Andrew Pierce’s first three games for the Delaware football team were similar statistically: Twenty-two carries in each game for 86, 95 and 101 yards.

But coach KC Keeler wasn’t pleased with Pierce’s first two performances, saying the Cumberland Regional High School graduate was rusty.

Keeler declared Pierce “back” during his weekly teleconference Monday.

“It was good to have AP back in form,” Keeler said of Saturday’s 19-3 win over Bucknell. “I thought this was the first game I’ve seen that Andrew was, you know, that patient running back who kind of figured out the tempo in which he needed to run the play and then hit that hole hard. So it was the first game I’ve seen Andrew, like, be the old AP from the last couple of years.”