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Dutchmen are too strong for Nisky

Guilderland capitalized on two more long drives in the fourth quarter. Andrew Smith scored on a 22-yard run to increase the Dutchmen's lead to 20-6, and Kevin Forbes added a 1-yard touchdown plunge for the final six points of the game.

Barcomb threw for 130 yards, and six players combined to rush for more than 140 yards to help Guilderland bounce back from its first loss of the season one week earlier against Columbia.

"It was a game of two halves," said Penna. "The first half, we were misfiring on offense like we did (against Columbia), and Niskayuna played good defense. But as the second half wore on, we started running the ball better."

"Our defense was on the field a lot," said Furey. "They wore down a little bit, but they did play well."

Guilderland hosts Saratoga Friday in a battle of the top two teams in Division I, while Niskayuna visits Shaker.

"The biggest thing is we need to take care of business against Saratoga because we have two really good opponents coming up (with Queensbury following on Oct. 7)," said Penna. "We're going to have to play our best game in order to have a chance to beat (Saratoga)."

"Shaker is a very tough team inside," said Furey. "We'd like to establish something inside, but obviously we have to get out to the perimeters (with our offense).""

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