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Rocco victorious in debut as UD stymies DSU in opener

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New University of Delaware football coach Danny Rocco was a winner in his Blue Hen debut.

Defense carried Rocco and the Hens to a 22-3 victory over Delaware State Thursday night in Newark.

UD allowed the Hornets just 224 total yards in the contest, while recovering a pair of fumbles and scoring on a safety.

Diante Cherry rushed for one touchdown and caught a TD pass to lead the Blue Hen offense.

The win keeps the Blue Hens perfect against DSU.  UD is undefeated in 8 games against the Hornets all-time.

And a disappointing start to the 2017 football season for Wesley College.

The Wolverines, ranked 11th in Division III, fell at 20th ranked Delaware Valley 24-19.

Wesley outgained Del Val 384 yards to 242– but hurt its own cause with 3 turnovers, including a fumble returned 70 yards for a touchdown.

The Wolverines also committed 10 penalties for 84 yards.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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