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

second quarter.

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

carries.

Jackson paced Rhode Island (3-6, 2-4) with nine catches for 85

yards.

Delaware snapped a five game road losing streak.