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 UD 24 – W&M 23 (2015)
Series UD leads, 23–17

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 40 times as of 2015.

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 2015, no games have been played on a neutral field.

Game results[edit]

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

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. 

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