Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 17:09
Delaware vs. William & Mary
Time: Saturday at 7 p.m.
Location: Zable Stadium
About the teams:
About Delaware: The Hens begin conference play on the heels of a 19-3 victory over Bucknell. The team sits at 3-0, and is ranked No. 14 in the nation. They have started 4-0 just twice in the last eight seasons. Delaware defeated the Tribe 21-0 last season.
About William & Mary: The Tribe are 0-3, with losses to Maryland, Lafayette and CAA rival Towson. They were picked to finish seventh in the CAA preseason coaches’ poll. William & Mary has not started 0-4 since 1981.
Why the Hens can win:
Delaware has simply been better than the Tribe so far. The Hens have thrown for almost 300 more yards, while outrushing William & Mary as well. The Hens defense, meanwhile, is ranked ninth in the country in scoring, allowing 12.67 points per game.
Why the Hens could lose:
The Hens may have a better record, but this is their first road game of the season and their first conference game. Playing at home at night, William & Mary will likely be highly motivated to upset Delaware and earn their first victory of the season. The Hens must watch out for wide receiver Tre McBride, who has accounted for well over half the team’s passing yardage.
228.0: The number of yards gained William & Mary has averaged per game.
363.7: Delaware’s average yards per game this season.
61: Total number of points the Hens have outscored William & Mary by in 2012, 98 to 37.
William & Mary will be hoping to avoid an 0-4 start, but they don’t have the talent to top Delaware. Hurley continues his stellar play in this game.
William & Mary 7