PITTSBURGH -- Will Fiacchi passed for one touchdown and ran for a second to lead Albany (NY) over Duquesne 38-31 Saturday in Northeast Conference action.
The Great Danes (8-2, 6-1), who scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to open a 35-7 halftime lead, had to withstand a comeback by Duquesne (5-5, 3-4). The Dukes, behind quarterback Sean Patterson, scored three touchdowns in the second half.
Patterson passed for two of them, a 22-yarder to Gianni Carter early in the third quarter and a 10-yarder to Sean Brady late in the fourth. In between, Patterson rushed for a 4-yard touchdown himself. But Brady's touchdown catch came with just 11 seconds left. Too little, too late.
Albany had an overwhelming advantage in rushing yardage, 309-68. Four Great Danes each ran for a touchdown, including Drew Smith, who gained 143 yards. Larry McCoy ran for one touchdown and led Duquesne with 69 yards rushing.
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.