Scores

Final/OT

Florida A&M 28

(1-1, 0-1 MEAC)

Delaware State 35

(1-0, 1-0 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:30 PM ET, September 4, 2008

Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE

1 2 3 4 OT T
FAMU 0 14 7 7 028
DSU 14 7 0 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: V. Winton (DSU) - 178 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: V. Winton (DSU) - 14 CAR, 73 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: K. Elliott (FAMU) - 6 REC, 81 YDS, 2 TD

Delaware St. 35, Florida A&,M 28, OT

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Quarterback Vashon Winton ran for four touchdowns, including a six-yarder for the game-winner in overtime, as Delaware State edged Florida A&M 35-28 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football Thursday night.

Taking the ball first in overtime, the Hornets needed only three plays to cover the 25 yards. Winton completed two passes for a total of 19 yards before taking the ball himself around left end for the touchdown.

The Hornets then clinched the game on Florida A&M's first offensive play in overtime when Delaware State's Kerome Strums intercepted a pass by quarterback Curtis Pulley. It was Strums' second interception of the night.

The contest was the season opener for the Hornets (1-0, 1-0 MEAC), the defending conference champions, who went 8-0 in league play last season. The Rattlers fell to 0-1 in the MEAC, 1-1 overall.

Winton ran for 73 yards on 14 carries while also completing 21-of-33 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown.

Pulley was seeing his first action at Florida A&M after transferring from Kentucky in preseason. Splitting time with Eddie Battle on Thursday, he completed 3-of-6 passes for 57 yards and ran for a team-high 87 yards on seven carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAMU
DSU
1st Downs00
Total Yards305398
Passing138178
Rushing167220
Penalties7-669-86
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers42
Possession24:1035:50

Passing Leaders

Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Battle10/21813.910
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Winton21/331785.412

Rushing Leaders

Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pulley78712.400
Sylvester10373.710
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Strother321394.300
Winton14735.240

Receiving Leaders

Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Elliott68113.520
Jenkines12323.000
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNeil7476.700
Strother4317.800

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAMUDSU
TD06:00Vashon Winton 1 Yd Run. (Riley Flickinger Kick) 07
TD04:10Eddie Brown 16 Yd Pass From Vashon Winton. (Riley Flickinger Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERFAMUDSU
TD06:31Philip Sylvester 1 Yd Run. (Trevor Scott Kick) 714
TD03:02Vashon Winton 4 Yd Run. (Riley Flickinger Kick) 721
TD00:28Kevin Elliott 10 Yd Pass From Eddie Battle. (Trevor Scott Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERFAMUDSU
TD02:02Kevin Elliott 34 Yd Pass From Curtis Pulley. (Trevor Scott Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERFAMUDSU
TD08:17Vashon Winton 4 Yd Run. (Riley Flickinger Kick) 2128
TD08:07LeRoy Vann 80 Yd Kickoff Return. (Trevor Scott Kick) 2828
OVERTIMEFAMUDSU
TDVashon Winton 6 Yd Run. (Riley Flickinger Kick) 2835