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'
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.