NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – The Delaware Blue Hens sit at 4-4 this season as they take to the road Saturday night to visit Towson.
Delaware has dropped two in a row — to UMass (21-10) and Rhode Island (38-34) — and head coach KC Keeler says his team has just not been playing crisp, clean football.
“The last two weeks, it’s really been amazing the turnaround in terms of mistakes made,” he says. “Against William and Mary (21-0 win on October 8th) we were very clean, really had a lot of attention to detail. After that win we felt real good about ourselves. And then, the last two weeks, we’ve just made a lot of mistakes and we’ve had opportunities and we’ve kind of let those opportunities go, and we sit here with a two-game losing streak. We’re now in the midst of where we need to get back on track, and that’s what we have to do now.”
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Towson is a surprise story in the CAA. Picked to finish dead last in the preseason poll, the Tigers come into Saturday with a 6-1 record and a 4-0 mark in the conference.
The Tigers’ offense has been playing at a high level in 2011, averaging more than 32 points per game. Balance has been the key to success for Towson. They average 226 yards a game on the ground and 223 yards a contest through the air.
“I told the kids after practice on Tuesday, the bad news is we have to play a very good Towson team. The good news is we get a chance to play a very good Towson team. And what I mean is that if you want to get your season back on track, this is the way to do it: go beat a good opponent,” Keeler tells KYW Newsradio.
Kickoff at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland is set for 7:00pm on Saturday.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060