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Colgate, Delaware in title game

Dec. 19, 2003 at 1:38 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Delaware faces No. 4 seed Colgate Friday night at Chattanooga, Tenn. in the Division I-AA football title game.

Delaware Coach K.C. Keeler was a linebacker under Harold "Tubby" Raymond when the Blue Hens won the Division II national title in 1979. He took over for Raymond last year and has his alma mater back in the Division I-AA title game in just his second season.

Keeler, who has a career playoff record of 24-7, also knows what it is like to be a bridesmaid. He took Rowan College to the Division III title game five times, and five times he came away a loser.

Colgate has won 21 straight games and is trying to complete a 16-0 season. The Red Raiders would join the 1894 Yale team as the only schools in NCAA history to win as many as 16 games in one season. Delaware (14-1) has won five national championships but none since 1979.

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