Sacred Heart to Conclude Non-Conference Play at Dartmouth


FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart football team is set for its final non-conference matchup of the season this Saturday, a tough road test in Durham New Hampshire against Dartmouth. The game will conclude a stretch of four games out of five on the road for Sacred Heart (3-2), who will look to end a two-game skid after a 3-0 start to the season. Dartmouth is off to a strong 4-0 start and is coming off a 41-18 win on the road last weekend over reigning Ivy League champion Yale.

The two teams last met one year ago this weekend on Oct. 14, 2017, with the Big Green prevailing in come-from-behind fashion, 29-26.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. from Alumni Field. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ (subscription required), with radio broadcast available on 94 ESPN Radio on air and online.

OPENING KICKOFF

• Sacred Heart hits the road to take on an Ivy League opponent for the third straight week. It is the Pioneers final non-conference game of the season.

• This will be the sixth all-time matchup against Dartmouth, all in the last nine seasons.

• SHU's defense ranks fourth in the nation in passing defense (141.8 ypg), and 22nd in total defense (326.6 ypg).

• SHU has gone two straight games without an interception for the first time since 2012.

• SHU overcame a 24-point deficit before falling to Penn last weekend, the program's largest comeback in the Division I era (since 1998).

• SHU has lost three straight to Ivy League opponents (3-4 under Nofri).

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