Delaware FCS Football 2023 Playoff Capsule


Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens


2023 Record: 8-3, 6-2
Coach: Ryan Carty
Big Wins: 9/23 New Hampshire (29-25), 10/7 Duquesne (43-17)
Bad Losses: 11/4 Elon (27-33), 11/18 Villanova (7-35)
Statistical Leaders:
Rushing: Marcus Yarns, RB, 846 yards
Passing: Ryan O’Connor, QB, 1,907 yards
Receiving: Jourdan Townsend, WR, 564 yards
Tackles: Jackson Taylor, LB, 97
Sacks: Chase McGowan, DE, 5.0
Interceptions: Khalil Dawsey, DB, 3
2023 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 160.2 (38th in nation, 5th in conference)
Passing Offense: 274.4 (14, 4)
Total Offense: 434.6 (16, 4)
Scoring Offense: 34.9 (9, 3)
Rushing Defense: 140.5 (50, 4)
Pass Defense: 195.3 (40, 5)
Total Defense: 335.8 (39, 5)
Scoring Defense: 19.4 (19, 4)
Turnover Margin: 0.40 (34, 6)
Sacks: 1.70 (78, 10)
Sacks Allowed: 2.60 (90, 11)
Recent Playoff Appearances:
2022First RoundDefeated Saint Francis
2022Second RoundLost to South Dakota State
2020First RoundDefeated Sacred Heart
2020QuarterfinalsDefeated Jacksonville State
2020SemifinalsLost to South Dakota State
2018First RoundLost to James Madison
2010Second RoundDefeated Lehigh
2010QuarterfinalsDefeated New Hampshire
2010SemifinalsDefeated Georgia Southern
2010ChampionshipLost to Eastern Washington
2007First RoundDefeated Delaware State
2007QuarterfinalsDefeated Northern Iowa
2007SemifinalsDefeated Southern Illinois
2007ChampionshipLost to Appalachian State
2004First RoundDefeated Lafayette
2004QuarterfinalsLost to William & Mary
2003First RoundDefeated Southern Illinois
2003QuarterfinalsDefeated Northern Iowa
2003SemifinalsDefeated Wofford
2003ChampionshipDefeated Colgate
2000First RoundDefeated Portland State
2000QuarterfinalsDefeated Lehigh
2000SemifinalsLost to Georgia Southern
1997First RoundDefeated Hofstra
1997QuarterfinalsDefeated Georgia Southern
1997SemifinalsLost to McNeese State
1996First RoundLost to Marshall
1995First RoundDefeated Hofstra
1995QuarterfinalsLost to McNeese State
1993First RoundDefeated Montana
1993QuarterfinalsLost to Marshall
1992First RoundDefeated Samford
1992QuarterfinalsDefeated Louisiana Monroe
1992SemifinalsLost to Marshall
1991First RoundLost to James Madison
*all team stats through 11/11