ALBANY, N.Y. -- Drew Smith ran for three touchdowns and Albany (N.Y.) routed Central Connecticut State 63-34 Saturday to win a share of its sixth straight Northeast Conference title.
However, the Great Danes (9-2, 7-1), who scored 42 unanswered points, missed out on the league's postseason berth. Wagner, which beat Duquesne 23-17 on Saturday, will advance based on its 30-0 win over Albany on Nov. 3.
Corey Connell's 42-yard fumble return made it 42-0 with 2:05 left in the first half.
The Blue Devils (2-8, 2-5) got on the scoreboard 4 seconds before the break on Andrew Clements' 1-yard run.
Trailing 63-14 late in the third, Clements passed for two touchdowns and Chuck Watson had a 70-yard interception return for a score in the fourth.
Washington State returns the nation's top quarterback in terms of yards per game in Luke Falk, but who's going to protect his blind side?
Florida's defense struggled late in the season in losses to Florida State, Alabama and Michigan.
Georgia Tech got some much-needed help in the trenches on signing day, nabbing seven linemen, including its only ESPN 300 prospect -- Parker Braun.
An already-strong Wolverines secondary looks even better post-Recruiting Day, while the offensive linemen will need to step up.
Now that we know where the Class of 2016 recruits are headed next year, we've updated our way-too-early Big 12 Power Rankings.
Spring practice is just around the corner, so here is another batch of power rankings to enjoy before the 2016 season.
|St Francis (PA)||4-2||6-4|
|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|