NCAA FOOTBALL 2015 – NOV 7 – Albany defeats Delaware 17-6

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NEWARK – Following a disappointing 38-31 setback at Richmond on Halloween afternoon, The University of Albany football team (3-6, 2-4 CAA) travels north to Delaware Stadium and dominated their Colonial Athletic Association adversary Delaware (3-6, 2-4 CAA) 17-6 on Homecoming, Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015, at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE.

Delaware head coach Dave Brock watches a play develop from the sidelines during a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Albany Great Danes Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware head coach Dave Brock watches a play develop from the sidelines during a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Albany Great Danes Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“It’s a huge win. Anytime you can come into Delaware and get a win on their field, it’s a big deal,” said Head Coach Greg Gattuso. “The big thing is our young guys were just starting to practice well and we’re playing better, and it showed on the field. We’re very happy to get a win, to get some reward for our effort.”

Albany head coach Greg Gattuso talks to his team after a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference win over the Delaware Blue Hens Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Albany head coach Greg Gattuso talks to his team after a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference win over the Delaware Blue Hens Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Albany’s defense had its best performance yet, holding Delaware to a season-low 224 yards of offense while recovering three fumbles, notwithstanding when Diante Cherry fumble into the end zone, as Cory Parker recovered for the go-head touchdown and a 10-6 lead with 14 seconds left in the third quarter,

Fast forward to ALBANY opening drive starting at the 13:33 mark, Quarterback DJ Crook rushed for 63 yards to the DELAWARE 23, and a 1ST DOWN ALBANY, if it wasn’t for the blazing speed of cornerback Ray Jones, Crook might’ve scored.

Albany quarterback DJ CROOK (14) rushes 63 yards to the Delaware 23 yard line for first down in the fourth quarter during a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Albany Great Danes Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Albany quarterback DJ CROOK (14) rushes 63 yards to the Delaware 23 yard line for first down in the fourth quarter during a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Albany Great Danes Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“This is disappointing and devastating,” said Delaware head coach Dave Brock.

The Great Danes return to Tom & Mary Casey Stadium for the final home game of the season, hosting New Hampshire Saturday at 7 p.m, While The Blue Hens hosts No. 14 James Madison at 3:30 p.m.

Delaware running back Kareem Williams (32) gains 2 yards in the third quarter during a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Albany Great Danes Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware running back Kareem Williams (32) gains 2 yards in the third quarter during a week nine Colonial Athletic Association Conference game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Albany Great Danes Saturday, Nov. 07, 2015 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson