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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