List of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Since the team's creation in 1889, the Fightin' Blue Hens have participated in more than 1,100 officially-sanctioned games.

For most of its existence, Delaware competed as an independent. Delaware was a member of the Mason-Dixon Conference in 1946, the Middle Atlantic Conference from 1958–1969, the Yankee Conference from 1983–1996, the Atlantic 10 Conference from 1997–2006, and the Colonial Athletic Association beginning in 2007.

Seasons[edit]

National Champions Conference Champions Bowl game berth
Year Coach Conference Record[1] Postseason TSN Postseason
Wins Losses Ties
Delaware
1889 No Coach Ind 1 1 1
1890 Ind 3 2 0
1891 Ind 5 3 1
1892 Ind 1 2 2
1893 Ind 2 1 0
1894 Ind 1 1 0
1895 Ind 1 3 0
1896 Ira Pierce Ind 0 6 0
1897 Herbert Rice Ind 2 4 0
1898 Ind 2 5 2
1899 Ind 6 2 0
1900 Ind 2 3 1
1901 Ind 5 4 0
1902 Clarence A. Short Ind 3 5 1
1903 Nathan Mannakee Ind 4 4 0
1904 Ind 1 5 1
1905 Ind 3 4 1
1906 Clarence A. Short Ind 5 1 0
1907 E. Pratt King Ind 0 5 1
1908 William McAvoy Ind 3 4 1
1909 Ind 1 6 1
1910 Ind 1 2 2
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
1911 William McAvoy Ind 2 5 2
1912 Ind 1 6 1
1913 Ind 2 4 2
1914 Ind 7 1 1
1915 Ind 6 3 0
1916 Ind 4 3 1
1917 Stan Baumgartner Ind 2 5 0
1918 Milton Aronowitz Ind 1 2 2
1919 Burton Shipley Ind 2 5 1
1920 Ind 3 5 1
1921 Sylvester Derby Ind 5 4 0
1922 William McAvoy Ind 6 3 0
1923 Ind 5 3 1
1924 Ind 4 3 1
1925 R. M. Forstburg Ind 4 4 0
1926 Ind 3 5 0
1927 Joseph J. Rothrock Ind 2 5 1
1928 Ind 2 6 0
1929 Gus Ziegler Ind 0 7 1
1930 Ind 6 3 1
1931 Charles Rogers Ind 5 1 2
1932 Ind 5 4 0
1933 Ind 2 4 2
1934 Skip Stahley Ind 4 3 1
1935 Lyal Clark Ind 2 5 1
1936 Ind 2 6 0
1937 Ind 1 7 0
1938 Stephen Grenda Ind 3 5 0
1939 Ind 1 7 0
1940 William D. Murray Ind 5 3 0
1941 Ind 7 0 1
1942 Ind 8 0 0
1946 Mason-Dixon 10 0 0 Won 1947 Cigar Bowl vs. Rollins, 21–7
1947 Ind 4 4 0
1948 Ind 5 3 0
1949 Ind 8 1 0
1950 Ind 2 5 1
1951 David M. Nelson Ind 5 3 0
1952 Ind 4 4 0
1953 Ind 7 1 0
1954 Ind 8 2 0 Won 1954 Refrigerator Bowl vs. Kent State, 19–7
1955 Ind 8 1 0
1956 Ind 5 3 1
1957 Ind 4 3 0
1958 MAC 5 3 0
1959 MAC 8 1 0
1960 MAC 2 6 1
1961 MAC 4 4 0
1962 MAC 7 2 0
1963 MAC 8 0 0
1964 MAC 4 5 0
1965 MAC 5 4 0
1966 Tubby Raymond MAC 6 3 0
1967 MAC 2 7 0
1968 MAC 8 3 0 Won 1968 Boardwalk Bowl vs. IUP, 31–24
1969 MAC 9 2 0 Won 1969 Boardwalk Bowl vs. North Carolina Central, 31–13
1970 Ind 9 2 0 Won 1970 Boardwalk Bowl vs. Morgan State, 38–23
1971 Ind 10 1 0 Won 1971 Boardwalk Bowl vs. C.W. Post, 72–22
1972 Ind 10 0 0
1973 Ind 8 4 0 Lost NCAA Semifinals (1973 Boardwalk Bowl) vs. Grambling State, 8–17
1974 Ind 12 2 0 Won NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Youngstown State, 35–14
Won NCAA Semifinals (Grantland Rice Bowl) vs. UNLV, 49–11
Lost NCAA Division II Championship Game (Camellia Bowl) vs. Central Michigan, 14–54
1975 Ind 8 3 0
1976 Ind 8 3 1 Lost NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Northern Michigan, 17–28
1977 Ind 6 3 1
1978 Ind 10 4 0 Won NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Jacksonville State, 42–27
Won NCAA Semifinals vs. Winston-Salem, 41–0
Lost NCAA Division II Championship Game vs. Eastern Illinois, 9–10
1979 Ind 13 1 0 Won NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Virginia Union, 58–28
Won NCAA Semifinals vs. Mississippi College, 60–10
Won NCAA Division II Championship Game (Zia Bowl) vs. Youngstown State, 38–21
1980 Ind 9 2 0
1981 Ind 9 3 0 Lost NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Eastern Kentucky, 28–35
1982 Ind 12 2 0 Won NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Colgate, 20–13
Won NCAA I-AA Semifinals vs. Louisiana Tech, 17–0
Lost NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game (Pioneer Bowl) vs. Eastern Kentucky, 14–17
1983 Yankee 4 7 0
1984 Yankee 8 3 0
1985 Yankee 7 4 0
1986 Yankee 9 4 0 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. William & Mary, 51–17
Lost NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Arkansas State, 14–55
1987 Yankee 5 6 0
1988 Yankee 7 5 0 Lost NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Furman, 7–21
1989 Yankee 7 4 0
1990 Yankee 6 5 0
1991 Yankee 10 2 0 Lost NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. James Madison, 35–42 (2OT)
1992 Yankee 11 3 0 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Samford, 56–21
Won NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Northeast Louisiana, 41–18
Lost I-AA Semifinals vs. Marshall, 7–28
1993 Yankee 9 4 0 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Montana, 49–48
Lost NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Marshall, 31–34
1994 Yankee 7 3 1
1995 Yankee 11 2 0 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Hofstra, 38–17
Lost NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. McNeese State, 18–52
1996 Yankee 8 4 [A 1] Lost NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Marshall, 14–59 10
1997 Atlantic 10 12 2 Won NCAA I-AA 1st Round vs. Hofstra, 24–14
Won NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Georgia Southern, 16–7
Lost NCAA I-AA Semifinal vs. McNeese State, 21–23
3
1998 Atlantic 10 7 4 23
1999 Atlantic 10 7 4
2000 Atlantic 10 12 2 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Portland State, 49–14
Won NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Lehigh, 49–22
Lost NCAA I-AA Semifinals vs. Georgia Southern, 18–27
3
2001 Atlantic 10 4 6
2002 K. C. Keeler Atlantic 10 6 6
2003 Atlantic 10 15 1 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Southern Illinois, 48–7
Won NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Northern Iowa, 37–7
Won NCAA I-AA Semifinals vs. Wofford
Won NCAA I-AA Championship Game vs. Colgate, 40–0
1
2004 Atlantic 10 9 4 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Lafayette, 28–14
Lost NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. William & Mary, 38–44
7
2005 Atlantic 10 6 5
2006 Atlantic 10 5 6
2007 CAA 5 6 Won NCAA I-AA Opening Round vs. Delaware State, 44–7
Won NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Northern Iowa, 39–27
Won NCAA I-AA Semifinals vs. Southern Illinois, 20–17
Lost NCAA I-AA Championship Game vs. Appalachian State, 21–49
2
2008 CAA 4 8
2009 CAA 6 5
2010 CAA 12 3 Won NCAA FCS Second Round vs. Lehigh, 42–20
Won NCAA FCS Quarterfinals vs. New Hampshire, 16–3
Won NCAA FCS Semifinals vs. Georgia Southern, 27–10
Lost NCAA FCS Championship vs. Eastern Washington, 19–20
2
2011 CAA 7 4 17
2012 CAA 5 6
Total 663 425 44 (all games)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Results" (PDF). University of Delaware Athletics. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-09-29.