Week #1 – Delaware State: Players of the Week

In the ninth meeting between the two schools, your Fighting’ Blue Hens took down visiting Delaware State, 31-13, in a renovated Delaware Stadium in front of nearly 16,000 fans on opening night.

62 different student-athletes played at least one snap during the game with 23 of those making their collegiate debut.

Next up: CAA play with a road test at Rhode Island.

Offensive – Thyrick Pitts

Pitts hulled in a career-high six catches for 81 yards and one TD to be named the Nate Beasley Most Outstanding Player of the game.


Defensive – Drew Nickles

After coming off an outstanding offseason, Nickles made a career-high six tackles to help the defense hold Delaware State to just six points for most of the season-opening victory.

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Special Teams – Matt Palmer

Making his collegiate debut, Palmer was tremendous in special teams coverage, filling the gaps and making a huge stop on a kickoff that pinned the Hornets deep in their own territory in the first half.

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