2008 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team

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2008 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
Delaware Football wordmark.png
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2008 record 4–8 (2–6 CAA)
Head coach K.C. Keeler (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Ginn (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread offense
Defensive coordinator Nick Rapone (3rd year)
Home stadium Delaware Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#8 New Hampshire x^   6 2         10 3  
#18 Maine ^   5 3         8 5  
UMass   4 4         7 5  
Hofstra   2 6         4 8  
Rhode Island   1 7         3 9  
Northeastern   1 7         2 10  
South
#3 James Madison x$^   8 0         12 2  
#6 Villanova ^   7 1         10 3  
#1 Richmond ^   6 2         13 3  
#20 William & Mary   5 3         7 4  
Delaware   2 6         4 8  
Towson   1 7         3 9  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2008 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 eighth season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

K.C. Keeler served as head coach in his seventh season since replacing the legendary Tubby Raymond. Since he took over in 2002, Keeler had twice brought the Blue Hens to the FCS championship game, and won in 2003. In 2007, the team lost in the final to Appalachian State. The 2008 season, however, would prove to be one of Delaware's worst seasons in its 117-year history. It is the only year that the Blue Hens have lost eight games.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 3:30 PM at Maryland* No. 8[2] Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN L 7–14   49,119
September 13 6:00 PM No. 23 (D-II) West Chester* No. 6 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE W 48–20   22,029
September 20 2:00 PM at No. 23 Furman* No. 6 Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC L 21–23   12,781
September 27 6:00 PM Albany* No. 17 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 38–7   22,196
October 4 3:30 PM at No. 12 Massachusetts No. 14 Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumHadley, MA L 7–17   16,422
October 11 6:00 PM Maine No. 20 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE CN8 L 10–27   21,302
October 18 12:00 PM William & Marydagger Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE L 3–27   21,949
October 25 3:00 PM at Hofstra James M. Shuart StadiumHempstead, NY W 17–0   3,518
November 1 3:30 PM at No. 1 James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA CN8 L 7–41   16,810
November 8 12:00 PM Towson Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 31–21   20,720
November 15 3:30 PM at No. 6 Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA L 14–31   6,173
November 22 2:30 PM No. 7 Villanova Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (Battle of the Blue) CN8 L 7–21   21,457
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 0 0 7 7
Maryland 0 7 7 0 14

West Chester[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
West Chester 0 6 0 14 20
Delaware 14 20 0 14 48

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 7 0 7 7 21
Furman 7 13 0 3 23

Albany[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Albany 0 7 0 0 7
Delaware 7 7 10 14 38

Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 7 0 0 0 7
Massachusetts 7 0 0 10 17

Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maine 0 10 0 17 27
Delaware 3 7 0 0 10

William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
William & Mary 3 10 0 14 27
Delaware 0 0 0 3 3

Hofstra[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 7 3 0 7 17
Hofstra 0 0 0 0 0

James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 0 0 7 0 7
James Madison 7 7 20 7 41

Towson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Towson 0 0 13 8 21
Delaware 0 14 10 7 31

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delaware 7 0 0 7 14
Richmond 3 14 0 14 31

Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Villanova 0 14 7 0 21
Delaware 0 0 0 7 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Villanova 21, Delaware 7, ESPN, November 22, 2008, retrieved February 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "College Football - Rankings". Rivals.yahoo.com. August 21, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2013.