1988 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team

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1988 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record7–5 (6–2 Yankee)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTed Kempski (21st season)
Offensive schemeDelaware Wing-T
Home stadiumDelaware Stadium
(capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. T–10 UMass +^ 6 2 0 8 4 0
No. 15 Delaware +^ 6 2 0 7 5 0
Connecticut 4 4 0 7 4 0
Maine 4 4 0 7 4 0
New Hampshire 4 4 0 6 5 0
Villanova 4 4 0 5 5 1
Boston University 3 5 0 4 7 0
Rhode Island 3 5 0 3 8 0
Richmond 2 6 0 4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
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.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 10at Navy*L 3–30
September 17Rhode IslandL 17–2316,903
September 24at RichmondW 27–1015,026[1]
October 1at No. T–4 New HampshireW 21–20
October 8No. 9 William & Mary*dagger
  • Delaware Stadium
  • Newark, DE (rivalry)
W 38–35
October 15at No. 15 VillanovaNo. 19W 10–7[2]
October 22UMassNo. 14
  • Delaware Stadium
  • Newark, DE
W 10–722,301
October 29at MaineNo. 12W 31–14
November 5No. 14 ConnecticutNo. 9
  • Delaware Stadium
  • Newark, DE
L 20–21
November 12No. 2 (D-II) West Chester*No. 13
  • Delaware Stadium
  • Newark, DE (rivalry)
L 13–33
November 19Boston University
  • Delaware Stadium
  • Newark, DE
W 38–18
November 26at No. 4 Furman*No. 15L 7–217,487[3]

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References

  1. ^ "Delaware dominates Richmond". The Philadelphia Inquirer. September 25, 1988. Retrieved November 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Hens clip 'Nova". The Daily Times. October 16, 1988. Retrieved April 20, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Furman's defense stops Hens in playoff opener". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 27, 1988. Retrieved September 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "1988 Football Schedule". Delaware Blue Hens. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
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