2011 Norfolk State Spartans football team

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2011 Norfolk State Spartans football
Norfolk State Spartans Wordmark.jpg
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Champions
FCS Playoffs First Round vs Old Dominion, L 18–35
Conference Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #19
FCS Coaches #22
2011 record 9–3 (7–1 MEAC)
Head coach Pete Adrian (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Blackwell
Defensive coordinator Mark DeBastiani
Home stadium William "Dick" Price Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#19 Norfolk State ^   7 1         9 3  
Bethune-Cookman   6 2         8 3  
South Carolina State   6 2         7 4  
Florida A&M   5 3         7 4  
Hampton   5 3         7 4  
Howard   4 4         5 6  
Morgan State   4 4         5 6  
North Carolina A&T   4 4         5 6  
Delaware State   1 7         3 8  
North Carolina Central   1 7         2 9  
Savannah State   1 7         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2011 Norfolk State Spartans football team represented Norfolk State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Spartans were led by seventh year head coach Pete Adrian and played their home games at William "Dick" Price Stadium. They are a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 9–3, 7–1 in MEAC play to win the conference championship. They received the conference's automatic bid into the FCS playoffs where they lost in the first round to Old Dominion.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM Virginia State* William "Dick" Price StadiumNorfolk, VA (Labor Day Classic) SSC W 37–3   17,357
September 10 1:00 PM at #24 (FBS) West Virginia* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN3 L 12–55   51,911
September 17 1:00 PM at Howard William H. Greene StadiumWashington, D.C. W 23–9   4,063
September 24 1:30 PM at Charleston Southern* Buccaneer FieldCharleston, SC W 33–3   1,933
October 1 4:00 PM #22 South Carolina State William "Dick" Price Stadium • Norfolk, VA SSC W 17–14   10,137
October 8 1:00 PM at Delaware State Alumni StadiumDover, DE W 38–21   3,198
October 15 4:00 PM Hampton William "Dick" Price Stadium • Norfolk, VA (Battle of the Bay) SSC W 34–24   19,556
October 20 7:30 PM Bethune-Cookman #24 William "Dick" Price Stadium • Norfolk, VA ESPNU L 6–14   10,053
October 29 2:00 PM North Carolina A&Tdagger William "Dick" Price Stadium • Norfolk, VA SSC W 14–10   18,752
November 5 5:00 PM at Savannah State Ted Wright StadiumSavannah, GA W 45–3   4,193
November 12 1:00 PM at Morgan State #22 Hughes StadiumBaltimore, MD W 47–14   5,329
November 26 1:30 PM at #10 Old Dominion* #19 Foreman Field • Norfolk, VA (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 L 18–35   19,818
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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