“A learning experience” were the words that DSU head football coach, Rod Milstead, used to describe the Hornets 31-13 loss on the road last Thursday at the University of Delaware. Milstead says “we either win or we learn, we never use that other word. There are a lot of things that we are going to build on.”
The hornets played well in the first half of the game with a sturdy defense lead by senior linebacker, Brian Cavicante. The hornets held the blue hens to only 16 points at halftime. The hornets led in rushing and passing yards in the first half. Coming back from halftime, the hornets were poised to make a comeback.
With an early 3rd quarter injury at quarterback for the hornets, senior, Shayne smith, had to leave the game. Freshman, Tyliek Bethea, was now commanding the Delaware state offense. Bethea played very well and it seems the future is bright for the young hornets. Bethea finished 10 of 18 on passing attempts for 137 total yards and 1 touchdown.
The hornets fought hard to hold the blue hens to 15 points in the second half. Despite the Hornets valiant effort, their performance did not prove good enough as they fell 17 points short of victory to their in-state rival.