The Hornets (6-4, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won five of their last six games, led 21-19 early in the fourth quarter.
Elko completed an 83-yard scoring pass to Tarpley to extend the lead, then Dae-Hon Cheung's 6-yard score made it 35-19 with 4:01 remaining.
On the ensuing kickoff, Antwon Chisholm scampered 59 yards, and Travis Champion threw his third TD pass of the day, a 30-yarder to Rashad Riddick, on the next play. After Hampton made the two-point conversion, Delaware State ran out the clock.
Tarpley, whose other TD was a 48-yarder, had five receptions for 171 yards and Nagee Jackson added scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards.
Jeremiah Schwartz rushed 136 yards for the Pirates (2-7, 2-5).
Former Mizzou wide receiver Jeremy Maclin discusses his time with the Tigers, and his return to Missouri to play with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The son of USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin picked Clemson over both USC and Tennessee.
The Seminoles sent the Gators a Valentine's Day message. It was not accompanied by chocolate.
During Valentine's Day, relive the worst heartbreaking moments sports teams put their fans through in 2015, including Michigan's debacle over Michigan State and a costly error from the Mets in the World Series.
A lawsuit claiming that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX policies and created a "hostile sexual environment" includes an alleged incident involving former Vols QB Peyton Manning.
LSU added to its future running back group by picking up a commitment from the playmaking Edwards-Helaire.
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|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|