FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- RJ Noel threw two touchdown passes, Keshaudas Spence had a short touchdown run and Gordon Hill returned a 40-yard interception for a score Saturday to lift Sacred Heart to a 28-7 win over Marist in a season-opener.
Sacred Heart trailed 7-0, but responded with 28 unanswered points. Noel hit Tyler Dube with a 41-yard TD pass, and Spence scored two possessions later for a 14-7 lead. Hill picked off Achziger's pass on the first play of the second half and returned it 40 yards for a 21-7 lead. Dube scored on a 12-yard pass from Noel in the third.
Sacred Heart overcame two fumbles and two interceptions, one of which Marist converted into a score.
The Ducks have been very good under Mark Helfrich, but the bar is set very high in Eugene and 2016 could be a pivotal season.
Louisville signed several pass-rushers, adding depth to its front seven, and improved at quarterback by nabbing dual-threat QB prospect Jawon Pass.
Matt Campbell added some solid talent in his inaugural recruiting class at Iowa State, including several juco prospects who could help right away.
With starting quarterback Thomas Sirk out indefinitely with a torn Achilles, Duke will turn to Parker Boehme to lead the offense.
Kentucky will have to replace five starters on defense in 2016, and its deep recruiting class should help address the need.
A group of transfer quarterbacks and the top wide receiver recruit in the country are among those who could emerge to make a big impact in the Pac-12.
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