Scores

Final

Delaware 49

(1-0, 1-0 CAA)

William & Mary 31

(0-1, 0-1 CAA)

7:30 PM ET, August 30, 2007

Zable Stadium, WILLIAMSBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
DEL 0 21 7 2149
W&M 3 0 7 2131

Top Performers

Passing: J. Phillips (W&M) - 433 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: O. Cuff (DEL) - 30 CAR, 244 YDS, 6 TD

Receiving: D. McAulay (W&M) - 7 REC, 162 YDS, 1 TD

Cuff rushes for six TDs, catches another to tie I-AA record

Associated Press

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Omar Cuff scored seven touchdowns to tie a Division I-AA record and lead Delaware to a 49-31 victory over William & Mary on Thursday night.

Cuff ran for 244 yards and six touchdowns on 30 carries times and caught four passes for 52 more yards and another score for the Blue Hens (1-0).

He tied a record set in 1996 by Northern Arizona's Archie Amerson and equaled two years later by McNeese State's Jessie Burton.

Cuff scored three second-quarter touchdowns to give Delaware a 21-3 halftime lead. Two came on 1-yard plunges, and they were sandwiched around a 38-yard run in which Cuff started left, then cut back and spun William & Mary defensive back Robert Livingston around before reaching the end zone untouched.

William & Mary cut the Blue Hens' edge to 21-10 when Jake Phillips lofted a 50-yard scoring pass over Delaware's Fred Andrew to 6-foot-6 tight end Andrew Atchison on the Tribe's first possession of the third quarter. But Cuff answered with a 2-yard run to finish a 70-yard drive on which he carried seven times for 30 yards.

Cuff began the final quarter with a 20-yard scoring play for a 35-10 lead.

Phillips sneaked over from a yard out to cut the margin to 35-17, but Cuff came back with a 19-yard pass reception for a score. He added another 2-yard touchdown after Phillips found D.J. McAulay for a 17-yard TD.

Playing the first Colonial Athletic Association football game -- the 22-year-old league added the sport this season -- Delaware and William & Mary combined for 42 points in the first 9:43 of the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEL
W&M
1st Downs2626
Total Yards483542
Passing202433
Rushing281109
Penalties4-457-67
3rd Down Conversions7-104-14
4th Down Conversions1-14-6
Turnovers10
Possession29:5530:05

Passing Leaders

DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Flacco19/232028.810-
William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Phillips26/4143310.620-
Archer0/100.000-

Rushing Leaders

DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cuff302448.1648
Michaud7395.6018
William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Holmes17533.1013
Phillips11292.6113

Receiving Leaders

DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Michaud57515.0032
Cuff45213.0119
William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
McAulay716223.1140
Atchison613923.2150

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDELW&M
FG3:59BRIAN PATE 20 YD FG
Drive info: 20 plays, 80 yards.
03
SECOND QUARTERDELW&M
TD14:57OMAR CUFF 1 YD RUN (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yards.
73
TD10:51OMAR CUFF 38 YD RUN (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 61 yards.
143
TD2:09OMAR CUFF 1 YD RUN (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 66 yards.
213
THIRD QUARTERDELW&M
TD12:53DREW ATCHISON 50 YD PASS FROM JAKE PHILLIPS (BRIAN PATE KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 61 yards.
2110
TD9:08OMAR CUFF 2 YD RUN (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 70 yards.
2810
FOURTH QUARTERDELW&M
TD14:54OMAR CUFF 20 YD RUN (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 86 yards.
3510
TD14:27OMAR CUFF 19 YD PASS FROM JOE FLACCO (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 65 yards.
4210
TD14:21JAKE PHILLIPS 1 YD RUN (BRIAN PATE KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 54 yards.
4217
TD11:13D.J. MCAULAY 17 YD PASS FROM JAKE PHILLIPS (BRIAN PATE KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 68 yards.
4224
TD9:06OMAR CUFF 10 YD RUN (JON STRIEFSKY KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 72 yards.
4924
TD5:17TERRELL WELLS 28 YD FUMBLE RETURN (BRIAN PATE KICK)4931