Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 24

(3-2, 2-0 NEC)

Sacred Heart 14

(1-4, 0-3 NEC)

1:00 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Campus Field, Fairfield, CT

1 2 3 4 T
CCSU 3 14 0 724
SHU 7 7 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fink (SHU) - 185 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: E. Benjamin (CCSU) - 24 CAR, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Baker (CCSU) - 5 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Connecticut St. 24, Sacred Heart 14

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Everette Benjamin carried 24 times for 127 yards and a touchdown as Central Connecticut State defeated Sacred Heart 24-14 on Saturday.

Gunnar Jespersen carried 12 times for 71 yards and Eric Richardson 10 times for 67 yards and a 20-yard touchdown as the Blue Devils (3-2, 2-0 Northeast Conference) rushed for 264 yards while holding the Pioneers (1-4, 0-3) to 76.

After Sacred Heart drove 72 yards on 12 plays on the opening possession, scoring on Dale Fink's 18-yard pass to Marcel Archer, Central Connecticut State scored the next 17 points. Archer scored again on a 1-yard run 3:39 before halftime to bring Sacred Heart within 17-14.

Defenses dominated the second half, each team punting seven times. The Blue Devils padded their lead with 3:12 left on Benjamin's 3-yard run.

Archer carried 20 times for 70 yards for the Pioneers, and Fink was 20-for-34 passing for 185 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
SHU
1st Downs2118
Total Yards378261
Passing114185
Rushing26476
Penalties6-454-30
3rd Down Conversions7-133-12
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers10
Possession32:2927:31

Passing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jespersen9/16754.701
Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fink20/341855.410

Rushing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Benjamin241275.3123
Jespersen12715.9026
Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Archer20703.5119
Ibe22010.0019

Receiving Leaders

Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Baker59118.2139
Martin22010.0014
Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rossi88310.4024
Patterson5346.8011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCSUSHU
TD08:39Marcel Archer 18 Yd Pass From Dale Fink (Jesper Fredriksson Kick) 07
FG02:27Joe Izzo 33 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERCCSUSHU
TD09:05Eric Richardson 20 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 107
TD04:26Deven Baker 39 Yd Pass From Richie Martin (Joe Izzo Kick) 177
TD00:49Marcel Archer 1 Yd Run (Jesper Fredriksson Kick) 1714
FOURTH QUARTERCCSUSHU
TD03:12Everette Benjamin 3 Yd Run (Joe Izzo Kick) 2414