Scores

Final

Delaware State 14

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Delaware 38

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Delaware Stadium, NEWARK, DE

1 2 3 4 T
DSU 0 7 7 014
DEL 7 21 3 738

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 298 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Pierce (DEL) - 22 CAR, 95 YDS

Receiving: J. Wilson (DSU) - 9 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Delaware 38, Delaware St. 14

Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. -- Trent Hurley passed for two touchdowns and Tim Donnelly connected for a 49-yard score on the only pass he threw to lead Delaware to a 38-14 victory against Delaware State on Saturday afternoon.

The game was delayed by lightning for 50 minutes.

The Blue Hens (2-0) opened the scoring when Ricky Tunstall intercepted Nick Elko's pass and returned it 91 yards for a touchdown. Delaware boosted the lead to 21-0 on Hurley's 14-yard touchdown pass to Michael Johnson and Hurley's 1-yard touchdown run.

Hurley ended 12-for-21 passing for 149 yards.

Delaware freshman Jerel Harrison caught two touchdown passes.

Elko, who was 35 for 50, threw two interceptions that hurt the Hornets' cause, even though they outgained Delaware (1-1) 298 to 155 yards passing.

The Blue Hens, 4-0 against Delaware State, were more efficient on third down, 7-for-13 to 7-for-17. The Blue Hens outrushed Delaware State 127 yards to 55.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
DEL
1st Downs2218
Total Yards353282
Passing298155
Rushing55127
Penalties9-816-55
3rd Down Conversions7-177-13
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers20
Possession35:5924:01

Passing Leaders

Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko35/502986.012
DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hurley12/211497.120

Rushing Leaders

Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams16442.808
Cheung4143.506
DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce22954.3015
Hurley6132.218

Receiving Leaders

Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson99310.3123
Tarpley7639.0025
DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyle44511.3027
Harrison33210.7218

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDSUDEL
TD03:39Ricky Tunstall 91 Yd Interception Return (Sean Baner Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERDSUDEL
TD12:17Michael Johnson 14 Yd Pass From Trent Hurley (Sean Baner Kick) 014
TD07:51Trent Hurley 1 Yd Run (Sean Baner Kick) 021
TD03:02Justin Wilson 18 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 721
TD00:17Jerel Harrison 6 Yd Pass From Tim Donnelly (Sean Baner Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERDSUDEL
FG11:48Sean Baner 20 Yd 731
TD05:04Nagee Jackson 1 Yd Run (Mitchell Ward Kick) 1431
FOURTH QUARTERDSUDEL
TD03:00Jerel Harrison 18 Yd Pass From Trent Hurley (Sean Baner Kick) 1438