Dec 102010
Blue Hens Grind Out 16-3 NCAA Quarterfinal Victory over New Hampshire

NEWARK, Del. — The University of Delaware football team has thrived all season long behind its dominating defense and the pinpoint accuracy of All-American quarterback Pat Devlin. That combination rose to the occasion once again Friday night as the No. 3 seed and fifth-ranked Blue Hens (11-2) shut down No. 11 New Hampshire, holding the [More…]

Dec 052010
Villanova rallies, reaches football quarterfinals

December 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The itinerary said “Texas,” but after nine hours of planes, airport waiting rooms, buses, and hotel lobbies, the Villanova football team had to wonder if it was actually going to Timbuktu. But the Wildcats showed no ill effects of the long trip once they arrived in the East [More…]

Dec 052010
Blue Hens Knock Out Lehigh 42-20 to Advance to NCAA Football Quarterfinals

December 5 NEWARK, Del. — While the brisk temperatures and strong winds lowered the wind chill near freezing, the No. 5 ranked University of Delaware rode the red-hot throwing arm of quarterback Pat Devlin and used 28 unanswered points to wear down Lehigh and advance in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs [More…]

Nov 202010
Late surge lifts Nittany Lions over Indiana

November 20 Philadelphia Inquirer: LANDOVER, Md. – It has been a constant demand of Joe Paterno throughout Penn State’s up-and-down 2010 football season, the need to get game-changing plays from the special teams and defense. Late in the third quarter Saturday, with the sputtering Nittany Lions locked in a tie with Big Ten cellar-dweller Indiana [More…]

Nov 202010
Villanova keeps football playoff hopes alive with OT win against Delaware

November 20 Philadelphia Inquirer: NEWARK, Del. – After Villanova’s recent two-game skid, the popular belief was the Delaware Blue Hens would defeat their archrival Wildcats. That led to the belief that Villanova, the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion, wouldn’t advance to this season’s playoffs. Oh, really? The 15th-ranked Wildcats destroyed a few beliefs here in [More…]

Nov 142010
Loss to New Hampshire puts Villanova on the ropes

November 14 Philadelphia Inquirer: Villanova could go from being last season’s national champion to not even making the playoffs this year. After Saturday’s 31-24 loss to No. 17 New Hampshire at Villanova Stadium, the ninth-ranked Wildcats will be fighting for survival. That’s what is at stake for the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion in next [More…]

Nov 142010
Penn State defeated by Ohio State, 38-14

November 14 Philadelphia Inquirer: COLUMBUS, Ohio – For one half Saturday, Matt McGloin was living up to his newfound fame, dissecting the opponent’s secondary and giving Penn State an unlikely 11-point lead at a stunned Ohio Stadium. Then reality reared its head. Ohio State played like the nation’s No. 8 team in the second half [More…]

Nov 142010
Blue Hens Roll Past UMass 45-27; Earn Share of CAA Title

November 14 AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Delaware offense played the starring role Saturday as the Blue Hens piled up 510 yards of total offense and quarterback Pat Devlin threw touchdown passes to four different receivers in a 45-27 football victory over Massachusetts on a perfect autumn day at McGuirk Stadium. And not [More…]