Scores

Final

Delaware 31

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 2, 2010

Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE

1 2 3 4 T
WES 0 0 0 00
DEL 7 14 10 031

Top Performers

Passing: P. Devlin (DEL) - 163 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Pierce (DEL) - 13 CAR, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Crosby (DEL) - 3 REC, 40 YDS, 1 TD

Delaware 31, West Chester 0

Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. -- Pat Devlin threw three touchdowns and Delaware defeated West Chester 31-0 in the season opener on Thursday night.

Devlin, the second-year transfer from Penn State, completed 14 of 23 passes for 163 yards. Freshman Andrew Pierce ran for 119 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries for the Blue Hens.

The victory was Delaware's 17th straight over the Division II Golden Rams. The Blue Hens, who also shutout West Chester for the second straight year, now lead the all-time series, 45-6-1.

Delaware built a 21-0 halftime lead and then added 10 points in the third quarter. Devlin was taken out of the game after throwing a 23-yard scoring pass to Phillip Thaxton with 5:03 left in the third, giving Delaware a 31-0 lead.

The Blue Hens scored on back-to-back possessions midway through the first half to open up a 14-0 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WES
DEL
1st Downs1021
Total Yards115381
Passing76163
Rushing39218
Penalties4-556-60
3rd Down Conversions4-156-14
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers32
Possession30:2929:31

Passing Leaders

West ChesterC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mattei9/20683.403
DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Devlin14/231637.130

Rushing Leaders

West ChesterCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fagan6172.805
Broyles382.705
DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce131199.2134
Hayes5306.0023

Receiving Leaders

West ChesterRECYDSAVGTDLG
White22010.0012
Beahan3165.3010
DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones44812.0032
Crosby34013.3115

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWESDEL
TD02:06Nihja White 7 Yd Pass From Pat Devlin (Mike Perry Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWESDEL
TD13:34Andrew Pierce 22 Yd Run (Mike Perry Kick) 014
TD03:12Tommy Crosby 15 Yd Pass From Pat Devlin (Mike Perry Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERWESDEL
FG09:55Mike Perry 43 Yd 024
TD05:03Phillip Thaxton 23 Yd Pass From Pat Devlin (Mike Perry Kick) 031