NEWARK, DEL., OCT. 6 -- Quarterback Chris Hakel's fourth-down run from the 1-yard line midway through the fourth quarter today rallied William and Mary to a 22-12 victory over Delaware.
The Blue Hens, who were trying to give Coach Tubby Raymond his 200th victory, fell to 3-2.
Trailing by 12-7, the Tribe scored 15 straight points in the fourth quarter as Delaware's last-period woes continued. The Blue Hens have been outscored by 36-0 in fourth quarters this season.
William and Mary (3-2), which entered with an offense averaging 501 yards a game, scored on its first possession; Robert Green capped a 50-yard drive with a two-yard run.
Delaware scored just before the end of the half on Bill Vergantino's five-yard pass to Admiral Sydnor. The play was set up by Scott Acker's interception.
The Blue Hens took a 12-7 lead in the third quarter when Vergantino (17 of 33 for 181 yards) scrambled for an eight-yard touchdown.
The Tribe took the lead on Hakel's one-yard plunge, capping a 17-play, 77-yard drive. He passed to Joe Person for a two-point conversion to make it 15-12.
Fullback Tyrone Shelton (103 yards) put the game away with a 41-yard scoring run with four minutes to play.