2017 West Florida Argonauts football team

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2017 West Florida Argonauts football
ConferenceGulf South Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
2017 record11–4 (5–3 GSC)
Head coachPete Shinnick (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJammie Deese (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDarian Dulin (1st season)
Home stadiumBlue Wahoos Stadium
(Capacity: 5,038)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 West Alabama $^   7 1         10 3  
#2 West Florida ^   5 3         11 4  
#21 Delta State ^   5 3         9 4  
#19 West Georgia ^   5 3         9 4  
Valdosta State   5 3         5 4  
North Alabama   5 3         5 5  
Florida Tech   3 5         5 6  
Mississippi College   1 7         1 9  
Shorter   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AFCA Poll

The 2017 West Florida Argonauts football team represented the University of West Florida in the 2017 NCAA Division II football season. They were led by second-year head coach Pete Shinnick. The Argonauts played their home games at Blue Wahoos Stadium and were members of the Gulf South Conference.

Schedule[edit]

West Florida announced its 2017 football schedule on February 1, 2017. The schedule consists of 6 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Argonauts will host GSC foes Delta State, Mississippi College, North Alabama, and Valdosta State, and will travel to Shorter, West Alabama, West Florida, and West Georgia.[1]

The Argonauts will host two of the three non-conference game against Chowan of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Midwestern State of the Lone Star Conference and will travel to Missouri S&T of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 p.m at Missouri S&T* Allgood–Bailey StadiumRolla, MO W 20–16   2,000
September 9 6:00 p.m. No. 16 Midwestern State* Blue Wahoos StadiumPensacola, FL Canceled[a]
September 16 6:00 p.m. Chowan* Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, FL BLAB TV W 51-23   4,554
September 23 6:00 p.m. Valdosta State Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, FL BLAB TV L 19-30   5,416
September 30 7:00 p.m. at Florida Tech Florida Tech Panther StadiumMelbourne, FL ESPN3 W 23-21   3,422
October 6 6:00 p.m. Mississippi College Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, FL BLAB TV W 28-14   4,976
October 14 4:00 p.m. No. 21 Delta Statedagger Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, FL BLAB TV L 25-28   5,458
October 21 1:00 p.m. at Shorter Barron StadiumRome, GA W 42-29   1,075
October 28 4:00 p.m. at No. 25 West Alabama Tiger StadiumLivingston, AL ESPN3 L 18-35   6,999
November 4 4:00 p.m. North Alabama Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, FL ESPN3 W 30-7   5,590
November 11 2:00 p.m. at No. 24 West Georgia University StadiumCarrollton, GA W 34-29   4,217
NCAA Division II Playoffs
November 18 12:00 p.m. at No. 16 Wingate* Irwin Belk StadiumWingate, NC ESPN3 W 31-0   1,567
November 25 1:00 p.m. at West Georgia University Stadium • Carrollton, GA BLAB TV W 17-14   1,993
December 2 12:00 p.m. at No. 17 West Alabama Tiger Stadium • Livingston, AL W 28-21   6,105
December 9 12:00 p.m. at No. 3 IUP* Miller StadiumIndiana, PA ESPN3 W 27-17   2,509
December 16 6:00 p.m. vs. No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce* Children's Mercy ParkKansas City, KS ESPN2 L 27-37   4,259
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central.
^[a] The game between Midwestern State and West Florida was cancelled in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irma.[2]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final 
AFCA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR RV 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UWF Announces 2017 Football Schedule" (Press release). University of West Florida Department of Athletics. February 1, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "UWF Cancels All Home Athletic Events This Weekend" (Press release). University of West Florida Department of Athletics. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.