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Delaware In-Game Thread

Too hot for this 'Pard!  Heat Index at 92 (Corrected 95!!!) Good frickin God..

Let's get it on!!!
The Maroon

All right screw it - I'll say it - I think we lose big...
edge29

The f-in stream just went down!!! Wtf!
The Maroon

Their Lead RB is out -

And their qb is AWFUL (judging by the first two throws)
The Maroon

The Maroon wrote:
Their Lead RB is out -

And their qb is AWFUL (judging by the first two throws)


Separated elbow - NOT something I want to see happen to anybody.
65Pard

We couldn't run, completed a pass.....Will Frank learn?
The Maroon

65Pard wrote:
We couldn't run, completed a pass.....Will Frank learn?


For some reason they seem hell bent on passing  -this is the battle of bad coaching..(update - they just completed their 1st)
edge29

We need a better pass rush.
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
We need a better pass rush.


I don't feel like they need to pass
The Maroon

Dante Lonardo nice stop on 4th down.

43 yard field goal and it's 3-0 Hens
edge29

The Maroon wrote:
edge29 wrote:
We need a better pass rush.


I don't feel like they need to pass


No. But if they continue to pound we'll need penetration from the DL. Good start by Lonardo!
The Maroon

Defense playing well so far - but they need the offense to at least get some first downs so they can get some rest.
The Maroon

Special teams play continues to impress
bethlehempard

65Pard wrote:
We couldn't run, completed a pass.....Will Frank learn?

It's the element of surprise. After CCSU no rational person would expect this.
Lehigh is quickly down 6-0 to Nova.
edge29

The Maroon wrote:
Special teams play continues to impress


Haha!! Are we drinking tonight?
The Maroon

no way that's a fumble
The Maroon

INSTANT REPLAY BABY!
The Maroon

Over under on Laubach and Joseph saying "pitch and catch" - 25
edge29

Wow!  Some physical play by the OL!!
The Maroon

Nice drive for Lafayette right now - they're confused on D
The Maroon

OK - we're going to ride Reed
edge29

Gawd I wish we could run the ball 😏
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
Gawd I wish we could run the ball 😏


We're rolling - better than I thought so far. 3-3
The Maroon

What series of events led to Fordham scheduling Elizabeth City state?
The Maroon

Lonardo's a beast so far.

Still waiting for the Hens to figure out they don't need to pass.
edge29

The Maroon wrote:
What series of events led to Fordham scheduling Elizabeth City state?


I read somewhere that it was Columbia pulling out of their series.
bethlehempard

More first downs (5-4) and yards (76-6Cool in the first quarter.
Also stopping them on third down, maybe 1/5 now.
The Maroon

Isaiah Avent representing Bethlehem well!!
The Maroon

bethlehempard wrote:
More first downs (5-4) and yards (76-6Cool in the first quarter.


My prediction for us to lose big is in trouble!

First bad pass by Reed costs us a first down.
bethlehempard

Only the Invisible Hand of the Marquis can explain that UD drop.
Delaware is one for six on third?
The Maroon

Delaware can't get in any rhythm - dropped a sure TD..I mean DROPPED
edge29

The Maroon wrote:
Delaware can't get in any rhythm - dropped a sure TD..I mean DROPPED


They have some athletes that look the part but that's about it.
The Maroon

I'm not going to disparage the institution - but Delaware is making some STUPID mistakes
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
The Maroon wrote:
Delaware can't get in any rhythm - dropped a sure TD..I mean DROPPED


They have some athletes that look the part but that's about it.


They look less than spectacular so far. I'm not altogether convinced we can't pull this one out...
edge29

I have said this a hundred times. Our offense scheme is terrible!
The Maroon

Avent  missed ALL of last year. I'm hoping he's just cramping...
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
I have said this a hundred times. Our offense scheme is terrible!


We ran the wrong route - that isn't the scheme is it?
edge29

[quote="The Maroon:55503"]
edge29 wrote:
I have said this a hundred times. Our offense scheme is terrible!


We ran the wrong route - that isn't the scheme is it?[/quote


No. I'm talking overall scheme. Odd, sideways running plays.  No deep zone passes. I continually scratch my head when we're on O.
65Pard

So far it's looking like only Frank can prevent a victory
The Maroon

Lehigh up 14-6 on 'Nova!

Maybe scholarships are doing something...
bethlehempard

The passing game is covering up other sins. Can that continue?
Still we are darn near completing a great first half.
The Maroon

We can't run on first down can we?
edge29

65Pard wrote:
So far it's looking like only Frank can prevent a victory


BINGO!!!!
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
65Pard wrote:
So far it's looking like only Frank can prevent a victory


BINGO!!!!


Honestly - they look inept. We can actually do this
bethlehempard

LC has 31 rushing yards. UD has 28 passing yards.
The Maroon

CALL A DAMN TIMEOUT
edge29

The Maroon wrote:
CALL A DAMN TIMEOUT


Nope. Frank is thrilled with 3-3
The Maroon

All right - I've seen worse clock management
bethlehempard

UD.  Lafayette
1st Downs 8 7
3rd down efficiency 1-7 2-7
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total Yards 127 109
Passing 31 78
Comp-Att 4-11 8-17
Yards per pass 2.8 4.6
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Rushing 96 31
Rushing Attempts 22 15
Yards per rush 4.4 2.1
Penalties 3-40 1-4
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 0 1
edge29

Who else is surprised? ✋
65Pard

Without Blew Hen dropped passes, we would probably be trailing.
flyfisher

Delaware typically plays stupid. we can beat these guys with a break or two
bethlehempard

Definitely. That was an amazing drop. They had a couple more but that was monumental.
But also if we could run, or recognize that we can't, we might be ahead.
All whining aside, maybe a huge victory is on the way. We need a break. A TO or run back or more bad DU penalties.
I am no expert but this is nothing like the Raymond/Keeler teams I used to watch.
Andy

Let's open up the passing game and get this thing!
The Maroon

Andy wrote:
Let's open up the passing game and get this thing!


The stars are aligning for us - they don't look anything like the Delaware of old..
The Maroon

Screw it - I'll say it, Frank's a better coach than Brock
bethlehempard

From the go hens board:

I get frustrated with myself thinking anything will change year to year. We knew what Brock was after year 1. I've said this over and over. In what world is it OK to say you need t least 4 years to be great. I earn my living in corporate America. You don't deliver in year 1, you're out. Brock's smart though. He suckered everyone into his 4 year plan so he could build his resume and earn.

***Brock was earning $275,000 as Rutgers's OC. His starting UD salary was estimated at $300,000 in 2013. That doesn't seem extreme even if he gets camp/show money in addition.
Franks Tanks

Told you guys Delaware is no longer special in FCS football. These guys are big and athletic however , and worried they will wear us down in the heat.

Please stop trying to run the ball.  It is brutal.  I will post theories about our running game later.  In the meantime we need a lucky break or two to steal this one!
The Maroon

bethlehempard wrote:
From the go hens board:

I get frustrated with myself thinking anything will change year to year. We knew what Brock was after year 1. I've said this over and over. In what world is it OK to say you need t least 4 years to be great. I earn my living in corporate America. You don't deliver in year 1, you're out. Brock's smart though. He suckered everyone into his 4 year plan so he could build his resume and earn.


Yeah those dudes aren't happy...We're getting excited and they're ticked. Clearly different expectations
bethlehempard

And WE GOT IT!!!!

All shock and excitement and hope aside, not a real pretty game. 6-3.
That's beautiful.
The Maroon

Damn, perfect call. Thought for sure we had it.

6-3 though!
edge29

Smh. I'll admit it...I was hoping for Searfoss.
Franks Tanks

Yes, but we just blew it there.  I saw that throw back coming a mile away, and it worked perfectly!  Ugh, those are those "inches" in a game people talk about.
The Maroon

We're the fricking better team here. This ain't no fluke. I would say we got lucky on the dropped TD but apparently he did the same thing last week.

We HAVE to close the deal here.
edge29

Oh no...Where's Powe???
Franks Tanks

Yes, we need a TD (captain obvious). As great as our D is playing Delaware is going to score at least one TD.
The Maroon

Franks Tanks wrote:
Yes, we need a TD (captain obvious). As great as our D is playing Delaware is going to score at least one TD.


I don't know - their coach seems plain inept, and when he does call the right play they screw it p.
Franks Tanks

Yes, Brock is poor.  If I were him I wouldn't throw another pass the whole game.
edge29

Is Brock calling the O?
The Maroon

The Maroon wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
Yes, we need a TD (captain obvious). As great as our D is playing Delaware is going to score at least one TD.


I don't know - their coach seems plain inept, and when he does call the right play they screw it p.


All right - we're going to get a quick test of that theory as Delaware's having success running it
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
Is Brock calling the O?


Probably not - I thought of that after I posted it.
Franks Tanks

That 1st down was a killer.  Hopefully we can hold to a FG.
The Maroon

OK - all of their run plays have  been successful. Let's see if the Hens get stupid now.
The Maroon

Honestly - why the hell have they been passing at all?
bethlehempard

Nova 26 - Lehigh 21 LU has the ball 4 minutes left.
HC 21-13 UNH near the half.
Georgwtown is losing to Duquesne.
Delaware is going to get its *** kicked in the CAA.
Well there is the Hens TD.

Now reality sets in. Two years zero TDs against this team.
Franks Tanks

Never mind.  This is what happens when a running team gets late in the game.  Our D is fighting hard, but we need something from m the 0.  Unfortunately I think we are toast hers, but I hope I'm wrong.
Franks Tanks

The Maroon wrote:
Honestly - why the hell have they been passing at all?


They shouldn't pass at all, especially against us.  Our pass D is better than run D
The Maroon

Franks Tanks wrote:
Never mind.  This is what happens when a running team gets late in the game.  Our D is fighting hard, but we need something from m the 0.  Unfortunately I think we are toast hers, but I hope I'm wrong.


We needed that TD
65Pard

Why are we trying to be what we are not???  Frank needs to retire.
Franks Tanks

Offense is inept.  Feels like we have a 5% chance to score again.  Shame we can't be average at certain positions of n offense, as our D is solid.
edge29

I'll keep repeating myself. Our offense is crap. Slow riding, sideway runs.  Our receivers are never "open".  It's either a great effort by our receivers or play action seams up the middle. That's all we have.

Mean while Holy Cross and Lehigh receivers are wide open. 😏
bethlehempard

Correction: Georgetown is losing to Marist, Bucknell is losing to Duquesne. Lehigh lost to Nova.

FIRE BROCK!

We need another break.
The Maroon

I saw 3 personal fouls  by Malcom Brown...

BUt I don't know if targeting was one of them
edge29

I don't know how Drew is still standing.
Franks Tanks

65Pard wrote:
Why are we trying to be what we are not???  Frank needs to retire.


What are we trying to be?  Not being glib, would love to know what our offense has been trying to do for 7 years.  Mickey Fein offense had no identity, and rarely does anything exceptionally well.
The Maroon

Franks Tanks wrote:
65Pard wrote:
Why are we trying to be what we are not???  Frank needs to retire.


What are we trying to be?  Not being glib, would love to know what our offense has been trying to do for 7 years.  Mickey Fein offense had no identity, and rarely does anything exceptionally well.


I'm with you - I have no idea what the hell we're doing.
Franks Tanks

edge29 wrote:
I'll keep repeating myself. Our offense is crap. Slow riding, sideway runs.  Our receivers are never "open".  It's either a great effort by our receivers or play action seams up the middle. That's all we have.

Mean while Holy Cross and Lehigh receivers are wide open. 😏


Agree.  Offense has only done well when we had great individual efforts from kids like Ross Scheurman and Mark Ross.  Otherwise it is exactly ad you describe.
edge29

Franks Tanks wrote:
edge29 wrote:
I'll keep repeating myself. Our offense is crap. Slow riding, sideway runs.  Our receivers are never "open".  It's either a great effort by our receivers or play action seams up the middle. That's all we have.

Mean while Holy Cross and Lehigh receivers are wide open. 😏


Agree.  Offense has only done well when we had great individual efforts from kids like Ross Scheurman and Mark Ross.  Otherwise it is exactly ad you describe.


The D gave it a great effort for as long as they could. The O did is in...just like last year.
The Maroon

It's still a one possession game...Right...

Kind of speaks to our confidence in the O
pardfan

edge29 wrote:
Oh no...Where's Powe???


Where's Powe?
bethlehempard

The league could end Week 2 with no two-win teams.
Well ... This was more interesting than expected but we need goddam TDs.
The spread was 11. Dammit.
65Pard

Seen this movie too many times
edge29

Like I mentioned...how come we are not that wide open??  F it. I'll say it...time for changes in '17.
bethlehempard

Something we used to play after big games and as appropriate now as in the old days:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIPxlFzDi0

I'm going to crank it and have another bottle.
Good efforts tonight. We are what we are.

I have won the battle against myself.

We are what we are, I have faint hopes for a miracle but we couldn't score from the 11. Those teams don't win.

I can't get no .....

Give Blake a shot.
BillS

65Pard wrote:
Seen this movie too many times
Hey what's the problem we're probably better this year,we might be a 2 or 3 win team and Frank is in his final year of his contract  Wink
The Maroon

edge29 wrote:
Like I mentioned...how come we are not that wide open??  F it. I'll say it...time for changes in '17.


Were you the only one of us who didn't call for change in '16, or '15?



I thought only Andy stuck with Frank through it all.   Cool
edge29

bethlehempard wrote:
Something we used to play after big games and as appropriate now as in the old days:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIPxlFzDi0

I'm going to crank it and have another bottle.
Good efforts tonight. We are what we are.

I have won the battle against myself.

We are what we are, I have faint hopes for a miracle but we couldn't score from the 11. Those teams don't win.

I can't get no .....


Ain't that the truth. What can you expect from a school that gives a failed bball coach a different job/title for life?  I'm out...done.
Andy

pardfan wrote:
edge29 wrote:
Oh no...Where's Powe???


Where's Powe?


Cramps it looked like
bethlehempard

I didn't expect a win. I did expect a touchdown.
Fire a coach? What does that mean?
Our coaches could walk down Cattell Street and shoot somebody and not get fired.
bethlehempard

Delaware   Lafayette
1st Downs 16 11
3rd down efficiency 3-12 2-13
4th down efficiency 1-1 0-0
Total Yards 342 189
Passing 66 111
Comp-Att 5-15 14-31
Yards per pass 4.4 3.6
Interceptions thrown 0 2
Rushing 276 78
Rushing Attempts 47 29
Yards per rush 5.9 2.7
Penalties 7-84 4-34
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles lost 1 0
Interceptions thrown 0 2
Possession 33:33 26:27

So we played tough with a CAA team for more
Than half the game. Maybe we got a few wins left.

JMU 56 - CCSU 21

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