by: Rick Jackson & Juamarley Miller
This past weekend the Delaware State University Hornets showed little resilience as they were defeated on their home turf by South Carolina State, 34-7. DSU received the ball first and after just four plays, were forced to punt as they were backed up to their own end zone.
Head Coach Kenny Carter told the media athletic department, “You can’t have situations where you do what we did as far as punting the football. There wasn’t a protection breakdown, there was an operation breakdown. I have to find out what is going on with my punter. It is inexcusable, it just can’t happen.”
This would become symbolic of how the rest of the game would unfold as the Hornets would not score until 5:01 left in third quarter on an 8-yard pass from Gil Rivera to Malik Golson. The offensive line for DSU continued its struggles as they allowed backup quarterback Gil Rivera to be sacked five times. Even in the midst of their struggles the team does not waiver from what they set out to do.
Senior wide receiver Malik Golson told the athletic department, “We never go away from our game plan. We just try to settle down and get everybody on the same page and just do their job. Everybody just has to do their job. But we never move away from our game plan.”(Malik Golson had 4 catches for 59 yards and a touchdown).