Evan Stewart recovered a fumble in the end zone to make it 7-7 early in the second quarter. Hill hit Kahtero Summers for a 12-yard touchdown less than 3 minutes later and Dylan Brown blocked a short field-goal attempt that Oneil ''Buzz'' Robinson plucked out of the air and raced 96 yards for a TD that gave Rhode Island (7-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) a 21-7 lead at halftime.
Hill threw a 7-yard TD pass to Darius Savedge to make it 28-14 in the third quarter and DeShields capped the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run with 4:31 to play.
Reese Poffenbarger passed for 248 yards and two touchdowns - including a 66-yarder to Jackson Parker that opened the scoring - for Albany (3-8, 2-6).
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