By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is a second straight road game for the Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday as they visit the #7 Towson Tigers.
Delaware is 6-2 (3-1 in the CAA), now ranked 21st in the country and coming off its first win away from home this season. The Blue Hens went up to Kingston and beat Rhode Island this past weekend, 35-13.
“Excited for the players to obviously have the opportunity to win on the road,” Delaware head coach Dave Brock tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s going to be important for us here as we go down the stretch, that we have the confidence we can do it.”
In the win over Rhode Island, the Blue Hens got big plays from their big play threats. Senior running back Andrew Pierce rushed for 117 yards and three scores, including a 75-yard gallop on the first play of the second half that really blew the game open. Junior wide receiver Michael Johnson caught a team-high five passes for 84 yards, and he actually rushed for a team high 123 yards on three carries, including a 78-yard touchdown that capped the scoring for the day. Brock says they work hard to make sure Johnson gets as many chances as possible to make big plays, in the passing game and beyond.