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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Turnovers Doomed the Hornets at Morgan State's Homecoming

This is one game I will soon try to forget because the Delaware State Hornets football team has made one the worst offensive performances in the Al Lavan era since 2004.

During the Hornets 34-24 defeat at the hands of Morgan State, the Hornets committed not one, not two, not three, but six turnovers.

Here's the breakdown of how the Hornets committed the most unexcused turnovers ever made:

-In the 1st quarter, Delaware State committed three turnovers on the 1st three possessions. On the Hornets opening drive, quarterback Anthony Glaud threw his first interception to Morgan State's Reshaude Miller and return it 31 yards to the Hornet 37 yard line that allowed Morgan State to worked a short field to scored a touchdown.

-On the second possession, Jaashown Jones (22 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown) fumbled the football just as the Hornets were getting inside Morgan State territory.

-On the Hornets third possession, Glaud threw his 2nd interception to Morgan State's Rich Ndubueze.

-In the 2nd quarter, the Hornets offensive line broke down big time when Anthony Glaud was sacked by Morgan State's Chris Eugene that allowed to ball to come out and allowed the Bears defense to recovered the fumble.

-With just 20 seconds before halftime the Hornets was trying to get at least field goal range instead Anthony Glaud threw his third interception to Reshaude Miller and returned 61 yards to the DSU 25 just as time expired

-After Morgan State scored the go-ahead-game winning touchdown, Delaware started their final drive at their own 12 yard line with very little time left and instead of trying to playing run and lateral, Anthony Glaud fumbles the ball again after getting sacked by Justin Young followed by the scoop and scored 2 yard fumble return by Sheldon Marques to make the scored accurate.

I'm pretty sure the Hornets quit on themselves and Al Lavan is running out of options on what this football team can do to make good plays and finished ball games without making mistake after mistake after mistake. Well the Hornets better fix them quit because this Saturday DSU will take on the two time MEAC Champion South Carolina State at home. Trust me there will no treats, no tricks for Delaware State instead they need a miracle and a little luck in order to start a four game winning streak.