|Cuff leads Delaware to 41-14 win over West Chester|
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|Monday, 10 September 2007 07:03|
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -Omar Cuff ran for 93 yards and four touchdowns to lead Delaware to a 41-14 victory over West Chester in college football on Saturday night.
Delaware (2-0) took control of the contest by scoring touchdowns on each of its first two possessions and then opening up a 21-0 lead over West Chester (1-1) by the end of the first quarter.
Cuff scored Delaware's first three touchdowns on a pair of 1-yard runs and a 6-yard run. His 93 rushing yards came on 21 carries and he added another 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He also picked up 56 yards on five receptions.
Delaware also got a pair of 26-yard field goals from Jon Striefsky as the Hens jumped out to a 34-0 halftime advantage.
West Chester's two touchdowns were both scored by Lee Hopkins, on a 28-yard pass from Bill Zwaan in the third quarter and on a six-yard run with 1:42 left in the game. Zwaan was 15-of-23 for 148 yards and was intercepted by Delaware three times.
Joe Flacco completed 17-of-21 passes for 305 yards for Delaware with an interception while Mark Duncan had five receptions for 121 yards. Delaware finished with a 599-255 edge in total yards.
Phillip Thaxton, who replaced Cuff in the third quarter, scored on a 62-yard run on his first carry. The freshman picked up a game-high 177 yards on 12 carries, a Delaware rushing record for a player in his first game.
Saturday's victory was Delaware's 14th straight over the Golden Rams.