NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Sonny Riccio threw for 217 yards and two
touchdowns and ran for another as Delaware beat West Chester 24-6
Riccio hit 20 of 31 passes for a career-high 217 yards and threw
touchdown passes to Justin LaForgia and Justin Long. He also ran
for a one-yard score to spark the Blue Hens (2-1) to their second
The Hens, the defending NCAA I-AA national champions, have now
defeated NCAA Division II West Chester (2-2) 11 straight times and
14 times in the last 15 meetings.
West Chester, which was coming off a 62-3 win over Glenville
State last week, couldn't overcome three turnovers and just 222
total yards of offense.
Bob Findora hit on 16 of 29 passes for 153 yards for West
Chester but was intercepted twice. Brent Steinmetz led the Ram
running attack with 43 yards.
Delaware had 431 total yards, including 214 on the ground and
217 through the air.
The Blue Hen defense was led by Mondoe Davis' four tackles and
one interception. The Hens held West Chester to 15 first downs.