Albany Great Danes (3-1)


Albany upsets Villanova with fumble return in OT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Eli Mencer scooped up a fumble and, with no one in front of him, sprinted 80 yards for a score, lifting Albany to a 19-10 overtime upset of Villanova Saturday night.

After Albany took a 13-10 lead in overtime on Ethan Stark's third field goal of the night, Zach Bednarczyk moved Villanova to a fourth-and-one at the 16. But he was stripped of the ball. Mencer bent down, scooped it up and ran for the TD amid a phalanx of teammates.

The win is the first time Albany (3-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) has beaten Villanova (2-2, 0-1) ranked No. 8 in the FCS coaches poll. The Wildcats drove 87 yards and knotted the score at 10-10 when Aaron Forbes took a shovel pass and scored with no time left in regulation.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: W. Brunson720
Passing TDs: W. Brunson2
Rushing Yards: K. Mofor242
Rushing TDs: K. Mofor4
Receiving Yards: J. Diggs236
Receiving TDs: J. Crockett1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Old Dominion L 17 - 31
9/9 at Morgan State W 26 - 0
9/16 vs. Monmouth W 28 - 14
9/23 vs. Villanova W 19 - 10
9/30 at Elon 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST
10/7 at Richmond 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
10/21 vs. Maine 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST2:30 EST
10/28 vs. Rhode Island 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/4 at Stony Brook 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/11 at Delaware 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET8:30 GMT4:30 北京时间1:30 MST3:30 EST
11/18 vs. New Hampshire 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST
Colonial Athletic Association
  Conference Overall
Stony Brook 2-0 3-1
15 New Hampshire 2-0 3-1
1 James Madison 1-0 4-0
Elon 1-0 3-1
Albany 1-0 3-1
Delaware 0-0 2-1
William & Mary 0-0 2-1
8 Richmond 0-1 2-2
Towson 0-1 2-2
7 Villanova 0-1 2-2
Maine 0-2 1-2
Rhode Island 0-2 1-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1257 (61)
Passing Yards: 743 (55)
Rushing Yards: 514 (62)
Points per game: 22.5 (81)
Yards per game: 314.3 (87)
Touchdowns: 10 (71)
Field Goals: 6 (12)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 985 (25)
Passing Yards: 704 (47)
Rushing Yards: 281 (20)
Points per game: 13.8 (8)
Yards per game: 246.3 (8)
Touchdowns: 7 (25)
Field Goals: 2 (50)
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