By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Delaware Blue Hens are 7-3 on the season (4-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association) with two games left to play. They are still in the mix for an FCS playoff berth and they will try to strengthen their resume on Saturday as they host Richmond.
The Blue Hens are coming off a loss to William and Mary this past weekend, 24-10, in Newark. The Tribe feature the top defense in the nation and that unit’s skill was on full display in this one as they held Delaware to 207 total yards, -35 yards rushing and just 13 first downs.
“They certainly outplayed us on Saturday afternoon,” Delaware head coach Dave Brock tells KYW Newsradio. “It was disappointing, we had a tremendous crowd and great support from the fan base. Beautiful day, and we open the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown, so you couldn’t get a much better start than we had. Just frustrating that we weren’t able to help the players more and we weren’t able to find a way to make enough plays to win the game. We played a solid game on defense and a tremendous game on special teams.”
Senior Trevor Sasek made his second straight start at quarterback against William and Mary, filling in for the injured Trent Hurley. Hurley, a junior, has been out with an “upper body” injury. Sasek completed 25 of 49 passes for 242 yards against the Spiders, but he was sacked four times and intercepted twice. Brock talks about the status of his quarterback situation going forward.