Whitaker pick-6 sends Sacred Heart past Robert Morris 21-14
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Khaamal Whitaker had two interceptions and his second of the game was a 46-yard pick-6 with 12 seconds left to play which gave Sacred Heart a 21-14 win against Robert Morris on Saturday.
Whittaker’s pick followed Josh Freiria’s miss of a 30-yard field-goal attempt by Sacred Heart (3-4, 1-1 Northeast) with 43 seconds to play. Robert Morris (2-5, 0-2) took over at its own 20-yard line and Jimmy Walker connected immediately on passes of 4 and 13 yards to Tim Vecchio and Eldin Anu, respectively, before Whitaker’s interception.
Jordan Meachum’s 14-yard touchdown run put Sacred Heart up 7-6 with 9:23 left to play. On the ensuing kickoff, Harrison Dreher returned the ball 100 yards, and Walker completed the 2-point conversion attempt to Vecchio for a 14-7 Colonials lead.
Sacred Heart responded on the following drive when Kevin Duke threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Barney who finished with nine catches for 135 yards.
Walker threw for 187 yards for the Colonials.
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