Williams’ 3 TDs spark Howard in 35-17 rout of Delaware St.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Quinton Williams threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, Kasey Hawthorne ran 75 yards and Jarrett Hunter 74 for touchdowns and Howard routed Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference co-leader Delaware State, 35-17, to snap a two-game losing streak and earn just its second win of the season on Saturday.

Delaware State came into the game with a 4-2 record, its best mark through the first six games since 2007, and having won its MEAC opener for the first time since 2014 and its first official conference road win over that same span. The Hornets also came in having won three straight meetings with the Bison.

Jonathan Cardoza-Chicas kicked a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter to put Delaware State on the board first, but Williams answered with a 6-yard toss to Nah’Shawn Hezekiah and Hawthorn broke off his touchdown run to give the Bison a 14-3 lead after a quarter and the lead held up at intermission. Williams threw 14 yards to Matthew McDonald to start the third quarter and scored on a 6-yard run to make it 28-3 heading into the fourth.

Marquis Gillis got the Hornets into the end zone in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 31-yard run, but Hunter answered with his long run on the second play of Howard’s next possession. Thomas Bertrand-Hudon punched in from the 2 in the final minute to set the final score.

Williams was 11-of-17 passing for 110 yards and the Bison ground game posted 266 yards on 40 carries.

C.J. Henry had 144 yards on 15-of-39 passing and Delaware State had 124 yards on 32 carries.

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