The ninth time was the charm.
UAlbany finally secured their first win of the football season at Tom and Mary Casey Stadium on Saturday, leaning largely on overtaking Karl Mofor, who carried the ball 45 times for 222 yards in a 20-7 victory. Both of the Great Danes made touchdowns. over New Hampshire.
“Karl Mofor was a beast to us today,” said Ulbani coach Greg Gattuso.
Mofor scored a late 1-yard run in the second quarter, and a 17-yard scalper helped the Great Danes in the fourth quarter (1–6 CAA, 1–8 overall) beating New Hampshire 24–20 for the team’s first win with a 20–0 lead. March 5 In the opener of both teams last spring.
Mofor became the first UAlbany to go back to the 200-yard mark since Alex James’ 229-yard effort against Bryant on September 7, 2019. His 45 carries broke the KC Stadium record of 35 set by Eliza Ibitokun-Hanks on October 29, 2016 and allowed Ulbani to dominate possession time, controlling the ball for 38:49.
UAlbany’s defense forced four New Hampshire (3-4, 3-6) turnovers, including an interception at the goal line by Isaac Duffy in the final two minutes that took away the Wildcats’ last chance to return.
“That was the most complete game we played,” Gattuso said. “We overcame some injuries, some got out today, so I was proud of the guys who stepped in. But all three stages – we played well.”
new Hampshire 0 0 0 7- 7
ulbany 0 10 3 7-20
UA — Burns 40 field goals
UA — Mofor 1 run (Burns kick)
UA — Burns 25 field goals
UA — Mofor 17 runs (Burns kick)
UNH – Spalagunias 5 pass from Edwards (Lehane kick)
Ithaca 26, Union 7
The union’s first regular season defeat in more than three years also ended the Dutchman’s hopes of securing an automatic bid to the Liberty League in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Ithaca (5–1 Liberty League, 8–1 on aggregate) knocked out Union in the first three quarters, taking a 23–0 lead ahead of the Dutch. (4-1, 8-1) eventually joined the board on a 57-yard pass from William Bellamy to Andre Ross Jr., but Union couldn’t get any closer.
Ithaca quarterback AJ Wingfield threw for 197 yards and scored a touchdown to lead the Bombers into victory. Union got 154 rushing yards on 27 attempts from Ike Irabor, while Bellamy was 13 of 27 through the air with a touchdown for 148 yards and an interception.
Federation 0 0 0 7- 7
ithaca 10 0 6 10-26
I – 4 passes from the Tedeschi wingfield (Bahamonde kick)
I- Bahamonde 33 field goals
I – Bahamonde 28 field goals
I – Bahamonde 20 field goals
Me — Williams 1 run (Bahamonde kick)
U – Ross 57 pass (low kick) to Bellamy
I- Bahamonde 37 field goals
Rpi 22, st. Lawrence 20 (2OT)
Jorge Marinpoulos’ 17-yard touchdown passes to Winnie McDonald and Delano Munoz Whyes, resulting in a 2-point conversion run, gave the Engineers a win in the second overtime, meaning the RPi could claim union in next Saturday’s Dutchman’s Shoes game. Will give a chance Liberty League title.
RPI (4-1, 8-1) drew 7-7 with St. Lawrence (1-4, 4-5) through regulation, with the Saints coming on a 36-yard field goal in the final moments of the fourth quarter, which would have won the game.
After matching a touchdown in the first overtime, Saint Lawrence’s Peyton Schmidt scored in the first play of the Saints’ second overtime, but the conversion was unsuccessful. The RPI responded with a pass to Marinopoulos to McDonald’s, which saw a 2-point play win.
With a win next Saturday at the Union, the RPI would end in a tie over the Liberty League with Ithaca – which has completed its conference schedule – and earned an automatic NCAA berth via a one-on-one tiebreaker with the Bombers. Do it. A union victory would leave the Dutchmen and Ithaca tied 5–1, with Ithaca winning the tiebreaker.
RPi 0 7 0 0 7 8—22
St. Lawrence 7 0 0 0 7 6-20
SLU — Lawthar 13 runs (Don Kick)
RPi — Burnett 9 run (McDougall kick)
RPi — Munoz what 1 run (McDougall kick)
SLU – Lowther to Green 3 pass (dawn kick)
SLU – Schmidt 25 runs (Pass Fail)
RPI – McDonald’s 17 Near Marinopoulos (Munoz What’s Run)
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