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Record Night for Cuff; Leads Delaware to 49 - 31 win over William & Mary

Omar Cuff ran for an NCAA Record Tying 7 touchdowns in UD's opening win" (Photo: University of Delaware) Omar Cuff ran for an NCAA Record Tying 7 touchdowns in UD's opening win" (Photo: University of Delaware)

08/30/2007

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP)- Omar Cuff ran for 244 yards and six touchdowns and added another on a pass reception to lead Delaware to a 49-31 victory over William & Mary on Thursday night.

It was the inaugural Colonial Athletic Association football game. The 22-year-old conference added football competition this season.

Cuff ran 30 times and caught four passes for 52 more yards for the Blue Hens, who kept him in the game when the William & Mary offense awakened in the third and fourth quarters.

His seven touchdowns tied a Division I-AA record set in 1996 by Northern Arizona's Archie Amerson and equaled two years later by McNeese's Jessie Burton.

Cuff's three second-quarter touchdowns gave Delaware a 21-3 halftime lead. Cuff scored four more times in the last half of the game.

The teams scored 42 points in the first 10 minutes of a wide-open final quarter.

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