NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Rob Hollomon scored twice and rushed for 123 yards as Central Connecticut State held off a Saint Francis rally for a 38-29 win in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Hollomon had the first and final scores of the game for the Blue Devils (2-4), who led 28-3 at halftime before a second-half rally from the Red Flash (1-4) made for a close finish.
Hollomon's 2-yard touchdown run with 2:20 left gave CCSU a 38-29 lead and Saint Francis' final possession ended with a turnover on downs to secure the victory.
The Red Flash got a big performance from Kyle Harbridge, who scored two third-quarter touchdowns in the comeback effort and became the school's all-time leading rusher after running for a game-high 179 yards.
Nick SanGiacomo passed for 242 yards and three first-half touchdowns to help the Blue Devils build the early lead.
LB Hardy Nickerson Jr., who led Cal with 112 tackles last season, should make a smooth transition to Illinois, where his dad is the coordinator.
As Jim Harbaugh continues to lead the satellite camp charge, the SEC's indifference is a missed opportunity to expand its own recruiting footprint.
Archie Manning, the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL draft, became the first former player to receive the Liberty Bowl's highest honor.
Jim Harbaugh's unorthodox QB camp hosted No. 1 QB prospect, and Michigan commit, Dylan McCaffrey who impressed his future coach.
Tren'Davian Dickson, an ESPN 300 recruit who had enrolled at Baylor in January, is transferring to Houston, he confirmed to ESPN.com on Saturday.
Ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty on multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. He was also convicted of one count of unlawful photography.
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