2018 Colgate Raiders football team

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2018 Colgate Raiders football
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Patriot League champion
ConferencePatriot League
Ranking
STATSNo. 8
FCS CoachesNo. 7
2018 record10–2 (6–0 Patriot)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorChris Young (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorPaul Shaffner (6th season)
Home stadiumAndy Kerr Stadium
(Capacity: 10,221)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Colgate $^   6 0         10 2  
Holy Cross   4 2         5 6  
Georgetown   4 2         5 6  
Lehigh   2 4         3 8  
Lafayette   2 4         3 8  
Fordham   2 4         2 9  
Bucknell   1 5         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
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.[1]

Previous season[edit]

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.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Award Player Position Year
Buck Buchanan Award[2] Nick Wheeler DE JR

Preseason coaches poll[edit]

The Patriot League released their preseason coaches poll on July 26, 2018, with the Raiders predicted to finish as Patriot League champions.[3]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Colgate 71 (11)
2 Lehigh 63 (3)
3 Fordham 45
4 Holy Cross 40
T–5 Bucknell 31
T–5 Lafayette 31
7 Georgetown 13

Preseason All-Patriot League team[edit]

The Raiders placed ten players on the preseason all-Patriot League team.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11:00 p.m.Holy CrossStadiumW 24–175,304
September 83:30 p.m.at No. 20 New Hampshire*NBCS BOSW 10–311,433
September 151:00 p.m.at Furman*ESPN3 Cancelled [a]
September 221:00 p.m.Lafayettedagger
  • Andy Kerr Stadium
  • Hamilton, NY
StadiumW 45–07,753
September 296:00 p.m.at William & Mary*No. 24Cox YurviewW 23–09,191
October 612:00 p.m.at BucknellNo. 21StadiumW 27–32,007
October 1312:00 p.m.Cornell*No. 20
  • Andy Kerr Stadium
  • Hamilton, NY (rivalry)
StadiumW 31–03,112
October 271:00 p.m.GeorgetownNo. 16
  • Andy Kerr Stadium
  • Hamilton, NY
StadiumW 38–01,827
November 31:00 p.m.at FordhamNo. 12StadiumW 41–02,591
November 1012:30 p.m.at LehighNo. 10StadiumW 48–66,633
November 1712:00 p.m.at Army*No. 8CBSSNL 14–2826,086
December 11:00 p.m.No. 6 James Madison*No. 9
ESPN3W 23–206,418
December 812:00 p.m.at No. 1 North Dakota State*No. 9ESPNL 0–3516,404
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[4]

  1. ^ This game has been cancelled in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.

Game summaries[edit]

Holy Cross[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 0 3 14 17
Raiders 14 10 0 0 24

at New Hampshire[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 10 0 0 10
No. 20 Wildcats 0 3 0 0 3

Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 0 0 0 0 0
Raiders 15 21 9 0 45

at William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Raiders 10 6 7 0 23
Tribe 0 0 0 0 0

at Bucknell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Raiders 0 17 3 7 27
Bison 0 0 3 0 3

Cornell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 0 0 0 0 0
No. 20 Raiders 7 3 14 7 31

Georgetown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoyas 0 0 0 0 0
No. 16 Raiders 0 24 0 14 38

at Fordham[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Raiders 14 17 0 10 41
Rams 0 0 0 0 0

at Lehigh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Raiders 7 20 21 0 48
Mountain Hawks 0 6 0 0 6

at Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Raiders 0 0 7 7 14
Black Knights 7 7 0 14 28

FCS Playoffs[edit]

James Madison–Second Round[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Dukes 7 3 3 7 20
No. 9 Raiders 3 3 14 3 23

at North Dakota State–Quarterfinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Raiders 0 0 0 0 0
No. 1 Bison 7 7 14 7 35

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS RV RV RV RV 24 21 20 17 16 12 10 8 9 8 
Coaches RV RV 25 24 23 20 17 13 11 11 8 6 7 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ECAC Announces 2018 Football Teams of the Year and Lambert Awards". ECACsports.com. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "FCS football: 2018 Buck Buchanan Award watch list announced". August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Patriot League - Patriot League Football Preseason Major Awards, Poll and All-League Honors Announced (7.26.18)". patriotleague.org.
  4. ^ "2018 Football Schedule". Colgate University Athletics. Retrieved 15 May 2018.