Greaney brothers lead Albany past Central Connecticut, 45-26
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Greaney caught two touchdown passes and his brother, defensive lineman Joseph, scooped up a fumble and rumbled 77 yards for his first career touchdown as Albany defeated Central Connecticut, 45-29 on Saturday.
Todd Sibley raced 97 yards for a touchdown on the game’s first offensive play to give the Great Danes (1-3) a lead they never surrendered and finished with 190 yards on 18 carries. Albany had 224 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground.
Reese Poffenbarger was 18-of-26 passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns.
Nasir Smith ran for 108 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries to lead the Blue Devils (0-4). Shon Mitchell was held to 116 yards on 7-of-16 passing.
Mitchell dropped back to pass on fourth down in the red zone, but the Albany pass rush pressured him into a fumble at the Great Danes’ 23 and Joseph Greaney scooped up the loose ball and ran untouched for the touchdown with 11:16 left in the third quarter. Poffenbarger then found Thomas Greaney for two third-quarter touchdowns to give Albany a 45-20 lead going into the final period.
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