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UD ousted from NCAA playoffs, swamped at South Dakota St.

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Donna McBride
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University of Delaware

The Blue Hen football team sees its NCAA playoff run come to a screeching halt. 

The Hens fall in the FCS national semifinals with a 33-3 loss to top-seed South Dakota State University on the road – ending their quest to reach the championship game for the first time since 2010.

The Jackrabbits harassed the UD offense all game long, limiting Delaware to 216 yards while registering 7 sacks.  Delaware’s only points came on a first quarter field goal

On the other side of the ball, UD’s defense yielded 354 yards – well above the 233 per game it had allowed coming into the contest.

Delaware ends its COVID-delayed spring season with a 7-1 record.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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