2010 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team

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2010 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
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Colonial Athletic Association Co-Champions
National Runner–Up
Lambert Cup Winner
ECAC Team of the Year
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Ranking
Sports Network No. 2
FCS Coaches No. 2
2010 record 12–3 (6–2 CAA)
Head coach K. C. Keeler (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Hofher (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Spread offense
Defensive coordinator Nick Rapone (5th year)
Home stadium Delaware Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Delaware +^   6 2         12 3  
#10 William & Mary +^   6 2         8 4  
#3 Villanova ^   5 3         9 5  
#7 New Hampshire ^   5 3         8 5  
UMass   4 4         6 5  
Richmond   4 4         6 5  
Rhode Island   4 4         5 6  
James Madison   3 5         6 5  
Maine   3 5         4 7  
Towson   0 8         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2010 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team represented the University of Delaware in the 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football season. They played their home games at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware. During the season, they received 1 vote in the AP Poll following their wins against Towson and Massachusetts. They were co–champions of the Colonial Athletic Association and advanced to the National Championship game before falling to Eastern Washington. They finished with a record of 12–3, 6–2 in CAA play.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason awards[edit]

Consensus Draft Services Pre-Season NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention All-American[1]
  • Anthony Walters
Consensus Draft Services Pre-Season NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision honorable mention All-American[1]
  • Anthony Bratton
Preseason All-CAA Football Defense - Safety (as voted on by the head coaches)[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM No. 22 (D-II) West Chester* No. 16 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE W 31–0   19,421
September 11 1:00 PM No. 9 South Dakota State* No. 16 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 26–3   19,854
September 18 6:00 PM Duquesne* No. 11 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 30–6   18,922
September 25 3:30 PM at No. 5 Richmond No. 7 Robins StadiumRichmond, VA CSN W 34–13   8,700
October 2 12:00 PM at No. 3 James Madison No. 5 Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA CSN W 13–10   16,205
October 9 1:00 PM Maine No. 2 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 26–7   19,523
October 16 3:30 PM Rhode Island No. 2 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (Parents & Family Weekend) W 24–17   22,576
October 23 12:00 PM at No. 4 William & Mary No. 2 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA CSN L 16–17   12,259[3]
November 6 3:30 PM Towsondagger No. 5 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE W 48–0   21,603
November 13 1:00 PM at No. 14 Massachusetts No. 2 Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 45–27   10,057
November 20 12:00 PM No. 15 Villanova No. 1 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (Battle of the Blue) CSN L 21–28 OT  22,891
December 4 12:00 PM No. 19 Lehigh* No. 5 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (FCS Second Round) WFMZ W 42–20   13,649
December 10 8:00 PM No. 11 New Hampshire* No. 5 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (FCS Quarterfinals) ESPN2 W 16–9   8,770
December 18 12:00 PM No. 20 Georgia Southern* No. 5 Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE (FCS Semifinals) ESPNU W 27–10   10,317
January 7 7:00 PM No. 1 Eastern Washington* No. 5 Pizza Hut ParkFrisco, TX (FCS Championship) ESPN2 L 19–20   13,027
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Delaware was forced to revise their 2010 schedule after two Colonial Athletic Association opponents, the Northeastern Huskies and the Hofstra Pride, decided to discontinue their football programs after the 2009 season.[5]

Awards[edit]

Watchlists[edit]

Walter Payton Award watchlist[6]
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watchlist[7]

Postseason[edit]

AFCA FCS Coach of the Year
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Delaware Football Standouts Devlin, Walters Named to Consensus Draft Services Pre-Season All-American Team". University of Delaware. June 8, 2010. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "CAA FOOTBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - SEPT. 5-11" (PDF). CAASports.com. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Tresolini, Kevin (October 23, 2010). "University of Delaware football: Hens fall to William & Mary 17-16". The News Journal. Wilmington. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 University of Delaware Football Tentative Schedule". bluehens.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "University of Delaware Announces Revised 2010 Football Schedule; Times Set for Home Games". University of Delaware. January 19, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "University of Delaware Quarterback Pat Devlin Named to Walter Payton Award Watch List". University of Delaware. July 14, 2010. Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "University of Delaware QB Pat Devlin Earns Spot on Prestigious Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List". University of Delaware. July 22, 2010. Archived from the original on September 1, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2010.