Scores

Final

Monmouth 7

(0-4, 0-2 Big South)

Delaware 42

(5-0, 3-0 CAA)

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 7 0 0 07
DEL 21 21 0 042

Top Performers

Passing: J. Flacco (DEL) - 215 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: O. Cuff (DEL) - 16 CAR, 73 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Kiley (MONM) - 8 REC, 43 YDS

Delaware 42, Monmouth, N.J. 7

Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Omar Cuff scored three of Delaware's six first-half touchdowns, and the Blue Hens cruised past winless Monmouth, N.J., 42-7 on Saturday night.

Cuff's second score of the night, a 1-yard run in the first quarter, was his school-record 51st career touchdown. He added his 52nd in the second quarter, when he caught a 7-yard pass from Joe Flacco.

Cuff, who sat out the second half, finished with 16 carries for 73 yards. He has 18 touchdowns this season.

It was the sixth time in school history that the Blue Hens (5-0) have scored 42 points or more in a half. Delaware won its fifth straight to open the season for the 14th time overall and the first time since 2003, when it went on to win the I-AA (now the Championship Subdivision) national title.

Delaware built a 21-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and scored touchdowns on its first five possessions. The Blue Hens capped off their scoring when Fred Andrew returned an interception 78 yards with 25 seconds remaining in the half.

Flacco completed 15 of 19 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game with 9:25 left in the third quarter. It was his 10th straight 200-yard passing game.

David Sinisi scored the lone touchdown for the Hawks (0-4) on an 8-yard run in the first quarter. Sinisi has at least one TD in all 16 games of his collegiate career.

Sinisi had 69 yards on 21 carries, while Brett Burke completed 18 of 25 passes for 132 yards with two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
DEL
1st Downs1520
Total Yards234393
Passing188236
Rushing46157
Penalties6-634-45
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession31:2228:38

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Burke18/251325.302
DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Flacco15/1921511.320

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sinisi21693.310
Skorupka5153.000
DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cuff16734.620
Smith7547.700

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kiley8435.400
Yudin44010.000
DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Michaud45112.800
Mackey34916.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMDEL
TD10:19Omar Cuff 2 Yd Run (Jon Striefsky Kick) 07
TD05:42Omar Cuff 1 Yd Run (Jon Striefsky Kick) 014
TD02:39David Sinisi 8 Yd Run (Fred Weingart Kick) 714
TD01:37Phillip Thaxton 14 Yd Run (Jon Striefsky Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERMONMDEL
TD10:02Omar Cuff 7 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Jon Striefsky Kick) 728
TD06:34Robbie Agnone 11 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Jon Striefsky Kick) 735
TD00:25Fred Andrew 78 Yd Interception Return (Jon Striefsky Kick) 742