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Fordham defeats Sacred Heart 37-27 in FCS playoff

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NEW YORK CITY (AP)

Fordham scored 20 points off turnovers, Levon Williams was involved in three, defeating Sacred Heart 37-27 in the first FCS playoff game played at Coffey Field in the Bronx Saturday.

Sacred Heart (10-3) scored twice in the third quarter and closed to 31-27. The Pioneers were driving late when Williams picked off RJ Noel. Noel threw two interceptions in the period, each leading to a Fordham field goal.

Michael Marando booted his third field goal, second of the quarter, to ice the game with 2:05 left.

Michael Nebrich completed 32 of 51 passes - three for TDS - and rushed for a score. Sacred Heart was powered by Keshauda Spence's 25 carries for 194 yards and 2 TDs.

Jake Rodrigues forced two Spence fumbles, each recovered by Williams. Williams and Jordan Chapman each picked Noel - leading to 20 points by Fordham.

Fordham plays at 10-2 Towson on Dec. 7.

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