In their second game of the season, the Hofstra Pride defeated the Delaware Blue Hens 24-9 at Blue Hens stadium on the opening of Delaware’s 100th football season.
Pride running-back Paul Jones was able to overcome his three fumbles, including one on his first carry of the game, and rush for 103 yards on 14 carries.
Hofstra’s quarterback Cameron Brown threw for 220 yards in addition to his 43 rushing yards.
“We won, so that is all that matters. A win is a win,” head coach Joe Gardi said. “We’re 2-0. It was a complete team effort and I’m proud of our guys.”
Dave Owens, who tied the school record with six made field-goals last week, was able to become the school’s all-time most accurate kicker.
The Pride also accumulated 11 penalties, but were able to overcome their 119 penalty yards by amassing 513 yards of total offense.
“Well, if we play this way next week, we might not be productive. We have to find a way to hold onto the ball,” said Gardi.
Jones was able to follow up his stellar 121-yard performance last week with another great game.
“I had my teammates behind me the whole time. With their support, I knew I would work it out,” said Jones. “We won the game and that’s all that matters. We win as a team and we lose as a team.”
Hofstra will travel to Montana next week to face the third ranked team in the nation.
“We’ll beat Montana next week. I have no doubts.” said a confident Jones. We were better than them last season, but we didn’t play Hofstra football. If we get clicking early, it’s over.”
Hofstra has lost their last three games versus the tough Montana football team.
“Montana is a good football team,” said Gardi. “They’ll be ready to play.”