ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Reese Poffenbarger threw for four touchdowns, three to Julian Hicks, and Albany clinched a share of its first Coastal Athletic Association title with a 41-0 victory over Monmouth.
The Great Danes (9-3, 7-1), ranked No. 23 in the FCS coaches poll, won their fifth straight game and tied with Richmond and Villanova atop the CAA, which gets only one automatic bid to the playoffs.
Poffenbarger was 19-of-29 passing for 247 yards with an interception. Hicks made five catches for 71 yards. Brevin Easton made four catches for 100, most coming on a 75-yard touchdown.
Poffenbarger threw 9- and 50-yard TD passes to Hicks and Griffin Woodell rushed 6 yards for a 21-0 halftime lead.
Marquez McCray threw for 105 yards and was intercepted once for Monmouth (4-7, 4-4). Dymere Miller, who came in leading the FCS at 124.1 yards receiving per game, finished with five catches for 52 yards.
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