FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Brian Boland threw for 288 yards and
four touchdowns and Miles Austin caught 10 passes for 235 yards as
Monmouth beat Sacred Heart 45-14 Saturday.
Austin had 197 receiving yards in the first half as Monmouth
(4-1, 2-0 Northeast) recovered from an early 7-0 deficit to take
control of the game. Boland, who entered the game averaging 297.2
yards, completed 17 of 30 passes.
The Hawks also prospered from Sacred Heart mistakes. Three times
the Pioneers (1-4, 0-2) failed to punt when the snap went over the
head of punter David Wahlen, and twice a safety resulted.
Sacred Heart was limited to 123 yards of total offense. Ed
Pricolo rushed 18 times for 113 yards, including a 77-yard
touchdown on the Pioneers' first play from scrimmage. That run gave
Pricolo the school's all-time rushing record. He has 2,476 yards
for his career despite missing most of his sophomore year with a
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.