UAlbany Takes Big Step Towards Playoff Berth
Knowing that one more loss might be the nail in their playoff coffin, UAlbany approached its final two regular season games with a great sense of urgency and it started at home on Saturday afternoon against New Hampshire.
UNH just recently fell out of the FCS national rankings, but a Great Danes victory would carry some weight with the committee deciding which CAA teams would join James Madison in the tournament.
Nothing came easily for UAlbany or UNH on Saturday. The lead see-sawed in the first half with two Karl Mofor rushing touchdowns and a Dylan Burns' field goal giving the Danes a 17-14 lead going to the locker room.
A scoreless third quarter set up for some drama at Casey Stadium. The visiting Wildcats tied the game at 17 and then Jeff Undercuffler added to his single season program record 31 touchdown passes. Number 32 went to Tyler Oedekoven and it was the eventual game-winner, 24-17, for a UAlbany team that is now 5-2 in the CAA and all alone in second place.
The Great Danes regular season finale comes on Saturday at Stony Brook.