched Wagner's lead to 20-0.
Doscher has not thrown an interception since Wagner's season opener, and the Seahawks have not committed a turnover during their six-game winning streak.
Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma have been the best in the league at punching the ball into the end zone the last four seasons.
If McCaffrey, Fournette, Watson, Mayfield and Cook were the Heisman finalists, would anyone be surprised? No. But the run for the Heisman rarely follows the preseason script.
Four of the Wildcats' top-six pass-catchers graduated, but freshman possession receiver Ben Skowronek adds depth and ability to the roster.
National magazines aren't sure how to judge USC coach Clay Helton, but the Trojans' former interim and now permanent coach will be tested early.
Devin Duvernay’s long and mind-boggling recruiting journey is now in the rearview mirror after committing to Texas over TCU Wednesday. The No. 42-ranked prospect in the class of 2016, and the nation’s fastest prospect in the class, talked more about his decision to pick the Longhorns.
Alabama fans should get to know USC, which presents an array of dynamic athletes for the Crimson Tide to be wary of in the season opener.
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