Written by David A. Willauer,
August 30, 2013, Newark, DE. (ISN) – The Delaware Blue Hens issued in a new era under new head football coach Dave Brock with a 51-35 win over the Jacksonville Dolphins, Thursday night in Newark.
Trailing 14-0 after the first quarter, Brock’s Blue Hens rallied showcasing the former Rutgers offensive coordinator’s Multiple Magic offense, as Delaware ran up 373 yards on the ground with running backs Jalen Randolph (16 carries for 87 yards) and Andrew Pierce (16 carries for 101 yards) each scoring on a 1 yard touchdown runs. Quarterback Trent Hurley impressed completing 19 of 29 attempts for 238 yards and 1 TD.
On the other side of the ball, Delaware dominated Jacksonville’s running game as the Dolphins finished with negative 37 yards on the ground as former Florida Gator Quarterback, and Canadian Football League gunslinger, coach Kerwin Bell, looked to his son, QB Kade Bell, to carry the entire offensive load finishing 18 of 34 passes for 261 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Andrew Pierce Delaware Running Back: After we trailed 14-0 after the first quarter we showed Jacksonville how tough we are when we scored our points on the scoreboard along with doing our duties on the field.” “We ran the ball well our offensive line blocked well for me, Julian Lang and Jalen Randolph it was great for us to get some carries and taking turns calling the plays.” “I like the Multiple Offense much better in our spring practice and worked on it until we did the plays correctly.” “Our offense showed that we moved the ball well and trailed 21-14 we didn’t panic we’re like that all year and that’s the type from trailing and to fix the offensive puzzle we did wrong at halftime.” “Coach Brock knew that we’re ready and hyped he didn’t say much but wanted us to play our game play hard along with having fun our squad wanted this win for Coach Brock as he did so much after what we suffered last season and has some things to clean up along with the rest of the coaching staff that came in and made adjustments for our squad.” “Coach Brock is very kind and helps us out a lot he expects you to correct the mistakes ,we all bring something different from the table that will help us throughout the year as we want to run the ball and did well today after we had a tough night in the first half.” Jacksonville is a good team for us to take on they captiliized on our mistakes they scored points and we fought back to win the game protect the ball on what we do on special teams for us to put points on the boards.”
Dave Brock, New Head Football Coach at Delaware: “As I told the players in the locker room to have our plan isn’t part of the game, I felt that we made some bonehead plays after a running back and a kickoff returned each fumbled in the beginning as I wish we put 10 points on the board instead of 14, the kids locked their jaws played and competed well.” “We have good players on offense and told them to hang in there, today’s game is a perception game we gave one turnover on an interception our squad doesn’t play like that when we fall behind.” “Today we had 300 plus on offense today for the 51-35, when we tied the game at 21-21 Julian is a good player as I expected him to play well I am not worried about it our expectation is a different performance of their abilities that will set the bar with the expection that along with teammate Jalen Randolph played well today but when you don’t take care of the ball we have to improve on that for us to do a better job in practice and for us to coach better as we told the kids we are going to play a certain style of football and to learn how to play that way so the receiver drops an incompletion instead of an interception we had a good qb competition to play their best what you saw in Trent Hurley he has work on a reflection of preparation and he came out did well in practice along with teammate Jeff Williams another good player on our squad but our expectations that good players play well that will play around call the right one for us to make a good play.”
Delaware will host rival Delaware State, Saturday, Sept. 7, 3:30 pm EST