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The Delaware football[1] team represented Delaware College (now the University of Delaware) in college football competition. Playing their home games in Newark and Wilmington, Delaware, the football program started in 1889. Delaware was coached by Herbert Rice from 1900 to 1901, Clarence A. Short in 1902 and 1906, Nathan Mannakee in 1903 to 1905, E. Pratt King in 1907, and William McAvoy from 1908 to 1909. The five head coaches compiled a 27−41−7 record from 1900−1909. Rice recorded a combined 7−7−1 record from 1900 to 1901, finishing his Delaware coaching career with a 16−20−4 record in five seasons. Short had an 8−6−1 record in his two years as coach, Mannakee posted an 8−13−2 record in three seasons, Pratt had a 0−5−1 record in his one year, and McAvoy tallied a 4−10−2 record in his first two seasons as head coach. McAvoy went on to have a 42−43−13 as Delaware head coach in twelve total seasons.

Contents: 1900 -1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1904 - 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909


1900Edit

1900 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1900 record2–3–1
Head coachHerbert Rice (4th season)
Seasons
← 1899
1901 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 6at Franklin & MarshallLancaster, PennsylvaniaL 10–28
October 13at Johns HopkinsBaltimore, MarylandL 0–5
October 27at Pennsylvania Military CollegeChester, PennsylvaniaW 17–0
November 7at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaT 5–5
November 10at UrsinusCollegeville, PennsylvaniaL 0–12
November 29HahnemannNewark, DelawareW 34–0

1901Edit

1901 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record5–4–0
Head coachHerbert Rice (5th season)
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 21WilliamsonNewark, DelawareW 5–0
October 5Maryland Agricultural CollegeNewark, DelawareW 24–6
October 12at SwarthmoreSwarthmore, PennsylvaniaL 0–10
October 19HaverfordNewark, DelawareW 6–0
October 29Franklin & MarshallNewark, DelawareL 2–21
November 2at RutgersNew Brunswick, New JerseyW 6–5[2]
November 9Johns HopkinsNewark, DelawareL 0–28
November 16St. John'sNewark, DelawareL 5–32
November 29Lebanon ValleyNewark, DelawareW 5–0

1902Edit

1902 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1902 record3–5–1
Head coachClarence A. Short (1st season)
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 4at SwarthmoreSwarthmore, PennsylvaniaL 0–12
October 11WashingtonNewark, DelawareW 27–0
October 18at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaL 0–41
October 25Maryland (Baltimore)Newark, DelawareW 6–0
November 1at FordhamNew York, New YorkW 17–10
November 8at St. John'sAnnapolis, MarylandL 0–10[3]
November 15RutgersNew Brunswick, New JerseyL 12–15
November 19at Pennsylvania Military CollegeChester, PennsylvaniaL 12–17
November 28Maryland Agricultural CollegeCollege Park, MarylandT 0–0

1903Edit

1903 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1903 record4–4
Head coachNathan Mannakee (1st season)
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3WashingtonNewark, DelawareW 27–0
October 10RutgersWilmington, DelawareW 5–0
October 14Wilmington Conference AcademyNewark, DelawareW 23–0
October 17at SwarthmoreSwarthmore, PennsylvaniaL 0–11
October 24St. John'sWilmington, DelawareL 0–5
November 7Western MarylandWilmington, DelawareL 6–16
November 14at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaL 0–37
November 27Maryland Agricultural CollegeWilmington, DelawareW 16–0

1904Edit

1904 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1904 record1–5–1
Head coachNathan Mannakee (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1903
1905 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 8at Pennsylvania Military CollegeChester, PennsylvaniaL 0–4
October 15at SwarthmoreSwarthmore, PennsylvaniaL 0–41
October 22at FordhamNew York, New YorkL 0–12
October 29at Seton HallSouth Orange, New JerseyL 0–26
November 5at RutgersNew Brunswick, New JerseyT 6–6
November 11at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaL 0–17
November 24Maryland Agricultural CollegeWilmington, DelawareW 18–0

1905Edit

1905 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1905 record3–4–1
Head coachNathan Mannakee (3rd season)
Seasons
← 1904
1906 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 7WilliamsonNewark, DelawareW 17–0
October 14at Johns HopkinsBaltimore, MarylandL 0–11
October 21at WashingtonChestertown, MarylandT 6–6
October 28RutgersNewark, DelawareL 0–10
November 4WashingtonNewark, DelawareW 11–0
November 8at Pennsylvania Military CollegeChester, PennsylvaniaL 6–12
November 18at FordhamNew York, New YorkL 0–4
November 30Maryland Agricultural CollegeNewark, DelawareW 12–0

1906Edit

1906 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1906 record5–1–0
Head coachClarence A. Short (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29Medico–Chirurgical CollegeNewark, DelawareW 10–0
October 13at Johns HopkinsBaltimore, MarylandW 5–0
October 20at WashingtonChestertown, MarylandW 9–0
October 27at RutgersNew Brunswick, New JerseyW 4–0
November 3at Pennsylvania Military CollegeChester, PennsylvaniaW 12–0
November 10at FordhamNew York, New YorkL 4–16

1907Edit

1907 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1907 record0–5–1
Head coachE. Pratt King (1st season)
Seasons
← 1906
1908 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 5WilliamsonNewark, DelawareL 0–5
October 12at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaL 0–12
October 17Western MarylandNewark, DelawareL 0–22
October 26RutgersNewark, DelawareL 0–39
November 2at Franklin & MarshallLancaster, PennsylvaniaL 0–28
November 9at Johns HopkinsBaltimore, MarylandT 0–0

1908Edit

1908 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1908 record3–4–1
Head coachWilliam McAvoy (1st season)
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3WilliamsonNewark, DelawareL 0–6
October 10at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaL 0–11
October 17at BucknellLewisburg, PennsylvaniaL 0–13
October 31WashingtonNewark, DelawareW 12–0
November 7at RutgersNew Brunswick, New JerseyT 6–6
November 14at Johns HopkinsBaltimore, MarylandW 9–0
November 21Franklin & MarshallNewark, DelawareW 15–0
November 26at Western MarylandWestminster, MarylandL 4–15

1909Edit

1909 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
ConferenceIndependent
1909 record1–6–1
Head coachWilliam McAvoy (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1908
1910 →
DateOpponentSiteResult
October 2WilliamsonNewark, DelawareT 0–0
October 9at HaverfordHaverford, PennsylvaniaL 0–3
October 23at GettysburgGettysburg, PennsylvaniaL 10–23
October 30at SwarthmoreSwarthmore, PennsylvaniaL 0–46
November 6at WashingtonChestertown, MarylandL 0–34
November 13Western MarylandNewark, DelawareL 6–11
November 20at Franklin & MarshallLancaster, PennsylvaniaL 0–23
November 25Lebanon ValleyNewark, DelawareW 6–0

Decade totalsEdit

  • Final record:27–41–7
  • Points scored:458
  • Points against:790
  • Point differential:–332

ReferencesEdit

  1. From the program's first season in 1889 through the 1910 season, Delaware did not have an official nickname. It was not until 1911 that they became known as the Fightin' Blue Hens.
  2. "Delaware College Wins: Defeats Rutgers After a Hard Game, Six to Five". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 12. November 3, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29576542/delaware_college_wins_defeats_rutgers/.
  3. p. 67 Delaware College Yearbook 1904

External linksEdit

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