By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Delaware Blue Hens will take to the road on Saturday as they visit Rhode Island in Colonial Athletic Association action.
The Blue Hens are 5-2 (2-1 in the CAA) and coming off a bye week, which head coach Dave Brock says came at a good time.
“We needed certainly to rest up a little bit and heal some bumps and bruises,” Brock tells KYW Newsradio. “We’re going to be as healthy as we can be going into Rhode Island this week. We had some guys heal up who needed a little bit of a time, and that was a very beneficial opportunity for us. Anytime you can get a bye week and you have five weeks left, I think it benefits you because you do need a little bit of time academically and health wise.”
While Delaware has yet to be beaten at home (5-0), they have lost both road games to this point in blowout fashion, albeit to talented teams (51-7 at Navy and 62-28 at Maine).
“We’re trying to look at everything and analyze everything,” Brock says about the road struggles this season. “I think both trips were good, I don’t think its the way we traveled or the way we prepared.”