Scores

Final

Delaware State 34

(6-5, 5-3 MEAC)

Howard 41

(7-4, 6-2 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Greene Stadium, WASHINGTON, DC

1 2 3 4 T
DSU 3 14 7 1034
HOW 0 3 21 1741

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 286 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Lefall (HOW) - 41 CAR, 253 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Wilson (DSU) - 8 REC, 80 YDS, 2 TD

Howard 41, Delaware St. 34

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Terrence Lefall ran 41 times for 253 yards and two touchdowns to help Howard come from behind to beat Delaware State 41-34 Saturday.

Trailing 24-3 early in the third quarter following a 79-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Delaware State's Nick Williams, Lefall sparked a furious comeback by Howard (7-4, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)

Lefall's 9-yard touchdown cut the deficit to 24-10, and the Bison outscored the Hornets (6-5, 5-3) 31-10 the rest of the game.

Greg McGhee found Stewart Hartman to tie the game at 34-all late in the third quarter and Lefall gave Howard its first lead 31-24 on a 3-yard run with 14:39 left in the fourth quarter.

Howard sealed the win on Delaware State's next possession when Keith Pough returned a fumble 36 yards for a score and a 38-24 advantage.

Howard gained 292 yards on the ground in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
HOW
1st Downs2228
Total Yards345526
Passing286179
Rushing59347
Penalties2-109-70
3rd Down Conversions9-178-16
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers43
Possession27:3032:30

Passing Leaders

Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko30/492865.831
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee18/281796.421

Rushing Leaders

Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams13705.4032
Cheung5112.205
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lefall412536.2239
McGhee12766.3018

Receiving Leaders

Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tarpley12877.3117
Wilson88010.0218
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Colvin66010.0120
Flanagan55010.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDSUHOW
FG04:36Mitchell Ward 32 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERDSUHOW
TD13:31Justin Wilson 18 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 100
FG10:44John Fleck 41 Yd 103
TD00:13Justin Wilson 3 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 173
THIRD QUARTERDSUHOW
TD11:44Nick Williams 79 Yd Interception Return (Mitchell Ward Kick) 243
TD10:00Terrence Lefall 9 Yd Run (John Fleck Kick) 2410
TD08:12Matthew Colvin 20 Yd Pass From Greg McGhee (John Fleck Kick) 2417
TD04:34Stewart Hartman 5 Yd Pass From Greg McGhee (John Fleck Kick) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERDSUHOW
TD14:39Terrence Lefall 3 Yd Run (John Fleck Kick) 2431
TD14:15Keith Pough 36 Yd Fumble Return (John Fleck Kick) 2438
TD12:43Travis Tarpley 3 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 3138
FG04:18John Fleck 37 Yd 3141
FG02:02Mitchell Ward 20 Yd 3441