Hens to play Navy in 2022

NEWARK – Delaware has played its share of memorable football games against Navy over the years.

UD announced on Thursday that it’s going to revive its rivalry with the FBS Division I Midshipmen.

The Blue Hens will face Navy in 2022, marking the first time the two programs have played since 2013.

“It’s important for us to give our student-athletes the opportunity to compete against quality opponents and that’s exactly what this game signifies,” Delaware coach Danny Rocco said in a press release. “In addition, any time you play against a service academy institution it adds a little bit extra because of the dedication and sacrifice that those institutions represent.

“We know that there’s a lot of history in this series and we hope our fans are just as excited as we are.”

The two programs have met 17 times, with the last meeting coming in 2013. Navy holds the overall series advantage 10-7 with 14 of those games coming in Annapolis, Md.

The Hens are regularly scheduling FBS schools now, with upcoming games slated against N.C. State (2020), Rutgers (2021), Navy (2022) and Penn State (2023 and ’27).

Reach sports editor Andy Walter at walter@newszap.com

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