2019 DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL — GAME 12
DELAWARE STATE “HORNETS” (2-9) VS.
ST. FRANCIS “RED FLASH” (5-6)
SAT., NOV. 23, 2019 (2:00 p.m.)
ALUMNI STADIUM (6,828) - DOVER, DEL.
Live Stream - ESPN3 / MEAC DIGITAL NETWORK
Live Audio - HSRN.com (DSU broadcast) or XM 386 / XM app Channel 982
SENIOR / MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
Delaware State closes out its 2019 season at home against St. Francis (Pa.) of the Football Championship Subdivision Northeast Conference. The Hornets wrapped up their 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schedule with a 33-17 loss to Norfolk State last Saturday. DSU led 10-0 before the Spartans ran off 23 unanswered points to take control of the game. A highlight of the contest for DSU was the continued stellar play of redshirt running back Thomas Bertrand-Hudon, who rushed for a career-high 137 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown on the Hornets’ first play from scrimmage. Delaware State freshman quarterback Tylik Bethea was credited with a career-high 71 yards rushing, including a 28-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Bertrand-Hudon has rushed for 100-or-more yards in each of the last three games, the first Hornet to accomplish the feat since Emmanual Marc in 2006. The last DSU player with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games was Phil Anderson in 1993.
St. Francis snapped a three-game losing streak with a convincing 42-8 Northeast Conference victory over Wagner last week. Quarterback Jason Brown colpeted 25 of 33 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns, while Joel Denley rushed for 85 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Red Flash in the contest. The St. Francis defense held Wagner to just 36 yards rushing to highlight its performance. The Red Flash have played three overtime games this season, each coming in a five-week stretch of the season.
THE SERIES (Tied 1-1)
The Hornets and Red Flash are meeting for the second straight year and third time overall. St. Francis defeated DSU 45-14 in 2018 in Loretto, Pa. The Red Flash scored 28 points during an eight-minute stretch of the first quarter to highlight the victory. SFU quarterback Bear Fenimore completed 17-of-32 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for two scores in the game. The Hornets won the first meeting between the team 62-28 at Alumni Stadium in 2006.