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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

MY FRIDAY Prediction with scores of Del. games and records so far of opponents - MU football note worthy vs. Delaware

For game info please go to either web site.

But I thought it is interesting that - in football- this will be for Monmouth:

1. The largest crowd (22,000) ever to see MU play

2. The highest ranked FCS opponent Monmouth has ever met (Del. is #12)

3. The first time MU has ever played a former national champion (Delaware won 1-AA in 2003)

Delaware game-by-game

Aug 30 William & Mary (2-2) Won 49-31
Sep 8 West Chester (D2, 3-1 nationally ranked #20) ) Won 41-14
Sep 15 Rhode Island (0-4) Won 38-9
Sep 22 Towson (2-2) won 27-7

Some notes..Towson beat Central Conn. State, 20-10; was buried by U Mass 36-13, W & Mary beat VMI 63-16 and Liberty 48-41; lost to #17 Va. Tech 44-3...URI has lost to Fordham (27-23), Army (14-7), and Hofstra (37-24)

My prediction: Delware, 28-7.

My MU prediction record: 2-1.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, it's a great atmosphere at UD. Are you going to be at the game?

For the inside view of the fans, check out

11:54 PM, September 26, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Yes...from the beginnings at little Stonehill College to playing at Delaware..

I wouldn't miss it.

A little sidelight..I hope to get there and be in the pressbox round 4 pm..where I hope they have the Phillies-Nats game on TV!!!

The timing seems to work out ....

Ok..back to football..someone asked about non-conf MU football games for next year...

Other than Maine at home apparently nothing has been scheduled yet as MU is having trouble finding opponents....or opponents KC would prefer to play and none are cup cakes...

Maybe MU might come up with a D2 game vs. C.W. Post which is usually pretty decent....

12:21 AM, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt UD has a TV in the embarassment they call a pressbox.

Have a good time either way.

5:17 AM, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, they might have the Phillies game on, but here's a warning: UD's press facilities are pretty poor for a facility of it's size. Despite a huge endowment, over-flowing gameday attendence and rich history of gridiron success, we haven't spent much on upgrading the stadium.
Any chance you can stop by our tailgate for a quick hello? We're right outside the main gate, and a few moments would help to set the atmosphere. We're fellow Monmouth County residents that have followed the Hens for (I'm shocked to say) 39 years.

7:44 AM, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is LoCastro playing this weekend?

8:21 AM, September 27, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: TV......uh oh!!

10:02 AM, September 27, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: TV again. Double uh, oh. I better call the guy there. I have press credentials, parking, the works.. I figured it would be a big time press the new MAC coming at MU!!!

10:05 AM, September 27, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: LoCastro. Am going over to MU today and will have all the updates ( I hope). I'll post them later this evening...

10:07 AM, September 27, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Monmouth County residents. I'd be happy to say hello if I can figure out who's who, though I plan to be there fairly early...Actually..if the Phillies lose the next two nights the TV will cease to be an issue..

10:10 AM, September 27, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To Delaware fans - what was the reaction in the Hen House when Del. lost to Albany of the NEC last year??

Now I doubt that's going to happen this year..that was a more experienced Albany team (than this MU team) vs. a younger Del team...still, losing to an NEC team would probably not have gone over well...

Actually, that result probably hurts MU as Del. will not be taking MU for granted for that reason I would think...

10:16 AM, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UD fans were shocked at last year's loss to Albany. That was to be one of many disappointments to follow. Of course, MU then went on to beat Albany.
It is further interesting to see the closeness of the game with Maine, as well as the other losses for MU this year. As a result, I will be surprised if MU doesn't have UD's full attention. UD fans want to think that we're back as an FCS power, but we'll see. The expectations are always high in Newark. (Don't pronounce like the NJ city! It is "New-Ark").
I'll take a guess at a score:
UD - 31
MU - 7

11:14 AM, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Complete shock/enger...we wanted some heads! This yeah they are a different beast though, people were worried about them taking WCU (I know d2 but still) lightly and they were up 34-0 in the 2nd quarter...

5:49 PM, September 27, 2007  

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