Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 42

(10-2, 4-2 NEC)

Robert Morris 25

(5-5, 3-2 NEC)

12:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Joe Walton Stadium, Moon Township, PA

1 2 3 4 T
SHU 7 7 7 2142
RMU 0 3 3 1925

Top Performers

Passing: R. Noel (SHU) - 186 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Spence (SHU) - 25 CAR, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Dim (SHU) - 3 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Sacred Heart overpowers Roberts Morris 42-25

Associated Press

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- RJ Noel threw for three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth to power Sacred Heart past Robert Morris in a 52-25 win on Saturday that secured an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

Noel was 10 of 18 for 186 yards passing, including a 70-yard TD strike to Robert Dim in the first quarter. Tyler Dube and Moses Webb also hauled in touchdown passes for the Pioneers (10-2, 4-2 Northeast Conference). Keshaudas Spence rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter, while Gordon Hill put the game away on a 44-yard TD dash after recovering an on-side kick.

The Colonials (5-5, 3-2 NEC) scored 19 of their 25 points in the fourth quarter, including a 17-yard interception return by A.J. Holderman.

Sacred Heart got help in securing the NEC title and its playoff bid when Wagner beat Saint Francis (Pa) 10-7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHU
RMU
1st Downs1318
Total Yards382326
Passing186180
Rushing196146
Penalties10-849-62
3rd Down Conversions4-135-16
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers13
Possession24:5535:05

Passing Leaders

Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Noel10/191869.831
Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jones13/321755.502

Rushing Leaders

Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spence251114.4123
Noel67412.3135
Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Howard12806.7133
Jones18382.1019

Receiving Leaders

Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dim39030.0170
Dube36321.0134
Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell46716.8029
Digby33812.7014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHURMU
TD03:02Robert Dim 70 Yd Pass From Rj Noel (Chris Rogers Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSHURMU
TD08:15Moses Webb 19 Yd Pass From Rj Noel (Chris Rogers Kick) 140
FG01:30Connor Shennan 41 Yd 143
THIRD QUARTERSHURMU
TD06:08Rj Noel 35 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 213
FG01:44Connor Shennan 26 Yd 216
FOURTH QUARTERSHURMU
TD14:55Tyler Dube 34 Yd Pass From Rj Noel (Chris Rogers Kick) 286
TD09:43Ryan Thermil 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2812
TD04:44A.J. Holderman 17 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2818
TD03:04Keshaudas Spence 23 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 3518
TD02:18Deontae Howard 5 Yd Run (Connor Shennan Kick) 3525
TD02:12Gordon Hill 44 Yd Kickoff Return (Chris Rogers Kick) 4225