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Football sets 3 single-season records in loss to Maine

UAlbany Sports Information   11-02-2019

Score: Maine 47, UAlbany 31

Location: Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany 5-4 (3-2 CAA) | Maine 4-5 (2-3 CAA)

Short story: Jeff Undercuffler, Juwan Green and Eli Mencer all set single-season program records, but the University at Albany football team fell to Maine, 47-31, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Casey Stadium in a CAA game.

Key stats

  • On the first play of the game, Eli Mencer recorded a sack, giving him 9.5 for the season. His total surpasses the previous record of 9.0 set by Eddie Delaney in 2011. 
  • Juwan Green’s first-quarter touchdown catch was his 11thof the season, also establishing a new single-season record.
  • Jeff Undercuffler’s second-quarter touchdown pass to Joseph Greaney was his 26thof the season, breaking Dan DiLella’s program single-season record of 25, set in 2011.
  • Undercuffler threw for 387 yards, the third-highest single-game total in program history. It marked his third game this season having thrown for 380 or more yards.
  • Green (109) and Jerah Reeves (111) both eclipsed 100 yards receiving. 
  • Thomas Greaney caught his first two career touchdown passes.
  • Josh Wynn led the Great Danes’ defense with 10 tackles. Mazon Walker had a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. 

Coach Gattuso: “It’s a disappointing loss obviously, but we’re going to get back on the horse and try to go beat Delaware next week.”

Recap

Maine scored 23 points in the third quarter to propel a 47-31 victory over the University at Albany football team Saturday in a CAA game at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

The loss snapped the Great Danes’ five-game win streak at home. 

Coming off a bye week, UAlbany rallied to tie the game at 24 early in the third quarter on Dylan Burns’ 27-yard field goal. 

But the Black Bears, who appeared in last year’s FCS National Semifinals, responded with a safety and three touchdowns — one of which came on an interception returned for a TD — to extend their lead to 47-24 going into the fourth quarter.

Jeff Undercuffler, who completed 25-of-49 passes for 387 yards, threw four touchdown passes, two of which went to tight end Thomas Greaney. His second-quarter touchdown, a 12-yard grab, was his first career catch. He later added a 5-yard TD catch in the fourth.

Juwan Green also caught a 64-yard touchdown pass to cut Maine’s lead to 10-7 in the first quarter, and Tyler Oedekoven caught his first touchdown, from 16 yards out, to pull UAlbany within 24-21 with 26 seconds remaining in the first half.

Up next:UAlbany is on the road next Saturday, Nov. 9, to face Delaware in a CAA game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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