Scores

Final

Monmouth 31

(4-3, 3-1 Big South)

Sacred Heart 17

(4-3, 2-2 NEC)

1:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Campus Field, Fairfield, CT

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 7 3 7 1431
SHU 0 7 7 317

Top Performers

Passing: T. Little (SHU) - 236 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Hayes (MONM) - 25 CAR, 84 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Jamiel (SHU) - 9 REC, 58 YDS

Monmouth (NJ) 31, Sacred Heart 17

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Julian Hayes ran for three touchdowns and Monmouth defeated Sacred Heart 31-17 on Saturday.

The Hawks trailed 14-10 when Hayes scored his first TD on an 8-yard run to put Monmouth (4-3, 3-1 Northeast Conference) ahead for good, 17-14, with 2:25 left in the third quarter.

Hayes tacked on a 4-yard TD early in the fourth, and sealed the win on a 15-yard run for the final margin with 6:14 remaining.

While Hayes fueled the offense, the Hawks' pass rush led the way on defense. Monmouth had six sacks for 37 yards, with Eric Macik coming up with two for a loss of 19 yards. The negative plays helped limit the Pioneers' running game to 40 yards on 30 carries.

Tim Little paced Sacred Heart with 236 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 28-of-46 passing.

Sacred Heart finished with three turnovers, snapping a four-game winning streak.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
SHU
1st Downs1519
Total Yards325287
Passing192247
Rushing13340
Penalties2-254-35
3rd Down Conversions4-128-18
4th Down Conversions1-30-2
Turnovers13
Possession29:3330:27

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Peterson14/201929.611
Sacred HeartC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Little28/462365.122

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes25843.4318
Peterson4307.5014
Sacred HeartCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore13463.5018
Spence10242.407

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pollard26834.0061
Sterling5438.6019
Sacred HeartRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jamiel9586.4012
Tate24623.0037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMSHU
TD00:46Justin Pandorf 31 Yd Pass From Craig Peterson (Eric Spillane Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMONMSHU
FG09:57Eric Spillane 23 Yd 100
TD04:32Greg Moore 7 Yd Pass From Tim Little (Chris Rogers Kick) 107
THIRD QUARTERMONMSHU
TD12:31Rich Rossi 25 Yd Pass From Tim Little (Chris Rogers Kick) 1014
TD02:25Julian Hayes 8 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 1714
FOURTH QUARTERMONMSHU
TD11:27Julian Hayes 4 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 2414
FG06:53Chris Rogers 34 Yd 2417
TD06:14Julian Hayes 15 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 3117