Scores

Final

Holy Cross 16

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Bryant 17

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Bulldog Stadium (RI), Smithfield, RI

1 2 3 4 T
HC 6 0 10 016
BRY 7 7 0 317

Top Performers

Passing: M. Westerhaus (BRY) - 323 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. McCray (BRY) - 23 CAR, 117 YDS

Receiving: J. Harris (BRY) - 6 REC, 127 YDS

Alberti's FG gives Bryant 17-16 win vs. Holy Cross

Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Tom Alberti kicked a game-winning field goal with 38 seconds remaining to give Bryant a 17-16 victory against Holy Cross on Saturday.

Alberti's 30-yard kick capped a 10-play Bulldogs' drive in the season opener for both teams. Bryant controlled the clock but struggled to score until Alberti's kick. Mike Westerhaus was 21 for 40 for 323 yards, but was intercepted twice by the Crusaders.

Holy Cross' Kyle Toulouse returned a Bryant punt 77 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter but kicker John Macomber missed the extra point, a miscue that cost the Crusaders.

Steven Elder, who last season completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,281 yards and seven touchdowns, threw 23 for 41 and 301 yards. But the Bulldog defense kept the heat on Elder throughout the game, sacking him six times and forcing three interceptions and a fumble.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
BRY
1st Downs1721
Total Yards306487
Passing309323
Rushing-3164
Penalties9-699-91
3rd Down Conversions4-135-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-4
Turnovers42
Possession24:3235:28

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elder23/413097.513
BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Westerhaus21/403238.122

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Guild8121.5015
Laughlin111.001
BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCray231175.1045
Canevari9424.7010

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Guild79814.0048
Stanley67512.5023
BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris612721.2045
Depadua57515.0132

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCBRY
TD11:23Kyle Toulouse 77 Yd Punt Return (Pat Failed) 60
TD00:17Jose Depadua 17 Yd Pass From Mike Westerhaus (Tom Alberti Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERHCBRY
TD10:34Chad Ward 30 Yd Pass From Mike Westerhaus (Tom Alberti Kick) 614
THIRD QUARTERHCBRY
TD10:31Tyler Artim 16 Yd Pass From Steven Elder (John Macomber Kick) 1314
FG02:10John Macomber 28 Yd 1614
FOURTH QUARTERHCBRY
FG00:38Tom Alberti 30 Yd 1617