Bazan Leads Albany Past Football 27-22

Oct. 23, 2004

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Albany quarterback Nicholas Bazan rushed for three touchdowns and a school record 230 yards as the Great Danes held off Stony Brook 27-22 on Saturday evening at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. With the loss, the Seawolves fell to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in Northeast Conference play, while the Great Danes improved to 3-5 and 3-1.

Bazan helped Albany jump out to a 7-0 lead with a three-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, capping a 10-play, 63-yard drive.

Stony Brook responded with an 82-yard touchdown strike from T.J. Moriarty to Londre Blocker, but the extra point failed to make it a 7-6 game.

Bazan dashed in from 40-yards out 1:30 later to extend Albany's lead to 14-6 and, later in the quarter, Dustin Wilson followed with a three-yard touchdown run with 1:01 remaining in the half to push the lead to 21-6.

Sean Forman booted a 31-yard field goal for the hosts as time expired to cut the lead to 21-9 at the break.

Moriarty opened second half scoring with an eight-yard touchdown run five minutes into the third quarter, but Bazan again responded with a six-yard touchdown run and Albany led 27-16 with 4:22 remaining in the third quarter.

On the next drive, Moriarty capped a 10-play, 84-yard drive with a 28-yard touchdown toss to Josh Anderson, but the two-point conversion attempt failed to pull SB within 27-22.

The Seawolves had two chances to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, but key interceptions by Will Boone and Ryan Chrobak in the final minutes thwarted SB's comeback attempt.

Moriarty finished with a season-high 301 yards in the air, while Blocker had eight catches for 173 yards.

Bazan's 230 yards were a part of a rushing attack that racked up 387 yards on the ground. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the Third Annual Ray Downey Heroes Classic.



The Seawolves return to action when they host Sacred Heart on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.