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Delaware's 2018 football season will begin Aug. 30 against Rhode Island.

Blue Hens’ 2018 football schedule

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UD starts with three home games

The University of Delaware football team will open the 2018 season with three straight home games at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium.

The Colonial Athletic Association on Wednesday announced the entire 2018 composite schedule for all 12 conference members, including the eight-game league schedule and three non-league opponents for each team.

The Delaware schedule will once again include a six-game home slate, including two non-league matchups and home battles against longtime league rivals Villanova and Towson.

The season will kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 30 with Delaware hosting Rhode Island and New Hampshire traveling to Maine in a pair of league contests.

In addition to Rhode Island, Towson (Oct. 27), and Villanova (Nov. 17), Delaware will also play host to non-league foes Lafayette (Sept. 8), Cornell (Sept. 15), and CAA opponent Elon (Oct. 13).

Season tickets for 2018 Delaware Football will go on sale in January. Current season tickets members will receive renewal forms shortly after the new year. Those fans interested in becoming a new season ticket member can click here to request information.

Game times and dates for annual events, including Homecoming and Parents & Family Weekend, will be announced in the spring.

Road games will include a first-time visit to NCAA FCS power and five-time national champion North Dakota State on Sept. 22 and visits to CAA opponents Richmond (Oct. 6), New Hampshire (Oct. 20), Albany (Nov. 3), and Stony Brook (Nov. 10).

Delaware will host Ivy League foe Cornell for the second straight year and take on Patriot League member Lafayette for the third time in the last four years.

The Hens will host Rhode Island and Elon for the first time since 2014, will travel to New Hampshire for the first time since 2014, and will play at Stony Brook for the second straight season.

James Madison, William & Mary, and Maine will be the three teams absent from Delaware’s schedule in 2018. It will mark the first time since 1992 that the Hens and William & Mary will not face each other. Delaware has also played JMU every year since 2013.

The CAA non‐conference schedule features 12 games against FBS opponents, including six against teams from Power 5 conferences. Every CAA team except Delaware will meet a FBS foe, but the Blue Hens will test themselves against perennial FCS power North Dakota State.

2018 Delaware Football Schedule

(* CAA game)

Thur., Aug. 30:   *Rhode Island  
Sat., Sept. 8:      Lafayette  
Sat., Sept. 15:    Cornell  
Sat., Sept. 22:    at North Dakota State
Sat., Sept. 29:    Open Date
Sat., Oct. 6:       *at Richmond
Sat., Oct. 13:     *Elon  
Sat., Oct. 20:     *at New Hampshire
Sat., Oct. 27:     *Towson
Sat., Nov. 3:      *at Albany
Sat., Nov. 10:    *at Stony Brook
Sat., Nov. 17:    *Villanova

Note: Dates subject to change. Times to be announced at a later date.

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