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NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - FIRST ROUND
Sacred HeartPioneersSHU
10-3, 5-2 Away
27
Final
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Fordham defeats Sacred Heart 37-27 in FCS playoff

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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2015 Northeast Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Duquesne5-18-4
St Francis (PA)4-26-4
Sacred Heart3-36-5
Bryant3-35-6
Central Connecticut3-34-7
Robert Morris2-44-7
Wagner1-51-10

2015 Patriot League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Colgate6-09-4
Fordham5-19-3
Lehigh4-26-5
Holy Cross3-36-5
Georgetown2-44-7
Bucknell1-54-7
Lafayette0-61-10