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Cook helps Youngstown State beat Albany 31-24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Jamaine Cook scored three touchdowns Saturday to help Youngstown State hold off Albany (N.Y.) 31-24 and record its first 3-0 start since 2005.

Albany (2-1) held a 7-0 lead before Cook capped off back-to-back drives with touchdowns from 2 yards and 7 yards out, respectively.

The Great Danes tied the game at 14 but Cook scored again from 7 yards to put the Penguins ahead 21-14.

Youngstown State outscored Albany 10-3 in the second half to seal the win.

Cook finished with 161 yards on 33 carries. Kurt Hess paced the Penguins passing attack with 183 yards on 15 of 18 passing and eclipsed the 5,000-yard career-passing milestone.

Will Fiacchi led Albany with 228 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Youngstown State controlled the clock, holding possession for 36 minutes, 11 seconds compared to 23:09 for the Great Danes and ran 16 more (74-58) offensive plays than Albany.

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