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.
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.
The Spartans' offensive line gains experience with the return of Brandon Clemons, who has played in every game the past two seasons.
Paul Finebaum shares his thoughts on the great quality of coaches in the SEC.
GameDay 100: Oregon thought they had Michael Dyer down, but he just kept on running.
This week's mailbag takes a look at the obvious and the dark horse breakout candidates this season in the Big 12.
Brenda Tracy, who was allegedly raped at Oregon State in 1998, will meet Wednesday with former Beavers coach Mike Riley, who now coaches at Nebraska.
Oregon will need more from its defense, but it's an inexperienced group that still has a lot to prove.
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