Reporting Matt Leon
NEWARK, De. (CBS) – The Delaware Blue Hens put their 3-1 record on the line Saturday as they travel north to take on the Maine Black Bears in a CAA showdown.
While Delaware has won three straight since an opening week loss to Navy, head coach K.C. Keeler says there is still work to be done.
“I think our kids understand that we’re not a great team right now. Everyone in our league is about the same, we are all very similar. It is going to be a race to see who can get better as quickly as possible. So, I think that has got our kids’ attention, and we’ve worked really hard in practice. We’re capable of winning every game on our schedule,” Keeler said. “We’re also capable of losing every game on our schedule. That’s just the way the league is this year. Some of the teams that have been better in the past have come back and some of the teams that weren’t quite so good have come up.”
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Maine is 2-1, and coming off a bye week. Keeler breaks down what his team will need to do to pick up the win in this one.
“We didn’t run the ball great on them last year, they’ll do a great job of getting up and taking away our run game. If that’s the case than we have to throw the ball effectively,” Keeler said.
And when the Black Bears have the ball:
“They are going to wing the ball around,” Keeler explained. “For the most part, I think, we’ll do a decent job slowing down their run game, but we need to get pressure on the quarterback, that’s the big thing. If we’re not getting pressure on the quarterback it’s going to be a long day for us.”
Last year, Delaware won this match-up 26-17. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 3:00 p.m. in Orono, Maine.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060