2003 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team

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2003 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
University of Delaware Wordmark.png
NCAA I-AA Football Champions
Atlantic 10 Conference Champions
Lambert Cup Winner
ECAC Team of the Year
Conference Atlantic 10
Ranking
Sports Network #1
FCS Coaches #1
2003 record 15–1 (8–1 A10)
Head coach K. C. Keeler (2nd year)
Home stadium Delaware Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »

The 2003 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team represented the University of Delaware in the 2003 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-AA college football season. They played their home games at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware. They were champions of the Atlantic 10 Conference and advanced to the National Championship game where they shutout Colgate 40–0. They finished with a record of 15–1, 8–1 in A10 play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 7:00 PM The Citadel* #14 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE W 41–7   20,612
September 13 7:00 PM Richmond #11 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE CN8 W 44–14   21,388
September 20 7:00 PM West Chester* #8 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 49–7   21,002
September 27 12:30 PM at Hofstra #7 James M. Shuart StadiumHempstead, NY CSTV W 24–14   3,228
October 4 7:00 PM William & Mary #4 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 41–27   20,485
October 11 12:00 PM at New Hampshire #4 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH CSN W 22–21   4,815
October 18 12:00 PM Rhode Islanddagger #4 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 55–10   20,795
October 25 1:30 PM at Navy* #3 Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD HDNet W 21–17   34,982
November 1 1:00 PM Maine #2 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 24–21 OT  22,057
November 8 12:30 PM at Northeastern #2 Parsons FieldBrookline, MA L 14–24   4,198
November 15 12:20 PM #3 Massachusetts #6 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE TFN W 51–45 3OT  21,804
November 22 4:00 PM at #18 Villanova #3 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA CN8 W 20–17   12,253
November 29 1:00 PM #4 Southern Illinois* #3 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (NCAA I-AA First Round) CSTV/CN8 W 48–7   14,572
December 10 12:00 PM #7 Northern Iowa* #3 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals) ESPN+/CSN W 37–7   11,881
December 13 1:00 PM #2 Wofford* #3 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (NCAA I-AA Semifinals) ESPN2 W 24–9   14,351
December 19 7:00 PM vs. #6 Colgate* #3 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (NCAA I-AA Championship) ESPN2 W 40–0   14,281
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 University of Delaware Football Final Results". bluehens.com. Retrieved February 15, 2012.