WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William & Mary snapped a three-game losing streak 24-17 against Delaware in front of a big Homecoming crowd at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Tribe (3-4, 1-3) trailed 14-3 entering the fourth quarter, and rallied back with 21 unanswered points en route to securing the victory.
After senior running back Kendell Anderson drew the Tribe within striking distance on a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:05 remaining, W&M recovered the ensuing onside kick and senior quarterback Steve Cluley provided the go-ahead score with a 4-yard touchdown run with 4:12 left to play.
To seal the game, junior cornerback Arron Swinton went to the house with a 63-yard pick-six on Delaware’s following drive. It was Swinton’s second pick of the fourth quarter, as he intercepted Delaware (2-4, 0-3) quarterback Joe Walker in the end zone prior to W&M’s initial touchdown drive.
Although both teams scored on their opening drives to begin the contest, those were the lone points posted during the first half. W&M got on the scoreboard first with a career-long 42-yard field goal by redshirt freshman Kris Hooper, while UD answered with a 9-yard touchdown run by wide receiver Jamie Jarmon.
Although Delaware narrowed the margin to 24-17 with 0:08 remaining, Anderson recovered the ensuing onside kick to preserve the victory.
Correction in highlights: After an open date next week, the Tribe will return to action when it hosts Maine on Oct. 29.