October 17, 2011

Spence Gets Second Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week Nod

Freshman running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA) secured a second Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week award following his four touchdown performance in the Pioneers 60-45 victory over Saint Francis (PA).  Spence ran for 124 yards on 16 carries and found the end zone twice in the first quarter as SHU built an early 21-0 cushion.

Spence scored twice from two yards out but also registered the longest run of his career, sprinting for a 31-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.  The 5-10 power runner averaged 7.7 yards per carry and crossed the goal line on 25 percent of his touches. 

Saturday's performance was the second time in four weeks Spence surpassed the 120-yard rushing mark on his way to winning the NEC Rookie of the Week honor.  He first captured the recognition after scoring twice in Sacred Heart's 24-21 defeat of the Ivy League's Dartmouth Big Green.

Together, Spence and Greg Moore (Newark, NJ) became the first running back tandem in program history to both eclipse the 100 rushing yard plateau in a single game.

Spence and the SHU football team look for a fifth straight win this weekend as the Monmouth Hawks come to Campus Field for a 1:00 pm kick-off.

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Check out Keshaudas Spence and Greg Moore's post game interview below: