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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|St Francis (PA)||4-2||6-4|
|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|