Tarpley collected nine catches for 128 yards and a touchdown to guide DSU to a 24-0 Homecoming win over North Carolina A&T Saturday at Alumni Stadium. With his numbers, the Preseason-All-MEAC First Team selection moved into fourth place on the Hornets' all-time receptions list with 143 and eighth in school history with 1,648 receiving yards.
The win was the third straight for Delaware State, who improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the MEAC. The shutout was DSU's first since blanking the Aggies, 27-0, in 2007. It is also the first time since the 2007 season that the Hornets have won three straight MEAC games.
Delaware State next plays in front of a national audience this Thursday at Morgan State. The 7:30 p.m. contest will be televised live on ESPNU.
In women's soccer action, Crawford scored her first career goal Sunday afternoon to give the Hornets a 1-0 Great West Conference victory at Alumni Stadium for Senior Day.
In the 75th minute, Crawford was in the right place at the right time as a rebounded shot came her way, about five yards out on the left side of the goal. With the goalie still recovering from the first shot, Crawford was able to knock the ball into the center of the net to put DSU ahead.
The win is DSU's second straight and third in the last four contests. The Hornets have wrapped up their home schedule and will travel west to play Houston Baptist at 2 p.m. Saturday and Utah Valley, Monday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. The GWC Tournament will be held Nov. 2-5 in Orem, Utah.