FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- RJ Noel accounted for four touchdowns and Sacred Heart surpassed the 50-point mark for the second time of the season while defeating Central Connecticut St. 59-36 Saturday.
Noel was 17-of-25 passing for 297 yards, including two TD passes to Tyler Dube. Noel's first TD to Dube was a 72-yard strike early in the third quarter which gave the Pioneers (6-1, 1-1 Northeast Conference) a 38-19 lead. The two connected again for a 6-yard TD to stretch the lead to 59-33 with 6:41 to play.
CCSU (2-5, 1-1) pulled within nine when Rob Hollomon rushed for a 4-yard TD in the second quarter. Hollomon finished with two rushing TDs, and caught a 2-yard scoring pass from Nick Sangiacomo to lead the Blue Devils.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
The defense, as usual, looks solid at Missouri. But the offense will need to make rapid improvement under a new coaching staff.
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