The University of Delaware Fightinʼ Blue Hens scratched their way to a 24-6 win against West Chester on Saturday, evening the Ramsʼ record to 2-2. WCU, coming off a 62-3 win against Glenville State last week, could not keep up with the Hensʼ efforts at Delaware Stadium.According to Delawareʼs athletics Web site, this meeting between the local rivals marked the 11th straight win for Delaware against the Rams.
Defensively WCU played tough, but their attempts to get possession long enough to gain yardage for a touchdown were often futile. Out of 31 passing attempts, the Rams connected on 17 of them. “[The Rams] were unable to overcome three turnovers and just 222 total yards of offense,” said the article on the Web site. “Quarterback Bob Findora hit on 16 of 29 passes for 153 yards but was intercepted twice.” Even Bret Steinmetz, who transferred to West Chester from Delaware last spring, could not save the Rams from his former team. “Delaware enjoyed a balanced effort as the Hens managed 431 total yards, including 214 on the ground and 217 through the air. Steinmetz led the Ram running attack with 43 yards,” said the Web site.
This Saturday the Rams face Cheyney at 1 p.m. in their last away game for two weeks. WCU won on Saturday, and The Eagles continued the PA winning streak when they dominated the New York Giants on Sunday 31-17. QB Donovan McNabb: was simply brilliant, completing 26 of 36 passes for 330 yards, and tied a career high with four touchdowns. It was his sixth career 300- plus yard passing performance.
At one point in the ﬁrst half, he completed 10 in a row. He also did not throw an interception. Wide Receiver Terrell Owens made a grand debut with eight catches for 68 yards, including touchdowns of 20, 3, and 12 yards. The last time this happened was in 1999 when Irving Fryar did it in Jacksonville. Jeremiah Trotter did well in his role as backup linebacker and special teamer. He was part of a defensive stand that thwarted the Giants scoring opportunity in the third quarter. Trotter also delivered a punishing and legal-hit on Giants punter Jeff Feagles. Itʼs still early in the season for the Ramʼs and the Eagles and they both have the elements to have a great season.