NEC Week 4 Report - Final

The Northeast Conference came away with four wins, by Central Connecticut State, Monmouth, Sacred Heart and Wagner, in the weekend's non-conference action. The two losses: PFL Dayton over Robert Morris and CAA New Hampshire over Albany.

Northeast Conference Football
Week 4 - September 19-20, 2008

Wagner 21, Marist 14 story

New Hampshire 32, Albany 24
DURHAM, N.H. -- R.J. Toman passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns as New Hampshire rallied for a 32-24 non-league victory over UAlbany on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Cowell Stadium. The Wildcats are ranked No. 10 in both the Sports Network and FCS Coaches national polls.

UAlbany (1-2) took a 24-23 lead with 6:16 left in the third quarter when quarterback Vinny Esposito eluded a blitzing linebacker and hit Chris Kenneally in the seam with a 20-yard scoring pass. Esposito complete 21 of 31 attempts for a career-high 283 yards. (Rest of UA story)

Dayton 31, Robert Morris 14
DAYTON, Ohio - Four interceptions by the Flyer defense, including a 38-yard return for a touchdown by senior Matt Smyth, helped Dayton top the Robert Morris Colonials 31-14 on Saturday.

Smyth and senior Kevin Burns each recorded two interceptions apiece as the Flyers extended their FCS-best winning streak to 10 games and improved to 3-0 overall on the season. (Rest of UD story)

Sacred Heart 44, Iona 24
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Sacred Heart quarterback Dale Fink (Swansea, IL) completed 23-of-30 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns as the Pioneer offense racked up 464 yards of total offense on their way to a 44-24 win at Iona College Saturday afternoon.

Trailing 17-12 late in the second quarter, the Pioneer offense ripped off 22 unanswered points and outscored the Gaels 32-7 the rest of the way to improve keep their record clean and open the season 3-0 for the first time since the 2003 campaign. (Rest of SHU story)

Monmouth 30, Bryant 17
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I.- Monmouth University's (1-3) football team got its first victory of the 2008 season on Saturday with a 30-17 victory over future Northeast Conference member Bryant College (1-3).

Running back David Sinisi (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) ran for a pair of touchdowns to lead MU, the first of which made him Monmouth's all-time leading scorer. The Hawk defense forced two turnovers and had four sacks as head coach Kevin Callahan earned his 90th career victory. Monmouth handed Bryant just their second regular season loss in the last 18 contests. (Rest of Monmouth story)

Central Connecticut State 36, North Carolina Central 23
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Playing in front of a record Northeast Conference home attendance crowd of 8,322 people, Central Connecticut (2-1) defeated North Carolina Central (0-4), 35-23, to win the inaugural NAACP Harmony Classic at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain's Willow Brook Park.

Junior James Mallory, who entered the week as the nation's leading rusher, ran for 169 yards and touchdown, while classmate Nick Colagiovanni caught two touchdowns from Aubrey Norris, another junior, to lead the Blue Devil offense. CCSU totaled 399 yards of total offense, including 212 on the ground. (Rest of CCSU story)

Duquesne 21, Saint Francis (PA) 7 story

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