Delaware 20

(5-1, 2-0 away)

Hofstra 19

(3-3, 2-1 home)

1:30 PM ET, October 16, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
DEL 0 7 0 1320
HOF 6 3 10 019

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riccio (DEL) - 166 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: N. Lee (DEL) - 20 CAR, 56 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Sullivan (HOF) - 4 REC, 45 YDS

Delaware 20, Hofstra 19

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 Saturday.

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 interception.

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 the half.

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.