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Delaware can't handle No. 18 Virginia Tech's defense, fall in shutout

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Delaware can't handle No. 18 Virginia Tech's defense, fall in shutout

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BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Greg Stroman returned a punt for a touchdown and Josh Jackson threw two scoring passes to carry No. 18 Virginia Tech to a 27-0 victory over Delaware on Saturday.

Stroman broke a scoreless game late in the first quarter when he fielded a punt, made a nice cut to dodge a would-be tackler and went untouched for a 61-yard touchdown. He became the first player in Virginia Tech history to return a punt for a touchdown in three consecutive seasons.

The Hokies (2-0), coming off a last-second win over West Virginia, struggled offensively for much of the game, but got scoring strikes of 4 and 28 yards from Jackson. The latter one went to Cam Phillips, who broke free on a post pattern to give the Hokies breathing room in the fourth quarter.

Jackson completed 16 of 27 passes for 222 yards.

Delaware (1-1) squandered two scoring opportunities -- one on a drive that ended in an interception and the other when Frank Raggo's 28-yard field-goal attempt hit the right upright.

Takeaways
Delaware: The Blue Hens, under first-year head coach Danny Rocco, were overmatched against the Hokies, but they have played strong defense this season and held the Hokies to 303 yards. Delaware's defense only allowed two touchdowns and has given up just 30 points in two games.

Virginia Tech: After allowing nearly 600 yards to West Virginia in the season opener, Virginia Tech's defense rebounded nicely to record Bud Foster's 32nd shutout as the Hokies' defensive coordinator. The Blue Hens only got into Virginia Tech territory three times.

Up next
Delaware returns home to face Cornell next Saturday.

Virginia Tech continues its non-conference schedule when it visits a struggling East Carolina squad next Saturday.

Delaware blown away in 2nd half by Northeastern

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Delaware blown away in 2nd half by Northeastern

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BOSTON — Donnell Gresham Jr. scored all of his 17 points in the second half, Vasa Pusica added 16, and Northeastern scored 48 second-half points to beat Delaware 79-61 on Saturday to win its third straight.

The Huskies (13-7, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association) at one point were shooting nearly 64 percent from the floor in the second half and finished 25 of 53 (47 percent), making 9 of 20 from 3.

Anthony Green scored six points in an 11-2 run and the Huskies led 39-33, but Ryan Daly's 3 capped a 9-2 run and Delaware retook the lead 42-41. Bolden Brace's dunk ended a 12-2 Northeastern run for a 53-44 lead. Gresham scored seven straight to put Northeastern up 60-49 with 6 1/2 minutes left. Delaware closed to 60-55 on Anthony Mosley's layup with 4:12 left, but was outscored 19-9 from there.

Delaware led 31-28 at halftime after holding the Huskies to 35.5 percent shooting from the floor and outscoring them 18-10 in the paint.

Daly and Ryan Allen scored 16 points apiece and Mosley had 13 for Delaware (11-10, 4-4).

Delaware can't overcome huge Hofstra run

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Delaware can't overcome huge Hofstra run

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Eli Pemberton scored 21 points, Desure Buie added 20 and Hofstra pulled away late in the first half and cruised to a 90-63 victory over Delaware on Thursday night.

Pemberton was 7 of 12 from the floor and Buie made four 3-pointers and was 8-of-17 shooting from the field. Justin Wright-Foreman had 15 points and Jalen Ray chipped in 10 for Hofstra (12-7, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association), which has won five of its last six games.

Ryan Allen scored 16 points, Anthony Mosley added 15 and Ryan Daly 13 for Delaware (11-9, 4-3).

The Pride used a 25-11 run that spanned the halves for a 55-39 lead with 14:42 to play and cruised from there. Rokas Gustys scored six of his eight points, Pemberton added another six points and Wright-Foreman had five during the stretch.