ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Vinny Esposito passed for two touchdowns and ran for another score as Albany beat Sacred Heart 38-7 on Saturday in the Northeast Conference.
Albany (3-3, 1-0) drove 66 yards on its first possession, topped by David McCarty's 7-yard scoring run. He carried 14 times for 97 yards. In the second quarter, Esposito threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tim Bush to cap a 93-yard drive. Esposito was 17-of-27 passing for 236 yards.
Sacred Heart (2-5, 0-3) closed within 14-7 with 55 seconds left in the first half when Dale Fink hit Steve Tedesco with a seven-yard scoring pass. Jason Payne, who rushed 16 times for 82 yards, had three runs of 10 or more yards during the series, which that followed a blocked field goal.
The Great Danes put the game away in the third quarter with a pair of 11-play drives. Esposito scored on a four-yard option run. Omar Johnson's six-yard run put Albany ahead 35-7. Jason Fralicker kicked a 39-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Fink was 17-of-24 passing for 107 yards with one interception and was sacked six times.
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