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).
Where do all the teams in the Pac-12 fall in Phil Steele's national ranking of the most "experienced" two-deeps?
The Big 12 blog continues its prediction series by prognosticating what will happen in Week 2. Kansas Jayhawks fans will be happy reading this.
A three-game stretch to start conference play (at Missouri, at Ole Miss, Tennessee) will test first-year coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs .
Temple should be a contender in the AAC, the country's top Group of 5 conference.
GameDay 100: Georgia mascot UGA V tries to take a bite out of Auburn wide receiver Robert Baker.
Last year, the Big Ten finished the season with six teams ranked in the final AP Top 25. How will things shake out this season?
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|