NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Joe Flacco threw for two touchdowns and ran
for another and Delaware beat West Chester 30-7 on Saturday.
Flacco had a hand in three touchdowns for Delaware (1-0) during
a six-minute span of the first half, running four yards for one
score before throwing 16 yards to Jared Bradley for a second
touchdown and 50 yards to Rob Agnone for a third.
West Chester's Maurice Garlic returned a fumble 83 yards for a
touchdown with 19 seconds remaining in the game, helping the team
avoid a shutout.
Tailback Osagie Osunde led the Golden Rams (0-2) with 48 yards
on 13 carries and Michael Washington added 41 yards on six carries.
Aaron Hicks' 33-yard interception return to the West Chester
eight set up one Delaware touchdown. Aaron Love's 42-yard punt
return to the Golden Ram 18 led to another score.
Flacco completed 9-of-18 passes for 110 yards. In the first
half, he was 8-of-11 for 102 yards with the two touchdowns.
Zach Hobby made 29-yard and 45-yard touchdowns as the Blue Hens
built a 27-0 halftime lead. He added a 41-yard field goal in the
fourth quarter to tie a school record with three field goals in the
Delaware Jared Bradley ran for a game-high 91 yards on 20
carries. The Hens' Omar Cuff finished with 59 yards on 12 carries
but only played sparingly in the second half because of leg cramps.
Delaware turned the ball over five times in the game and held a
292-250 edge in total yards. It was the Blue Hens' 13th straight
win over the Golden Rams. They now lead the all-time series 41-6-1.
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|Seton Hill College||3-8||3-8|
|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|