|1988 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football|
Yankee Conference co-champion
|Record||7–5 (6–2 Yankee)|
|Offensive coordinator||Ted Kempski (21st season)|
|Offensive scheme||Delaware Wing-T|
|Home stadium||Delaware Stadium|
|1988 Yankee Conference football standings|
|No. T–10 UMass +^||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|No. 15 Delaware +^||6||–||2||–||0||7||–||5||–||0|
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll
The 1988 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team represented the University of Delaware as a member of the Yankee Conference during the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Led by 23rd-year head coach Tubby Raymond, the Fightin' Blue Hens compiled an overall record of 7–5 with a mark of 6–2 in conference play, sharing the Yankee Conference title with UMass. Delaware advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship playoffs, where Fightin' Blue Hens lost in the first round to Eastern Kentucky. The team played home games at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware.
|September 10||at Navy*||L 3–30|
|September 17||Rhode Island||L 17–23||16,903|
|September 24||at Richmond||W 27–10||15,026|||
|October 1||at No. T–4 New Hampshire||W 21–20|
|October 8||No. 9 William & Mary*||W 38–35|
|October 15||at No. 15 Villanova||No. 19||W 10–7|||
|October 22||UMass||No. 14||W 10–7||22,301|
|October 29||at Maine||No. 12||W 31–14|
|November 5||No. 14 Connecticut||No. 9||L 20–21|
|November 12||No. 2 (D-II) West Chester*||No. 13||L 13–33|
|November 19||Boston University||W 38–18|
|November 26||at No. 4 Furman*||No. 15||L 7–21||7,487|||
- "Delaware dominates Richmond". The Philadelphia Inquirer. September 25, 1988. Retrieved November 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Hens clip 'Nova". The Daily Times. October 16, 1988. Retrieved April 20, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Furman's defense stops Hens in playoff opener". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 27, 1988. Retrieved September 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
- "1988 Football Schedule". Delaware Blue Hens. Retrieved November 5, 2022.