2007 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team

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2007 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
University of Delaware Wordmark.png
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Ranking
Sports Network #2[1]
FCS Coaches #2[1]
2007 record 11–4 (5–3 CAA)
Head coach K.C. Keeler (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca
Defensive coordinator Nick Rapone
Home stadium Delaware Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
UMass x§^   7 1         10 3  
Hofstra   4 4         7 4  
New Hampshire ^   4 4         7 5  
Maine   3 5         4 7  
Northeastern   2 6         3 8  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
South
Richmond x§^   7 1         11 3  
James Madison ^   6 2         8 4  
#2 Delaware ^   5 3         11 4  
Villanova   5 3         7 4  
William & Mary   2 6         4 7  
Towson   1 7         3 8  
§ – Conference co-champions
x – Division champion/co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2007 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team represented the University of Delaware in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football in its seventh season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), and the football program's first season of play in the CAA.

K.C. Keeler served as head coach in his sixth season since replacing the legendary Tubby Raymond. Keeler previously brought the Blue Hens to the FCS championship game, winning it in 2003. In 2007, the team made it to the championship game again after posting an 11–3 record, but lost to the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 49–21.

Preseason[edit]

Conference changes[edit]

The 2007 season marked the first season of play for the Colonial Athletic Association, which was formed in 2005. From 1997–2006, the Delaware Blue Hens football team was a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Delaware, along with Hofstra University, James Madison University, the University of Maine, the University of Massachusetts, the University of New Hampshire, Northeastern University, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Richmond, Towson University, Villanova University, and the College of William & Mary, left the Atlantic 10 Conference to form the twelve-team conference.[2]

Recruiting class[edit]

The Blue Hens received 17 letters of intent on National Signing Day, February 7, 2007.[3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Shea Allard
OL
Wareham, MA Wareham HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 5.2 Nov 12, 2006 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Chuck Anderson
LB
Parsippany, NJ Parsippany HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Feb 7, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Michael Atunrase
DL
Yardley, PA Lawrenceville School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.9 Jan 9, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Scott Bradish
QB
Newton, PA Council Rock North HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Sam Burrows
OL
Wilmington, DE Concord HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 315 lb (143 kg)  Grayshirt.png
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jerry Butler
RB
Philadelphia, PA George Washington HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 183 lb (83 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Cody Cipalla
DB
Albion, PA Northwestern HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Dec 4, 2006 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 72
Tyrone Grant
DB
Brooklyn, NY Poly Prep Country Day School 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.6 Feb 7, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Siddiq Haynes
DL
Durham, NC Jordan HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 287 lb (130 kg)  Grayshirt.png
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Demitrius Hester
DL
Gibbstown, NJ Paulsboro HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 285 lb (129 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Eddie Lugo
LB
Brooklyn, NY Poly Prep Country Day School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Marvin McKinnie
DB
Woodbury, NJ Woodbury HS (Dean JC) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 152 lb (69 kg) 4.3 Feb 7, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Chris Morales
DL
Methuen, MA Central Catholic HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.8 Feb 7, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Will Nagle
OL
Green Harbor, MA Marshfield HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 265 lb (120 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Colin Nagle
TE
Reading, PA Reading Central Catholic HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jay Pena
DB
Lawrence, MA Whittier Tech 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Michael Perry
K
Thorofare, NJ West Deptford HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 180 lb (82 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Zack Reed
TE
Huntingdon, PA Huntingdon Area HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 5.0 Feb 7, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Lou Ritacco
QB
Nutley, NJ Nutley HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.8  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Phillip Thaxton
RB
Yorktown, VA Grafton HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 Dec 26, 2006 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 70
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Transfers[edit]

The Blue Hens received three transfer students prior to the start of the 2007 season in defensive end Ronald Talley from Notre Dame, linebacker Johnathon Smith from Connecticut, and running back Jerry Butler from Wisconsin.[3] Talley left Notre Dame midway through the 2006 season before transferring to Delaware.[4] On August 27, offensive tackle Anthony Grosso transferred from Florida State after leaving the squad a week prior.[5]

Preseason awards[edit]

Projected starting running back Omar Cuff earned Preseason first-team All-CAA honors, Lindy's College Football Preview Magazine Preseason All-America honors, and The Sports Network Preseason third-team All-America honors.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:30 PM at William & Mary #19 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA CN8 W 49–31   11,639
September 8 7:00 PM #15 (D-II) West Chester* #13 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE W 41–14   22,495
September 15 3:30 PM Rhode Island #10 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE CN8 W 38–9   22,064
September 22 7:00 PM at Towson #11 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD CSN W 27–7   10,856
September 29 7:00 PM Monmouth* #12 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 42–7   21,431
October 6 12:00 PM at #15 New Hampshire #11 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH CN8 L 30–35   7,115
October 13 12:00 PM Northeasterndagger #15 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 30–20   21,570
October 27 1:00 PM at Navy* #9 Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CSTV W 59–52   35,213
November 3 12:00 PM #12 James Madison #7 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE CSN W 37–34   22,061
November 10 1:00 PM #9 Richmond #6 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE L 56–62 5OT  21,187
November 17 3:30 PM at Villanova #9 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA (Battle of the Blue) CN8 L 10–16   10,817
November 23 1:30 PM #10 Delaware State* #13 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (FCS First Round) ESPN W 44–7   19,765
December 1 2:00 PM at #1 Northern Iowa* #13 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA (FCS Quarterfinals) ESPNGP W 39–27   15,803
December 8 4:00 PM at #4 Southern Illinois* #13 McAndrew StadiumCarbondale, IL (FCS Semifinals) ESPN W 20–17   11,503
December 14 8:00 PM vs. #5 Appalachian State* #13 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (Division I Football Championship) ESPN L 49–21   23,010
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 21 7 21 49
William & Mary 3 0 7 21 31

In the first CAA Conference game of the newly formed conference's history, Delaware senior running back Omar Cuff tied an NCAA record with seven touchdowns in the game. Cuff tied with Archie Amerson of Northern Arizona, who set the record in 1996, and Jessie Burton of McNeese State, who tied the record in 1998.[7] Cuff rushed for 244 yards and six touchdowns on 30 attempts, with four receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 202 yards and one touchdown in the 49–31 victory over William & Mary.[8]

With the win, the Blue Hens became 1–0 on the season.

West Chester[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
West Chester 0 0 7 7 14
Delaware 21 13 7 0 41

In the first quarter of Delaware's home-opener against the West Chester Golden Rams, quarterback Joe Flacco led the Blue Hens on a 62-yard drive that ended in a seven-yard touchdown run by Omar Cuff. On the Golden Rams' next drive, a tipped pass resulted in a Delaware interception. The Blue Hens took advantage of this opportunity, ending the drive with a one-yard touchdown run by Cuff. The Blue Hens led the West Chester Golden Rams 34–0 heading into halftime.[9]

Cuff scored rushing four touchdowns in the first half, with 21 rushes for 93 yards in the 41–14 win. Freshman running back Phillip Thaxton, who replaced Cuff in the second half, rushed for 177 yards on 12 attempts. On his first collegiate carry, he scored a 62-yard touchdown. His 177 yards was the most by a Blue Hen in his debut in college. Flacco finished with 305 yards, with wide receiver Mark Duncan catching five passes for 121 yards.[10] Delaware finished with 599 yards of total offense in their fourteenth-straight win over West Chester.[9]

With the win, the Blue Hens extended their record to 2–0.

Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rhode Island 2 0 0 7 9
Delaware 7 14 14 3 38

Joe Flacco passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns on 25 completions. Junior wide receiver Aaron Love, playing through groin and shoulder injuries, caught 10 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown. Mark Duncan caught six receptions for 109 yards. Freshman cornerback Anthony Walters made five tackles and recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown.[11]

Towson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 7 10 7 3 27
Towson 0 0 7 0 7

The Delaware defense held Towson's offense to 157 total yards, with seven sacks on the quarterback. Sophomore defensive end Matt Marcorelle made six tackles with three sacks for 27 yards. Omar Cuff rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. Joe Flacco passed for 274 yards and one interception. Aaron Love made seven receptions for 107 yards.[12]

Monmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Monmouth 7 0 0 0 7
Delaware 21 21 0 0 42

Omar Cuff rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, and caught a touchdown pass. He became the school's all-time scoring leader with 314 points, breaking the previous record of 308.[13] Joe Flacco passed for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Cornerback Fred Andrew returned an interception for a touchdown of 78 yards. Phillip Thaxton rushed for a 14-yard touchdown, and tight end Robbie Agnone caught an 11-yard touchdown pass. Freshman safety Cody Cipalla made seven tackles (four solo).[14]

New Hampshire[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 3 7 20 30
New Hampshire 0 21 14 0 35

Joe Flacco passed for 419 yards and two touchdowns with 40 completions and 51 pass attempts. Omar Cuff rushed for 88 yards on 22 carries and made seven receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown. He broke the school record for rushing touchdowns in a career with 49. The previous record was 47 by Daryl Brown in 1991–1994.[15] Defensive end Ronald Talley blocked a field goal attempt by New Hampshire kicker Tom Manning.[16]

Northeastern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northeastern 7 7 6 0 20
Delaware 10 3 7 10 30

Omar Cuff rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries and caught a touchdown pass. Kicker Jon Striefsky kicked three field goals of 37, 31 and 19 yards. Joe Flacco passed for 222 yards and one touchdown on 17 completions. Robbie Agnone and wide receiver Kervin Michaud both caught five passes.[17]

Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 7 21 14 17 59
Navy 14 14 7 17 52

Omar Cuff rushed for 141 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries. Joe Flacco passed for a career-high 434 yards and four touchdowns on 30 completions. Kervin Michaud made eight receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Robbie Agnone caught seven passes for 133 yards. Junior linebacker Erik Johnson made 20 tackles, and Anthony Bratton made 12 tackles and recovered a fumble.[18]

James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
James Madison 0 6 21 7 34
Delaware 10 6 14 7 37

Omar Cuff rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns on 28 attempts and made seven receptions for 66 yards. Joe Flacco went 33-for-41 and passed for 257 yards. He also rushed for one touchdown. Aaron Love made nine receptions for 94 yards. Anthony Walters recovered a fumble and intercepted a James Madison pass. Jon Striefsky made three field goals in the first half of the game.[19]

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT 4OT 5OT Total
Richmond 7 17 7 7 7 3 0 8 6 62
Delaware 7 14 10 7 7 3 0 8 0 56

Joe Flacco passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns. Mark Duncan made nine receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Omar Cuff rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on a school-record 48 attempts.[20]

Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 3 7 0 0 10
Villanova 0 3 0 13 16

Joe Flacco went 17-of-31 and passed for 145 yards. Omar Cuff, playing through a back injury, rushed for 75 yards on 17 attempts. Aaron Love made seven receptions for 79 yards, and Anthony Walters made seven tackles.[21]

Delaware State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware State 0 0 0 7 7
Delaware 20 10 14 0 44

Omar Cuff rushed for a school-record 288 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries. The previous record for rushing yards in a game was 272 by Daryl Brown in 1994. Cuff also broke the single-season rushing record with 1,657 yards. The previous record was 1,625 by Germaine Bennett in 2003. Joe Flacco passed for 189 yards and one touchdown on 11 completions.[22]

Northern Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 19 10 10 39
Northern Iowa 10 3 7 7 27

Erik Johnson recovered a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Joe Flacco passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns and scored a one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. He broke the school record for passing yards in a season with 3,686. The previous record was 3,436 by Matt Nagy in 2000. Omar Cuff rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries. Mark Duncan caught eight receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown. Jon Striefsky missed two extra point attempts in the first half, but made two field goals distancing 47 and 42 yards.[23]

Southern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 7 7 6 20
Southern Illinois 10 0 0 7 17

Joe Flacco went 21-of-38 and passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Jon Striefsky kicked two field goals, breaking the school's and conference's single-season records for field goals with 21. Omar Cuff rushed for 102 yards and caught four passes for 67 yards.[24]

Appalachian State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 7 7 7 21
Appalachian State 14 14 7 14 49

Joe Flacco passed for 336 yards and one touchdown. Omar Cuff rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown. The record attendance of 23,010 on hand at Finley Stadium was the largest neutral site crowd for the NCAA Division I Championship Game.[25]

Awards and honors[edit]

Players[edit]

The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention All-American[26]
  • Greg Benson
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Rich Beverley
Third-team All-CAA[28]
  • Brian Brown
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
First-team All-CAA[28]
Walter Camp first-team All-American[29]
ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District 2[29]
Associated Press FCS third-team All-American[30]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision second-team All-American[26]
First-team All-ECAC Division I Football Championship Subdivision[31]
College Sporting News Fabulous 50 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American[32]
Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association National Academic All-Star[33]
Colonial Athletic Association Student-Athlete of the Year Award[27]
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Brad Casalvieri
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Cody Cipalla
CAA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 2)[34]
CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5)[35]
The Sports Network National Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5)[35]
College Sporting News National Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5)[35]
First-team All-CAA[28]
Walter Camp first-team All-American[29]
American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American[36]
Associated Press FCS first-team All-American[30]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision first-team All-American[26]
First-team All-ECAC Division I Football Championship Subdivision[31]
College Sporting News Fabulous 50 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American[32]
The Sports Media and Entertainment Network Running Back of the Year[37]
CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 29)[38]
Colonial Athletic Association Co-Offensive Player of the Year[28]
First-team All-CAA[28]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision third-team All-American[26]
Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year[31]
First-team All-ECAC Division I Football Championship Subdivision[31]
Pro Football Weekly honorable mention All-American[39]
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Kheon Hendricks
First-team All-CAA[28]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention All-American[26]
  • Jon Herrman
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Rick Jarnagin
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Erik Johnson
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • J. T. Laws
2007 Blue Hen Team Sportsmanship Award[40]
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
  • Aaron Love
Sports Media Entertainment Network Weekly Star (Sept. 18)[41]
First-team All-CAA[28]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention All-American[26]
  • Mark Mackey
CAA Academic All-Conference[27]
CAA Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25)[42]
Third-team All-CAA[28]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention All-American[26]
College Sporting News Fabulous 50 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American[32]
  • Kervin Michaud
Third-team All-CAA[28]
  • Jon Striefsky
CAA Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 7)[43]
First-team All-CAA[28]
Associated Press FCS first-team All-American[30]
The Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision first-team All-American[26]
  • Phillip Thaxton
CAA Rookie of the Week (Sept. 13)[44]
  • Anthony Walters
CAA Rookie of the Week (Sept. 18)[45]

Coaches[edit]

Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year Award[46]
Johnny Vaught Head Coach Award[47]

Other awards[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Quarterback Joe Flacco was invited to participate in the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine that took place February 21–24, 2008.[50] Flacco was selected to play in the 83rd East-West Shrine Game that took place on January 19, 2008 at the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium,[51] but declined after he was invited to play in the 2008 Senior Bowl that took place on January 26, 2008 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.[52]

Flacco was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (18th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.[53] Flacco was the only Blue Hen selected in the draft, but three other players signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Offensive guard Rich Beverley was signed by the Washington Redskins,[54] offensive tackle Mike Byrne was signed by the Miami Dolphins,[55] and running back Omar Cuff was signed by the Tennessee Titans.[56]

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