2018 Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions football team

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2018 Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions football
Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions wordmark.svg
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
2018 record2–9 (1–5 SWAC)
Head coachCedric Thomas (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJermaine Gales (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJuan Navarro (1st season)
Home stadiumGolden Lion Stadium
(Capacity: 16,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Alcorn State x$   6 1         9 3  
Alabama A&M   5 2         6 5  
Jackson State   4 3         5 5  
Alabama State   3 4         4 7  
Mississippi Valley State   1 6         1 10  
West Division
Southern xy   6 1         7 4  
Grambling State   4 3         6 5  
Prairie View A&M   4 3         5 6  
Texas Southern   1 6         2 9  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   1 6         2 9  
Championship: Alcorn State 37, Southern 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions football team represents the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Golden Lions are led by first-year head coach Cedric Thomas and play their home games at Golden Lion Stadium in Pine Bluff, Arkansas as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Lions finished the 2017 season 2–9, 1–6 in SWAC play to finish in last place in the West Division.

On November 20, 2017, head coach Monte Coleman was fired.[1] He finished at APBU with a ten-year record of 40–71.

Preseason[edit]

SWAC football media day[edit]

During the SWAC football media day held in Birmingham, Alabama on July 13, 2018, the Golden Lions were predicted to finish last in the West Division.[2]

Media poll[edit]

West Division
Predicted finish Team Votes
1 Grambling State 96
2 Southern 78
3 Prairie View A&M 65
4 Texas Southern 31
5 Arkansas–Pine Bluff 30

Presason All-SWAC Team[edit]

The Golden Lions had three players at four positions selected to Preseason All-SWAC Teams.

Offense[edit]

1st team

KeShawn Williams – Sr. RB

Defense[edit]

2nd team

Kevin Agee – Sr. DL

Special teams[edit]

1st team

Jamie Gillan – Sr. P

KeShawn Williams – Sr. KR

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.Morehouse College*L 30–345,734
September 86:00 p.m.Cumberland*
  • Golden Lion Stadium
  • Pine Bluff, AR
W 55–02,326
September 156:00 p.m.at No. 3 South Dakota State*L 6–9014,526
September 226:00 p.m.Prairie View A&M
  • Golden Lion Stadium
  • Pine Bluff, AR
L 13–622,675
September 296:30 p.m.at FIU*ESPN+L 9–5514,937
October 62:30 p.m.Jackson State
  • Golden Lion Stadium
  • Pine Bluff, AR
L 27–30
October 202:00 p.m.at Mississippi Valley StateL 47–48 2OT
October 272:00 p.m.at Grambling StateL 38–45 OT
November 32:30 p.m.Alabama A&M
  • Golden Lion Stadium
  • Pine Bluff, AR
L 14–4513,500
November 104:00 p.m.at SouthernL 24–5618,060
November 172:00 p.m.at Texas SouthernW 15–10

Game summaries[edit]

Morehouse College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maroon Tigers 7 21 0 6 34
Golden Lions 0 20 3 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2017 APBU, 23–10

Cumberland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0
Golden Lions 7 31 14 3 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at South Dakota State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 6 0 0 0 6
No. 3 Jackrabbits 28 21 21 20 90
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Prairie View A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 35 14 6 7 62
Golden Lions 3 7 0 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–48–4 2017 PVAM, 35–12

at FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 3 0 3 3 9
Panthers 17 21 17 0 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Jackson State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0
Golden Lions 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–25–1 2017 PVAM, 34–27

at Mississippi Valley State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 0
Delta Devils 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–22–1 2017 MVSU, 38–31

at Grambling State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 0
Tigers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–33–2 2017 GRAM, 31–26

Alabama A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Golden Lions 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–17 2017 ALAM, 27–14

at Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 0
Jaguars 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–48–4 2017 SU, 47–40

at Texas Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 0
Tigers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–26–1 2017 TXSO, 24–10

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