CCSU Stuns Towson to Cap Noteworthy Week 1 in #NECFB

Coach Ross, Alaeze, SanGiacomo, Hollomon post game press conference after 31-27 victory over Towson #GoBlueDevils

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Central Connecticut stunned the nation’s No. 7-ranked team to solidify a winning Week 1 for NEC football.

Preseason All-American Rob Hollomon’s one-yard touchdown rush with 00:36 remaining proved to be the difference in the Blue Devils’ 31-27 triumph over Towson, which is coming off an appearance in the 2013 NCAA FCS Championship Game.

The victory was the fourth by a #NECFB team this week, and the second over a member of the vaunted CAA. Bryant was the first to break into the win column, defeating Stony Brook Thursday night on the road.

 

 

NEC preseason favorite Sacred Heart manhandled Marist (Pioneer Football League) while Wagner out-classed Patriot League member Georgetown, bringing the conference’s Week 1 record to 4-2 vs. FCS teams. The only losses were to Fordham (ranked No. 11 in Sports Network Poll) and Eastern Kentucky (Receiving votes in Sports Network Poll).

Duquesne provided a thrill with its effort at FBS member Buffalo. The Dukes erased a 21-0 deficit and took a 28-24 fourth-quarter lead before ultimately succumbing.

 

Week 1 SCOREBOARD

Bryant 13, Stony Brook 7 (Thursday)

Eastern Kentucky 29, Robert Morris 10 (Thursday)

Central Connecticut 31, #7 Towson 24

Sacred Heart 28, Marist 7

Wagner 21, Georgetown 3

Buffalo 38, Duquesne 28

#11 Fordham 52, Saint Francis 23

 

Eye-popping Offensive Numbers

Rob Hollomon (CCSU) – 209 yards from scrimmage, 2 TD at Towson

Chris King (DUQ) – 8 catches, 199 rec yards, 2 TD at Buffalo

Nick SanGiacomo (CCSU) – 78.6 completion pct., 22-28-0 passing, 2 TD at Towson

Khairi Dickson (SFU) – 244 rush yards, 2 TD at Fordham

Keshaudas Spence (SHU) – 3,104 career rush yards – Spence became SHU’s all-time program leader during his 139-yard effort vs. Marist

 

Overtime! Blog will have more coverage of the NEC’s successful Week 1 later this weekend.

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