Fort Hays State Tigers football

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Fort Hays State Tigers football
FHSU Athletics wordmark.svg
First season 1902 (1902)
Athletic director Curtis Hammeke
Head coach Chris Brown
9th season, 49–31 (.613)
Stadium Lewis Field Stadium
(Capacity: 6,362)
Year built 1936
Field surface Artificial
Location Hays, Kansas
NCAA division Division II
Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Past conferences Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
All-time record 455–495–55 (.480)
Conference titles 11
Rivalries Nebraska–Kearney (main)
Emporia State
Colors Black and Gold[1]
         
Fight song Go! You Hays Tigers!
Mascot Victor E. Tiger
Marching band Tiger Marching Band
Outfitter Under Armour
Website www.fhsuathletics.com

The Fort Hays State Tigers football program represents Fort Hays State University in college football. They participate in Division II sports within the NCAA in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).[2] The team plays their home games in Lewis Field Stadium, located on the Fort Hays State University campus in Hays, Kansas.

Fort Hays State's football program dates back to 1902.[3] The Tigers claimed have claimed 11 conference championships, including a recent MIAA conference championship in the 2017 season.[3]

Seasons[edit]

Chris Brown era[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Chris Brown (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2011–present)
2011 Chris Brown 4–7 3–6 T–6th
2012 Chris Brown 5–6 4–6 T–9th
2013 Chris Brown 6–5 4–5 8th
2014 Chris Brown 7–4 7–4 T–4th
2015 Chris Brown 8–4 8–3 T–3rd L Mineral Water Bowl
2016 Chris Brown 8–4 7–4 T–4th W Heart of Texas Bowl
2017 Chris Brown 11–1 11–0 1st
Chris Brown: 50–30 45–27
Total: 50–30
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Source:[3]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1917 Kansas Conference W.G. Speer 7–0–0 6–0–0
1921 George Woodward 6–1–0
1934 Central Intercollegiate Conference Jack Riley 6–2–1 4–1–0
1935 James J. Yeager 8–2–0 3–1–0
1936 Paul D. Waldorf 6–3–0 4–0–0
1954 Ralph Huffman 7–2–0 4–1–0
1966 Wayne McConnell 3–1–0
1976 Bill Giles 5–4–0 5–1–0
1993 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Bob Cortese 8–4–0 6–1–0
1995 8–2–2 6–0–1
2017 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Chris Brown 11–0 11–0
Total Conference championships: 11
† Denotes co-champions

All-time record vs. current MIAA teams[edit]

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current MIAA opponents as of the end of the 2015 season:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First Meeting
Central Missouri 4 9 0 .308 Lost 1 1964
Central Oklahoma 4 7 0 .364 Won 3 1955
Emporia State 35 53 2 .400 Won 3 1923
Lindenwood 4 1 0 .800 Won 4 2012
Missouri Southern 14 13 1 .518 Won 4 1970
Missouri Western 11 14 1 .442 Won 1 1976
Nebraska–Kearney 28 34 1 .452 Won 6 1926
Northeastern State 3 2 0 .600 Won 3 1989
Northwest Missouri State 12 18 1 .403 Lost 12 1950
Pittsburg State 19 46 9 .318 Won 1 1925
Washburn 24 44 3 .359 Lost 1 1919
Totals 158 242 13 .398

Stadium[edit]

The Tigers have played their home games in Lewis Field Stadium since 1936.[4]

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