This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some memorable dates in Blue Hen history.


SEPTEMBER 28, 1974

Football: Blue Hens Celebrate Homecoming with 34-10 Win Over New Hampshire

NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware football team treated 19,338 Homecoming fans to quite a show as the Blue Hens ran over visting New Hampshire for a 34-10 victory at Delaware Stadium. 

Delaware's vaunted running attack was on full display as the Hens churned out 268 yards on the ground against a Wildcat team that had entered the game ranked No. 3 nationally in rushing defense, having allowed just 29 yards per game coming in.

Nate Beasley (left) carried 19 times for 115 yards and scored two touchdowns - one on a 34-yard romp in the third quarter - while Tommy James had 64 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving and Vern Roberts added 58 yards and a touchdown. Larry Wagner also scored on a short rush in the fourth quarter for the Blue Hens.

Delaware quarterback Bill Zwaan also had a big day as he completed 12 of 19 passes for 156 yards and threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to John Kraus.

The Blue Hen defense was equally dominating as Delaware held UNH to just nine first downs and 123 total yards on the afternoon.

After the Wildcats opened the scoring with a field goal midway through the second quarter, Delaware reeled off 34 straight points before UNH returned an interception for a touchdown in the final seconds.