UAlbany and Richmond capped the 2023 regular season in the same spot, both earning a share of the Coastal Athletic Association championship.
University of Delaware administration announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28, that the school's athletic program will leave the Coastal Athletic Association at the completion of the 2024-25 academic calendar year.
Both Delaware and its Coastal Athletic Association counterpart Richmond were in the late second quarters of their 1st Round FCS Playoffs at the same time. And, there was a point when their overlapping contests found them trailing by 34 combined points — Richmond down 20-7 to North Carolina Central, Delaware behind Lafayette, 28-7.
The 1st Round of the 2023 FCS Playoffs features a pair of games involving Coastal Athletic Association teams: Delaware hosts Patriot League champion Lafayette, while Richmond welcomes North Carolina Central to Robins Stadium.
Each of the four Coastal Athletic Association teams with the strongest cases for the 2023 FCS Playoffs field — co-champions UAlbany, Richmond and Villanova, along with Delaware — landed bids to the postseason.
The regular season is wrapping up for NCAA FCS football teams and the playoffs begin Sunday, Nov. 19 when programs across the country learn if they've made the playoffs and where they'll be playing after Thanksgiving.
Rivalry bragging rights and trophies, claims to the conference championship and berths in the FCS Playoffs all ride on the results of Week 12 in the Coastal Athletic Association.
Rivalry Week brings with it inherent stakes that require no extra motivation. Still, when a Rivalry Week contest can determine a conference championship and placement in the FCS Playoffs, it does add some extra spice to the weekend.
Ahead of their rivalry football game, the Battle of the Blue, Delaware Football and Villanova Football both saw a boost in their rankings in the Week 12 NCAA FCS Football Coaches Poll.
The Great Danes have cracked the Coaches Poll.
After thrashing Towson 51-13, Delaware remained just outside the top five of the latest FCS Football rankings.
This fall, teams across five different Division I, Division II, and Division III conferences are set to battle it out live on FloFootball.
Villanova graduate quarterback Connor Watkins and Delaware senior running back Marcus Yarns shared Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Richmond senior linebacker Tristan Wheeler was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week. Hampton junior kick returner Romon Copeland was honored as the Special Teams Player of the Week and William & Mary freshman tight end Sean McElwain was named the Rookie of the Week.
The Delaware Blue Hens scored on their first play against Towson on Saturday and cruised to a 51-13 victory to remain undefeated in Coastal Athletic Association play.
Undefeated against Football Championship Subdivision competition, alone in first place atop the Coastal Athletic Association and revealed as the current No. 5 seed if the FCS Playoffs kicked off today, Delaware is rolling.