FAIRFIELD, Connecticut — RJ Noel threw three touchdown passes, Nate Chavious rushed for three scores, and Sacred Heart pitched a second-half shutout in a 45-17 win over Wagner on Saturday.
Tied 17-17, Chavious scored from 1-yard out on the Seahawks' first possession of the second half. Wagner fumbled on the ensuing drive, and Noel found Brandon Robertson for 5 yards to give Sacred Heart a two-touchdown advantage just over six minutes into the third quarter.
Chavious scored from 7 yards out to cap a 21-point third quarter for Sacred Heart (6-5, 3-3 Northeast). He totaled 130 yards on 21 carries. Noel finished 16 of 23 for 162 yards with one interception.
Otis Wright scored on a 50-yard run to pull Wagner (1-10, 1-5) within four points midway through the second quarter. He finished with 92 yards on seven carries. Andre Yevchinecz's 16-yard TD catch tied it at 17 just before halftime.