Phillips helps William & Mary beat Delaware

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) -Jake Phillips threw one touchdown and ran for another score to help William & Mary beat Delaware 27-3 on Saturday.

Phillips completed 26 of 38 passes for 338 yards as the Tribe (4-2, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) snap a three-game losing streak against the Blue Hens (2-5, 0-3).

With the Tribe holding a 13-0 lead, Phillips put the game out of reach when he connected with Chase Hill for a 44-yard scoring pass with 8:59 left in the game. William & Mary then followed with a nine-play, 93-yard scoring drive as Jonathan Grimes’ two-yard touchdown run with 2:33 left finished the scoring.

Grimes finished with 92 yards on 25 carries for the Tribe. Elliott Mack caught eight passes for 119 yards, while Hill added seven catches for 105 yards.

William & Mary took a 13-0 into halftime when Brian Pate kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play on the second quarter. The field goal, Pate’s second 32-yarder of the half, finished off an 11-play, 71-yard drive.

Earlier in the second quarter, Phillips’ one-yard touchdown run capped off a 12-play, 93-yard scoring drive. The Tribe faced only one third down on the march.

The only points in the first quarter came when Pate kicked a 32-yard field goal with 7:13 left in the period. Delaware had a chance to tie the game on the ensuing possession but John Striefsky’s 35-yard kick went wide right.

William & Mary gained 456 yards while limiting the Hens to only 145 yards in the contest. Delaware has scored a total of just 20 points in its last three games.

The Hens’ only points came on Striefsky’s 32-yard field goal with 10:50 left in the contest. The field goal was set up by a muffed punt on the Pride’s 18.

Robby Schoenhoft completed 10-of-23 passes for 45 yards.

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