2018 Colgate Raiders football team
|2018 Colgate Raiders football|
Patriot League champion
|FCS Coaches||No. 7|
|2018 record||10–2 (6–0 Patriot)|
|Offensive coordinator||Chris Young (5th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Paul Shaffner (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Andy Kerr Stadium|
|2018 Patriot League football standings|
|No. 8 Colgate $^||6||–||0||10||–||2|
Rankings from STATS Poll
The 2018 Colgate Raiders football team represented Colgate University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Dan Hunt and played their home games at Andy Kerr Stadium. They were a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 10–2, 6–0 in Patriot League play to be Patriot League champions. They received the Patriot League's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where, after a first round bye, they defeated James Madison in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to North Dakota State. Following the season, they were awarded the Lambert Division I FCS Cup by the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Metropolitan New York Football Writers, signifying the Raiders as the best team in the East in Division I FCS.
The Raiders finished the 2017 season 7–4, 5–1 in Patriot League play to finish in a tie for the Patriot League championship with Lehigh. Due to their head-to-head loss over Lehigh, they did not receive a bid to the FCS Playoffs.
Award watch lists
|Buck Buchanan Award||Nick Wheeler||DE||JR|
Preseason coaches poll
The Patriot League released their preseason coaches poll on July 26, 2018, with the Raiders predicted to finish as Patriot League champions.
|Predicted finish||Team||Votes (1st place)|
Preseason All-Patriot League team
The Raiders placed ten players on the preseason all-Patriot League team.
James Holland, Jr. – RB
Thomas Ives – WR
Max Hartzman – OL
Jovaun Woolford – OL
Nick Wheeler – DL
T.J. Holl – LB
Tyler Castillo – DB
Abu Daramy-Swaray – DB
Alec Wisniewski – DB
Chris Puzzi – K
|September 1||1:00 p.m.||Holy Cross||Stadium||W 24–17||5,304|
|September 8||3:30 p.m.||at No. 20 New Hampshire*||NBCS BOS||W 10–3||11,433|
|at ||Cancelled [a]|
|September 22||1:00 p.m.||Lafayette||Stadium||W 45–0||7,753|
|September 29||6:00 p.m.||at William & Mary*||No. 24||Cox Yurview||W 23–0||9,191|
|October 6||12:00 p.m.||at Bucknell||No. 21||Stadium||W 27–3||2,007|
|October 13||12:00 p.m.||Cornell*||No. 20||Stadium||W 31–0||3,112|
|October 27||1:00 p.m.||Georgetown||No. 16||Stadium||W 38–0||1,827|
|November 3||1:00 p.m.||at Fordham||No. 12||Stadium||W 41–0||2,591|
|November 10||12:30 p.m.||at Lehigh||No. 10||Stadium||W 48–6||6,633|
|November 17||12:00 p.m.||at Army*||No. 8||CBSSN||L 14–28||26,086|
|December 1||1:00 p.m.||No. 6 James Madison*||No. 9||ESPN3||W 23–20||6,418|
|December 8||12:00 p.m.||at No. 1 North Dakota State*||No. 9||ESPN||L 0–35||16,404|
- This game has been cancelled in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.
at New Hampshire
|No. 20 Wildcats||0||3||0||0||3|
at William & Mary
|No. 24 Raiders||10||6||7||0||23|
|No. 21 Raiders||0||17||3||7||27|
|No. 20 Raiders||7||3||14||7||31|
|No. 16 Raiders||0||24||0||14||38|
|No. 12 Raiders||14||17||0||10||41|
|No. 10 Raiders||7||20||21||0||48|
|No. 8 Raiders||0||0||7||7||14|
James Madison–Second Round
|No. 6 Dukes||7||3||3||7||20|
|No. 9 Raiders||3||3||14||3||23|
at North Dakota State–Quarterfinals
|No. 9 Raiders||0||0||0||0||0|
|No. 1 Bison||7||7||14||7||35|
- "ECAC Announces 2018 Football Teams of the Year and Lambert Awards". ECACsports.com. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- "FCS football: 2018 Buck Buchanan Award watch list announced". August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
- "Patriot League - Patriot League Football Preseason Major Awards, Poll and All-League Honors Announced (7.26.18)". patriotleague.org.
- "2018 Football Schedule". Colgate University Athletics. Retrieved 15 May 2018.