Scores

Final

Hofstra 24

(4-5, 2-3 away)

Delaware 28

(6-3, 4-2 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 0 14 10 024
DEL 14 7 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: P. Devlin (DEL) - 185 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Butler (DEL) - 18 CAR, 83 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Weaver (SYR) - 8 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Delaware 28, Hofstra 24

Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. -- Jerry Butler scored on a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and Delaware made a defensive stop in the final minute to defeat Hofstra 28-24 on Saturday.

Butler, who finished with 83 yards and two TDs on 18 carries, capped off a nine play, 93-yard game-winning drive for the Blue Hens (6-3, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association). The drive was sparked by a 72-yard pass from Pat Devlin to Phillip Thaxton. Devlin finished with 185 yards on 14-of-22 passing.

With 49 seconds remaining in the game, Delaware's Benard Makumbi tackled Hofstra's Cory Christopher on the Delaware 20-yard line to seal the game as the Pride attempted to convert a fourth-and-one.

The Blue Hens went up 21-7 when Mark Duncan caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Devlin with 31.9 seconds left before halftime.

Christopher was 16-of-24 for 157 yards for the Pride (4-5, 2-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
DEL
1st Downs1814
Total Yards351305
Passing240185
Rushing111120
Penalties12-904-29
3rd Down Conversions6-159-16
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers03
Possession33:5126:09

Passing Leaders

HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christopher16/241576.510
DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Devlin14/221858.421

Rushing Leaders

HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maysonet7415.9011
Probst13382.9010
DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler18834.6250
Jackson8162.006

Receiving Leaders

HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Weaver811514.4151
Benjamin34013.3023
DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thaxton17272.0072
Duncan4369.0110

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOFDEL
TD08:18Jerry Butler 2 Yd Run (Jon Striefsky Kick) 07
TD01:30Tommy Crosby 16 Yd Pass From Pat Devlin (Jon Striefsky Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERHOFDEL
TD07:14Aaron Weaver 3 Yd Pass From Steve Probst (Henry Greco Kick) 714
TD00:31Mark Duncan 10 Yd Pass From Pat Devlin (Jon Striefsky Kick) 721
TD00:03Everette Benjamin 1 Yd Run (Henry Greco Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERHOFDEL
FG12:09Henry Greco 29 Yd 1721
TD04:55Anthony Nelson 14 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Henry Greco Kick) 2421
FOURTH QUARTERHOFDEL
TD11:48Jerry Butler 1 Yd Run (Jon Striefsky Kick) 2428