After falling behind 14-0 halfway through the opening quarter, the University at Albany football team rallied for a 37-20 win on the road at the University of Rhode Island.

The win moves the Great Danes to 3-0, just one year removed from going 1-11. It also continues the perfect start for first-year head coach Greg Gattuso. The win also puts UA at 1-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play.

UAlbany is now 3-0, one year after going 1-11 (Bill Ziskin/UAlbany Athletics).
UAlbany is now 3-0, one year after going 1-11 (Bill Ziskin/UAlbany Athletics).

UAlbany got on the board with 2:25 left in the first quarter thanks to a 23-yard field goal from Patrick Toole. UAlbany failed to convert a touchdown in the redzone again at the beginning of the second quarter, as Toole kicked another 23-yarder to make it 14-6.

But after that, it was all UA as Jake Meek capped a 7-play, 51-yard drive with a 9-yard scamper to make it 14-13. Will Fiacchi connected with Brian Parker just minutes later to make it 20-14 and Toole kicked another field goal, this time from 46 yards out, as the first half expired.

In the third quarter Meek scored again to make it 30-14 and Fiacchi threw another score in the fourth to put the game out of reach at 37-14.

Rhode Island scored with 1:14 left to give the game its final score at 37-20.

Despite not scoring a touchdown, Omar Osbourne led the way for UA, carrying the ball 27 times for 153 yards. Albany rushed for 249 yards as a team. Fiacchi finished with 188 yards passing.

The Danes (3-0) won the 100th game in the career of Gattuso and will play Columbia on Sept. 27.

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