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Football falls to Rhode Island in CAA opener

UAlbany Sports Information   09-08-2018

Score: Rhode Island 45, UAlbany 26

Location: Meade Stadium in Kingston, R.I.

Records: UAlbany 0-2, 0-1 CAA; Rhode Island 2-0, 2-0 CAA

Short story: The University at Albany football team fell in its CAA opener, 45-26, to Rhode Island on Saturday at Meade Stadium. Karl Mofor’s two fourth-quarter touchdown runs weren’t enough to help the Great Danes overcome a second-half deficit.

Key stats                                                                    

- Vincent Testaverde completed 21-of-32 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns. It was the redshirt senior’s second consecutive 200-yard game.

- Four UAlbany players had at least 45 yards receiving: Dev Holmes (73), Karl Mofor (65), Donovan McDonald (48) and LJ Wesneski (45).

- Safety Tyler Carswell led the defense with 14 tackles. He also recovered a fumble in the second half.


The University at Albany football team’s three fourth-quarter touchdowns weren’t enough to complete a comeback against Rhode Island on Saturday in a 45-26 loss at Meade Stadium in Kingston, R.I.

Karl Mofor ran for a pair of touchdowns and Vincent Testaverde threw for a TD, plus scored another, in the Great Danes’ Colonial Athletic Association opener.

But Rhode Island, which was receiving votes in Top 25 polls this past week after opening the season with a win over No. 15 Delaware, got four touchdown passes from JaJuan Lawson on its way to a 37-7 lead at halftime and 45-7 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

UAlbany got its first fourth-quarter score when Mofor motored down the right sideline and eluded three defenders for a 40-yard TD.

Five minutes later, Testaverde finished off an eight-play drive by plunging for a touchdown from the 1-yard line, cutting the lead to 45-20.

Mofor, who finished with 52 yards on 10 carries, added a 24-yard touchdown run with 4:24 left in the game.

The Great Danes had fallen behind early when Rhode Island scored on its first drive of the game. But UAlbany answered quickly.

Testaverde, who completed 21-of-32 passes for 228 yards, led an 11-play, 70-yard march that culminated with his 9-yard touchdown strike to Jerah Reeves, tying the game at 7.

Up next

After two straight road games to start the season, UAlbany hosts Morgan State this coming Saturday at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in its home opener. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.


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