1 Delaware State University 2008 Football Quick Facts General Information Location...Dover, Del Founded Enrollment...3,756 President... Dr. Allen Sessoms Faculty Representative... Dr. Jan Blade Director of Athletics...Rick Costello Nickname... Hornets Colors... Columbia Blue (PMS 297) & Red (PMS 199) National Affiliation... NCAA Div. I FCS Conference... Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Stadium...Alumni Stadium Capacity...7,000 Surface... Artificial A-Turf Press Box Phone... (302) History First Year of Football All-Time Record All-Time MEAC Record Conference Titles... Six ( 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 07) All-Time Playoff Record Coaching Staff Head Coach...Al Lavan Alma Mater...Colorado State/1968 Record at DSU (.644)/four seasons Career Record (.646) (2-1 as interim head coach at Eastern Michigan, 2003) Football Office Phone... (302) Football Office Fax... (302) Assistant Coaches Rayford Petty... Defensive Coordinator Doug Sams...Offensive Coordinator Renato Diaz...Running Backs Ed Sanders... Defensive Backs Curtis Thomas...Wide Receivers Bobby Jones... Defensive Line Derek Hall... Special Teams Lawrence Livingston...Offensive Line Mike Gallagher...Tight Ends Blake Saunders...Video Coordinator Equipment Manager...Mark Springs Sports Medicine...Bill Yanowsky Administrative Assistant... Edna Piper Team Information 2007 Overall Record (5-0 home, 5-2 away) 2007 MEAC Record (4-0 home, 4-0 away) Conference Finish... MEAC Champions Final National Rankings...15 th (Sports Network) th (Coaches)...18 th (AGS)... 2 nd (SBN) Offense... Multiple Defense Lettermen Returning (34) Offense...17 Defense...15 Specialists...2 Lettermen Lost (24) Offense...12 Defense...10 Specialists...2 Starters Returning/Lost (13/11) Offense... 7/4 Defense... 6/5 Specialists...-/2 Top Returners Rushing Kareem Jones (Sr.), 169 carries for 705 yards, 4.2 avg., 2 TD; Chris Strothers (r-sr.), 102 carries for 335 yards, 3.3 avg.; Passing Vashon Winton (r-sr.) 153-of-259 for 1,618 yards, 12 TD, 6 Int.; Receiving Derrick McNeil (Sr.) 23 catches for 313 yards, 13.6 avg.; Larrone Moore (Jr.), 13 catches for 152 yards, 11.7 avg.; Defense Josh Pope (Jr.), 57.5 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 2 FF; Ronn Spinner, Jr. (Sr.), 47 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries; Jackie Watkins (Sr.), 39.5 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 interception Results (10-2, 8-0 MEAC) Sept. 1 Costal Carolina W, ,248 Sept. 8 at Florida A&M* W, ,327 Sept. 15 at Kent State L, ,455 Sept. 29 at #13 Hampton* W, ,195 Oct. 4 Bethune-Cookman* W, ,239 Oct. 13 at North Carolina A&T* W, ,934 Oct. 20 Morgan State* W, ,446 Oct. 27 at South Carolina St.* W, ,388 Nov. 2 at Winston-Salem St. W, ,432 Nov. 10 Norfolk State* W, (OT) 6,682 Nov. 17 Howard* W, ,985 Nov. 23 at #13 Delaware** L, ,765 *-MEAC Game **-NCAA FCS Playoff Game Athletic Media Relations Asst. AD for Media Relations/FB Contact...Paul Dodson Office Phone...(302) Office Fax...(302) Mailing Address... DSU Athletic Media Relations N. DuPont Hwy...Dover, DE Dodson s Cell...(813) Dodson s Assist. Media Relations Director... Dennis Jones Office Phone...(302) Jones Cell...(302) Jones ... DSU Athletics Website...
2 2008 Delaware State University Football Schedule Date Opponent Site Time Thurs., Sept. 4 FLORIDA A&M* Alumni Stadium 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 13 at Kent State Kent, Ohio TBD Sat., Sept. 20 Open date Sat., Sept. 27 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE Alumni Stadium 7:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 HAMPTON* Alumni Stadium 1:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 at Bethune-Cookman* Daytona Beach, Fla. 4:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 NORTH CAROLINA A&T* Alumni Stadium 1:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 at Morgan State* Baltimore, Md. 1:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* Alumni Stadium 1:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8 WINSTON-SALEM STATE Alumni Stadium 1:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at Norfolk State* Norfolk, Va. 1:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22 at Howard* Washington, D.C. 1:00 p.m. Dates subject to change; Times to be announced at a later date. Home games bolded and in CAPS. *-MEAC games
3 Delaware State Overall Team Statistics (as of May 22, 2008) TEAM STATISTICS DSU OPP SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS INT RETURNS: #-YARDS KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS Average Per Game PUNTS-YARDS Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME... 30:23 29:07 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS... 52/160 60/174 3rd-Down Pct... 32% 34% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS... 7/15 10/25 4th-Down Pct... 47% 40% SACKS BY-YARDS MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES % % RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS % % PAT-ATTEMPTS % % ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game... 5/4120 7/12928 Neutral Site Games... 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Delaware State Opponents
4 Delaware State Overall Individual Statistics (as of May 22, 2008) RUSHING GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long JONES,Kareem McBRIDE,Shaheer STROTHER,Chris HUDSON,Brandon WINTON,Vashon STROTHER,Chris SHREWSBURY,Adam WILDER,Alimayo NORVILLE,Lennox Total MOORE,Laronne Opponents BROWN,Eddie MCNEIL,Derrick INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Avg TD Long CONNER,Kevin BRITE,Josh GREEN,Akeem BEVERLY,James ROBINSON,Ryan TAYLOR,Ollie RUSSELL,Akiel TEAM KENNARD,Andre Total WATKINS,Jackie Opponents ROMAIN,James REEVES,Russell PASSING GP-GS Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G Total Opponents WINTON,Vashon TEAM KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long TAYLOR,Ollie JONES,Kareem MOORE,Laronne Total HUDSON,Brandon Opponents STROTHER,Chris WATKINS,Jackie RECEIVING GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G McBRIDE,Shaheer SHREWSBURY,Adam McBRIDE,Shaheer JONES,Kareem MCNEIL,Derrick SEWELL,Eric JONES,Kareem Total STROTHER,Chris Opponents MOORE,Laronne SAVEDGE,Dennis FUMBLE RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long GRIGGS,William COVINGTON,Blake GREEN,Akeem EVERETT,Ocatvius ROBINSON,Ryan SHREWSBURY,Adam HUDSON,Brandon NORVILLE,Lennox MENDES,Joe POSTELL,Jeff ROMAIN,James SEWELL,Eric McCOY,Reggie Total Total Opponents Opponents
5 Delaware State Overall Individual Statistics (as of May 22, 2008) PATs SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G GAERTNER,Peter WINTON,Vashon McBRIDE,Shaheer JONES,Kareem WINTON,Vashon STROTHER,Chris SHREWSBURY,Adam SHREWSBURY,Adam GREEN,Akeem NORVILLE,Lennox JONES,Kareem MOORE,Laronne HUDSON,Brandon BROWN,Eddie POSTELL,Jeff MCNEIL,Derrick GRIGGS,William CONNER,Kevin SEWELL,Eric BRITE,Josh STROTHER,Chris TAYLOR,Ollie NORVILLE,Lennox TEAM McCOY,Reggie Total REEVES,Russell Opponents FLICKINGER,Riley Total Opponents PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct Lg Blk BRITE,Josh GAERTNER,Peter GAERTNER,Peter FLICKINGER,R Total Opponents FG SEQUENCE Delaware State OPPONENTS KICKOFFS No. Yds Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn Coastal Carolina 48,(30) (27),(23) Florida A&M 31,(34),(36) 37 FLICKINGER,Riley Kent State - 22,(40) GAERTNER,Peter Hampton (28),41,38 30,(33) Total Bethune-Cookman (28) (39),43 Opponents North Carolina A&T (32),(45) - Morgan State 35,(42),57,(45),(34),(43) (36) South Carolina State 53,(38) (25),(38),(37),34 Winston-Salem State (25),(22),(37) - Norfolk State Univ. (39),(28) - Howard (24),(33) 56 Delaware - (22) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.
6 Delaware State Overall Individual Statistics (as of May 22, 2008) ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G JONES,Kareem McBRIDE,Shaheer MOORE,Laronne STROTHER,Chris HUDSON,Brandon MCNEIL,Derrick WINTON,Vashon SHREWSBURY,Adam NORVILLE,Lennox GREEN,Akeem GRIGGS,William SAVEDGE,Dennis EVERETT,Ocatvius COVINGTON,Blake WATKINS,Jackie WILDER,Alimayo BROWN,Eddie SEWELL,Eric ROBINSON,Ryan POSTELL,Jeff CONNER,Kevin RUSSELL,Akiel ROMAIN,James BRITE,Josh TAYLOR,Ollie TEAM Total Opponents
7 Delaware State Overall Defensive Statistics (as of May 22, 2008) Tackles Sacks- ---Pass Def--- -Fumbles- Blkd DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP-GS Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf REEVES,Russell GREEN,Akeem POPE,Josh SPINNER,Ronn ROUSE,Kelly ROBINSON,Ryan WATKINS,Jackie McCOY,Reggie HURST,Tyron WILDER,Alimayo KENNARD,Andre SEWELL,Eric HUDSON,Brandon RUSSELL,Akiel ROMAIN,James DUNN,Fabian NORVILLE,Lennox MENDES,Joe STRUMS,Jerome JONES,Jamaal CONNER,Kevin CONLEY,B.J GABLE,Michael MORGAN,Phil ASUEGA,Keola FLICKINGER,Riley COVINGTON,Blake ADJEI,Francis STROTHER,Chris RANDALL,Jason JOHNSON,Deon SHREWSBURY,Adam TAYLOR,Ollie TM TEAM MARTIN,Johnny SINGH,Chris NEWMAN,John McBRIDE,Shaheer BANKS,Stanley MOORE,Laronne CARROLL,Andre Total Opponents
8 Delaware State Red-Zone Results (as of May 22, 2008) Delaware State Inside Opponent Red-Zone Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs ---- Failed to score inside RZ ---- Date Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game Sep 01 Coastal Carolina... W *Sep 08 at Florida A&M... W Sep 15 at Kent State... L *Sep 29 at Hampton... W *Oct 04 Bethune-Cookman... W *Oct 13 at North Carolina A&T.. W *Oct 20 Morgan State... W *Oct 27 at South Carolina State W Nov. 2 at Winston-Salem State. W *Nov 10 Norfolk State Univ... W *Nov.17 Howard... W Nov 23 at Delaware... L Totals of 46 (71.7%) Opponents Inside Delaware State Red-Zone Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs ---- Failed to score inside RZ ---- Date Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game Sep 01 Coastal Carolina... W *Sep 08 at Florida A&M... W Sep 15 at Kent State... L *Sep 29 at Hampton... W *Oct 04 Bethune-Cookman... W *Oct 13 at North Carolina A&T.. W *Oct 20 Morgan State... W *Oct 27 at South Carolina State W Nov. 2 at Winston-Salem State. W *Nov 10 Norfolk State Univ... W *Nov.17 Howard... W Nov 23 at Delaware... L Totals of 39 (74.4%)