HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Joe Bleymaier caught a 6-yard touchdown
pass on fourth-and-goal with 6:09 left to help Delaware overcome a
12-point fourth-quarter deficit and defeat Hofstra 20-19 on
Sonny Riccio completed 18 of 34 passes for 166 yards and a
touchdown with two interceptions for the Blue Hens (5-1, 4-0
Atlantic 10), winners of five straight. Niquan Lee scored on two
short touchdown runs and finished with 56 yards on 20 carries.
Trailing 19-7 at the start of the fourth, the Blue Hens cut the
deficit to five on Lee's 1-yard plunge.
The Pride (3-3, 1-2) almost pulled off the upset without
starting quarterback Bob Seck, who left the game with 3:45 left in
the first quarter with an undisclosed leg injury. Anton Clarkson,
his replacement, completed 13 of 31 passes for 88 yards and an
Onorato's three first-half field goals gave the Pride a 9-0
advantage. Lee's 3-yard TD run got the Blue Hens to within 9-7 at
Hofstra took a 16-7 lead in the third when Justin Davis scored
after recovering a dropped snap by Delaware punter Mike Weber.
Onorato's 30-yard field goal late in the third gave the Pride a
12-point lead entering the fourth.
Onorato's four field goals tied a school record.