More Social Experiment: What are our chances of beating Delaware St?

Submitted by Lordfoul on October 4th, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Comments have slowed to a trickle on the Iowa thread, so lets get to the next matchup:

What are Michigan's chances, in your opinion, of getting a win in two weeks vs. Delaware St?

My take: 99%

As before I will only count between 1-99% This is why:

100% = The Horror has to have taught us something.
0% = You are a shameful troll obviously out to screw up my data.

And again, +1 from me for all serious answers.



October 4th, 2009 at 9:25 PM ^


I was not allowed to put in 100%, but I figured my guess was more realistic than 99.9 to the infinity degree.


October 4th, 2009 at 9:30 PM ^

we lose to del. st. there's just no way. i know some of us are wary of thinking that as a result of app. st and toledo but del. st's not even close to either of those teams. they are horrible even for d-1aa

EDIT: i think i'll get double pleasure from that win as i'm a delawarean that hates del. st.


October 4th, 2009 at 9:47 PM ^

is just a terrible school, pure garbage. especially after they talked for so long about how we at univ. of delaware wouldn't play them, were afraid to play them, etc. we then beat them 48-7 the first time we played and 27-17 this year.

D.C. Wolverine

October 4th, 2009 at 9:59 PM ^

I remember the media freak-out about Delaware not ever playing Del. St. I remember one ESPN commentator even played the race card. It helps when you have Flacco at QB. Most of the people I meet when I visit Delaware aren't too high on the univ. of Delaware either though.


October 5th, 2009 at 9:20 PM ^

Hold on. Are you saying that App State had a 10% chance of beating us, or that we had only a 10% chance of beating them? With a healthy Mike Hart for four quarters and a not out-of-synch Henne, we'd have won going away.


October 4th, 2009 at 9:42 PM ^

Do you 99%-ers really believe that if Michigan and Delaware State played 100 times, Delaware State would only win once? Michigan has a huge talent and coaching advantage, but this is still college football and upsets happen.


October 4th, 2009 at 10:21 PM ^

Comparing FBS 2007 National Champion Appalachian State to an average FBS Delaware State team is ill-informed and disrepective of the 2007 Mountaineers.

Appalachian State finished 2007 ranked #44 in the Sagarin ratings, just above #47 MSU that the #21 Michigan beat in a comeback 28-24 win. In contrast, Delaware State is ranked #177 in the most recent Sagarin ranking.

Final 2007 Sagarin rankings

Most Recent 2009 Sagarin rankings

That we could be beaten by the #44 team in 2007 (with 3 NFL draftees that year) has nothing to do with the likelihood of being beaten by a #177 team. Nor does the near loss of Iowa to 2009 FBS Championship contender Northern Iowa.

D.C. Wolverine

October 4th, 2009 at 10:08 PM ^

As previous games have shown us anything can happen in college football. I just have a hard time believing that Del. St. could pull this off, based on just talent levels alone. Delaware State is not all that amazing for a I-AA school.


October 4th, 2009 at 10:23 PM ^

I'd love to see DR play at least an entire half to have him get in rhythm. This could be the game where not only DR but other folks get to play some quality time (assuming we have a comfortable lead).