WASHINGTON (AP)-- Deon Rhuebottom scored on a 73-yard punt return
and safety Jamel Trott returned an interception 25 yards for a
touchdown, capping a wild fourth quarter in Delaware State's 32-13
win over Howard Saturday.
The Hornets (4-7, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed
13-7 at the half and appeared on their way to letting the Bison
(6-5, 3-4) extend their lead late in the third quarter. However,
Delaware State defensive lineman Evan Lipford recovered Antoine
Rutherford's fumble at the Hornets 47 to swing momentum the other
On the ensuing drive, Bryan Botts, who threw for 202 yards and
two touchdowns, found Thomas Bolden with an 8-yard pass to give the
Hornets a 14-13 lead.
Delaware State's offense never had to do much after that.
Rhuebottom's punt return came with 14:37 left in the fourth
quarter, and Trott's interception pushed the lead to eight -- more
than making up for the Hornets' failure to score from the 1 on
fourth down on the previous possession.
The Hornets were given two more points on Howard's next
possession when punter Noam Dror stepped out of the back of the end
zone for a safety.
Jarhan Williams hauled in a 29-yard second-quarter pass from
Marcus Moreno for Howard's only touchdown, which put the Bison
The Hornets scored their first touchdown on the first play of
the second quarter, a 28-yard toss to Shaheer McBride.