Delaware State rides freshman QB Henry to victory

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Freshman backup quarterback C.J. Henry threw three touchdown passes and Delaware State breezed to a 35-19 victory over Division II-member Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday.

Delaware State (2-1) starter Jared Lewis gave the Hornets a 7-6 lead in the first quarter with a 68-yard scoring strike to Jerrish Halsey. Henry connected with freshman Rahkeem Smith for a 27-yard score and a 14-9 Hornets’ lead after one quarter.

Henry and Nico Stout teamed up for a 15-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to push Delaware State’s lead to 21-9. Marquis Gillis had a 12-yard scoring run to give the Hornets a 28-9 lead at the half.

Henry’s third scoring toss was a 25-yarder to Halsey with 6:12 remaining in the game.

Henry completed 9 of 14 passes for 115 yards with one interception. Lewis finished with 95 yards on 4-of-4 passing. Wade Inge rushed for 106 yards on 18 carries. Halsey totaled 134 yards on seven catches.

CJ Brooks threw for 341 yards on 19-of-33 passing with two touchdowns for the Dragons. Donmonic Perks had four receptions for 143 yards, including a 90-yarder. Anthony Duffy and Demarcus Jones had TD catches.

Virginia Lynchburg finished with minus-21 yards rushing on 21 carries.


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