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DOVER, Del. (AP) Marquis Gillis ran for 86 yards and Delaware State broke open a close game with 17 points in the fourth quarter, defeating Division II-level Lincoln (PA) 34-0 in a season-opener on Saturday.

The Hornets led 17-0 through three quarters before finishing strong with a Jared Lewis touchdown pass, a C.J. Henry touchdown run and a field goal by Nathan Wilson.

Earlier, Wade Inge and Thomas Bertrand-Hudon had rushing touchdowns for Delaware State.

The Hornets threw just 11 passes with Lewis going 4-of-8 passing for 87 yards. Delaware State had 43 carries for 215 yards.

Lincoln's Isaiah Freeman was 12-of-19 passing for 130 yards. The Lions gained only 205 yards against the Hornets, who led the MEAC in defense last season and return all 11 starters.

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