Delaware 24

(2-1, 1-0 CAA)

Rhode Island 17

(1-2, 0-1 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, September 23, 2006

Meade Stadium, Kingston, RI

1 2 3 4 T
DEL 3 7 0 1424
URI 3 7 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: J. Flacco (DEL) - 205 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Cassidy (URI) - 20 CAR, 42 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Patrick (DEL) - 6 REC, 91 YDS

Delaware 24, Rhode Island 17

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Quarterback Joe Flacco's 3-yard touchdown run with 6:51 to play gave Delaware a 24-17 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.

The Blue Hens (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic 10) trailed 17-10 entering the third quarter, but the tide turned early in the fourth when Rhode Island's Joe Casey fumbled and Del Brown recovered at the Rams' 30-yard line.

Omar Cuff, who finished with a team-high 76 yards rushing, converted the turnover into points with a 2-yard touchdown run with 11:13 to play.

Flacco's game-winning score was set up by Ben Patrick's 46-yard reception. Patrick had six catches for 91 yards.

Jimmy Hughes led Rhode Island (1-2, 0-1) with 106 yards rushing, while Casey had 97 yards. Quarterback Derek Cassidy punched in a pair of 1-yard touchdowns.

The teams traded field goals to start the game, with Rhode Island's Brian Giannecchini hitting a 32-yard try and Delaware's Zach Hobby hitting a 36-yarder.

Cassidy gave the Rams a 10-3 lead with seven seconds left in the first quarter, but Jared Bradley' 11-yard touchdown run with 3:46 left in the second tied it up.

Cassidy's second score gave Rhode Island a 17-10 lead with 8:08 left in the third.