Kermit Blount made a memorable debut as head coach of the Delaware State football team. In a game marked by a more than one hour delay to start the second half due to lightning, Blount led the Hornets to a 24-21 victory over VMI in the season opener for each team before 6,209 fans at Foster Stadium this afternoon.
Nick Elko threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns and Justin Wilson had two TD catches to lead Delaware State’s 346-yard attack. The Hornet defense forced three turnovers and made a key fourth down stop late in the fourth quarter on VMI’s final possession.
“This is a very special win for me, but more importantly for our players,” said Blount, who was head coach at Winston-Salem State University for 17 years for accepting the DSU job last February.