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#1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby 93henfan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:02 am

Haven't done one of these since Obama's first term. The first relevant football game for Delaware in seven seasons. It's been a long road back. It would be awesome to pull off a huge upset here and get the Danny Rocco era rolling for good. I'm hopeful for a good game and maybe a shocking result. The realist in me makes a prediction of 27-14 JMU.

#1 James Madison (4-0, 1-0 CAA) @ unranked Delaware (2-1, 0-0 CAA)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 • 3:30 p.m. • Tubby Raymond Field at
Delaware Stadium (22,000) • Newark, Del. • Hall of Fame Weekend


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NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware football squad returns to action from a bye week and faces a challenging task as the Blue Hens take on defending national champion and No. 1 ranked James Madison for its Colonial Athletic Association opener Saturday at Delaware Stadium.

The game, the 25th all-time meeting between the two schools, will be televised live throughout the region on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSN Mid-Atlantic, SportsNet New York, and COZI TV (WRDE NBC affiliate on Delmarva).

The Blue Hens (2-1, 0-0 CAA), who won their second straight home game with a 41-14 victory over Cornell back on Sept. 16, will need to be at the top of their game as they take on a James Madison squad that enters with a 4-0 mark (1-0 CAA) and is coming off a 28-7 win over Maine in its CAA opener last Saturday.

Delaware, which begins its 32nd season of CAA play, boasts one of the top defensive units in the country and enters the matchup ranked in the NCAA Top 20 in rushing defense (5th at 62.0 yards allowed per game), total defense (16th at 280.7), and scoring defense (11th at 14.7 points per game).

James Madison, which went 14-1 a year ago and captured its second national title, enters with a 16-game winning streak that dates back to September of last season.

The Dukes, who have outscored opponents 189-48 this season, lead the CAA in most every statistical category, including rushing offense, total offense (560.0), scoring offense (47.3), total defense (231.8), and scoring defense (12.0).

Delaware holds a 14-10 edge in the series, including three straight wins in 2012-14. James Madison has won two straight, including a 21-20 win at Delaware Stadium in 2015 and a 43-20 victory last season in Harrisonburg, Va.


DELAWARE-JAMES MADISON SERIES
Series Record: Delaware leads 14-10
First Meeting: Delaware defeated James Madison 26-23 in Harrisonburg, Va. in 1983
Streaks: JMU has won 2 straight; Delaware has won 3 of the last 5 games
At Harrisonburg, Va.: Series tied 6-6 (Delaware won 30-23 in overtime in 2014; JMU won 43-20 in 2016)
At Newark, Del.: Delaware leads 8-4 (6-2 in last eight meetings; JMU won 24-21 in 2015)
Last Delaware Win: Won 30-23 in overtime in 2014 at James Madison
Last James Madison Win: Won 43-20 in 2016 at Harrisonburg, Va.

1983 - Delaware, 26-23 (at JMU)
1984 - Delaware, 32-3 (at Delaware)
1991 - JMU, 42-35 (OT) (NCAA 1st Round
playoffs at Delaware)
1993 - JMU, 42-38 (at JMU)
1994 - JMU, 30-10 (at Delaware)
1995 - Delaware, 48-19 (at JMU)
1996 - Delaware, 27-13 (at Delaware)
1997 - Delaware, 49-27 (at JMU)
1998 - Delaware, 28-14 (at Delaware)
1999 - JMU, 21-7 (at JMU)
2000 - Delaware, 33-14 (at Delaware)
2001 - Delaware, 28-3 (at JMU)
2002 - Delaware, 23-10 (at Delaware)
2004 - JMU, 20-13 (at JMU)
2005 - Delaware, 34-28 (at Delaware)
2006 - JMU, 44-24 (at JMU)
2007 - Delaware, 37-34 (at Delaware)
2008 - JMU, 41-7 (at JMU)
2009 - JMU, 20-8 (at Delaware)
2010 - Delaware, 13-10 (at JMU)
2013 - Delaware, 29-22 (at Delaware)
2014 - Delaware, 30-23 OT (at JMU)
2015 - JMU, 24-21 (at Delaware)
2016 - JMU, 43-20 (at JMU)
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby 89Hen » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:03 am

Madison is just too good for anyone right now.
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:22 am

Bring back Trumpet Man!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby 93henfan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:44 am

CAA Flagship wrote:Bring back Trumpet Man!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah, that was sort of the low point of former Prez Harker's attempt to dismantle the fanbase and program. https://deadspin.com/5849651/when-they-came-for-the-trumpet-player-in-section-j-blue-hens-fans-spoke-up

Luckily he was shitcanned and the new President, AD, and head coach are all on the same page.

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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby kalm » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:46 pm

Defense sounds solid. If the offense plays like last week they could keep it close. P
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby bandl » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:48 pm

Streamers all up on UD's faces!!!

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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby 89Hen » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:03 pm

kalm wrote:Defense sounds solid. If the offense plays like last week they could keep it close. P

The only hope is that there usually seems to be at least one big upset in the CAA every year. This would certainly be classified as a big upset. :cry:
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby 93henfan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:33 pm

kalm wrote:Defense sounds solid. If the offense plays like last week they could keep it close. P


Our D is in the top fifth percentile in program history, but the O is bottom tenth. If I was betting, I’d throw piles of cash on the under. This D only gave up 14 points and 303 yds (81 rushing) to VT.

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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby AZGrizFan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:50 pm

93henfan wrote:
kalm wrote:Defense sounds solid. If the offense plays like last week they could keep it close. P


Our D is in the top fifth percentile in program history, but the O is bottom tenth. If I was betting, I’d throw piles of cash on the under. This D only gave up 14 points and 303 yds (81 rushing) to VT.


Looks like if we combined UD's D and UM's O we'd have a hell of a team. :coffee:
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby BDKJMU » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:45 am

TV: CSN Phil, CSN Mid Atlantic, SNY

Both teams game notes + Harrisonburg media:
http://www.jmusports.com/news/2017/9/26 ... aware.aspx

JMU gets 4 suspended players back, all listed as 2 deepers now. Includes 2016 2nd team All CAA WR.
JMU notebook: Deep Dukes get injection of talent
http://www.dailyprogress.com/sports/jmu ... 12aed.html

Bye, bye JMU opponents: Top-ranked Dukes tackle a second well-rested CAA adversary
http://www.richmond.com/sports/bye-bye- ... 7c9ac.html

Delaware/Philly media:

After rash of CAA upsets, Delaware relishes chance to challenge No. 1-ranked Dukes
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/spo ... 699515001/

VIDEO | UD and Coach Rocco focus on defending champion James Madison this week
http://www.wdel.com/news/facebook/video ... -focus-on-

Delaware Faces Big Challenge Sunday Against No. 1 JMU
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/0 ... nge-1-jmu/

3 things to know: James Madison at Delaware
http://www.delawareonline.com/videos/sp ... 106071296/
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby 89Hen » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:14 am

BDKJMU wrote:Delaware Faces Big Challenge Sunday Against No. 1 JMU

JMU is so good, they are now in the NFL.
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby BDKJMU » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:54 pm

89Hen wrote:
BDKJMU wrote:Delaware Faces Big Challenge Sunday Against No. 1 JMU

JMU is so good, they are now in the NFL.

Well then, you'd have one team who wouldn't be doing any of these anthem protests..
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby BDKJMU » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:06 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Our D is in the top fifth percentile in program history, but the O is bottom tenth. If I was betting, I’d throw piles of cash on the under. This D only gave up 14 points and 303 yds (81 rushing) to VT.


Looks like if we combined UD's D and UM's O we'd have a hell of a team. :coffee:


You'd have something like JMU's...

In the 12 team CAA:
TOTAL OFFENSE JMU 1st (560.0), UD 8th (360.7)
SCORING OFFENSE JMU 1st (47.2), UD 9th (21.0)
RUSHING OFFENSE JMU 1st (298.8), UD 4th (186.0)
PASS OFFENSE JMU 4th (261.2), UD 9th (174.7)

TOTAL DEFENSE JMU 1st (231.8), UD 3rd (280.7)
SCORING DEFENSE JMU 1st (12.0), UD 4th (14.7)
RUSHING DEFENSE UD 2nd (62.0), JMU 5th (76.8)
PASS DEFENSE JMU 1st (155.0), UD 7th (218.7)
Houston: 27-1, 26-0 vs IAA. Made JMU Football Great Again. 1st Yankee/A-10/CAA team ever to go undefeated in league play in back to back seasons.
THE STREAK:
26 straight over I-AA
25 straight wins.
19 straight over CAA.
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby BDKJMU » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:07 pm

JMU's offense gets a lot of press, but it might not be quite as dominant as last year. Last year 8 on offense received All CAA honors, 6 1st team. (6 of the 8 were available for the semis & NC). This year it might be sleightly less.

The one area that isn't a strength is OC/RG/RT (3 redshirt sophmores). One of them replaced another redshirt soph who was suppose to start at RT but was lost for the season in the summer to injury. The starting RG is injured, so his replacement will be either a rSr who just came off of suspension, a true fr who was one of JMU's top recruits (3 star out of NJ with double digit I-A offers). With the last of the suspensions over, this will be the 1st game with all 5 returning players who received All CAA last year available. Of course Schor has been ridiculous accurate. 72% completion rate, despite at least a 1/2 doz dropped.

I think JMU's defense might even be better than the offense now, and possibly the best the team school has ever fielded. Couple of pre season All Americans at DE and Safety. Every starter seems to be an All CAA caliber player. Very well coached. Of the 6 touchdowns scored on JMU through 4 games, only 3 have been scored on the defense, and only 2 on the starting defense- vs ECU a 25 yard drive after a turnover, and vs Maine a 60 yard run. And the thing that sticks out at you is the SPEED. G5, even P5 speed.

JMU has had its share of injuries (above mentioned starting RT and a 2 deep corner both lost for the season in the summer, co starting RB Cardon Johnson lost during the NSU game, starting RG out as of now), but every team has that. JMU can absorb that better than almost anyone because has very good depth on both sides of the ball, which is hard to get at this level. Thats been helped by the IA transfers- on offense about 4 starters + 2 on 2 deep, and on defense 2 starters + 2 on 2 deep. But about 3/4 of JMU's 2 deep are straight from HS guys.
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:25 pm

89Hen wrote:Madison is just too good for anyone right now.


Outside of this game but I don't know if that's the case. There are suggestions that North Dakota State, after a "down" year last year, is back. Time will tell. But there are suggestions.
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby BDKJMU » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:55 am

Copy of what I said on JMU board. Pretty windy out here. As I recall of the 23 prior games Schor has started, only 2 games at least if not more windy than today: 2015 @ UD and 2016 @ Maine. Without looking at stats, Schor's 2 worst games: 2015 @ UD and 2016 @ Maine. Schor is usually accurate as hell, but doesn't have a huge arm (apparently has improved from last year through). Anyway, a little concerning since UD has a very good run defense...This could get interesting..
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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:13 pm

BDKJMU wrote:Copy of what I said on JMU board. Pretty windy out here. As I recall of the 23 prior games Schor has started, only 2 games at least if not more windy than today: 2015 @ UD and 2016 @ Maine. Without looking at stats, Schor's 2 worst games: 2015 @ UD and 2016 @ Maine. Schor is usually accurate as hell, but doesn't have a huge arm (apparently has improved from last year through). Anyway, a little concerning since UD has a very good run defense...This could get interesting..


Don't pee yourself.

So is the attendance as shitty as I expect it to be? I'm guessing 14-16K and about 3K of those in purple. And don't report the announced attendance. It's always bullshit the past seven years. It'll clearly be 10-12K some games and they'll say 18k. Utter BS. I bet they say 20,001 today. :D

It'll take a lot of work to wash the taste of the last seven years out of the mouths of Delaware fans. I may come back, if results and upgrade plans ever chub me up a little. Until then, TV, radio, or the free stream is all I'll dabble in. The school pissed me off, and they'll have to suck my dick good and long and maybe swallow and fix me a sammich before I'll consider opening my wallet again.

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Postby BDKJMU » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:36 pm

Kickoff coming up- JMU fans filling all of Sec H and part of I. Some more scattered here and there. I'd say 14k, 2k JMU. Of course will have 1-2k late arrivals.

1st bathroom went into no granite wall of piss. WTF!
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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:38 pm

BDKJMU wrote:Kickoff coming up- JMU fans filling all of Sec H and part of I. Some more scattered here and there. I'd say 14k, 2k JMU. Of course will have 1-2k late arrivals.

1st bathroom went into no granite wall of piss. WTF!


NW bathroom is granite.

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:52 pm

3-0 Delaware on 55 yd field goal

9:05 1st

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:59 pm

7-3 JMU

6:57 1st

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Postby Grizalltheway » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 pm

I bet 89 loves these JMU uniforms!

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:23 pm

10-7 Delaware

12:07 2nd

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Postby BDKJMU » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:38 pm

Wondering where JMU's All Maerican TE #88 was. Just found out for 4 weeks with mono. Sucks for JMU.
UD loses a starting LB to injury.
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Re: #1 JMU @ unranked UD - Game Thread

Postby BDKJMU » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:43 pm

TD JMU off of backward pass!
Houston: 27-1, 26-0 vs IAA. Made JMU Football Great Again. 1st Yankee/A-10/CAA team ever to go undefeated in league play in back to back seasons.
THE STREAK:
26 straight over I-AA
25 straight wins.
19 straight over CAA.
16 straight at home.
6 straight playoff wins


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