Rocco victorious in debut as UD stymies DSU in opener
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.