By Brandon Vanenburg | November 7, 2021
Saturday the University at Albany Great Danes got their first win of the year in a 20-7 home game against UNH. A dominant rush attack and stout defensive play led to the UAlbany victory following an 0-8 start to the season.
Senior running back Karl Mofor was the star of the show Saturday. Mofor finished with 222 yards and two throwdowns on the ground, easily his best game of the season. “We were able to finish drives in the end zone instead of turnovers,” said Mofor after the game. “Just to see the ball go in feels good.”
Quarterbacks Jeff Undercufler and Joey Carnio both combined for 124 yards passing as the air attack for the Great Danes continued to struggle. It didn’t matter however, as the offensive effort was enough to win the game.
The Great Danes defense pitched a shutout for most of the day as New Hampshire was dominated for most of the contest. The UAlbany defense intercepted UNH three times and limited the Wildcats to 4-12 on third and fourth down. The defensive line had a fantastic day, allowing just 16 yards rushing all game.
Sophomore linebacker Joe Casale, who got his first start filling in for Danny Damico, talked about the team’s first win of the season. “It was a great team win. You know we’ve had a lot of close games but close is not good enough,” said Casale. “It was great to see us finally get over that hump and see all the hard work in practice finally payoff.”
Head coach Greg Gattuso talked about how proud he is of his team getting their first win of the season. “We overcame some injuries, and we were pretty banged up,” said Gattuso. “I was proud of all three phases of our team.”
UAlbany looks to build on their first win against Morgan State as they will play their final home game of the year at Casey Stadium next.