NEWARK, Del. -- Wide receiver Rob Jones and running back Julian Laing (at right) stole the show Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium as they catapulted the Blue team to a 38-6 victory over the White team during the annual University of Delaware football Blue-White Spring Scrimmage.

The annual game closed a month of spring practice for the Blue Hens under new head coach Dave Brock. Delaware, looking to rebound from a 5-6 record a year ago, will return to pre-season practice in August in preparation for the 2013 season opener Aug. 29 at home vs. Jacksonville (Fla.) University.

The Blue team included the first team offense and first team defense while the White team featured the second team on both sides of the ball. The game consisted of two 12-minute quarters and one 25-minute quarter with a running clocks. The game was played under sunny skies before an estimated crowd of 2,000 that showed up for a full day of fun that included the annual Fandemonium IV festival prior to the game.

Jones (at left), who missed most of the 2012 season with a knee injury, closed out an outstanding spring as he threw a 70-yard scoring strike to Mike Milburn to open the scoring for the Blue team and then caught a 40-yard scoring pass from quarterback Trevor Sasek.

Laing, a two-year backup to All-American Andrew Pierce, rushed 17 times for 153 yards and scored on runs of 12 yards and one yard. Pierce added 67 yards on nine carries and scored on a one-yard dive. Sasek hit on 9 of 13 passes for 142 yards.

“Overall we were very pleased,” said Brock, who was hired in January to replace K.C. Keeler, who coached the previous 11 seasons. “There is always room for improvement and our numbers aren’t what we’d like them to be (due to injuries) but we had guys making plays today, running around, striking people, and being aggressive. We feel good about where we are and the kids are excited about finishing the end of the year strong. Our kids have done a great job this spring, working hard and bringing a lot of energy to practice.”

For the White team, quarterback Justin Burns completed 9 of 20 passes for 128 yards with sophomore Rickey Bell hauling in three passes for 68 yards. Running back Brandon Favro notched his team’s only points when he scored on a one-yard dive early in the second period.

After the White team jumped out to the 6-0 lead, it was all Blue from there starting with Jones’ scoring bomb to Milburn. Jones took the handoff on the end around, stopped, a fired a spiral to a wide-open Milburn who sprinted down the right sideline untouched for the Blue team’s initial points.

Blue kicker Brandon Tuozzolo followed with a 30-yard field goal that was set up when linebacker Eric Patton caused a fumble at the White 30-yard line. Pierce added a one-yard dive to give the Blue team a 17-6 lead after two periods before three more touchdowns in the third period, including two touchdown runs by Laing and a 40-yard scoring pass from Sasek to Jones, to put the game away.

Patton, Patrick Callaway, Josh Plummer, Karon Gibson, and All-Colonial Athletic Association defensive tackle Zach Kerr (at right) each led the Blue with four tackles apiece with Kerr adding a sack for nine yards.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Brandon Snyder and redshirt freshman defensive back Mark Doe, a converted wide receiver, led the White with nine tackles each with redshirt freshman Khaliq Gatson adding eight tackles and the game’s only interception.

AGATE: 

White......0.....6.....0.......6
Blue........0....17....21.....38

White - Brandon Favro 1 run (Favro run failed), 11:53 (2nd Period)
Blue - Mike Milburn 70 pass from Rob Jones (Sean Baner kick), 11:37 (2nd)
Blue - FG Brandon Tuozzolo 30, na
Blue - Andrew Pierce 1 run (Baner kick), na
Blue - Julian Laing 12 run (Baner kick), 20:06 (3rd)
Blue - Rob Jones 40 pass from Trevor Sasek (Tuozzolo kick), 12:27 (3rd)
Blue - Laing 1 run (Baner kick), 4:02

Team Statistics..........Blue..............White
First downs.........................14.................5
Rushes-yards .....................32-260..........20-21
Passing yards ....................212...............128
Passes ...............................10-14-1........9-20-0
Total yards ........................472...............149
Fumbles - lost.....................0-0...............1-1
Penalties ...........................2-20..............0-0

Individual Statistics:
Rushing
- Blue, Julian Laing, 17-153, Andrew Pierce, 0-67, Stephen Clark, 3-22, Rob Jones, 1-14, Trevor Sasek, 2-4; White, Brandon Favro, 17-17, Will Ross, 1-3, Ryan Cobb, 1-2, Justin Burns, 1-(-1)
Passing - Blue, Sasek, 9-13-142-1, Jones, 1-1-70-0; White, Burns, 9-20-128-0
Receiving - Blue, Mike Milburn, 1-70, Jones, 2-54, Michael Johnson, 2-48, Laing, 2-16, Clark, 1-15, Pierce, 1-9; White, Rickey Bell, 3-68, Jerel Harrison, 2-32, Chris Cordivari, 2-19, Joe Fortunato, 1-7, Favro, 1-2
Punting - Eric Enderson, 9 for 39.0 avg.

Defensive Leaders:
Blue
- Karon Gibson - 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL; Zach Kerr - 4 (4), 2 TFL, 1 QB (9); Eric Patton - 4 (2), 1 FR; Patrick Callaway - 4 (1); Josh Plummer - 4 (1); Derrick Saulsberry - 3 (1); Vince Hollerman - 3 (2), 1 PB; Kennedy Ogbanna - 3 (0); Jordan Thomas - 3 (3), 1 TFL; Kivar Thurman - 2 (0), 1 PB; Blair Menefee - 1 (1), 1 PB Travis Hawkins - 0 (0), 2 PB
White - Mark Doe - 9 tackles (5 solo); Brandon Snyder - 9 (4); Khaliq Gatson - 8 (5), 1 Int. for 10 yards; Christopher Mauro - 5 (3); Jake Campbell - 5 (0), 2 PB; Sam Miller - 4 (2), 1 PB; Keith Green- 3 (0), 1 TFL; Brandon Henderson - 2 (1); Troy Catalano - 2 (1), 1 TFL; Christopher Lail - 1 (0) .