2017 West Florida Argonauts football team
|2017 West Florida Argonauts football|
|Conference||Gulf South Conference|
|2017 record||11–4 (5–3 GSC)|
|Head coach||Pete Shinnick (2nd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Jammie Deese (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Darian Dulin (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Blue Wahoos Stadium|
|2017 Gulf South Conference football standings|
|#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|
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.
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.
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.
|September 2||7:00 p.m||at Missouri S&T*||Allgood–Bailey Stadium • Rolla, MO||W 20–16||2,000|
|September 9||6:00 p.m.||No. 16 Midwestern State*||Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, 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 Stadium • Melbourne, 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 State||Blue Wahoos Stadium • Pensacola, FL||BLAB TV||L 25-28||5,458|
|October 21||1:00 p.m.||at Shorter||Barron Stadium • Rome, GA||W 42-29||1,075|
|October 28||4:00 p.m.||at No. 25 West Alabama||Tiger Stadium • Livingston, 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 Stadium • Carrollton, GA||W 34-29||4,217|
|NCAA Division II Playoffs|
|November 18||12:00 p.m.||at No. 16 Wingate*||Irwin Belk Stadium • Wingate, 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 Stadium • Indiana, PA||ESPN3||W 27-17||2,509|
|December 16||6:00 p.m.||vs. No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce*||Children's Mercy Park • Kansas City, KS||ESPN2||L 27-37||4,259|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #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.
- "UWF Announces 2017 Football Schedule" (Press release). University of West Florida Department of Athletics. February 1, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
- "UWF Cancels All Home Athletic Events This Weekend" (Press release). University of West Florida Department of Athletics. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.