Delaware–James Madison football rivalry

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Delaware – James Madison Rivalry
Delaware logo James Madison logo
Teams Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
James Madison Dukes
First Meeting October 29, 1983
Delaware 26, James Madison 23
Most Recent Meeting September 27, 2014
Delaware 30, James Madison 23 (OT)
Series Delaware leads, 14–8

The rivalry[1] between the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and the James Madison Dukes is a matchup between two similarly sized schools in the Colonial Athletic Association. Previously, it was a divisional game in the CAA South, and conference game in the Yankee Conference and Atlantic 10 beginning with the Dukes entry in 1993. During this period, the teams have combined for two National Championships (Delaware in 2003, James Madison in 2004), two National Runner-ups (Delaware in 2007 and 2010), and nine Conference Championships (Delaware in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, and 2010, and James Madison in 1999, 2004, and 2008).

Game results[edit]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Site Series Leader Overall Record
October 29, 1983 Delaware 26 James Madison 23 Harrisonburg, VA UD 1–0
September 8, 1984 Delaware 32 James Madison 3 Newark, DE UD 2–0
November 30, 1991* James Madison 42 Delaware 35 Newark, DE UD 2–1
October 9, 1993 James Madison 42 Delaware 38 Harrisonburg, VA 2–2
October 8, 1994 James Madison 30 Delaware 10 Newark, DE JMU 3–2
October 21, 1995 Delaware 48 James Madison 19 Harrisonburg, VA 3–3
October 26, 1996 Delaware 27 James Madison 13 Newark, DE UD 4–3
October 18, 1997 Delaware 49 James Madison 27 Harrisonburg, VA UD 5–3
November 21, 1998 Delaware 28 James Madison 14 Newark, DE UD 6–3
September 25, 1999 James Madison 21 Delaware 7 Harrisonburg, VA UD 6–4
October 28, 2000 Delaware 33 James Madison 14 Newark, DE UD 7–4
November 3, 2001 Delaware 28 James Madison 3 Harrisonburg, VA UD 8–4
October 12, 2002 Delaware 23 James Madison 10 Newark, DE UD 9–4
November 6, 2004 James Madison 20 Delaware 13 Harrisonburg, VA UD 9–5
October 22, 2005 Delaware 34 James Madison 28 Newark, DE UD 10–5
November 4, 2006 James Madison 44 Delaware 24 Harrisonburg, VA UD 10–6
November 3, 2007 Delaware 37 James Madison 34 Newark, DE UD 11–6
November 1, 2008 James Madison 41 Delaware 7 Harrisonburg, VA UD 11–7
October 31, 2009 James Madison 20 Delaware 8 Newark, DE UD 11–8
October 2, 2010 Delaware 13 James Madison 10 Harrisonburg, VA UD 12–8
September 28, 2013 Delaware 29 James Madison 22 Newark, DE UD 13–8
September 27, 2014 #25 Delaware 30(OT) James Madison 23 Harrisonburg, VA UD 14–8
November 14, 2015 TBD TBD TBD TBD Newark, DE UD 1x–x

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tresolini, Kevin (September 21, 2013). "Blue Hens-Seahawks Quick Hits". The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware). Retrieved September 23, 2013. James Madison, traditionally one of Delaware’s primary league rivals, visits for a 7 p.m. kickoff.