Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 37

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Marist 21

(0-1, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Tenney Stadium, Poughkeepsie, NY

1 2 3 4 T
SHU 6 10 14 737
MRST 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: C. Looney (MRST) - 228 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Noel (SHU) - 17 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Martin (MRST) - 5 REC, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Noel sparks Sacred Heart past Marist 37-21

Associated Press

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Sophomore R.J. Noel threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first start as Sacred Heart rolled past Marist 37-21 in the season opener Saturday night.

The Pioneers, 2-9 last season, were picked to finish last in the Northeast Conference but returned the bulk of its defense that ranked second in the league. The sturdy defense made it easier for Noel to settle in.

The game was delayed for an hour by lightning with Sacred Heart up 16-0. The Red Foxes regrouped and scored a touchdown after the delay to trail 16-7 at the half, which was cut to 5 minutes.

But the momentum didn't carry through a five-minute intermission as Sacred Heart scored on a 1-yard run by Keshaudas Spence and a 46-yard pass from Noel to Tyler Dube for a 30-7 lead entering the fourth quarter. Noel's rushing touchdown made it 37-7.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
SHU
MRST
1st Downs2118
Total Yards435236
Passing201228
Rushing2348
Penalties9-9010-78
3rd Down Conversions9-202-13
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers03
Possession33:4726:13

Passing Leaders

Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Noel21/342015.910
MaristC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Looney25/492284.721

Rushing Leaders

Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Noel171036.1121
Spence20834.2115
MaristCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas7284.019
Clay1-1-1.000

Receiving Leaders

Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dube56412.8146
Casey3279.0015
MaristRECYDSAVGTDLG
Martin57214.4228
Tralli8658.1016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHUMRST
FG11:08Chris Rogers 39 Yd 30
FG08:21Chris Rogers 26 Yd 60
SECOND QUARTERSHUMRST
FG10:11Chris Rogers 22 Yd 90
TD04:19Greg Moore 9 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 160
TD00:52Atiq Lucas 1 Yd Run (Jesse Signa Kick) 167
THIRD QUARTERSHUMRST
TD06:47Keshaudas Spence 1 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 237
TD03:40Tyler Dube 46 Yd Pass From Rj Noel (Chris Rogers Kick) 307
FOURTH QUARTERSHUMRST
TD10:09Rj Noel 9 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 377
TD08:32Armani Martin 4 Yd Pass From Chuckie Looney (Jesse Signa Kick) 3714
TD05:59Armani Martin 21 Yd Pass From Chuckie Looney (Jesse Signa Kick) 3721