Little and Rogers Secure Northeast Conference Weekly Honors
Tim Little (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ) becomes the first Pioneer of the season to earn Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week recognition after a career day at Columbia. Little passed his way to 371 yards, three touchdowns, and a third consecutive victory. Little set a career high in passing yardage and accounted for the highest single-game output by a NEC quarterback thus far this season. The 6-foot-4 quarterback turned a 13-6 deficit into a 27-13 lead by accounting for three touchdowns over a 6:24 span.
Little completed passes of six and 31 yards to bring the ball to Columbia's 1-yard line, setting up a touchdown run of his own that put SHU ahead for good, 20-13. On Sacred Heart's next possession, Little capped a seven-play drive by hooking up with Garry Coles on a 27-yard scoring play. He registered a fourth touchdown by finding Rossi again, this time on a 12-yard play, for a touchdown with 9:33 left in the contest.
Chris Rogers (Cazenovia, NY), the SHU place kicker, continued his solid season en route to picking up his first NEC Special Teams Player of the Week nod. The freshman put his accuracy on display again in the Pioneers' 34-25 road win over Ivy League member Columbia. Rogers hit a pair of three-pointers to remain perfect on field goal attempts (6-for-6) this season and scored a total of 10 points in the win. He opened the game's scoring by booting a 32-yard field goal to cap the Pioneers' first drive of the afternoon. After Columbia had taken a 6-3 advantage, Rogers tied the by converting from 18 yards out on the left hash mark in the second quarter. He rounded out the game a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs.
The Pioneers return to action at home this Saturday against the Red Flash of Saint Francis (PA).