Scores

Final

Delaware State 21

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Monmouth 52

(1-0, 1-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Kessler Field, West Long Branch, NJ

1 2 3 4 T
DSU 14 7 0 021
MONM 13 15 21 352

Top Performers

Passing: B. Hill (MONM) - 218 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Asante (MONM) - 22 CAR, 152 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Williams (DSU) - 6 REC, 121 YDS, 1 TD

Monmouth races past Delaware State 52-21

Associated Press

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Kwabena Asante scored four touchdowns as Monmouth racked up its most points in a season opener to steamroll Delaware State 52-21 on Saturday.

Asante became the first Big South player to score four TDs in a season opener. He had scoring runs of 7, 13 and 14 yards as well as an 18-yard TD pass from Brandon Hill. Asante rushed for 155 yards on 22 carries and had two catches for 27 yards; Hill completed 23 of 36 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns.

The Hawks, up 28-21 at halftime, broke away with a 21-point third quarter, beginning when Lavon Chaney returned the second-half kickoff 60 yards. Asante capped the six-play drive with his fourth TD, a 14-yard run.

Monmouth held Delaware State to 29 yards rushing -- just 1 in the first half. Gilbert Rivera was intercepted twice and the Hornets converted only 2 of 12 third downs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
MONM
1st Downs930
Total Yards187553
Passing158242
Rushing29311
Penalties0-09-92
3rd Down Conversions2-127-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers31
Possession21:4638:14

Passing Leaders

Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gilbert Rivera14/301585.312
MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brandon Hill23/362186.120
Greg DePugh4/4246.000

Rushing Leaders

Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dae-Hon Cheung12151.309
Gilbert Rivera4112.808
MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kwabena Asante221526.9326
Lavon Chaney201276.4116

Receiving Leaders

Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Malcolm Williams612120.2177
Malik Golson4225.5012
MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Neal Sterling9778.6019
Darren Ambush4307.5117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDSUMONM
TD14:44Aris Scott 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Jeremiah McGeough Kick)70
TD8:18Kwabena Asante 7 Yd Run (Lucas Santangelo Kick)77
TD6:07Malcolm Williams 2 Yd Run (Jeremiah McGeough Kick)147
FG4:12Lucas Santangelo 23 Yd Field Goal 1410
FG2:54Lucas Santangelo 23 Yd Field Goal 1413
SECOND QUARTERDSUMONM
TD11:05Kwabena Asante 13 Yd Run (Greg DePugh Run for Two-Point Conversion)1421
TD9:32Malcolm Williams 77 Yd pass from Gilbert Rivera (Jeremiah McGeough Kick)2121
TD7:12Kwabena Asante 18 Yd pass from Brandon Hill (Lucas Santangelo Kick)2128
THIRD QUARTERDSUMONM
TD12:27Kwabena Asante 14 Yd Run (Lucas Santangelo Kick)2135
TD7:41Darren Ambush 17 Yd pass from Brandon Hill (Lucas Santangelo Kick)2142
TD3:32Lavon Chaney 4 Yd Run (Lucas Santangelo Kick)2149
FOURTH QUARTERDSUMONM
FG0:41Lucas Santangelo 35 Yd Field Goal 2152