WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Brian Boland threw three touchdown passes and David Sinisi ran for a game-high 143 yards and a score to lead Monmouth to a 54-20 win over St. Francis of Pennsylvania on Saturday.
The Hawks (9-1, 5-1 in Northeast Conference) broke open a tight game with four touchdowns in the second half while their defense kept the Red Flash off the board. The defense also contributed a score when David Jiles ran back an interception 38 yards in the second quarter.
Boland completed 12 of 17 for 237 yards, including touchdown passes to 57 yards to Adam San Miguel, 26 yards to Shane Sharpley and 13 yards to Chris Kiley. The Hawks other scores came on 1-yard runs by Rob Lutz and Walter Carter and a 7-yard scamper by Leonard Brice.
Anthony Doria threw two touchdowns for St. Francis, a 22-yard strike to Michael Caputo in the first quarter and a 28-yard toss to Maurice Sales with 57 seconds left in the first half. Overall, Doria completed 18 of 33 for 272 yards, while Caputo caught seven passes for 115 yards.
Todd Harris added a 12-yard touchdown run for the Red Flash and finished with 129 yards on 31 carries.