By Matt Leon

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – The Delaware Blue Hens sit at 4-3 this season (2-2 in the CAA) after last week’s 21-10 loss to Massachusetts.  In that game, the Blue Hens spotted the visiting Minutemen a 21-0 lead and couldn’t recover.

There is good news for Delaware this week, however, as a key piece to their offensive puzzle will get back in the saddle at the start of this one, according to Blue Hens head coach KC Keeler.

“We’re going to get (sophomore) Trevor Sasek back — he’ll get the start at quarterback.  (Junior) Timmy Donnelly’s done a nice job for us while Trevor’s been out, but he struggled (in) that Maine game and that Massachusetts game.  It’s nice to get Trevor back, gives us another option.  He played some at the end of the fourth quarter (the last two weeks), and did a decent job, so it just gives a new option there at the quarterback position,” Keeler tells KYW Newsradio.

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Sasek injured his knee in the season-opening loss to Navy.

As for Rhode Island, they have struggled to a 1-5 record, but one thing they can do is run the football.  The Rams average 175 yards a game on the ground.

What makes that rushing attack so effective?

“It’s a combination of a big, physical offensive line, some pretty crafty running backs,” Keeler says,  “and their starting quarterback (senior Steve) Probst — who had a concussion last week and we’re not sure if he will play against us or not — is a big, physical kid.  I mean, he is all of 6’4″, probably about 230, 235, and he runs the belly read option very well.”

Kickoff in Kingston, Rhode Island is set for 12:30pm on Saturday.

Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060

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