Monday, November 12, 2012 - 3:57pm
VIDEO:Keeler, UD look to go out on high note
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Delaware football coach K.C. Keeler says a successful season depends on two things...staying healthy and winning the close games...and he says Delaware has done neither this year.
Keeler says for the third straight week, Delaware had a chance to win against a ranked team and just came up short, losing to Richmond, 23-17.
Keeler says once again, the breaks didn't go their way...although he also says good teams make their own breaks.
Still, Keeler has confidence in this crew, noting that the players still available are talented, just inexperienced...and he says that always hurts in the close games.
This week's opponent, Villanova, is ranked 21st this week, with a 7-3 record and 5-2 in the conference....and only assured of a spot in the FCS playoffs with a win over the Blue Hens.
Delaware and Villanova are longtime rivals, and he says they've done a remarkable turnaround since last year, when they went 1-7 in the conference.
Keeler says this Villanova team has a good quarterback, runs the ball very well, and is very disciplined on defense, much like their championship team of a couple of years ago.
Keeler says they want to go out on a winning note for the seniors, like linebacker Paul Worrilow and wide receiver Nihja White, two players who have been among the best at their positions in the long history of Delaware football.
Keeler says they've been developing character over the past three weeks and he thinks that could lead to a win on senior day this Saturday.
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