NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Niquan Lee scored his fourth touchdown of
the game with 45 seconds left to put Delaware ahead as the Blue
Hens broke school records and defeated Maine 43-38 on Saturday.
Kyle Campbell batted down a Maine pass to the endzone as time
Sonny Riccio, who led a Delaware attack that amassed 560 yards
of total offense and scored six touchdowns, set school records with
33 completions, 51 pass attempts and 13 consecutive completions
during the first half.
Justin Long also set a school record with 16 receptions, while
his 236 yards were second all-time behind Eddie Conti's 354 yards
receiving against Connecticut in 1998.
Lee also tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns,
becoming the ninth Blue Hen to rush for four scores and the first
since Daryl Brown in the 1994 season.
The Blue Hens (4-1, 3-0 Atlantic 10) led 37-28 with 14:44
remaining after a 1-yard run by Lee, but Maine quarterback Rob
Whitcomb threw to Christian Pereira for a 10-yard touchdown pass to
make the score 37-35.
After Delaware punted on its next possession, Maine (2-2, 0-1)
drove to the Blue Hen 3-yard line before settling for a 21-yard
field goal by Mike Mellow to take its first lead of the game at
38-37 with 7:12 remaining.
The Blue Hens were forced to punt on their next possession but
held the Black Bears to a three-and-out to get the ball back at the
Maine 47 with 3:34 left.
Delaware had a third and five at the Maine seven yardline when
Lee rushed for a first down to the one, and the following play he
plowed into the endzone to put the Blue Hens up for good.