Wild day: Delaware St. loses twice, gets $550K

BY foxsports • October 18, 2009

Two losses in one day won't seem so bad once Delaware State checks its bank balance.

The Hornets lost to Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, a game they agreed to play despite having a previously scheduled conference game the same day.

By rule, the Hornets were forced to forfeit their contest against fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe North Carolina A&T, giving them two losses in one day.

The reason for the double-booking? Michigan paid Delaware State $550,000 to give up the loss and make the trip to the Big House.

The far superior Wolverines squad had little trouble against the second-tier program, posting a 63-6 drubbing.

The Wolverines (5-2) set team marks with 442 yards in the first half and 727 total in the game. They matched a school record with a 28-point first quarter and led 49-3 with their second-highest score by halftime.

The Hornets (1-4) didn't come close to repeating Appalachian State's upset in 2007 at the Big House.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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