Henderson leads Delaware rally past Maine 34-24

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ORONO, Maine (AP)Nolan Henderson threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, and Delaware rallied to beat Maine 34-24 Thursday night in the season and Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Ranked No. 5 in the FCS, Delaware built a 17-0 lead before the Black Bears scored 24 straight and led by seven at halftime.

Henderson connected with Thyrick Pitts on a 66-yard scoring pass early in the third quarter to tie it. Ryan Coe’s 20-yard field goal with 4:41 left in the third put the Blue Hens up for good. Khory Spruill’s 2-yard scoring plunge ended an eight play, 77-yard drive to help seal it with 8:01 left to play.

Gene Coleman finished with 120 yards receiving on five receptions with a touchdown, and Pitts had 116 yards receiving on five receptions and a score.

Maine’s Joe Fagnano threw for 280 yards and two scores and was intercepted twice.

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