Pierce runs Delaware past Rhode Island 35-13
Andrew Pierce rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead
Delaware past Rhode Island 35-13 in a Colonial Athletic Association
game on Saturday.
Following Pierce’s first score of the game, Bob Bentsen
connected with Robbie Jackson on a 20-yard scoring strike but the
Rams botch the PAT and Delaware (6-2, 3-1) led 7-6 early in the
The Blue Hens then rattled off 28 unanswered points, including a
75-yard touchdown by Pierce and a 78-yard touchdown scamper by wide
receiver Michael Johnson, marking the second time in school history
in which Delaware had two scoring runs of 70-plus yards and the
first since 1995.
Johnson became the first wide receiver in school history to top
the 100-yard rushing plateau, finishing with 123 yards on three
Jackson paced Rhode Island (3-6, 2-4) with nine catches for 85
Delaware snapped a five game road losing streak.