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Lions Rally From 19 Down to Shock #14 Kean

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By Jimmy McCumber

Senior quarterback Adam Galczynski came off the bench and, with help from running back Ty Hughes, led the Albright College football team back from 19 points down with just over a quarter to play, beating #14 Kean University 29-26 on Saturday night.

Hughes was a workhorse in his first game back after missing 2011 with an injury. He carried the ball 37 times for 142 yards and scored three times. Galczynski was 7-of-8 for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Junior Daniel McNair led the receivers with six catches for 68 yards and an outstanding fourth-quarter touchdown. On defense, Ryan Ott and Matt Filosa forced fumbles while sophomore Chris Stephens had an interception.

Stephens' pick came with 7:53 remaining in the third quarter, and set off the Lions' comeback. Galczynski converted a big 4-and-10 with a 14-yard scramble as the senior directed an effective 7:50 drive that finished with a Hughes touchdown, three seconds from the end of the third quarter.

Albright got a quick stop, and on the back of Hughes they quickly drove into scoring range again. McNair then snared an unbelievable touchdown catch, leaping backwards in the end zone and wrestling a Galczynski lofted pass away from the cornerback.
 
A Matt Pattison sack on third down gave the Lions the ball again, and Galczynski found Eric Wade for 23 yards, down to the Kean 25. Hughes had a big pick-up on third and 2, getting there by inches. Albright soon had third and goal on the half-yard line, and Hughes punched it in to complete a stunning comeback.

Galczynski ran in a naked bootleg on the two-point conversion to make the final score 29-26. Drew Peterson and Ott had pass breakups to stifle the Cougars' final drive.

The Albright offense showed no sign of their impending first half struggles (they would have just 81 yards of total offense at halftime) when the Lions opened the game- grabbing first downs on their first three plays- a McNair catch and Hughes run, followed by a screen to Caleb Shilko; but the drive stalled on a failed fourth down in Cougars territory.

Midway through the first quarter, Ott dislodged the ball in Kean territory, and junior Matthew Hnatiuk recovered it. Albright couldn't score but Kean would soon fumble a punt snap, and Levi Myers recovered on the five yard line.

On third-and-goal from the two, Hughes forced it in with a nice effort from the offensive line, staking the Lions to an early 7-0 lead. Deandre Fowlkes took the ensuing kickoff back, but it was nullified for a holding penalty.

Kean's Louis Haynes later made a fantastic tiptoe catch on the sideline, setting up Fowlkes' 43 yard catch-and-run touchdown to get the Cougars on the board. Albright still led 7-6 after Wade blocked the extra point.

The play that put Albright in such a big hole came with 23 seconds remaining in the second half. Kean took over on their own 20-yard line, but Darius Kinney ran right up the middle and found daylight, breaking 80 yards for the score. Kinney then took the second half kickoff back 72 yards, giving him 152 all-purpose yards in a span of 34 seconds. Kean punched the ball in several plays later to lead 26-7.

There are 48 Lions from New Jersey on the roster, and Albright had a big crowd in attendance to witness one of the program's signature victories. Albright (1-0) will host Stevenson next Saturday in their home opener, 1 p.m. at Shirk Stadium.
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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