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Football takes down No. 9 Towson, 38-21

UAlbany Sports Information   10-12-2019

Score: UAlbany 38, No. 9 Towson 21

Location: Johnny Unitas Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

Records: UAlbany 4-3 (2-1 CAA) | Towson 3-3 (1-2 CAA)

Short story: For the third straight year, the University at Albany football team toppled a top 10 opponent, this time taking down No. 9 Towson, 38-21, at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Key stats

  • Jeff Undercuffler completed 23 of 30 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns, his 19thand 20thof the season.
  • Karl Mofor ran for 130 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Jerah Reeves (143 yards) and Juwan Green (156 yards) both broke the 100-yard mark for the second straight game. Reeves established a new career high.
  • UAlbany sacked Towson quarterback Tom Flacco four times. Eli Mencer had two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.

Coach Gattuso: “I’m really proud of the guys. We played well today. A couple mistakes got them back in the game, but we were resilient. We kept playing. I think the difference between this year and last year is striking. We’re really proud of our progress. The stats are of straight domination. We’re pretty happy with these results.”

Recap

Behind a dominant effort on both sides of the ball, the University at Albany football team stormed to a 38-21 victory over Towson, the country’s No. 9-ranked team, in a CAA road game Saturday.

The Great Danes piled up 512 yards of offense while holding the Tigers — led by CAA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Joe Flacco — to just 280 in a game UAlbany never trailed.

Jeff Undercuffler spearheaded the superlative offensive performance, throwing for 380 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He fed Jerah Reeves (10 catches, 143 yards) and Juwan Green (eight catches, 156 yards) all game long and also threw TD passes to LJ Wesneski and Donovan McDonald.

On the ground, Karl Mofor ran for touchdowns of seven and 19 yards while piling up 30 carries for 130 yards in the game.

The win gave the Great Danes their third straight victory when facing a top 10 opponent. They also had defeated No. 7 Villanova, 19-10 (OT), in 2017 and No. 10 Stony Brook, 25-23, in 2018.

UAlbany now enters its Homecoming game Saturday having won three of its past four games overall and with a 2-1 record in CAA play.

Against Towson, UAlbany carried a 17-14 lead into halftime after Mofor’s first touchdown, Undercuffler’s throw to McDonald and Dylan Burns’ 19-yard field goal. 

Towson’s two scores came after the Tigers had recovered fumbles deep in UAlbany territory.

But the Tigers never found an answer for the Great Danes’ defense. And after Towson went three-and-out to start the second half, Undercuffler added to the UAlbany lead when he fired a strike over the middle to Wesneski for the tight end’s fourth touchdown of the season.

UAlbany went ahead 31-14 late in the third when Mofor bounced outside and raced to the right side of the end zone from 19 yards away. 

Dante Mount put away the game with 2:32 to play. He forced a fumble, scooped up the ball and dashed 26 yards to the end zone, touching off a celebration on the UAlbany sideline.

Up nextUAlbany returns home Saturday, Oct. 19, for its annual Homecoming game against Rhode Island. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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