Football Holds Off Colgate, 37-34

GAME STATS BOOK

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Using Omar Osbourne’s historic running performance and a few key defensive plays, the University at Albany football team overcame the hosting Colgate University Raiders, 37-34, Saturday night at Andy Kerr Stadium. With the victory, the Great Danes improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Raiders fall to 0-2.

The biggest defensive play of the game came with 4:26 remaining in the ball game.  Colgate faced fourth-and-goal on the one-yard line, trailing by three, 30-27, and chose to take a gamble. Going for it with a run play, the Great Danes’ defensive line suffocated the attempt and gave UAlbany possession on a turnover of downs.

The Danes then drove 99-yards down the gridiron on the back of Osbourne’s four carries, including a 36-yarder, as well as Presley Beauvais’ drive-capping 45-yard touchdown scamper. With Tom O’Riordan’s point-after attempt sailing through the uprights, the Great Danes held a 37-27 lead with 1:34 remaining.

While Colgate did answer with a touchdown of their own with 18 seconds remaining, UAlbany handled the on-sides kick with ease, securing their first win of the 2013 season.

Topping his career-high in the first half alone, junior running back Omar Osbourne rushed for 252 yards with 35 carries, marking the third-best rushing performance in program history. Osbourne also crossed the goal line twice and totaled 260 all-purpose yards.

Beauvais totaled 59 yards with six carries, while wildcat quarterback Jake Meek rushed the ball four times, totaling 27 yards.

Senior wide receiver Kevin Chillis also racked up the yards, recording his second straight 100+ receiving game, connecting with Will Fiacchi five times for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Fiacchi totaled 180 passing yards, completing 13-of-24 attempts with just one interception.

Defensively, junior Christian Dorsey finished with a career-high 12 tackles, including nine unassisted, as well as forced a fumble. TJ Idowu and Cody Greenhagen both tallied seven tackles, while Clay Harris brought down six, and Alex Helmer tackled five, including a sack for a loss of nine yards.

After falling behind early in the season-opener at Duquesne a week ago, the Great Danes responded with a quick spark versus Colgate. On the very first play after kickoff, Tramaine Wilson picked off Gavin McCarney’s pass, immediately putting momentum in the Danes’ favor.

Four rushing plays later, UAlbany took its first lead of the season, 7-0, on Osbourne’s five-yard touchdown rush and O’Riordan’s kick.

On the next drive, Colgate marched 72 yards down the field on eight plays and looked to tie it up. However, McCarney tried to stretch the ball one-handed across the goal line, the ball knocked loose, and rolled out of the end zone, handing UAlbany possession with a touchback.

The Great Danes took advantage, using 13 plays to set up O’Riordan’s 32-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead with 5:00 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

The defending Patriot League champions responded with their first points of the game, capping an eight-play, 80-yard drive with John Wilkins’ one-yard touchdown rush with 1:02 left in the opening stanza.

Holding a steady upper hand throughout the first half, UAlbany answered back with 14 straight points, sparked by the Great Dane defense. Dorsey stripped the ball from Wilkins and Kyle Jordan recovered. Wilkins was knocked out of the game with a knee injury on the play.

Again, UAlbany took full advantage of the Colgate miscue, as Fiacchi connected a 51-yard touchdown pass to Chillis with 8:29 to go in the half.

Forcing Colgate to punt, the Great Danes struck again on their next possession with the help of five Osbourne rushes and a 33-yard reception by Chillis. Beauvais capped the 92-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run for a 24-7 lead with 2:44 on the clock in the second quarter.

After a defensive stop for the Raiders, Colgate made it a 10-point game, 24-14, heading into halftime as McCarney finished an eight-play, 67-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to Nat Bellamy.

Out of the break, UAlbany struck again, as Osbourne rushed for 15-yards into the end zone on a fourth-and-1 situation, stretching the lead to 30-14 with 10:02 on the clock.

Still hanging around, Colgate answered with a touchdown of their own, as Jimmy DeCicco scampered 40-yards into the end zone with 3:23 left in the third quarter.

Becoming a real threat, the Raiders cut the deficit to three points after picking off Fiacchi’s pass on the 16-yard line, and then rushed for another quick touchdown, making the score, 30-27 with 14:55 left in the game.

However, that is when the Danes’ defense stepped up and held off the Raiders for the remainder of the way.

UAlbany returns to action Saturday, September 14th, when they host Rhode Island for the Great Danes’ inaugural CAA contest and first game at Bob Ford Field.

 

Albany vs Colgate (Sept 7, 2013 at Hamilton, N.Y.)

Albany (1-1) vs. Colgate (0-2)

Date: Sept 7, 2013 • Site: Hamilton, N.Y.  • Stadium: Andy Kerr Stadium  •  Attendance: 5217

Score by Quarters  Score 
Albany   10  14  6  7  37 
Colgate   7  7  6  14  34 
SCORING SUMMARY   ALBANY -COLGATE  
1st  13:52  ALBANY   Osbourne, Omar 5 yd run (O'Riordan, Tom kick) 
         4 plays, 27 yards, TOP 0:48  7 - 0 
  05:00  ALBANY   O'Riordan, Tom 32 yd field goal 
         13 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:47  10 - 0 
  01:02  COLGATE   Wilkins, John 1 yd run (Burgess, Andy kick) 
         8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:53  10 - 7 
2nd  08:29  ALBANY   Chillis, Kevin 51 yd pass from Fiacchi, Will (O'Riordan, Tom kick) 
         2 plays, 58 yards, TOP 0:42  17 - 7 
  02:44  ALBANY   Beauvais, Presley 5 yd run (O'Riordan, Tom kick) 
         8 plays, 92 yards, TOP 2:50  24 - 7 
  00:14  COLGATE   Bellamy, Nat 3 yd pass from McCarney, Gavin (Burgess, Andy kick) 
         8 plays, 67 yards, TOP 0:46  24 - 14 
3rd  10:02  ALBANY   Osbourne, Omar 15 yd run (O'Riordan, Tom kick failed) 
         12 plays, 73 yards, TOP 4:51  30 - 14 
  03:23  COLGATE   DeCicco, Jimmy 40 yd run 
         2 plays, 53 yards, TOP 0:37  30 - 20 
4th  14:55  COLGATE   Russell, D. 1 yd run (Burgess, Andy kick) 
         5 plays, 16 yards, TOP 2:25  30 - 27 
  01:34  ALBANY   Beauvais, Presley 45 yd run (O'Riordan, Tom kick) 
         6 plays, 99 yards, TOP 2:52  37 - 27 
  00:18  COLGATE   Russell, D. 2 yd run (Burgess, Andy kick) 
         7 plays, 76 yards, TOP 1:09  37 - 34 
Kickoff time: 6:06 pm  • End of Game: 9:07  • Total elapsed time: 3:01
Referee: Henry Wimberg  •  Umpire: Corey Williams  •  Linesman: Dan Bush  •  Line judge: D. Donermeyer  •  Back judge: B. Wisniewski  •  Field judge: V. Boccanfuso  •  Side judge: Dan Foreman  • 
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Team Statistics

 

Team Statistics (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Albany vs Colgate (Sept 7, 2013 at Hamilton, N.Y.)

 Team Totals  ALBANY  COLGATE 
FIRST DOWNS  22  28 
   Rushing  15  13 
   Passing  15 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  338  283 
   Rushing Attempts  47  45 
   Average Per Rush  7.2  6.3 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  341  297 
   Yards Lost Rushing  14 
NET YARDS PASSING  180  303 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  13-24-1  25-31-1 
   Average Per Attempt  7.5  9.8 
   Average Per Completion  13.8  12.1 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  518  586 
   Total offense plays  71  76 
   Average Gain Per Play  7.3  7.7 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  0-0  3-3 
Penalties: Number-Yards  6-35  4-26 
PUNTS-YARDS  4-163  3-114 
   Average Yards Per Punt  40.8  38.0 
   Net Yards Per Punt  37.5  38.0 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  7-389  6-316 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  55.6  52.7 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  38.6  26.8 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  0-0-0  2-13-0 
   Average Per Return  0.0  6.5 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  4-80-0  7-119-0 
   Average Per Return  20.0  17.0 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  1-4-0  1-7-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  1-0-0  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  28:17  31:36 
   1st Quarter  6:32  8:28 
   2nd Quarter  6:09  8:51 
   3rd Quarter  7:18  7:35 
   4th Quarter  8:18  6:42 
Third-Down Conversions  6 of 13  8 of 12 
Fourth-Down Conversions  1 of 2  0 of 1 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  4-4  4-6 
   Touchdowns  3-4  4-6 
   Field goals  1-4  0-6 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  1-9  0-0 
PAT Kicks  4-5  4-4 
Field Goals  1-1  0-0 

 

Individual Statistics

 

Individual Statistics (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Albany vs Colgate (Sept 7, 2013 at Hamilton, N.Y.)

Albany    Colgate
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Osbourne, Omar   35  255  252  36  7.2 
Beauvais, Presley  59  59  45  9.8 
Meek, Jake   27  27  13  6.8 
Fiacchi, Will   0.0 
TEAM   0.0 
Totals...  47  341  338  45  7.2 
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
McCarney, Gavin  14  104  95  32  6.8 
Wilkins, John   11  76  76  16  6.9 
Russell, D.   15  65  60  29  4.0 
DeCicco, Jimmy   50  50  40  16.7 
Pavalko, Ed   1.0 
Totals...  45  297  14  283  40  6.3 
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Fiacchi, Will   13-24-1  180  51 
Totals...  13-24-1  180  51 
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
McCarney, Gavin  25-31-1  303  29 
Totals...  25-31-1  303  29 
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Chillis, Kevin   112  51 
King, Cole   18 
Parker, Brian   21  13 
Beauvais, Presley  13  13 
Osbourne, Omar  
Lawrence, Malachi 
Totals...  13  180  51 
  
  
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Cason, Dan   78  18 
O'Connell, K.   68  16 
Bellamy, Nat   67  29 
Russell, D.   16 
Morrison, Ryne   41  29 
Quazza, John   17  17 
DeCicco, Jimmy   11  11 
Wilkins, John  
Totals...  25  303  29 
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Martin, Jonathan  163  40.8  47 
Totals...  163  40.8  47 
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Armiento, Nikko  114  38.0  46 
Totals...  114  38.0  46 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Chillis, Kevin   41  41 
Harris, Clay   39  26 
Wilson, Tramaine 
Totals...  80  41 
  
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Bellamy, Nat   56  17 
Morrison, Ryne   13 
DeCicco, Jimmy   63  34 
Nairin, Andrew  
Totals...  13  119  34 
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Osbourne, Omar   252  260 
Chillis, Kevin   112  41  153 
Beauvais, Presley  59  13  72 
Harris, Clay   39  39 
Meek, Jake   27  27 
Parker, Brian   21  21 
King, Cole   18  18 
Lawrence, Malachi 
Wilson, Tramaine 
Totals...  338  180  80  602 
  
  
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
DeCicco, Jimmy   50  11  63  124 
Bellamy, Nat   67  56  123 
McCarney, Gavin  95  95 
Wilkins, John   76  81 
Cason, Dan   78  78 
Russell, D.   60  16  76 
O'Connell, K.   68  68 
Morrison, Ryne   41  13  54 
Quazza, John   17  17 
Nairin, Andrew  
Pavalko, Ed  
Totals...  283  303  119  13  725 
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
O'Riordan, Tom  1st  05:00  32 yards  Good 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
  
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Martin, Jonathan  389  55.6 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Burgess, Andy   316  52.7 
 
FUMBLES: Albany-None. Colgate-Morrison, Ryne 1-1; Wilkins, John 1-1; McCarney, Gavin 1-1.

 

Defensive Statistics

 

Defensive Statistics (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Albany vs Colgate (Sept 7, 2013 at Hamilton, N.Y.)

##  Albany   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
33  Dorsey, Christian  12  1.0/3   .   .   .  
TM  TEAM   .   1-0   .   .  
58  Greenhagen, Cody  .   .   .   .  
1   Idowu, Olatunji  .   .   .   .  
25  Harris, Clay   .   1-0   .   .  
21  Helmer, Alex   1.0/9   .   .   1.0/9  
6   Exantus, Randall  .   .   .   .  
35  LaDucer, Mat   .   .   .   .  
91  Troutman, Zach   1.0/2   .   .   .  
11  Nicastro, Michael  .   .   .   .  
8   McClary, Jojo   .   .   .   .  
59  Smith, Andrew   .   .   .   .  
48  Clark, Rayshan   .   .   .   .  
90  Bradley, Tom   .   .   .   .  
54  Dwyer, Jake   .   .   .   .  
31  Jordan, Kyle   .   1-0   .   .  
17  Mbongue-Muna,Prosper  .   .   .   .  
52  Fasano, Joe   .   .   .   .  
5   Wilson, Tramaine  .   .   1-4   .  
72  Pasnik, Adam   .   .   .   .  
92  Smith, Michael   .   .   .   .  
97  Gray, Samuel   .   .   .   .  
##  Colgate   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
36  Kent, Kris   .   .   .   .  
18  Armiento, Mike   0.5/1   .   .   .  
TM  TEAM   .   .   .   .  
48  Buttermore, C.   .   .   .   .  
28  Sihavong, Eddy   .   .   .   .  
4   Ford, Josh   .   .   .   .  
50  Field, Brett   .   .   .   .  
41  Dier, Austin   0.5/2   .   .   .  
98  Wilson, Shane   .   .   .   .  
25  Diamond, D.   .   .   .   .  
99  Nairin, Andrew   .   .   1-7   .  
23  Lewis, Wendell   .   .   .   .  
55  Steffen, Victor  .   .   .   .  
21  Burgess, Andy   .   .   .   .  
33  Russo, Vinny   .   .   .   .  
80  Quazza, John   .   .   .   .  
22  Bellamy, Nat   .   .   .   .  
81  Lalli, Brian   .   .   .   .  
51  Cairnie, C.   .   .   .   .  
60  Almasian, Anto   .   .   .   .