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Friday, October 16, 2009

Delaware State are No Strangers to the state of Michigan

Before the Hornets take the field against the University of Michigan, little do every sports fan know that the Delaware State Hornets' football team are no strangers to the Great Lake state of Michigan.

Let's give them a little history lesson shall we?

September 2, 2006 the Hornets took over Labor Day weekend with a 34-14 win over Florida A&M in the Detroit City Football Classic. A lot of people in Detroit didn't know who Delaware State University was. Guess what? The hornets let the people in Detroit know who the Hornets was by making their mark in Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Two defensive touchdowns to start the game thanks to Stephon Hopkins and Russell "The Hitman" Reeves, then the offensive running game prove to be effective as Emmanuel March rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown while quarter back Vashon ran for a 11 yard scored to secured the win.

Hornets head coach AL Lavan coached at Eastern Michigan from 2002-2003. During his one year tenure, he was a running backs coach and a interim head coach where he won two of his three games he coached.

Offensive Coordinator Doug Sams was head coach of Northern Michigan from 2002-2005.

The hornets have some Michigan experience but they will in a dog fight with the Wolverines who are 4-2 and looking to forget the upset of what happen to Division I-AA opponent Application State back when they beat Michigan in September 2007.