|Nick Elko completed 20 of 25 first half passes for 187 yards and a touchdown.|
Halftime Score: North Carolina Central 10, Delaware State 10
-The first quarter was defined by special teams. Arthur Goforth’s big kick return led to a 26 yard Oleg Parent field goal. Del State’s Ward went 1 for 2, missing his second attempt.
-Tarpley’s muffed punt was the kind of mistake that keeps coaches awake at night. His fumble at his own 28 yard line gave NCCU excellent field position, which they took advantage of by scoring on a three yard pass from Jordan Reid to Jonathan Nicely.
-After letting him down early in the game, Elko’s receivers came up big for him during the second quarter. None of his completions were bigger than his 52 yard connection to Justin Wilson. Elko completed 20 of 25 passes for 187 yards and the touchdown.
-NCCU missed a golden opportunity to score when Reid’s pass was intercepted at the Del State 3 yard line.