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Delaware continued its dominance at the start of the third quarter of Friday night's NCAA Division I Football Championship game against Eastern Washington, marching 60 yards in 10 plays and taking a 19-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by David Hayes.
Eastern's offense, which was stagnant throughout most of the first three periods, found a quick answer, however, marching 80 yards on five plays and cutting the Blue Hens lead to 19-6 on a 22-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell to Brandon Kauman.
The Eagles went for two on the PAT try, but Mitchell's pass intended for Tyler Hart was too high.
EWU's touchdown came with 1:48 left in the third period, leaving the Eagles looking at a 13-point deficit heading into the fourth period.
Delaware used its precise short passing game and a couple of surprise option runs by quarterback Pat Devlin to dominate Eastern Washington and post a 12-0 halftime lead in the NCAA Division I Championship football game at Pizza Hut Park here in Frisco, Tex.
The Blue Hens outgained the Eagles 230 yards to 62 and had a 5 1/2-minute edge in time of possession. Devlin completed 11 of 17 first-half passes for 114 yards and was sacked only once. Still, Delaware, after getting the game's first touchdown on a 2-yard run by Andrew Pierce with 5:14 left in the first quarter, had the PAT kick blocked and was then forced to settle for short field goals on two long second-quarter drives.
Eastern's rushing game, with Taiwan Jones watching from the sidelines with a broken foot, produced only 26 net yards — an average of less than two per carry.
Just a hunch, here, but I'm thinking Eastern Washington' s defense is going to have its hands full dealing with Delaware's Pat Devlin.
Read more about the Blue Hens' 6-foot-4 quarterback, who transferred from Penn State two years ago here, and tell us what you think.