Holmes, Stark help Albany (NY) beat Morgan St. 30-27
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Dev Holmes had eight receptions for a season-high 238 yards, including an 88-yard go-ahead touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, to help Albany beat Morgan State 30-27 on Saturday night.
Holmes finished 13 yards receiving shy of the school’s single-game record and his touchdown was the third longest pass play in program history. He has 21 receptions for 449 yards and two TDs this season.
Ethan Stark made field goals of 27, 32 and a career-long 51 yards and Vincent Testaverde had 310 yards passing and two touchdowns for Albany (1-2). Testaverde, whose father Vinny played 21 seasons in the NFL, completed just 15 of 43 passes and threw four interceptions.
Donte Small returned an interception to give Morgan State (0-3) a 27-23 lead with 7:55 to play. Testaverde was sacked on the next play from scrimmage but then, on second-and-23, connected with Holmes for what would prove to be the winning touchdown.
The Bears lost two fumbles in the final seven minutes, including a strip-sack by Dean Grogg that was recovered by Eli Spencer with 1:49 to play.
Morgan State’s Manasseh Bailey had two receptions, a 90-yard score in the second quarter and a 19-yard touchdown in the third.
The Bears have lost eight in a row dating to last season.