Football Edged By CCSU, 20-17

GAME STATS BOOK

ALBANY, N.Y. – Despite a touchdown lead heading into the fourth quarter, the University at Albany football team suffered its second straight home loss at Bob Ford Field Saturday night, as the visiting Central Connecticut State Blue Devils scored 10 unanswered points in the final stanza to steal a 20-17 victory.

CCSU’s Steven Calitri hit a 40-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining after driving 61-yards down the gridiron, improving the Blue Devils’ record to 1-3 on the season, while the Great Danes also fell to 1-3 overall. UAlbany tried to respond quickly in the closing seconds, throwing a 40-yard Hail Mary pass as time expired. Jameel Gay caught Will Fiacchi’s toss but he was brought down at the 10-yard line, ending the game.

Leading UAlbany’s strong running attack, Omar Osbourne earned his second 100+ yard rushing game of the season, totaling 119 yards with two touchdowns. With 96 points scored in his career, Osbourne is now tied with Orin Griffin (1973-76) – a member of the 1974 team that was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame this weekend – for 23rd all-time in the program’s archives. In a pregame ceremony, players from the 1974 squad served as honorary captains for the game.

Also leading the Great Dane offense, Fiacchi finished with 140 passing yards on 12 completions in 21 attempts.  Gay totaled 50 receiving yards on two catches.  Defensively, Cody Greenhagen led the Great Danes with eight tackles, including one for a loss.

UAlbany received the opening kickoff, getting a drive-opening six-yard run from Osbourne.  The Great Danes went three-and-out and punted.

On CCSU’s first drive, Rob Holloman converted a couple of third downs on a 13-yard catch and later a 13-yard run.  Holloman kept rushing the ball up to the UAlbany six, but a combo block on second-down by Tom Bradley and Andrew Smith of Holloman and an Andrew Clements incompletion forced fourth down.  Steven Calitri converted the 30-yard field goal to put the visitors up 3-0 with 8:31 left in the first quarter.

Despite punting on their next drive, UAlbany swung momentum back into their favor, as CCSU’s Nick Bacarella fumbled the fair catch attempt, and Michael Nicastro recovered on the UAlbany-48.  The Great Danes drove down the field, with Osbourne converting a fourth down with a four-yard run, facing 4th-and-1. The Danes rushed the ball to the 22, leading to Tom O’Riordan 39-yard field goal, tying the game at 3-3 in the closing seconds of the quarter.

Following kickoff, Aaron Berardino fumbled the ball in the backfield on the first play of the CCSU drive.  Michael Smith fell on the ball in front of Berardino, giving UAlbany the ball at the CCSU 26. 

After an opening three-yard gain, Jake Meek entered at quarterback and ran the ball twice in a row for a total of 14 yards.  At 3rd-and-5 on the CCSU 7, Osbourne took over, powering his way into the end zone for the touchdown. O’Riordan’s extra point gave UAlbany a 10-3 lead with 13:36 remaining in the second quarter.

However, CCSU responded in its next drive, converting three third-downs on a Clements 11-yard run, Holloman 13-yard reception and Denzell Jones 23-yard catch. Holloman’s nine-yard reception put the Blue Devils on the one-yard line for a 4th-and-goal attempt.  Clements completed a rollout pass to Tom Tarantino for the touchdown, tying the game at 10-10 after the extra point with 8:01 to go in the second quarter. 

With rain starting to fall in the third quarter, UAlbany forced a three-and-out on CCSU’s opening drive of the half, but were then forced to punt themselves.

The defensive battle continued, until the Great Danes used a 15-play, 78-yard drive to take a 17-10 advantage with 16 second remaining in the quarter. The Great Danes primarily used a ground attack with nine rushing plays. With 1st-and-goal on the five, Osbourne ran three times, getting to the one. On fourth down, Osbourne ran it again and converted for his second touchdown of the game to put UAlbany back in the lead. O’Riordan’s extra point made it a seven-point game.

However, on the next drive CCSU tied it back up, as Hollman took the handoff and ran to his right, going 59 yards for the touchdown. Calitri’s extra point made it 17-17 with 14:19 left in regulation.

After each side’s next two drives were three-and-out, UAlbany had a chance to take the lead with under five minutes remaining.  Osbourne took six rushes for a total of 24 yards on the drive as the team pushed to the seven-yard line. However, the field goal attempt sailed wide right, giving the ball to CCSU with 4:53 to go.

Holloman led the attack, combining for 41 yards on seven rushes and a nine-yard reception, as the Blue Devils got to the UAlbany-23.  With 17 seconds left, Calitri kicked a 40-yard field goal to give CCSU a 20-17 lead.

Fiacchi tried to lead one last drive, finding Chillis for 15 yards to stop the clock at seven seconds.  At midfield, Fiacchi heaved a Hail Mary pass down the near side, completing the heave to Jameel Gay for 40 yards as time expired, ending the game for a 20-17 CCSU win.

For the Blue Devils, Holloman finished with 205 total yards, including 145 on the ground.  Clements passed for 140 yards, completing 13 passes in 22 attempts.  Chuck Watson had 15 tackles on defense, including three for loss.

UAlbany will hit the road next week to take on Old Dominion on Saturday, September 28th in Norfolk, Virginia at 6 p.m.

CCSU vs Albany (Sep 21, 2013 at Albany, N.Y.)

CCSU (1-3) vs. Albany (1-3,0-1)

 

Date: Sep 21, 2013 • Site: Albany, N.Y.  • Stadium: Bob Ford Field  •  Attendance: 6412

 

Score by Quarters  Score 
CCSU   3  7  0  10  20 
Albany   3  7  7  0  17 

 

SCORING SUMMARY   CCSU -ALBANY  
1st  08:31  CCSU   CALITRI, Steven 30 yd field goal 
           3 - 0 
  00:16  ALBANY   O'Riordan, Tom 39 yd field goal 
           3 - 3 
2nd  13:36  ALBANY   Osbourne, Omar 7 yd run (O'Riordan, Tom kick) 
           3 - 10 
  08:01  CCSU   TARANTINO, Thomas 1 yd pass from CLEMENTS, Andrew (CALITRI, Steven kick) 
           10 - 10 
3rd  00:16  ALBANY   Osbourne, Omar 1 yd run (O'Riordan, Tom kick) 
           10 - 17 
4th  14:19  CCSU   HOLLOMON, Rob 59 yd run (CALITRI, Steven kick) 
           17 - 17 
  00:17  CCSU   CALITRI, Steven 40 yd field goal 
           20 - 17 

 

Kickoff time: 7:07pm  • End of Game: 9:55  • Total elapsed time: 2:48 
Referee: Tom Kichline  •  Umpire: Randy Ross  •  Linesman: NJ Cogliati  •  Line judge: Dan Harrington  •  Back judge: James Reif  •  Field judge: Glen Wilson  •  Side judge: Ronald Roberts  •  
Temperature: 69  • Wind: 9 mph S  • Weather: breezy

 

Team Statistics

 

Team Statistics (Final) 
The Automated ScoreBook 
CCSU vs Albany (Sep 21, 2013 at Albany, N.Y.)

 Team Totals  CCSU  ALBANY 
FIRST DOWNS  17  17 
   Rushing  12 
   Passing 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  186  136 
   Rushing Attempts  44  48 
   Average Per Rush  4.2  2.8 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  203  182 
   Yards Lost Rushing  17  46 
NET YARDS PASSING  140  140 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  13-22-0  12-21-0 
   Average Per Attempt  6.4  6.7 
   Average Per Completion  10.8  11.7 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  326  276 
   Total offense plays  66  69 
   Average Gain Per Play  4.9  4.0 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  2-2  0-0 
Penalties: Number-Yards  9-59  5-34 
PUNTS-YARDS  5-142  7-299 
   Average Yards Per Punt  28.4  42.7 
   Net Yards Per Punt  28.4  40.0 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  5-288  4-232 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  57.6  58.0 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  41.8  33.5 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  2--1-0  0-0-0 
   Average Per Return  -0.5  0.0 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  3-73-0  4-54-0 
   Average Per Return  24.3  13.5 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  32:44  27:16 
   1st Quarter  5:22  9:38 
   2nd Quarter  11:54  3:06 
   3rd Quarter  6:24  8:36 
   4th Quarter  9:04  5:56 
Third-Down Conversions  9 of 17  6 of 16 
Fourth-Down Conversions  1 of 1  2 of 2 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  2-2  2-3 
   Touchdowns  1-2  2-3 
   Field goals  1-2  0-3 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  4-38  0-0 
PAT Kicks  2-2  2-2 
Field Goals  2-2  1-2 

 

Individual Statistics

 

Individual Statistics (Final) 
The Automated ScoreBook 
CCSU vs Albany (Sep 21, 2013 at Albany, N.Y.)

CCSU    Albany
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
HOLLOMON, Rob   30  149  145  59  4.8 
LEE, Darius   12  43  42  11  3.5 
CLEMENTS, Andrew  11  11  11  11.0 
BERARDINO, Aaron  12  -12  -12.0 
Totals...  44  203  17  186  59  4.2 
  
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Osbourne, Omar   32  122  119  11  3.7 
Meek, Jake   43  41  11  5.1 
Chillis, Kevin   15  15  7.5 
Beauvais, Presley  2.0 
Fiacchi, Will   41  -41  -8.2 
Totals...  48  182  46  136  11  2.8 
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
CLEMENTS, Andrew  13-22-0  140  23 
Totals...  13-22-0  140  23 
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Fiacchi, Will   12-21-0  140  40 
Totals...  12-21-0  140  40 
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
HOLLOMON, Rob   60  16 
JONES, Denzell   51  23 
HOLMES, Tyrell   13  13 
BACARELLA, Nick 
BRADDOCK, Matt  
TARANTINO, Thomas 
LEE, Darius  
Totals...  13  140  23 
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
King, Cole   33  14 
Chillis, Kevin   27  15 
Gay, Jameel   50  40 
Beauvais, Presley  13 
Osbourne, Omar   10  10 
Malloy, Kevin  
Totals...  12  140  40 
  
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
GROTH, Ed   142  28.4  33 
Totals...  142  28.4  33 
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Martin, Jonathan  299  42.7  73 
Totals...  299  42.7  73 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
HOLLOMON, Rob   49  26 
BACARELLA, Nick  -1 
BERARDINO, Aaron  24  24 
Totals...  -1  73  26 
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Chillis, Kevin   46  27 
Greenhagen, Cody 
Totals...  54  27 
  
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
HOLLOMON, Rob   145  60  49  254 
JONES, Denzell   51  51 
LEE, Darius   42  43 
HOLMES, Tyrell   13  13 
BERARDINO, Aaron  -12  24  12 
CLEMENTS, Andrew  11  11 
BACARELLA, Nick  -1 
BRADDOCK, Matt  
TARANTINO, Thomas 
Totals...  186  140  73  -1  398 
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Osbourne, Omar   119  10  129 
Chillis, Kevin   15  27  46  88 
Gay, Jameel   50  50 
Meek, Jake   41  41 
King, Cole   33  33 
Beauvais, Presley  13  15 
Greenhagen, Cody 
Malloy, Kevin  
Fiacchi, Will   -41  -41 
Totals...  136  140  54  330 
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
CALITRI, Steven  1st  08:31  30 yards  Good 
CALITRI, Steven  4th  00:17  40 yards  Good 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
O'Riordan, Tom  1st  00:16  39 yards  Good 
O'Riordan, Tom  4th  04:53  24 yards  Missed 
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
GROTH, Ed   288  57.6 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Maltz, Ian   232  58.0 
 

 

FUMBLES: CCSU-BACARELLA, Nick 1-1; BERARDINO, Aaron 1-1. Albany-None.

 

Defensive Statistics

 

Defensive Statistics (Final) 
The Automated ScoreBook 
CCSU vs Albany (Sep 21, 2013 at Albany, N.Y.)

##  CCSU   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
40  WATSON, Chuck   10  15  3.0/13   .   .   1.0/8  
6   CELERIN, Josh   10  .   .   .   .  
24  REESE, Antwione  10  .   .   .   .  
99  YOPP, Elijah   1.0/9   .   .   1.0/9  
54  ROSE, David   .   .   .   .  
50  BENJAMIN, Darnell  .   .   .   .  
1   ELMORE, Jevon   1.0/12   .   .   1.0/12  
5   ABNER, Chris   .   .   .   .  
61  ROBINSON, Mark   2.0/12   .   .   1.0/9  
3   GRANT, Julian   .   .   .   .  
28  CAMPBELL, David  .   .   .   .  
16  LINARES, Chris   .   .   .   .  
13  ALAEZE, Josh   .   .   .   .  
20  MURDOCK, Andrew  .   .   .   .  
51  ROSATI, Blaise   .   .   .   .  
17  CIRINNA, Markeith  .   .   .   .  
97  HILL, Jalen   .   .   .   .  
92  ORMSBY, Lance   .   .   .   .  
88  ROBINSON, Shawn  .   .   .   .  

 

##  Albany   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
58  Greenhagen, Cody  1.0/1   .   .   .  
21  Helmer, Alex   1.0/1   .   .   .  
1   Idowu, Olatunji  .   .   .   .  
6   Exantus, Randall  .   .   .   .  
33  Dorsey, Christian  .   .   .   .  
35  LaDucer, Mat   .   .   .   .  
59  Smith, Andrew   0.5/1   .   .   .  
11  Nicastro, Michael  .   1-0   .   .  
25  Harris, Clay   .   .   .   .  
94  Kologrivov, Tim  .   .   .   .  
90  Bradley, Tom   0.5/1   .   .   .  
54  Dwyer, Jake   .   .   .   .  
91  Troutman, Zach   .   .   .   .  
52  Fasano, Joe   0.5/1   .   .   .  
99  Connell, Cory   .   .   .   .  
98  Morton, Zach   .   .   .   .  
48  Clark, Rayshan   .   .   .   .  
32  Ngachie, Marcel  0.5/0   .   .   .  
42  O'Connor, Pat   .   .   .   .  
40  Asanpaola,Adegboyega  .   .   .   .  
92  Smith, Michael   .   1-0   .   .  
97  Gray, Samuel   .   .   .   .  
5   Wilson, Tramaine  .   .   .   .