"I'm excited that we got a win, and any time you get a win in this conference and in college football it's a good thing," Kirkland said. "We've got to do a better job of execution and eliminate the mistakes. I'm excited to watch the film and see what the issue was, but we didn't come out and play UC football like I know we're capable of. We got it done and it's great to get a win, but we need to get better and have a great week of practice."
A bit of controversy followed UC's first 10 points as the Golden Eagles (5-1 overall, 3-1 West Virginia Conference) were awarded a safety after Seton Hill's Derrick Dyer fielded a punt and was tackled in the end zone.
It looked as if Dyer's forward progress may have had him down on the 1-yard line, and the Griffins coaching staff could be heard all the way in the press box.
Seton Hill coach Joel Dolinski wouldn't comment on the officiating after the game - sort of.
"I'm not going to comment on these officials," Dolinski said. "I just know we have five more weeks with them and then we're done with them, thank god."
The real dagger came when Jordan plunged in from 1 yard out to cap a 12-play, 86-yard drive with just 10 seconds remaining in the first half to push UC's lead at the break to 19-6.
The Griffins cut it to six early in the third quarter when Trae Cook ran in from 2 yards out, but Seton Hill never seriously threatened again and Roberts was able to keep UC's offense on the field enough to salt the win away.
"He played a wonderful game," Leak said of Roberts. "He's our security blanket. When we come out and can't throw the ball really, we had a little rough day today. It's a good thing to have him behind me. I'm glad we have him."
Andrew Jackson went 26 for 50 for 240 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Seton Hill (0-6, 0-4). Niko Hall-Brown had 100 yards receiving on seven catches while D.J. Carter caught seven balls for 91 yards.
Nuredini added another field goal to cap the scoring late in the fourth quarter.
Charleston will now hit the road for four straight road games starting Saturday at UNC-Pembroke and won't return home until the season finale on Nov. 10 against West Virginia State.