North Carolina A&T at Delaware State

Delaware St. 24, NC A&,T 0


DOVER, Del. (AP) - Nick Elko threw for 245 yards and a touchdown and Delaware State's defense forced three turnovers in the Hornets' 24-0 win over North Carolina A&T on Saturday.

It was Delaware State's first shutout since the Hornets (4-3, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) defeated the Aggies 27-0 in 2007.

Elko completed 22 of 36 passes and was sacked just one time. His 13-yard touchdown pass to Travis Tarpley gave the Hornets a 14-0 lead.

Mitchell Ward pushed that lead to 17-0 at halftime with his 23-yard field goal.

Delaware State's defense took over in the second half. Quintin Fortes recovered a North Carolina A&T (3-4, 1-3) fumble in the quarter and Jermond Colston intercepted Lewis Kindle's pass and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown in the fourth.

Ernest Adjei and Joe Boyd led Delaware State's defense with 12 tackles apiece. The Hornets tallied seven tackles for loss.

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Scoring Summary
DESTNagee Jackson 1 yd run (Mitchell Ward kick)
DESTTravis Tarpley 13 yd pass from Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward kick)
DESTMitchell Ward 23 yd FG
DESTJermond Colston 85 yd interception return (Mitchell Ward kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1815
Third Down Efficiency4-148-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-1
Plays-Net Yards69-29869-305
Passing Yds174245
Kick Return Yds659
Punt Return Yds417
Time of Poss.27:1332:47
Individual Stats
NCAT: Mike Mayhew 14-50, Leroy Bradford 7-36, Lewis Kindle 5-36, Ricky Lewis 5-26, Marquis Gorham 1--5, Team 1--19
DEST: Dae-Hon Cheung 16-43, Nagee Jackson 12-9, Nick Elko 3-4, Lamar Shaw 2-4
NCAT: Lewis Kindle 23-36-174-1
DEST: Nick Elko 22-36-245-0
NCAT: Marquis Gorham 6-66, Mike Mayhew 5-27, Ricky Lewis 3-18, Larry Raper 2-15, Leroy Bradford 2-14, Trey Long 2-4, Donta Prince 1-13, Darren Bullock 1-9, Devin Moore 1-8
DEST: Travis Tarpley 9-128, Justin Wilson 4-43, Ryan Langdon 3-20, Josh Bailey 2-25, Milton Williams 2-17, Justin Brewton 1-7, Dae-Hon Cheung 1-5

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