AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Sonny Riccio threw for two touchdowns,
leading Delaware to a 21-7 win at Massachusetts on Saturday.
Delaware (3-1, 2-0 Atlantic 10) took a 14-7 lead when Riccio
connected with David Boler with 12:21 left in the fourth quarter.
The Blue Hens added an eight-yard TD run by Sean Bleiler late in
UMass (2-2, 0-2) played its first game with head coach Don Brown
on the sidelines. Brown had been suspended for the Minutemen's
first three games as part of a settlement between UMass and
Northeastern, his former employer.
Bleiler led Delaware with 21 carries for 110 yards. Riccio was
11-of-18 for 115 yards and rushed for 70 yards on 17 carries.
Steve Baylark led the Minutemen with 94 yards on 17 carries. Tim
Day was 12 of 23 with one touchdown for UMass.
Delaware, the defending Division I-AA champions, took a 7-0 lead
in the second quarter on Riccio's 26-yard TD pass to Joe Bleymaier.
UMass responded with a 76-yard scoring drive capped by Brandon
London's scoring run with 5:18 left in the first half.
The Blue Hens allowed UMass only 10 first downs while succeeding
on 9 of 15 third-down conversions.