Delaware–William & Mary football rivalry

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Delaware – William & Mary Rivalry
Delaware logo William & Mary logo
Teams Delaware Fighin' Blue Hens
William & Mary Tribe
First Meeting UD 93 - W&M 0 (1915)
Most Recent Meeting W&M 31 – UD 17 (2014)
Series UD leads, 22–17

The Delaware–William & Mary football rivalry [1] between the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and the William & Mary Tribe is a match-up between two public universities, the University of Delaware and the College of William and Mary, that are also members of the Colonial Athletic Association. Both schools have academic reputations that have labelled them as Public Ivies. Both schools are also Colonial Colleges having been founded before the United States became independent in 1776; the College of William and Mary was founded in 1693 and the University of Delaware's predecessor school was founded in 1743.

The football series began in 1915 and has been played a total of 38 times as of 2014.

History[edit]

Previously, the game has been a divisional game in the CAA South, and conference game in the Yankee Conference and Atlantic 10 beginning with the Tribe's entry in 1993. During this period, the two teams have combined for one National Championship (Delaware in 2003), two shared Conference Championships (2004 and 2010) and seven standalone conference titles (Delaware in 1995, 2000, 2003, and 2010 and William & Mary in 1996 and 2001).[2] With the exception of the 1915 game held at Frazer Field, all of Delaware's home games have been hosted at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware. William & Mary has hosted its contests at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg, Virginia; as of 2013, no games have been played on a neutral field.

Game results[edit]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Site Series Leader Overall Record
November 25, 1915 Delaware 93 William & Mary 0 Newark, DE UD 1–0
November 10, 1923 William & Mary 14 Delaware 0 Williamsburg, VA 1–1
October 9, 1976 Delaware 15 William & Mary 13 Williamsburg, VA UD 2–1
October 27, 1979 Delaware 40 William & Mary 0 Newark, DE UD 3–1
October 25, 1980 Delaware 7 William & Mary 3 Williamsburg, VA UD 4–1
October 30, 1982 Delaware 62 William & Mary 21 Newark, DE UD 5–1
September 17, 1983 Delaware 30 William & Mary 13 Williamsburg, VA UD 6–1
September 15, 1984 William & Mary 23 Delaware 21 Newark, DE UD 6–2
September 21, 1985 William & Mary 17 Delaware 16 Williamsburg, VA UD 6–3
October 18, 1986 William & Mary 24 Delaware 18 Newark, DE UD 6–4
November 29, 1986* Delaware 51 William & Mary 17 Williamsburg, VA UD 7–4
October 17, 1987 Delaware 38 William & Mary 14 Williamsburg, VA UD 8–4
October 8, 1988 Delaware 38 William & Mary 35 Newark, DE UD 9–4
October 7, 1989 William & Mary 27 Delaware 24 Williamsburg, VA UD 9–5
October 6, 1990 William & Mary 22 Delaware 12 Newark, DE UD 9–6
September 14, 1991 Delaware 28 William & Mary 21 Williamsburg, VA UD 10–6
September 11, 1993 Delaware 42 William & Mary 35 Newark, DE UD 11–6
September 10, 1994 William & Mary 31 Delaware 7 Williamsburg, VA UD 11–7
November 4, 1995 #5 Delaware 42 William & Mary 35 Newark, DE UD 12–7
November 2, 1996 William & Mary (OT) 10 #6 Delaware 7 Williamsburg, VA UD 12–8
November 1, 1997 #3 Delaware 14 William & Mary 0 Newark, DE UD 13–8
October 10, 1998 William & Mary 52 #3 Delaware 45 Williamsburg, VA UD 13–9
September 2, 1999 #11 Delaware (2OT) 34 William & Mary 27 Newark, DE UD 14–9
October 14, 2000 #4 Delaware 28 William & Mary 17 Williamsburg, VA UD 15–9
October 20, 2001 William & Mary 21 Delaware 17 Newark, DE UD 15–10
September 28, 2002 William & Mary 45 Delaware 42 Williamsburg, VA UD 15–11
October 4, 2003 #4 Delaware 41 William & Mary 27 Newark, DE UD 16–11
October 23, 2004 #3 Delaware 31 William & Mary 28 Newark, DE UD 17–11
December 4, 2004* William & Mary (OT) 44 #10 Delaware 38 Williamsburg, VA UD 17–12
November 12, 2005 Delaware 22 William & Mary 21 Williamsburg, VA UD 18–12
November 11, 2006 Delaware 28 William & Mary 14 Newark, DE UD 19–12
August 30, 2007 #19 Delaware 49 William & Mary 31 Williamsburg, VA UD 20–12
October 18, 2008 William & Mary 27 Delaware 3 Newark, DE UD 20–13
September 26, 2009 William & Mary 30 Delaware 20 Williamsburg, VA UD 20–14
October 23, 2010 William & Mary 17 #2 Delaware 16 Williamsburg, VA UD 20–15
October 8, 2011 #13 Delaware 21 William & Mary 0 Newark, DE UD 21–15
September 22, 2012 #12 Delaware 51 William & Mary 21 Williamsburg, VA UD 22–15
November 9, 2013 #23 William & Mary 24 #15 Delaware 10 Newark, DE UD 22–16
October 25, 2014 #18 William & Mary 31 Delaware 17 Williamsburg, VA UD 22–17
October 3, 2015 TBD TBD TBD TBD Newark, DE UD 2x–1x

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QBs flat again, William and Mary loses to Delaware 21-0". Daily Press. DailyPress.com. October 8, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 CAA Football Media Guide" (PDF). Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved November 30, 2013.