Thursday, September 1, 2016

For starters, it's Delaware Blue Hens vs. Delaware State Hornets

NEWARK, Delaware – No wonder Delaware and Delaware State so relish the start of the 2016 football season Thursday night.

Each is coming off a season in which victories were rare.

The Blue Hens’ four equaled their fewest since 1967. The Hornets managed just one win, tying for their worst performance in the last 17 years.

But both enter 2016 with high hopes.

Delaware expects to have the talent to take it to the NCAA FCS playoffs, once a frequent landing spot but now a place from which the Hens have been absent since 2010.

Likewise, Delaware State has not limited its aspirations as it takes aim for a spot in the Celebration Bowl, which matches the MEAC and SWAC champions.

Those objectives collide at UD’s Delaware Stadium, where the state’s two FCS teams kick off at 7 p.m.


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