Sacred Heart to Battle Bryant on Family Weekend this Saturday


FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart football team will return home for just the second time in seven weeks on Saturday for a Family Weekend matchup against Bryant. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Campus Field on ESPN3. Both teams are coming off road victories last weekend with Bryant (5-2, 2-1 NEC) topping Fordham by one point, and the Pioneers (4-2, 2-0 NEC) pulling out a thrilling 28-25 win at Central Connecticut.

OPENING KICKOFF

• SHU is the lone remaining unbeaten team in NEC play, one game up on Bryant

• SHU put up a season-high 542 yards of offense last week at CCSU.

• SHU has gone four straight games without an interception on defense for the first time since 2009. The program has never gone five straight games without an interception in the Divsion I era (since 1998).

• Bryant will be SHU's third straight opponent, against whom they have at least a two-game losing streak.

• SHU is 2-0 in NEC play for the first time since 2014. The Pios have started 3-0 only twice before (2000, 2001).

STARTING OFF:

• Senior quarterback Kevin Duke has spread the ball around this season, throwing 13 touchdown passes to eight different receivers.

• Sacred Heart is coming off its best offensive output of the season (540 yards).

• Andrew O'Nei