DSU Football Team demonstrate strategy in beating Robert Morris. – THE HORNETENZEITUNG

Makaya Hall

Cheering DSU footballers

On Saturday, October 1st, the State of Delaware was successfully brought their record at 3-2 in the season after defeating Robert Morris 14:9. Delaware State was led to their victory by Marquis Gillis, who rushed for a team-high 61 yards. The defenses were dominant on both sides. Robert Morris was held for just 240 total yards; The state of Delaware only managed 115.

Delaware State’s Matt Noll kicked a 50-yard punt that the Colonials’ Parker Fetterman fumbled 1:37 in the third quarter, and Williams recaptured the ball to give the Hornets a 14-3 lead. Robert Morris rushed 62 yards in 12 games for a fourth-quarter touchdown run from Anthony Purge that put the Colonials to five points 14-9, but the Hornets were able to run out the clock.

Marquis Gillis broke free for a 41-yard touchdown run at 5:05 in the first quarter, scoring the only offensive touchdown for the Hornets (3-2). While finishing an 11-play, 61-yard drive to end the first half, Robert Morris’ Jayson Jenkins shot a 38-yard field goal with 11 seconds left. College football is like no other sport. The technique, passion and pageantry make college football so much more than college students chasing a ball. The sport we all know and love as soccer is better known as gridiron football because of the vertical yard lines that mark the field.

College Football History

On November 6, 1869, players from Princeton and Rutgers held the first intercollegiate football competition in New Brunswick, New Jersey, playing a football game with rules adopted from the London Football Association.

According to History.com, Walter Camp, known as the “Father of American Football,” was the man most responsible for the transition from that rugby-like game to the sport of soccer that we know today.

Walter Camp played halfback and served as team captain, which was equivalent to head coach at the time. More importantly, he was the leading force on the rules committee of the newly formed Intercollegiate Football Association (IFA).

Robert Morris player

The IFA strategically chose two innovations for the young game: it got rid of the opening ‘scrimmage’ or ‘scrimmage’ and introduced a requirement for a team to give up the ball after falling a certain number of ‘downs’. “

In 1920, the American Professional Football Association – later known as the National Football League – was founded in Canton, Ohio, which greatly professionalized the sport. After growing in size and popularity during the first half of the 20th century, the NFL merged with its rival, the American Football League, in 1970 to become the behemoth it is today. Today, the NFL is the largest football league in the United States, with 32 member teams.

College football is essential to the college student experience. It demonstrates strength, passion, perseverance and strategy that every college student needs to have a successful college experience.

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