Scores

Final

Shaw 27

Delaware State 31

(2-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE

1 2 3 4 T
SHA 7 10 7 327
DSU 6 0 3 2231

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 238 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Jones (DSU) - 16 CAR, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Jackson (DSU) - 11 REC, 127 YDS, 2 TD

Delaware St. 31, Shaw 27

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Nick Elko and Darius Jackson connected on a 13-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left to give Delaware State a 31-27 victory over Shaw on Saturday night.

The Hornets (2-0) trailed 24-6 with 14:45 left in the third quarter before mounting a comeback. After Jaashawn Jones' 4-yard run made it 24-16 just 3 seconds into the fourth quarter, the Bears of Division II made it an 11-point game, 27-16, on a field goal.

Elko then took over, leading an 80-yard drive on eight plays, resulting in an 8-yard TD pass to Jackson to make it 27-24 with 5:10 remaining.

The Hornets had a chance to tie it, but Mitchell Ward missed a 35-yard field goal with 1:01 to play. On Shaw's ensuing drive, running back James Langford fumbled and Delaware State's Olusegun Ayanbiola recovered it on the Bears' 13-yard line.

After an incomplete pass, Elko then hit Jackson for the winner.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHA
DSU
1st Downs1323
Total Yards215290
Passing121238
Rushing9452
Penalties20-1268-73
3rd Down Conversions5-153-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers24
Possession31:4928:11

Passing Leaders

ShawC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Causey11/181216.710
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko25/462385.233

Rushing Leaders

ShawCARYDSAVGTDLG
Langford27652.4112
Causey11282.509
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones16654.1115
Bailey441.003

Receiving Leaders

ShawRECYDSAVGTDLG
Craig35317.7125
Pettway22713.5022
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson1112711.5234
Wilson6325.318

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHADSU
TD11:41Justin Wilson 5 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Pat Failed) 06
SHATD08:28Tyrone Craig 3 Yd Pass From Homer Causey (Lyncon Shepherd Kick) 76
SECOND QUARTERSHADSU
SHATD10:28James Langford 1 Yd Run (Lyncon Shepherd Kick) 146
SHAFG01:29Lyncon Shepherd 25 Yd 176
THIRD QUARTERSHADSU
SHATD14:45James Langford 89 Yd Kickoff Return (Lyncon Shepherd Kick) 246
FG10:58Mitchell Ward 30 Yd 249
FOURTH QUARTERSHADSU
TD14:57Jaashawn Jones 4 Yd Run (Mitchell Ward Kick) 2416
SHAFG09:23Lyncon Shepherd 32 Yd 2716
TD05:10Darius Jackson 8 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Nick Elko Pass To Travis Tarpley For Two-Point Conversion) 2724
TD00:35Darius Jackson 13 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 2731