By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It will be the regular season finale for Delaware and Villanova as the two longtime rivals meet in Chester on Saturday in the latest match-up in the “Battle of the Blue”.
Delaware is 7-4 heading into this one and on a two-game losing streak. Last week, the Blue Hens lost a shootout to Richmond, 46-43. They really need a win in this game to firm up their case for making the FCS playoffs.
“If we end up with eight wins,” Delaware head coach Dave Brock tells KYW Newsradio. “I think our resume certainly will look good to the committee. We’ll have a win over what by then may be a top-five or top-six team in America in Towson, on the road.”
Villanova is 5-5 and coming off a bye week that head coach Andy Talley says was welcomed.
“It did help us,” Talley tells KYW Newsradio. “(Wide receiver) Joe Price will be back this week and so we’re happy about that. So it gave a lot of our guys with bumps and bruises (time) to (heal) up and be ready to go.”
Talley says his team will have its hands full with a Delaware squad that averages nearly 33 points a game.
“They are very exciting,” Talley says. “They have a lot of talent. Trent Hurley, their quarterback, is outstanding. Andrew Pierce, their running back, has been there for four years. He’s a mainstay in the CAA. And they have a great group of players and coaches.”