Scores

Final

Howard 36

(5-6, 4-4 MEAC)

Delaware State 39

(3-8, 1-7 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE

1 2 3 4 T
HOW 14 14 2 636
DSU 10 14 0 1539

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 324 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Lefall (HOW) - 34 CAR, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Tarpley (DSU) - 13 REC, 150 YDS, 2 TD

Delaware St. 39, Howard 36

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Nick Elko threw three touchdowns to help Delaware State defeat Howard 39-36 on Saturday, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

Delaware State (3-8, 1-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 36-24 before Elko led the Hornets on two fourth-quarter touchdown drives. Elko capped off the first drive with a 38-yard strike to Travis Tarpley to draw Delaware State within five points of the lead, 36-31. Elko and Tarpley connected again two drives later from 28 yards out to take a 37-36 lead. Darius Jackson caught a pass from Elko on the two-point conversion to create the final margin.

Elko, who was benched before Delaware State's game last week with Hampton, bounced back nicely, throwing for 324 yards on 28-of-44 passing.

Howard (5-6, 4-4) fought back, driving to Delaware State's 26-yard line on its final possession. But Parker Munoz's 43-yard field goal fell short as time expired.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOW
DSU
1st Downs2027
Total Yards330412
Passing168324
Rushing16288
Penalties16-13114-123
3rd Down Conversions5-131-10
4th Down Conversions2-22-2
Turnovers01
Possession32:2827:32

Passing Leaders

HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee20/261686.510
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko28/443247.431

Rushing Leaders

HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lefall34942.8219
McGhee8637.9226
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tarpley24422.0045
Jones9414.6220

Receiving Leaders

HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Drayton66911.5023
Gidron3227.309
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tarpley1315011.5238
Wilson810112.6128

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOWDSU
FG12:01Mitchell Ward 35 Yd 03
TD11:15Terrence Lefall 4 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 73
TD04:59Greg McGhee 1 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 143
TD02:39Jaashawn Jones 2 Yd Run (Mitchell Ward Kick) 1410
SECOND QUARTERHOWDSU
TD08:16Justin Wilson 11 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 1417
TD05:38Greg McGhee 26 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 2117
TD02:48Jaashawn Jones 3 Yd Run (Mitchell Ward Kick) 2124
TD00:40Charles Anderson 16 Yd Pass From Greg McGhee (Parker Munoz Kick) 2824
THIRD QUARTERHOWDSU
SF11:52 3024
FOURTH QUARTERHOWDSU
TD13:39Terrence Lefall 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3624
TD12:09Travis Tarpley 38 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 3631
TD02:18Travis Tarpley 28 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Nick Elko Pass To Darius Jackson For Two-Point Conversion) 3639