Incarnate Word Cardinals football

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Incarnate Word Cardinals football
2017 Incarnate Word Cardinals football team
Incarnate Word UIW logo.png
First season 2009
Athletic director Mark Papich (Interim)
Head coach Larry Kennan
6th year, 19–36 (.345)
Stadium Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
Seating capacity 6,000
Field surface Hellas Matrix
Location San Antonio, Texas
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Southland Conference
Past conferences Lone Star Conference
All-time record 29–57–0 (.337)
Colors Red, White, and Black[1]
              
Mascot Red Cardinal
Marching band Marching Cardinals
Rivals Abilene Christian
Outfitter Adidas
Website uiwcardinals.com
For information on all University of the Incarnate Word sports, see Incarnate Word Cardinals.

The Incarnate Word Cardinals football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of the Incarnate Word located in San Antonio, Texas. The team originally competed in NCAA Division II as members of the Lone Star Conference. In 2013, the school moved to Division I. For the 2013 season Incarnate Word competed as a member of the Southland Conference for all sports except football. Football competed with an 11-game schedule as an Independent. Incarnate Word began playing Southland football in the 2014 season. The team plays its home games at the 6,000 seat Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. They are coached by Larry Kennan.

History[edit]

UIW held its first team practice on August 27, 2008, and began competing as an NCAA Division II independent on August 29, 2009.

Conference Affiliations

Coaches

Name Seasons Record Pct.
Mike Santiago 2009–2011 10–18–0 .357
Todd Ivicic 2011* 0–3–0 .000
Larry Kennan 2012–Present 19–36–0 .345

*Ivicic served as interim head coach for the final three games of 2011, completing Santiago's third season as coach

Year-by-year results[edit]

Year Subdivision Conference Division Overall Conference Coach
GP Win Loss Tie Pct. GP Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
2009 II Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Mike Santiago
2010 II Lone Star South 11 3 8 0 .273 10 3 7 0 .300 12th Mike Santiago
2011 II Lone Star N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 7 2 5 0 .286 6th Mike Santiago
2012 II Lone Star N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 8 1 7 0 .125 9th Larry Kennan
2013 FCS Independent N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Larry Kennan
2014 FCS Southland N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 8 2 6 0 .250 9th Larry Kennan
2015 FCS Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 9 5 4 0 .556 4th Larry Kennan
2016 FCS Southland N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 9 3 6 0 .333 8th Larry Kennan
2017 FCS Southland N/A - - - - - - - - Larry Kennan
Totals 86 29 57 0 .337 51 16 35 0 .314

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Stadium[edit]

Incarnate Word home football games are played on campus at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. Benson Stadium was dedicated on September 1, 2008 and currently seats 6,000 people. It is named after Tom Benson and his wife Gayle, whose generous monetary donations helped start up the UIW football team. Record stadium attendance of 6,498 was recorded in a game against Houston Baptist on November 17, 2016. Incarnate Word currently has an overall home record at the stadium of 19–25.

All-time record vs. Southland teams[edit]

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current Southland opponents:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First Last
Abilene Christian 2 6 0 .250 Lost 1 2010 2016
Central Arkansas 0 1 0 .000 Lost 1 2013 2013
Houston Baptist 4 0 0 1.000 Won 4 2013 2016
Lamar 1 3 0 .250 Won 1 2011 2016
McNeese State 0 3 0 .000 Lost 3 2014 2016
Nicholls State 2 1 0 .667 Lost 1 2014 2016
Northwestern State 2 1 0 .667 Won 2 2014 2016
Sam Houston State 0 5 0 .000 Lost 5 2012 2016
Southeastern Louisiana 1 3 0 .250 Lost 1 2013 2016
Stephen F. Austin 0 3 0 .000 Lost 3 2014 2016
Totals 12 26 0 .316

Record against FBS competition[edit]

Overall (0–2)

Season Opponent Division Result Score Record
2015 UTEP C-USA L 17–27 0–1
2016 Texas State Sun Belt L 17–48 0–2
2017 Fresno State Mountain West TBD TBD TBD
2018 New Mexico Mountain West TBD TBD TBD
2018 North Texas C-USA TBD TBD TBD
2020 Baylor Big 12 TBD TBD TBD
Total 0–2

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2017 2018 2019 2020
at Fresno State at New Mexico at Baylor
at Sacramento State at North Texas
vs Prairie View A&M

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Cardinals in the NFL[edit]

Former UIW players on active NFL rosters[edit]

Name Position Team
Cole Wick TE Detroit Lions

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Approved Logos and Word Marks - Visual Corporate Identity Committee". Uiw.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Incarnate Word Cardinals football history". College Football Reference. August 29, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Future Football Schedules". UIW Athletics. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Momentous Day for UIW Football". UIW Athletics. April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 

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