Deon Rheubottom scored on a 73-yard punt return and safety Jamel Trott returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown, capping a wild fourth quarter in Delaware State's 32-13 win yesterday over Howard at Greene Stadium.
The Hornets (4-7, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 13-7 at the half and appeared on their way to letting the Bison (6-5, 3-4) extend their lead late in the third quarter. However, Delaware State defensive lineman Evan Lipford recovered Antoine Rutherford's fumble at the Hornets 47 to swing the momentum.
On the ensuing drive, Bryan Botts, who threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns, found Thomas Bolden with an eight-yard pass to give the Hornets a 14-13 lead.
Delaware State's offense never had to do much after that.
Rheubottom's punt return came with 14 minutes 37 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and Trott's interception pushed the lead to 14.
Jarhan Williams hauled in a 29-yard second-quarter pass from Marcus Moreno for Howard's only touchdown, which put the Bison ahead 10-7.
* HOLY CROSS 31, GEORGETOWN 28: Mike DeSantis kicked a 35-yard field goal in overtime yesterday, leading visiting Holy Cross to its first Patriot League win of the season.
John O'Neill threw three touchdown passes, including two to Sean Gruber, and Steven Silva ran for a 103 yards and a score for the Crusaders (3-8, 1-5), who have won four straight over the Hoyas.
Andrew Crawford threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score for Georgetown (3-8, 0-6).
Kim Sarin ran for 169 yards on 33 carries, becoming the first 1,000-yard rusher in Georgetown history. Sarin finished with 1,051 yards, breaking Steve Iorio's season rushing record of 901 yards, set in 1997.