Scores

Final

Monmouth 26

(5-5, 4-3 Big South)

Robert Morris 21

(4-7, 3-5 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Joe Walton Stadium, Moon Township, PA

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 17 0 3 626
RMU 0 0 14 721

Top Performers

Passing: J. Sinclair (RMU) - 268 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Hayes (MONM) - 22 CAR, 143 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Mitchell (RMU) - 5 REC, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Monmouth (NJ) 26, Robert Morris 21

Associated Press

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Julian Hayes rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns, one to help Monmouth take a 17-0 first-quarter lead, and the Hawks held off Robert Morris 26-21 Saturday.

Monmouth (5-5, 4-3 Northeast Conference) opened the scoring on Hayes' 2-yard run before Eric Spillane's 21-yard field goal. Kyle Frazier (22 of 27 passing, 258 yards) hit Tristan Roberts for an 11-yard touchdown and the Hawks (5-5, 4-3) led 17-0.

After a scoreless second quarter, Robert Morris (4-7, 3-5) scored twice early in the third. Deontae Howard ran 20 yards for a Colonials' touchdown. The first of Jeff Sinclair's two touchdown passes -- a 39-yarder to Duane Mitchell -- cut the deficit to 17-14.

Spillane's 43-yard field goal gave Monmouth a 20-14 cushion after three quarters, and Hayes' 22-yard scoring run made it 26-14. Midway through the fourth quarter, Sinclair threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Mitchell. But Monmouth held on to win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
RMU
1st Downs2017
Total Yards418440
Passing258268
Rushing160172
Penalties7-755-43
3rd Down Conversions6-153-13
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers01
Possession31:3028:30

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Frazier22/272589.610
Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sinclair21/342687.920

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes221436.5251
Asante6274.5016
Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor16784.9034
Sinclair11544.9029

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sterling48822.0055
Roberts58216.4144
Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell511623.2244
Evans24321.5027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMRMU
TD13:26Julian Hayes 2 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 70
FG05:53Eric Spillane 21 Yd 100
TD00:55Tristan Roberts 11 Yd Pass From Kyle Frazier (Eric Spillane Kick) 170
THIRD QUARTERMONMRMU
TD12:50Deontae Howard 20 Yd Run (Greg Langer Kick) 177
TD08:58Duane Mitchell 39 Yd Pass From Jeff Sinclair (Greg Langer Kick) 1714
FG04:23Eric Spillane 43 Yd 2014
FOURTH QUARTERMONMRMU
TD11:12Julian Hayes 22 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2614
TD08:05Duane Mitchell 44 Yd Pass From Jeff Sinclair (Greg Langer Kick) 2621