Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 27

(10-3, 4-2 NEC)

Fordham 37

(12-1, 7-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Coffey Field, Bronx, NY

1 2 3 4 T
SHU 7 10 10 027
FOR 10 21 0 637

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nebrich (FOR) - 413 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Spence (SHU) - 25 CAR, 194 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Ajala (FOR) - 7 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Fordham defeats Sacred Heart 37-27 in FCS playoff

Associated Press

NEW YORK CITY -- Fordham scored 20 points off turnovers, Levon Williams was involved in three, defeating Sacred Heart 37-27 in the first FCS playoff game played at Coffey Field in the Bronx Saturday.

Sacred Heart (10-3) scored twice in the third quarter and closed to 31-27. The Pioneers were driving late when Williams picked off RJ Noel. Noel threw two interceptions in the period, each leading to a Fordham field goal.

Michael Marando booted his third field goal, second of the quarter, to ice the game with 2:05 left.

Michael Nebrich completed 32 of 51 passes -- three for TDS -- and rushed for a score. Sacred Heart was powered by Keshauda Spence's 25 carries for 194 yards and 2 TDs.

Jake Rodrigues forced two Spence fumbles, each recovered by Williams. Williams and Jordan Chapman each picked Noel -- leading to 20 points by Fordham.

Fordham plays at 10-2 Towson on Dec. 7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHU
FOR
1st Downs2026
Total Yards414539
Passing166413
Rushing248126
Penalties4-339-76
3rd Down Conversions5-137-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers41
Possession24:4135:19

Passing Leaders

Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Noel11/281665.902
FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nebrich32/514138.131

Rushing Leaders

Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spence251947.8265
Bell7466.6018
FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce26963.7015
Nebrich11383.5115

Receiving Leaders

Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dube69415.7023
Casey23919.5028
FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajala712818.3139
Wetzel77310.4032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHUFOR
FG12:05Michael Marando 39 Yd 03
TD10:34Keshaudas Spence 65 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 73
TD06:23Tebucky Jones 32 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERSHUFOR
TD14:55Michael Nebrich 1 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 717
TD13:22Sam Ajala 19 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 724
FG11:21Chris Rogers 21 Yd 1024
TD05:15Rj Noel 10 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 1724
TD02:28Carlton Koonce 3 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 1731
THIRD QUARTERSHUFOR
FG11:04Chris Rogers 32 Yd 2031
TD02:20Keshaudas Spence 1 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 2731
FOURTH QUARTERSHUFOR
FG11:27Michael Marando 32 Yd 2734
FG02:05Michael Marando 33 Yd 2737