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since 2011. That’s when our founder, for South Bend. We are already hard at work on the 2019
Kendall Webb, came to myself and To kick off the season, I caught College Football America Yearbook. It
will be out this summer. If you would
Chuck Cox with the idea of doing games at Purdue, Michigan State and
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erica game. How dedicated are we? We save gameday experience at Notre Dame (I onship games and we have photos of
#RoadTripSports vacation time from our respective jobs saw them play Michigan), Webb’s day those national champions and a wrap
and use the majority of it during foot- at Fenway Park for the Harvard-Yale for those seasons, too. Plus, as a ben-
ball season. We look for weeks where game and Cox’s trip to Arizona for a efit to having a free PDF download,
were we can double up, or even triple Western States Football League dou- we’ll provide a postseason wrap with
up on games. bleheader, and in some cases the final cover photos featuring North Dakota
We even look to combine our games for those programs. State, Valdosta State and Mary Har-
YOUTUBE games with other events. Earlier in Those trips embody what we try din-Baylor. So if you see your team on
You can find our 2018, myself and Cox decided to to do at College Football America the cover, just let us know and we’ll
YouTube channel by go see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Yearbook and at RoadTripSports.com get you a copy of that edition.
searching for RoadTrip- Stadium in South Bend, Ind. As we — bring the experience of college Plus, we have season wraps on
Sports.com planned the trip we thought, “Hey, football to you through our experienc- NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and even U
what if we could go see Hamilton in es, our photo galleries, our video and Sports (Canadian college football, if
Chicago?” So we worked that out. more. We’re still growing and there you’re not familiar). And we feature
Then we said, “Well, can we find a is still so much more to experience in our CFA/RTS Starting Lineups for
football game, too?” And we did, in this great game. We look forward to it FBS, FCS, Division II and Division
North Manchester, Ind., as Manchester every season. III.
LINKEDIN College hosted Hanover College in a This first postseason edition is a It’s our postseason gift to you. Ref-
Connect with us on Division III matchup. We didn’t real- wrap-up for the season. It includes erence it whenever you need. And as
our LinkedIn page at ize at the time that we were watching our entire game log for the season, our we say, “We’ll see you down the road.”
RoadTripSports-Col- a future playoff team in Hanover. We stories and a wrap-up of each level of — Matthew Postins, Editor,
legeFootballAmerica were just trying to decide how long we college football. Of course, we have College Football America Yearbook

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OUR STAFF
CHUCK COX MATTHEW POSTINS KENDALL WEBB

Chuck Cox is associate publisher of Matthew Postins is the editor-in-chief for Kendall Webb is the publisher and founder
RoadTripSports and serves as director of ed- College Football America and has served as of RoadTripSports.com and its signature pub-
itorial content for College Football America. associate publisher of RoadTripSports since lication, College Football America Yearbook.
Cox began his journalism career as a staff its inception in August of 2010. Webb had the idea for the publication while
member of his high school newspaper, The Postins was a full-time professional sports- working on a Website of his own that included
Panther’s Paw, at Spring Hill High School in writer for 15 years, working for newspapers, every college football team in America. Having
Longview, Texas. magazines and websites in Texas and Florida. followed all levels of college football for more
Roaming around town trying to “sell ads” Most prominently, he worked as a beat than 20 years, Webb began exploring the idea of
during second period, along with asking all writer for the Charlotte Sun-Herald in Port creating a college football yearbook that would
the prettiest girls in school if they wanted to Charlotte, Fla., covering the Tampa Bay Buc- also include every team in the United States,
be interviewed for the paper, made journal- caneers. and College Football America is the result.
ism an instant hit with him. His work earned him national recognition Webb began his career in journalism by writ-
And then there was the whole sports thing. in the form of awards from the Associated ing for the Sabine High School newspaper, The
Cox enrolled in Kilgore College, where he Press Sports Editors and appearances on the Cardinal Call, in Liberty City, Texas, before
encountered one of the two greatest teachers NFL Network. moving on to Kilgore College. Webb would
and influences in his life in newspaper ad- As a sports fan, Postins has been to all immediately move into an assistant editor role
viser Bettye Craddock. While at Kilgore he four major professional league championship on KC’s award-winning newspaper, The Flare,
worked as sports editor and associate editor events, including four Super Bowls. before serving as the paper’s editor his soph-
of The Flare. In addition, Postins went to the 2000 U.S. omore year. During his tenure, The Flare was
Cox also covered high school football for Open at Pebble Beach, Calif., and the 1999 a multiple sweepstakes winner in the Texas
the Gladewater Mirror and the Longview Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Community College Journalism Association
News-Journal. in Cooperstown, N.Y. and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
After earning his Associate of Arts de- He currently covers the Dallas Cowboys “I give all the credit to Bettye Craddock,
gree from Kilgore, he moved on to Stephen for CowboysHQ.com, the Dallas Mavericks my journalism adviser and mentor who was in
F. Austin State University. It was there he for DallasBasketball.com and the Big 12 for charge of The Flare,” Webb said. “I learned ev-
encountered the second of the two greatest HeartlandCollegeSports.com. He also previ- erything I know about journalism from Bettye.”
teachers and influences in his life in newspa- ously covered the Texas Rangers and pro golf After earning his Associate of Arts from
per adviser Pat Spence. for RandHSports.com.
KC, Webb moved on to the University of Tex-
At SFA, he worked as sports editor and Previously, Postins worked for The (Cen-
as at Austin where he completed a Bachelor of
associate editor of The Pine Log, while cov- ter) Light and Champion, the Corsicana Dai-
ering high school football for the local paper, Arts degree in Journalism.
ly Sun, the Tyler Morning Telegraph and the
The Daily Sentinel. He later completed a second degree in
Denton Record-Chronicle, where he covered
Upon graduation in 1994, Cox worked Recording Industry Management at Middle
high school, college and professional sports
at several Texas newspapers, including The Tennessee State University, and is currently
in Texas.
(Center) Light & Champion, the Palestine working on his Master of Liberal Arts degree
A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State Uni-
Herald-Press, the Tyler Morning Telegraph, in journalism at Harvard University through the
versity in Nacogdoches, Texas, Postins spent
and the Denton Record-Chronicle. school’s extension studies program.
two years working for The Pine Log, the stu-
He is married to the former Betsy McMil- dent newspaper, as a sportswriter, managing When he’s not on the road, Webb enjoys
lian, and they have a dog named Gabby. editor and editor. all kinds of music and going to concerts, but
And he has way too many college football During his seven year in Nacogdoches is also a historian of country music with a col-
mini helmets. (only four in school, by the way), Postins met lection spanning the entire recorded history of
His book, “A Matter of Life and Death both Chuck Cox and Kendall Webb. the genre.
in Texas,” was published at Amazon.com in Postins can be reached by e-mail at Webb lives and works in the Nashville,
2017. mpostins@gmail.com or matthewpostins@ Tenn., area and can be reached at kendall-
He can also be found on Twitter at @Ax- yahoo.com, on Twitter at @PostinsPostcard webb@RoadTripSports.com. He can also be
eemjacks. and on Instagram at @txrangerman. found on Twitter at @RoadTripSports.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ROAD TRIP LOG........................................................... 5 FBS COACHING CHANGES....................................... 21 CFA NAIA ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS............... 33
GAMEDAY AT NOTRE DAME....................................... 8 2018 FCS STANDINGS, POSTSEASON..................... 22 2018 NJCAA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON................ 34
GAMEDAY AT HARVARD-YALE AT FENWAY........... 12 CFA FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS................ 24 NJCAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS.................... 36
GAMEDAY AT ARIZONA JUCOS................................ 14 2018 DIVISION II STANDINGS, POSTSEASON......... 25 2018 CCCAA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON............... 37
2018 FBS STANDINGS, POSTSEASON..................... 16 CFA D-II ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS.................. 27 CCCAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS................... 38
CFA FINAL TOP 130.................................................... 18 2018 DIVISION III STANDINGS, POSTSEASON........ 28 2018 U SPORTS STANDINGS, POSTSEASON......... 39
CFA FBS ALL-AMERICA TEAM.................................. 19 CFA D-III ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS................. 31 U SPORTS ALL-AMERICA TEAM, AWARDS............. 40
FBS AWARD WINNERS.............................................. 20 2018 NAIA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON................... 32

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2018 ROAD TRIP LOG
Each fall, the College Football
America crew travels the country
experiencing gameday at colleges
big and small. In 2018, we hit more
than 50 college football games from
coast to coast and traveled more
than 35,000 miles in the process.
Follow our journey on the following
pages

JUNIOR COLLEGE/
EARLY OPENERS
Game 1: Reinhardt at Bethel (TN), Tiger
Stadium, McKenzie, Tenn., Aug. 23
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

Game 2: Snow at Trinity Valley, Bruce


Field, Athens, Texas, Aug. 25
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 3: Hawaii at Colorado State,


Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, Colo.,
Aug. 25
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

WEEK 1 The Ross-Ade Brigade was all hyped up for their season opener with Northwestern, which we caught during the season’s
Game 4: Northwestern at Purdue, traditional opening weekend. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Ind.,
Aug. 30
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 5: Mississippi Valley State at


North Dakota, Alerus Center, Grand
Forks, N.D., Aug. 30
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

Game 6: Kennesaw State at Georgia


State, Georgia State Stadium, Atlanta,
Ga., Aug. 30
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 7: Utah State at Michigan State,


Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich.,
Aug. 31
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 8: Michigan at Notre Dame,


Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind.,
Sept. 1
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 9: Akron at Nebraska, Memorial


Stadium, Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 1 (game
canceled due to weather)
Prairie View A&M safety Reggie Stubblefield celebrates a play during the Panthers’ game with North Carolina Central during
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb
the MEAC-SWAC Challenge in Atlanta, Ga. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
Game 10: Stephen F. Austin at
WEEK 2 Game 14: West Florida at Midwestern
Mississippi State, Davis Wade Stadium,
Game 12: Clemson at Texas A&M, Kyle State, Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls, Game 16: Colorado State-Pueblo at
Starkville, Miss., Sept. 1
Field, College Station, Texas, Sept. 8 Texas, Sept. 8 Colorado Mines, Marv Kay Stadium,
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins Golden, Colo., Sept. 15
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox
Game 11: Prairie View A&M vs. North
Carolina Central, Georgia State Stadium, Game 13: North Alabama at Alabama WEEK 3
A&M, Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, Game 15: Houston at Texas Tech, Game 17: New Hampshire at Colorado,
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 2
Ala., Sept. 8 Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas, Colorado Stadium, Boulder, Colo., Sept.
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb Sept. 15 15
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

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2018 ROAD TRIP LOG
Game 18: Austin College at Sewanee,
Harris Stadium, Sewanee, Tenn., Sept.
15
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

WEEK 5
Game 19: Texas at Kansas State, Bill
Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan,
Kan., Sept. 29
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 20: Grambling State vs. Prairie


View A&M, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas,
Texas, Sept. 29
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 21: Harding at Arkansas-Monti-


cello, Cotton Boll Stadium, Monticello,
Ark., Sept. 29.
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

Game 22: West Florida at Delta State,


McCool Stadium, Cleveland, Miss.,
Sept. 29
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

The Grambling State dancers pose before the Cotton Bowl Classic between the Tigers and Prairie View A&M University.
WEEK 6 (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
Game 23: Texas A&T at Navarro, Tiger
Stadium, Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 6
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

WEEK 7
Game 24: Texas Tech at TCU, Amon
G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas,
Oct. 11
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 25: Minnesota at Ohio State, Ohio


Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 13
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 26: Heidelberg at Otterbein,


Memorial Stadium, Westerville, Ohio,
Oct. 13
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 27: Nebraska-Kearney at North-


west Missouri State, Bearcat Stadium,
Maryville, Mo., Oct. 13
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 28: Troy at Liberty, William


Stadium, Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 13
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb

WEEK 8
Game 29: MIles at Lane, Lane Field,
Otterbein defensive back Demetrius Shannon celebrates a play during the Cardinals’ game with Heidelberg in October.
Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 20
(RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb
WEEK 9 Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox Game 34: Arizona State at USC, Los
Game 30: Hanover at Manchester, Game 31: Baylor at West Virginia, Milan Angeles Memorial Stadium, Los Ange-
Carl W. Burt Memorial Field, North Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.V. Game 33: Seton Hill at Indiana (PA), les, Calif., Oct. 27
Manchester, Ind. Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins George P. Miller Stadium, Indiana, Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox and Penn., Oct. 27
Matthew Postins Game 32: Utah at UCLA, The Rose Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins WEEK 10
Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., Oct. 26 Game 35: Lyon at Texas Wesleyan, Far-

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2018 ROAD TRIP LOG
rington Field, Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 3
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 36: Southern Arkansas at


Ouachita Baptist, Cliff Harris Stadium,
Arkadelphia, Ark., Nov. 3
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

WEEK 11
Game 37: Glendale CC at Scottsdale
CC, DeCabooter Athletic Complex,
Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 10
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 38: Phoenix CC at Mesa CC,


Riggs Stadium, Mesa, Ariz., Nov. 10
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

WEEK 12
Game 39: Memphis at SMU, Gerald J.
Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 16
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox

Game 40: Yale vs. Harvard, Fenway


Park, Boston, Mass., Nov. 17
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb
Mary Hardin-Baylor players (from left) Raylon Hickey, Santos Villarreal and others celebrate the Crusaders’ second national
Game 41: Azusa Pacific at Tarleton title. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
State., Memorial Stadium, Stephenville,
Texas, Nov. 17 (Division II playoff game) Game 48: Army vs. Houston, Amon G.
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec.
23 (Armed Forces Bowl)
Game 42: Hardin-Simmons at Mary Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins
Hardin-Baylor, Crusader Stadium,
Belton, Texas, Nov. 17 (Division III Game 49: Boston College vs. Boise
playoff game) State, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas,
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins Texas, Dec. 26 (First Responder Bowl)
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins
WEEK 14, postseason Game 50: Texas vs. Georgia, Mer-
Game 43: Pima CC vs. Kilgore College,
cedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans,
Waco ISD Stadium, Waco, Texas,
La., Jan. 1 (Sugar Bowl)
C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl,
Staff in Attendance: Kendall Webb
Dec. 1
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox
Game 51: Eastern Washington vs. North
Dakota State, Toyota Stadium, Frisco,
Game 44: Ferris State at Ouachita Bap-
Texas, Jan. 5 (FCS National Champion-
tist, Cliff Harris Stadium, Arkadelphia,
ship Game)
Ark., Dec. 1 (Division II quarterfinal)
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins

Game 45: Mount Union vs. Mary Har- 2018 MILEAGE TOTALS
din-Baylor, Woodforest Bank Stadium, Cox: 13,220 miles
Shenahdoah, Texas, Dec. 14 (Division III Postins: 12,991 miles
National Championship Game) Webb: 9,096 miles
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins Total: 35,307 miles

Game 46: Valdosta State vs. Ferris SEVEN-YEAR TOTALS


State, McKinney ISD Stadium, McKin- Cox: 126,457 miles
ney, Texas, Dec. 15 (Division II National Postins: 80,333 miles
Championship Game) Webb: 129,293 miles
Staff in Attendance: Matthew Postins RTS Total Miles Traveled: 336,083
miles
Game 47: Ohio vs. San Diego State,
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas, Dec. 19 Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke throws the ball during the Frisco Bowl against
(Frisco Bowl) San Diego State. Rourke should be one of the top returning quarterbacks in
Staff in Attendance: Chuck Cox the Mid-American Conference when the 2019 season begins in late August.
(RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)

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our 2018 favorites

On the campus map it’s called the Main Building. To everyone else, it’s the Gold Dome, one of the more recognizable buildings at the University of Notre Dame and
one of the primary draws on gameday in South Bend, Ind. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

AN IRISH SEASON OPENER pus. I was traveling with our other College team. This particular year I was just a fan,
How Notre Dame Football America Yearbook editor, Chuck
Cox (we were in the midst of the famed No-
stumbling around and trying to figure out
where I was. I had no map and didn’t plan
opens up a college tre Dame-Green Bay double and we managed
to squeeze in a Blackhawks game that night).
ahead. So I just kept following the crowd into
what I now realize was the Hesburgh Library.

football season They have a shuttle that will take you from
the parking lot to the stadium. But we had
On one end, I saw the Knute Rockne gate for
Notre Dame Stadium. On the other end I saw
By MATTHEW POSTINS never been on campus before and we said, what everyone calls “Touchdown Jesus.”
Let’s start with the fact that I was never a “To heck with it, let’s walk.” I had just stumbled into the epicenter of
Notre Dame guy growing up. It turned out to be a great decision. As we Notre Dame gameday.
I never bought into the “Notre Dame mys- followed the crowd through the north side of Touchdown Jesus is actually the façade
tique” that I heard so much about. Sure, I campus, we could see the Gold Dome poking of the Hesburgh Library. The near-quarter
watched games growing up in Texas and I over the treetops. From there, we slipped in mile walkway between the library and the
kinda rooted to see Notre Dame lose. Unless, between a couple of buildings and then into Rockne gate serves as this nexus of what I
of course, they were playing someone I RE- the Quad. And that turned into an awakening. would call “tourist fandom.” There were just
ALLY didn’t like (this being a journalistic Being mid-October the leaves on the trees as many Notre Dame fans walking around
endeavor, I’ll keep that to myself). were every color you could imagine. Kids as there were non-Notre Dame fans walking
But I had never been to South Bend, either. and their dads were throwing the football around taking pictures and soaking things
I had never been to a Notre Dame game on around. Student organizations were cooking in. You might be saying, “Well, they do this
campus. I went in 2010 and that changed my burgers and hot dogs. It was almost disori- everywhere.” Well, no, they actually don’t.
mind completely. enting. I heard what football was like in the As I write this I’ve criss-crossed the country
I was a fan that day, and I parked in the Midwest but I had rarely experienced it to
remote parking lot on the outskirts of cam- that point. I was always covering a particular SEE IRISH ON PAGE 9
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IRISH FROM PAGE 8
to cover games on both coasts
and just about everywhere in
between. There is nothing quite
like the vibe in South Bend on
gameday.
Notre Dame changed my mind
that day in 2010. I didn’t become
a Notre Dame guy, but I thor-
oughly enjoyed the experience
and came to appreciate what it
represented in college football,
especially when you can place it
on the spectrum of experiences at
other stadiums.
When people ask me about the
best gameday experience I’ve
had, that’s the game I immedi-
ately gravitate toward. And the
opponent that day was nothing
special — Western Michigan.
No offense to the Broncos, but
that was pre-P.J. Fleck. But it’s
the experience that matters, and
if an alien landed on this planet
and asked, “What is college foot-
ball all about?” I would send that
alien to Notre Dame.
That’s why I could not wait to
get back to Notre Dame Stadi-
um in 2018. After all, it was the
Irish’s opener against Michigan.
At the time, both were in the Top
15. And things had changed at
Notre Dame, especially when
it came to the stadium. Reno-
vations, new seats and field turf
(no grass at a Notre Dame game?
Unthinkable).
So what is it like today?
Exactly the same. And more.
This time, I had a tour guide.
Our College Football America
Yearbook statistician, John Finer-
an, is a Notre Dame grad and was
my former boss in Florida when
I was covering the Tampa Bay The Basilica of the Sacred Heart towers over the Notre Dame campus and on gameday, if you feel the need, you can head
to mass and say a prayer for the Irish. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Buccaneers. For this game, he
wanted me to arrive at 2 p.m. The you get a gate). A statue of each quad provides a terrific view of wildered. Being from the South
game was at 7:30. I thought that greets fans at the door. The con- the Gold Dome (which is actu- “KFC” means Kentucky Fried
was a little nuts. But turns out he course around the stadium is ally called the Main Building, Chicken. Well, up in South Bend,
wanted to show me around. easy to walk and there’s plenty which houses the office of the it’s “K of C,” as in Knights of
First stop? We circle No- of room. university president). On this Columbus. But, in reality, most
tre Dame Stadium, which after From there, we ended up on day the trees were still lush and of the dorms and organizations
much renovation is a cool mix the north side of the stadium and green and the Dome seemed to have some sort of grilling activ-
of the old-school bowl structure that Quad I stumbled into on my be peeking between the trees. ity on gameday, which serve as
it was back in Rockne’s day and first trip. We walked down the After that it was a quick walk fund-raisers. But the K of C has
the modern facilities fans love. pathway and found Fineran’s across the quad to one of No- been grilling its steak sandwich-
Each gate is named for a former old dorm, Walsh (check). Many tre Dame’s best traditions, the es since the late 1960s. And they
Irish head coach — Rockne, Ara of the dorms retain their old- Knights of Columbus steak sand- were fantastic.
Parseghian (Fineran’s personal school granite exteriors but have wiches. As we walked Fineran After some steak it’s a short
coaching hero), Frank Leahy, been completely renovated with told me about the fact that “KFC jog to the Basilica of the Sacred
Lou Holtz and Dan Devine (ba- modern amenities. As we walked makes the best steak sandwiches
sically, you win a national title, we found that the middle of the you’ll find on campus.” I was be- SEE IRISH ON PAGE 10
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The front of the Hesburgh Library is also called ‘Touchdown Jesus.’ You can see it from parts of the far end of Notre Dame Stadium. (RoadTripSports.com photo by
Matthew Postins)

IRISH FROM PAGE 9 Irish and the opponent alike. It’s


quiet, respectful and reflective.
Heart, where Notre Dame faith- You could end up spending a lot
ful worship on gameday (it’s true of time there, whether there’s a
— as we walked over about two- game or not.
and-a-half hours before game Next up was the statue they
time a mass was just letting call “First Down Moses,” be-
out). On the doors of one of the cause the statue looks like Moses
entrances you’ll find the words is signaling for a first down. It’s
“God, Family, Notre Dame.” right by the Hesburgh Library.
Then it’s around the corner and In fact, we walked in the library,
down a short path to the Grotto. through a lobby area, out of a
The Grotto of Our Lady of door into the lawn area across
Lourdes is across from Saint from the Rockne gate. We had
Mary’s Pond A one-seventh ended up where I started so long
replica of the famed cave near ago.
Lourdes, France, where the Vir- Now there are player walks at
gin Mary appeared to 14-year- many campuses. That’s where
old Saint Bernadette on 18 oc- the players make a short walk
casions in 1858. At Notre Dame among the fans to their lock-
it’s an outdoor prayer area where er room before the game. I’ve
Catholics come to pray and light done that at other campuses. But
candles for loved ones (I lit a Notre Dame’s is completely dif-
few for family members and ferent. From the entrance to the Our tour guide, John Fineran, calls the man in this statue “his coach,” former
friends that day). It’s also a com- Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian, who was the coach when Fineran went
miseration point for fans of the SEE IRISH ON PAGE 11 to Notre Dame. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

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library, we made the entire walk
the players and coaches make
— more than a quarter-mile —
through Irish fans 10 deep along
each side. We finally emerged at
the Rockne gate entrance, which
faces the library. And that’s
where I stood as the Irish players
and coaches made their way from
the throng of Irish fans toward
the stadium entrance, high-fiving
fans and soaking in cheer after
cheer. For fun, I followed them
in through the entrance, down
the tunnel leading into the locker
room and onto the field for the
first time.
From there, you get a differ-
ent perspective. Notre Dame’s
stadium design is simple, a bowl
with two levels. They’ve add-
ed a ton of amenities, includ-
ing suites on both sides, during
what was called the Crossroads
Project. The first time I went to
Notre Dame they hadn’t started
the project yet. But thanks to this
project the stadium now featured
a great blend of the old and new.
The suites, the modern ameni-
ties, haven’t detracted from the
old-school ambiance of things
like the inside concourse, which
features billboards of old Irish
game programs from the 1920s
and 1930s. Notre Dame has tak- Notre Dame defensive back Aholi Gilman screams after making a play in the first half against Michigan. (RoadTripSports.
en great care to make sure the com photo by Matthew Postins)
new doesn’t intrude on the old.
As for being on the field?
Well, there’s simply nothing like
it. It’s a crowded sideline to be
sure, but it’s an excellent atmo-
sphere. A packed house with ev-
eryone screaming is exactly what
college football is all about.
But at Notre Dame, it’s a lit-
tle something extra. It’s that one
place you have to go just one
time, just to experience it all, if
you’re a college football fan.

Editor’s note: This story is


based on the writer’s experience
at this stadium at a particular
moment in time. If you’re going
to go to a game there, we suggest
that you check out the gameday
page on the team’s Web site
for up-to-date information on
gameday policies, parking, ame-
nities and ticket information, as Selfies were the order of the day after the Irish defeated Michigan to win their first game of the 2018 season. (RoadTrip-
those change from year to year. Sports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

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our 2018 favorites

Fenway Park is used to seeing red. But when the Harvard Crimson came to Fenway to face Yale in its annual rivalry game, the Crimson gave the stadium a different
hue. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Kendall Webb)

‘THE GAME’ AT FENWAY PARK hosting the New York Highlanders — better second AFL, and the Boston Yanks (1944-
Harvard, Yale take known as the New York Yankees starting the
following season. It took 11 innings for the
1948) and the Boston Patriots (1963-68) —
both of the National Football League — were
the home of the Red Red Sox to dispense with their eventual rivals
by a count of 7-6, but it’s likely that not too
all tenants of Fenway Park along the way, too.
The venerable stadium has hosted soccer and
Sox to renew an many noticed. The news was still dominated
by the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic just five
hockey games and was even the venue for a
1954 basketball game featuring the Harlem
days earlier en route to New York and less Globetrotters. Boxing and wrestling matches
annual rivalry than a thousand nautical miles due east of have been staged at Fenway along with many
Boston. concerts. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
By KENDALL WEBB Eventually, Boston sports fans would take once spoke to a crowd of more than 40,000 at
For more than a century, Fenway Park has notice, however. While the park was built for Fenway in 1944. Until November 17, 2018,
occupied a prominent place in both Boston’s their baseball team, it would go on to host however, there was one event, one game, it
physical landscape and the city’s sports en- many of the city’s other professional sports had never hosted.
vironment. Built upon the ancient saltwater franchises beginning with the Boston Bull- The Game.
marshes of ‘The Fens’ from which the park’s dogs of the first American Football League, The Harvard-Yale football rivalry dates
name is derived, the stadium is not just a who played one game at Fenway Park during back to Nov. 13, 1875, when the two schools
Boston landmark these days, however; it was the team’s only season in 1926. Football met on the gridiron for the first time. Their in-
also designated a national landmark during its returned a few years later when the Boston tercollegiate athletic rivalry dates back even
2012 centennial celebration when it was add- Redskins played four seasons at Fenway Park further to 1852 when the first Harvard-Yale
ed to the National Register of Historic Places. from 1933 to 1936 before moving to the na- Regatta took place on Lake Winnipesaukee’s
Fenway Park officially opened on April 20, tion’s capital.
1912, with the Boston Red Sox appropriately The Boston Shamrocks (1936-37) of the SEE FENWAY ON PAGE 12
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 12 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
The Yale Bulldogs were plenty hyped to be facing their most hated Ivy League rival in the home of the Boston Red Sox, who had won the World Series a month earlier.
(RoadTripSports.com photo by Kendall Webb)

FENWAY FROM PAGE 11 Crimson baseball team actually Indeed, Fenway itself survived For Harvard fans, the news
played the first game at the sta- plans for a new stadium in 1999 was even better. The 45-27 win
Center Harbor in New Hamp- dium in an exhibition against that would have led to the de- represented the most points a
shire. Harvard’s Crimson won the Red Sox just 11 days before struction of most of the current Harvard squad had ever scored
both the first boat race and the that official opening day contest facility. against Yale, and the victory
first football game — a 4-0 deci- against the team that would be- The ensuing public uproar ended a two-year run by the
sion on November 13, 1875. Ten come the Yankees. On April 9, played a role in thwarting those Bulldogs — the Eli’s first win-
of the next 11 games would go 1912, the Red Sox beat the boys plans, and the existing facility ning streak in the series since a
Yale’s way with one tie mixed in from Harvard, 2-0. Six days later was instead renovated with the three-year run from 1998-2000.
as the Bulldogs eventually built while the Red Sox were making plan that it will now continue to Overall, Harvard has won 18 of
an early 22-4-3 advantage in the final preparations for the start serve multiple future generations the past 24 contests in the series,
football series by 1911. of the 1912 season, the Titan- of fans over the coming decades. but Yale didn’t go away quietly
The series has tipped in Har- ic crashed into an iceberg and The fact it did survive, however, in this one.
vard’s direction in the decades slipped under the icy North At- leads to the less surprising con- Harvard dictated the pace
since including wins in 15 of lantic surface three hours later, clusion that ultimately the park early, scoring three touchdowns
the last 18 games, but due to taking more than 1,500 passen- was destined to, one day, host only to see the Bulldogs answer
the early dominance, Yale still gers with it to the ocean floor The Game. with a touchdown each time. A
holds the overall lead with a 67- more than 12,000 feet below. On a beautiful Saturday after- Yale field goal at the 8:33 mark of
60-8 record. The 1894 matchup Fenway’s official opening was noon in mid-November last fall, the third quarter finally gave the
was played at Hampden Park suddenly back page news as the it finally happened. Harvard and Bulldogs their first lead at 24-21.
in Springfield, Mass., but every world mourned the tragic loss of Yale met on the Fenway turf on The Crimson then added another
game since then had been played life that still ranks as the fourth Nov. 17 for the 135th edition of touchdown to reclaim the lead at
at one of the two schools’ home most deadly peacetime maritime their annual rivalry. It was every- 28-24, and after another Eli field
fields. That is, until this past No- disaster in history. thing you could hope for, too, in a goal to trim the score to 28-27, it
vember when the sacred Fenway The fact that Fenway Park has rivalry as storied as this one with was all Harvard. A field goal and
turf finally got its long overdue survived to this day is surprising the two teams ultimately combin- two more touchdowns would put
opportunity to host The Game. considering how often franchise ing for 72 points, the most com- the game — The Game at Fen-
It was a full-circle moment of owners wrangle taxpayers into bined points ever scored in The way Park, that is — solidly in the
sorts for Harvard athletics. The footing the bill for new facilities. Game. win column for the Crimson.

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our 2018 favorites

College Football America saw nearly all of the Arizona junior college football teams play in 2018, including Glendale and Scottsdale, in what would end up being the
final season for all seven Arizona juco teams playing in the Western States Football League. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)

RAZING ARIZONA move was simple: there’s not enough funding Saying goodbye is especially hard for me
NJCAA football to sustain football programs at those schools
anymore.
with my ties to Arizona and juco football. In
fact, my first exposure to NJCAA football
takes big hit with It wasn’t hard to see a domino effect com-
ing. Sure enough, fellow Arizona juco pro-
was as a freshman at Kilgore College.
It didn’t take me long to fall for juco foot-

loss of teams in grams Pima, Eastern Arizona and Western


Arizona, the last of which is a traditional
ball after the Rangers went 9-2 and won the
Shrine Bowl over Itawamba (Miss.) that
NJCAA power, followed suit and shut down. 1990 season.
Valley of the Sun For now, the only football team remaining in The masses who never experienced foot-
the Western States Football League is Snow, ball at that level first-hand got in on the ac-
By CHUCK COX the only team in the league located in Utah. tion when the Netflix documentary series
You’ll never catch me passing up an op- If Snow opts to keep football, there are no “Last Chance U” premiered in 2016. Three
portunity to take a road trip to Phoenix. I other NJCAA programs in close proximity seasons later, the show is going strong and
lived in the Valley of the Sun for two years to schedule games against. California has a has a huge following.
as a kid in middle school, and my love for the whopping 69 programs, but they all exclu- Now, even people who went to huge col-
city, its unique qualities and stunning beauty sively play each other in the California Com- leges can see that what makes junior college
never waned. munity College Athletic Association. football special and unique, like Phoenix, is
But my sojourn to my former home back Sadly, that means the entire Western States that there is only a two-year window for play-
in November was bittersweet because the Football League could be totally gone when ers. And if a player performs at an extremely
four Maricopa County junior college football football season tees off come August. Snow high level, odds are it will only be one year
programs — Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and has the option to compete as an independent, at the school before said player transfers to a
Scottsdale — had announced 2018 would be like nine other NJCAA teams currently do,
their final season. The reason for the drastic but that means more money for travel. SEE ARIZONA ON PAGE 15
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 14 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
ARIZONA FROM PAGE 14
larger program.
So, you have some players
hoping to continue their careers
and others playing because they
weren’t ready to hang up their
cleats after high school. To see
that all come together is special.
One would think building a dy-
nasty would prove impossible at
the juco level. Not so much. I’m
looking at you, East Mississip-
pi.
On a smaller scale than FBS
and FCS, the pageantry is also
part of the game at the juco level.
Again, Kilgore College spoiled
me with the world-famous Ran-
gerettes dance team and spectac-
ular Ranger Band. It’s also pretty
cool that several juco programs
share stadiums with the local
high school football teams —
especially in Texas. The Kilgore When College Football America caught the Phoenix Bears in November, the shuttering of the four Maricopa County junior
High School Bulldogs play at college football teams had already been announced, so the game served as the swan song for both the Bears and the Mesa
R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium Thunderbirds. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
on Friday night, while the Kil-
gore College Rangers take the again, the home team came away
field on Saturday afternoon or with a big 37-12 win. This time,
evening. it was the final game of the sea-
Outside of the big-picture cir- son for both teams.
cumstances, my trip back to my As the clock ticked away in
former home in Phoenix couldn’t the second half, I thought about
have worked out any better. On all of the players and coaches
a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I saw that day and where they
I started in Scottsdale to see the would end up in 2019. I hope
bowl-bound Fighting Artichokes that somehow all of these pro-
take on the Glendale Gauchos. grams figure out a way to come
That’s another thing about the back at some point, although I
Western States Football League: realize that’s probably not going
it has, in my opinion, the cool- to happen.
est set of mascots in the country. Even with “Last Chance U,”
In addition to the Fighting Arti- juco football remains somewhat
chokes and Gauchos, there are of a hidden gem. There are some
Aztecs, Badgers, Bears, Mata- places, like East Mississippi and
dors, Thunderbirds and the pièce Butler (Kan.), that fully embrace
de résistance, the Gila Monsters. it and can financially sustain pro-
I also love taking photos with grams and even build nice home
mascots, so I got a tremendous stadiums.
photo with Artie the Artichoke If you live close to a school
before kickoff. Scottsdale rolled that plays juco football, I encour-
to a 44-17 win in its final home age you to go see a game or two. The author with Artie the Artichoke, the mascot for Scottsdale Community Col-
game before losing the Valley of The more fans show up to watch lege. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
the Sun Bowl. I was hoping there games, the better programs have
would be more fans there to see a chance of survival. You won’t and I feel for the alums, current tion to the players and coaches,
the game, but there was a definite be disappointed by the on-field students and football fans in Ar- I know there were fans in the
nostalgic vibe in the air. product. izona who won’t get to watch stands at Scottsdale and Mesa
After taking a break, I made My final juco game of the sea- their teams ever take the field that day who felt that way.
the 10-mile trek from Scottsdale son was the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart again. Maybe one day I will be able
Community College to Mesa of Texas Bowl in Waco. I got to I know that Kilgore College to go back to the city I love
Community College to see the see my Kilgore College Rangers has had its share of budget is- and watch a juco football game
T-Birds battle Phoenix as a beau- roll to a 28-0 victory over, of all sues, as well. I can’t fathom how again. If I have that opportunity,
tiful day turned into an even teams, Pima. It was another re- devastated I would be if my alma you can bet I will be there wax-
more beautiful evening. Once minder that nothing lasts forever, mater dropped football. In addi- ing nostalgic.

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2018 FBS STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS
ACC
Conf. All
ATLANTIC W-L W-L
Clemson 8-0 14-0
Syracuse 6-2 10-3
NC State 5-3 9-4
Boston College 4-4 7-5
Wake Forest 3-5 7-6
Florida State 3-5 5-7
Louisville 0-8 2-10
COASTAL W-L W-L
Pittsburgh 6-2 7-7
Georgia Tech 5-3 7-6
Miami (FL) 4-4 8-5
Virginia 4-4 7-6
Virginia Tech 4-4 6-7
Duke 3-5 8-5
North Carolina 1-7 2-9

AMERICAN ATHLETIC
Conf. All
EAST W-L W-L
UCF 8-0 12-1
Temple 7-1 8-5
Cincinnati 6-2 11-2
USF 3-5 7-6
East Carolina 1-7 3-9
UConn 0-8 1-11
WEST W-L W-L
Houston 5-3 8-5
Memphis 5-3 8-6
Tulane 5-3 7-6
SMU 4-4 5-7
Tulsa 2-6 3-9
Navy 2-6 3-10

BIG 12
Conf. All
W-L W-L
Oklahoma 8-1 12-2 Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins declared for the NFL draft after leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 season and a
Texas 7-2 10-4 victory in the Rose Bowl Game. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
West Virginia 6-3 8-4
Illinois 2-7 4-8 Miami (OH) 6-2 6-6 Colorado State 2-6 3-9
Iowa State 6-3 8-5
Akron 2-6 4-8 New Mexico 1-7 3-9
Baylor 4-5 7-6
CONFERENCE USA Bowling Green 2-6 3-9
TCU 4-5 7-6
Conf. All Kent State 1-7 2-10 PAC-12
Oklahoma State 3-6 7-6
WEST W-L W-L WEST W-L W-L Conf. All
Kansas State 3-6 5-7
UAB 7-1 11-3 Northern Illinois 6-2 8-6 NORTH W-L W-L
Texas Tech 3-6 5-7
North Texas 5-3 9-4 Eastern Michigan 5-3 7-6 Washington State 7-2 11-2
Kansas 1-8 3-9
LA Tech 5-3 8-5 Toledo 5-3 7-6 Washington 7-2 10-4
Southern Miss 5-3 6-5 Western Michigan 5-3 7-6 Stanford 6-3 9-4
BIG TEN
UTSA 2-6 3-9 Ball State 3-5 4-8 Oregon 5-4 9-4
Conf. All
Rice 1-7 2-11 Central Michigan 0-8 1-11 California 4-5 7-6
EAST W-L W-L
UTEP 1-7 1-11 Oregon State 1-8 2-10
Ohio State 8-1 13-1
EAST W-L W-L MOUNTAIN WEST SOUTH W-L W-L
Michigan 8-1 10-3
Middle Tennessee 7-1 8-6 Conf. All Utah 6-3 9-5
Penn State 6-3 9-4
FIU 6-2 9-4 WEST W-L W-L Arizona State 5-4 7-6
Michigan State 5-4 7-6
Marshall 6-2 9-4 Fresno State 7-1 12 -2 Arizona 4-5 5-7
Maryland 3-6 5-7
Charlotte 4-4 5-7 Nevada 5-3 8-5 USC 4-5 5-7
Indiana 2-7 5-7
FAU 3-5 5-7 Hawaii 5-3 8-6 UCLA 3-6 3-9
Rutgers 0-9 1-11
Old Dominion 2-6 4-8 San Diego State 4-4 7-6 Colorado 2-7 5-7
WEST W-L W-L
Western Kentucky 2-6 3-9 UNLV 2-6 4-8
Northwestern 8-1 9-5
San Jose State 1-7 1-11 SEC
Iowa 5-4 9-4
MID-AMERICAN MOUNTAIN W-L W-L Conf. All
Wisconsin 5-4 8-5
Conf. All Utah State 7-1 11-2 WEST W-L W-L
Purdue 5-4 6-7
EAST W-L W-L Boise State 7-1 10-3 Alabama 8-0 14-0
Minnesota 3-6 7-6
Buffalo 7-1 10-4 Wyoming 4-4 6-6 LSU 5-3 10-3
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Ohio 6-2 9-4 Air Force 3-5 5-7
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2018 FBS STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
Texas A&M 5-3 9-4
Mississippi State 4-4 8-5
Auburn 3-5 8-5
Ole Miss 1-7 5-7
Arkansas 0-8 2-10
EAST W-L W-L
Georgia 7-1 11-3
Florida 5-3 10-3
Kentucky 5-3 10-3
Missouri 4-4 8-5
South Carolina 4-4 7-6
Vanderbilt 3-5 6-7
Tennessee 2-6 5-7

SUN BELT
Conf. All
EAST W-L W-L
Appalachian State 7-1 11-2
Troy 7-1 10-3
Georgia Southern 6-2 10-3
Coastal Carolina 2-6 5-7
Georgia State 1-7 2-10
WEST W-L W-L
Arkansas State 5-3 8-5
Louisiana 5-3 7-7
ULM 4-4 6-6
South Alabama 2-6 3-9
Texas State 1-7 3-9

INDEPENDENTS
All
W-L In an odd twist, our staff covered the one bowl game that was never completed — the First Responder Bowl. Lighting de-
Notre Dame 12-1 layed the game in the first quarter and they ultimately called the game a no contest. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew
Army 11-2 Postins)
Brigham Young 7-6 21 CANCELED: Boston College vs. Boise
Liberty 6-6 State (lightning) MILITARY BOWL
UMass 4-8 NEW ORLEANS BOWL Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 31
New Mexico State 3-9 Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennes- QUICK LANE BOWL
see State 13 Minnesota 34, Georgia Tech 10 SUN BOWL
postseason Stanford 14, Pitt 13
College Football Playoff BOCA RATON BOWL CHEEZ-IT BOWL
COTTON BOWL UAB 37, Northern Illinois 13 TCU 10, California 7 (OT) REDBOX BOWL
(CFP NATIONAL SEMIFINAL) Oregon 7, Michigan State 6
Clemson 30, Notre Dame 3 FRISCO BOWL INDEPENDENCE BOWL
Ohio 27, San Diego State 0 Duke 56, Temple 27 LIBERTY BOWL
ORANGE BOWL Oklahoma State 38, Missouri 33
(CFP NATIONAL SEMIFINAL) GASPARILLA BOWL PINSTRIPE BOWL
Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34 Marshall 38, South Florida 20 Wisconsin 35, Miami 3 HOLIDAY BOWL
Northwestern 31, Utah 20
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BAHAMAS BOWL TEXAS BOWL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Florida International 35, Toledo 32 Baylor 45, Vanderbilt 38 GATOR BOWL
Clemson 44, Alabama 16 Texas A&M 52, North Carolina State 13
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL MUSIC CITY BOWL
OTHER BOWL GAMES BYU 49, Western Michigan 18 Auburn 63, Purdue 14 OUTBACK BOWL
CELEBRATION BOWL Iowa 27, Mississippi State 22
North Carolina A&T 24, Alcorn State 22 BIRMINGHAM BOWL CAMPING WORLD BOWL
Wake Forest 37, Memphis 34 Syracuse 34, West Virginia 18 CITRUS BOWL
CURE BOWL Kentucky 27, Penn State 24
Tulane 41, Louisiana 24 ARMED FORCES BOWL ALAMO BOWL
Army 70, Houston 14 Washington State 28, Iowa State 26 FIESTA BOWL
NEW MEXICO BOWL PEACH BOWL LSU 40, UCF 32
Utah State 52, North Texas 13 DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL Florida 41, Michigan 15
Troy 42, Buffalo 32 ROSE BOWL GAME
LAS VEGAS BOWL BELK BOWL Ohio State 28, Washington 23
Fresno State 31, Arizona State 20 HAWAI’I BOWL Virginia 28, South Carolina 0
Louisiana Tech 31, Hawaii 14 SUGAR BOWL
CAMELLIA BOWL ARIZONA BOWL Texas 28, Georgia 21
Georgia Southern 23, Eastern Michigan FIRST RESPONDER BOWL Nevada 16, Arkansas State 13 (OT)

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CFA FINAL TOP 130
1. CLEMSON
The photo says it all.
When we went to College
Station, Texas, for the
Clemson-Texas A&M game
we caught this Clemson
player (Christian Wilkins)
rocking this “Own The Playoff” T-shirt during
pre-game warmups. In 2018, that’s exactly
what the Tigers did. After wrapping up an
undefeated regular season and an ACC
title, the Tigers went to the Cotton Bowl and
dominated Notre Dame in a College Football
Playoff semifinal. What happened next was
almost stupefying. Clemson defeated Ala-
bama, 44-16, in the National Championship
Game in Santa Clara, Calif. In doing so, the
Tigers became the first 15-0 team in modern
college football history. The Tigers won their
second national title in three years (and third
overall). They practically guaranteed head
coach Dabo Swinney a spot in the College
Football Hall of Fame one day. Clemson isn’t
a team anymore. It’s a program, and one of
the best in the country, and with a passel
of young players coming back (including
quarterback Trevor Lawrence) the Tigers will
be just as hard to deal with as they defend Clemson went undefeated and “owned the playoff” on their way to a second national championship in three
their title in 2019. years. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)

REMAINING TOP 130


2. Alabama 35. TCU 68. Nebraska 101. Akron
3. Ohio State 36. Oklahoma State 69. Nevada 102. UNLV
4. Notre Dame 37. Missouri 70. UAB 103. Coastal Carolina
5. LSU 38. South Carolina 71. Georgia Southern 104. North Carolina
6. Oklahoma 39. California 72. Houston 105. New Mexico
7. Florida 40. Miami (FL) 73. Temple 106. Charlotte
8. UCF 41. Minnesota 74. Marshall 107. Colorado State
9. Washington 42. Wake Forest 75. FIU 108. Liberty
10. Texas 43. Arizona State 76. Buffalo 109. Florida Atlantic
11. Georgia 44. Baylor 77. Northern Illinois 110. Navy
12. Washington State 45. Duke 78. LA Tech 111. Louisville
13. Kentucky 46. Army West Point 79. Hawaii 112. Tulsa
14. Michigan 47. Georgia Tech 80. San Diego State 113. UMass
15. Penn State 48. Michigan State 81. USF 114. East Carolina
16. Texas A&M 49. Pittsburgh 82. North Texas 115. Ball State
17. Syracuse 50. Virginia Tech 83. Toledo 116. Old Dominion
18. Fresno State 51. Florida State 84. Wyoming 117. UTSA
19. Auburn 52. Vanderbilt 85. Middle Tennessee 118. Western Kentucky
20. West Virginia 53. Maryland 86. Western Michigan 119. South Alabama
21. Iowa 54. Texas Tech 87. Illinois 120. Texas State
22. Mississippi State 55. Indiana 88. UCLA 121. Rutgers
23. Northwestern 56. Appalachian State 89. Tulane 122. Bowling Green
24. Boise State 57. Ole Miss 90. Arkansas State 123. New Mexico State
25. Oregon 58. USC 91. Kansas 124. Georgia State
26. Stanford 59. Purdue 92. Air Force 125. Kent State
27. Utah 60. Arizona 93. Eastern Michigan 126. Rice
28. Iowa State 61. Troy 94. Louisiana 127. UConn
29. Wisconsin 62. Kansas State 95. SMU 128. San Jose State
30. Utah State 63. Memphis 96. Southern Miss 129. Central Michigan
31. NC State 64. Ohio 97. Miami (OH) 130. UTEP
32. Boston College 65. Tennessee 98. Arkansas
33. Virginia 66. Colorado 99. ULM (RoadTripSports/College Football Ameri-
34. Cincinnati 67. BYU 100. Oregon State ca Top 130 compiled by Kendall Webb)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 18 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
CFA FBS STARTING LINEUP
FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
POS CL NAME SCHOOL
QB SO Tua Tagovailoa Alabama
RB JR Darrell Henderson* Memphis
RB SO Jonathan Taylor* Wisconsin
WR SO Jerry Jeudy* Alabama
WR SO Tylan Wallace Oklahoma State
TE JR Jace Sternberger Texas A&M
OL SR Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin
OL SR Mitch Hyatt Clemson
OL SR Dalton Risner Kansas State
OL JR Jonah Williams* Alabama
C SR Garrett Bradbury NC State

DEFENSE
POS CL NAME SCHOOL
DT SR Christian Wilkins* Clemson
DT SO Quinnen Williams Alabama
DE SR Jaylon Ferguson LA Tech
DE JR Sutton Smith* Northern Illinois
LB SR Josh Allen* Kentucky
LB SO Dylan Moses Alabama
LB JR Devin White* LSU
CB SR Deandre Baker* Georgia The Kansas State Wildcats didn’t have a good season, but Dalton Risner (left) remained one of the top of-
fensive linemen in college football Risner was an All-Big 12 performer once again, made several All-America
CB JR Julian Love Notre Dame
teams and is a member of the RoadTripSports.com FBS Postseason Starting Lineup. (RoadTripSports.com
S FR Andre Cisco Syracuse photo by Matthew Postins)
S SO Richie Grant UCF

SPECIAL TEAMS/ALL-PURPOSE
POS CL NAME SCHOOL
K FR Andre Szmyt* Syracuse
P JR Braden Mann* Texas A&M
KR SO Savon Scarver Utah State
PR FR Isaiah Wright Temple
AP FR Rondale Moore Purdue

COACHING STAFF
POS NAME SCHOOL
COY/HC Brian Kelly Notre Dame
HC Josh Heupel UCF
HC Nick Saban Alabama
HC Dabo Swinney Clemson
DC Don Brown Michigan
OC Ryan Day Ohio State
OC Mike Locksley Alabama
DC Tosh Lupoi Alabama
DC Bob Shoop Mississippi State
OC David Yost Utah State

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
POS CL NAME SCHOOL
QB SO Dwayne Haskins Ohio State
RB SO Travis Etienne Clemson
RB JR Trayveon Williams Texas A&M
We were there for one of the biggest individual games of the season, as Purdue freshman Rondale Moore
WR JR Marquise Brown Oklahoma set several school records en route to becoming a member of the member of the RoadTripSports.com FBS
Postseason Starting Lineup and earning a spot on several All-America teams. (RoadTripSports.com photo by
TEAM CONTINUED ON PAGE 20 Matthew Postins)

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CFA FBS STARTING LINEUP
WR SR Andy Isabella UMass LS SR Austin Frey Texas A&M P FR Ryan Wright Tulane
TE JR Caleb Wilson UCLA KR FR Juanyeh Thomas Georgia Tech
OL JR Greg Little Ole Miss
FRESHMEN PR FR Marcus Hayes New Mexico
OFFENSE
OL SR Ben Powers Oklahoma
POS CL NAME SCHOOL
OL SR Isaiah Prince Ohio State
OL SR Dru Samia Oklahoma
QB FR Trevor Lawrence Clemson NEXT MAN UP
RB FR Jermar Jefferson Oregon State POS CL NAME SCHOOL
C SR Ross Pierschbacher Alabama
RB FR Pooka Williams Kansas QB JR McKenzie Milton UCF
WR FR Amon-Ra St. Brown USC RB JR Alexander Mattison Boise State
DEFENSE
WR FR Jaylen Waddle Alabama RB JR Devin Singletary FAU
POS CL NAME SCHOOL
TE FR Brevin Jordan Miami (FL) WR JR Antoine Wesley Texas Tech
DT JR Ed Oliver Houston
OL FR Brady Christensen BYU WR SR Preston Williams Colorado State
DE JR Clelin Ferrell Clemson
OL FR Donovan Laie Arizona TE SR Josh Oliver San Jose State
DE SR Nate Harvey East Carolina
OL FR Cade Mays Georgia OL JR Parker Braun Georgia Tech
LB SR Ben Burr-Kirven Washington
OL FR Chris Murray UCLA OL JR Cody Ford Oklahoma
LB JR Devin Bush Michigan
C FR James Empey BYU OL SR Tyler Jones NC State
LB SR Joe Dineen Jr. Kansas
OL SR Chris Lindstrom Boston College
LB SO Colin Schooler Arizona
DEFENSE C SR Lamont Gaillard Georgia
CB JR Hamp Cheevers Boston College
POS CL NAME SCHOOL DT SR Jerry Tillery Notre Dame
CB SO Greedy Williams LSU
DT FR Bobby Brown Texas A&M DT JR Dexter Lawrence Clemson
S SO Grant Delpit LSU
DT FR Jay Tufele USC DE SR Austin Bryant Clemson
S JR Deionte Thompson Alabama
DE FR Jamal Hines Toledo DE JR Jachai Polite Florida
DE FR Xavier Thomas Clemson LB SR E.J. Ejiya North Texas
RESERVES/THIRD TEAM LB FR Zaven Collins Tulsa LB SR Chase Hansen Utah
POS CL NAME SCHOOL LB FR Carlton Martial Troy LB JR Bryce Huff Memphis
QB JR Kyler Murray Oklahoma LB FR Merlin Robertson Arizona State CB SR Wesley Bush Middle Tenn.
RB SO Eno Benjamin Arizona State CB FR Adrian Frye Texas Tech CB JR Ky’el Hemby Southern Miss
FB SR George Aston Pittsburgh CB FR Patrick Surtain II Alabama S SR Johnathan Abram Mississippi State
WR JR John Ursua Hawaii S FR Devonni Reed Central Michigan S JR Taylor Rapp Washington
TE SO T.J. Hockenson Iowa S FR Caden Sterns Texas K JR Jake Verity East Carolina
OL SR Michael Deiter Wisconsin P SO Ryan Stonehouse Colorado State
DL SR Montez Sweat Mississippi State SPECIAL TEAMS/ALL-PURPOSE KR JR Jason Huntley New Mexico St.
LB JR David Long West Virginia POS CL NAME SCHOOL PR JR Mecole Hardman Georgia
DB JR Bryce Hall Virginia K FR Evan McPherson Florida AP JR Tra Minter South Alabama

2018 FBS AWARD WINNERS


Maxwell Award Winner: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse son; Jonah Williams, Alabama
(College Player of the Year) Finalists: Cooper Rothe, Wyoming; Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Winner: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Cole Tracy, LSU Jim Thorpe Award (Best senior quarterback)
Finalists: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma; (Nation’s best defensive back) Winner: Gardner Minshew, Wash-
Will Grier, West Virginia Ray Guy Award Winner: DeAndre Baker, Georgia ington State
(College Punter of the Year) Finalists: Julian Love, Notre Dame;
Chuck Bednarik Award Winner: Braden Mann, Texas A&M Greedy Williams, LSU Burlsworth Trophy
(College Defensive Player of the Finalists: James Smith, Cincinnati; (Most outstanding player who
Year) Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah Doak Walker Award began as a walk-on)
Winner: Josh Allen, Kentucky (Nation’s premier running back) Winner: Hunter Renfrow, Clemson
Finalists: Quinnen Williams, Ala- Davey O’Brien Winner: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
bama; Christian Wilkins, Clemson National Quarterback Award Badgers Walter Camp National Player of
(Nation’s best quarterback) Finalists: Travis Etienne, Clemson Year
Biletnikoff Award Winner: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Tigers; Darrell Henderson, Memphis Winner: Tua Tagovailoa, QB,
(Outstanding receiver) Other Finalists: Gardner Minshew, Tigers Alabama
Winner: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama Washington State; Tua Tagovailoa, Bronko Nagurski Award
Finalists: Andy Isabella, Massa- Alabama (Best defensive player) John Mackey Award
chusetts; Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma Winner: Josh Allen, Kentucky (Best tight end)
State Outland Trophy Winner: T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
Lou Groza Collegiate (Nation’s best interior lineman) Butkus Award
Place-Kicker Award Winner: Quinnen Williams, Alabama (Best linebacker) Coach of the Year
(Nation’s outstanding kicker) Finalists: Christian Wilkins, Clem- Winner: Devin White, LSU Winner: Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 20 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW


FBS COACHING CHANGES
We saw the old and the
new for Kansas State
in 2018 and 2019. First,
we saw Bill Snyder
coach in his last
season (far left) and
then after he retired we
saw his replacement,
Chris Klieman, lead
North Dakota State to
a fourth FCS national
title. (RoadTripSports.
com photos by Matthew
Postins)

NEW FOR 2019 SEASON CHANGES BY CONFERENCE


SCHOOL OLD COACH NEW COACH
Akron Terry Bowden Tom Arth AMERICAN ATHLETIC MID-AMERICAN
Appalachian State Scott Satterfield Eli Drinkwitz 3 4
Bowling Green Mike Jinks Scot Loeffler
Central Michigan John Bonamego Jim McElwain ATLANTIC COAST MOUNTAIN WEST
Charlotte Brad Lambert Will Healy
4 1
Colorado Mike MacIntyre Mel Tucker
East Carolina Scottie Montgomery Mike Houston
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson Geoff Collins BIG 12 Pac-12
Houston Major Applewhite Dana Holgorsen 4 1
Kansas David Beaty Les Miles
Kansas State Bill Snyder Chris Klieman
Liberty Turner Gill Hugh Freeze
BIG TEN SOUTHEASTERN
Louisville Bobby Petrino Scott Satterfield 2 0
Maryland DJ Durkin Mike Locksley
Miami (FL) Mark Richt Manny Diaz CONFERENCE USA SUN BELT
North Carolina Larry Fedora Mack Brown
2 3
Northern Illinois Rod Carey Thomas Hammock
Ohio State Urban Meyer Ryan Day Note: Liberty and UMass are independent
Temple Geoff Collins Rod Carey
Texas State Everett Withers Jake Spavital CHANGES BY YEAR
Texas Tech Kliff Kingsbury Matt Wells
Troy
UMass
Utah State
West Virginia
Neal Brown
Mark Whipple
Matt Wells
Dana Holgorsen
Chip Lindsey
Walt Bell
Gary Andersen
Neal Brown
26 21 22 29 15
Western Kentucky Mike Sanford Tyson Helton 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer retired after the season as his Buckeyes Neal Brown earned his promotion to the Power 5, as he parlayed successful
went 13-1 and won the Rose Bowl Game over Washington. (RoadTripSports. seasons at Troy to a job at West Virginia, where he replaced Dana Holgorsen.
com photo by Matthew Postins) (RoadTripSports.com photo by Kendall Webb)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 21 2018 year in review


2018 FCS STANDINGS, PLAYOFFS
BIG SKY
Conf. All
W-L W-L
Eastern Washington 8-1 11-3
Weber State 7-1 10-3
UC Davis 7-2 10-3
Montana State 5-3 8-5
Idaho State 5-3 6-5
Montana 4-4 6-5
Cal Poly 4-4 5-6
Northern Arizona 3-4 4-6
Idaho 3-5 4-7
Portland State 3-5 4-7
Northern Colorado 2-6 2-9
Southern Utah 1-7 1-10
Sacramento State 0-7 2-8

BIG SOUTH
Conf. All
W-L W-L
Kennesaw State 5-0 11-2
Monmouth 4-1 8-3
Charleston Southern 3-2 5-6
Gardner-Webb 2-3 3-8
Campbell 1-4 6-5
Presbyterian 0-5 2-8

CAA
Conf. All
W-L W-L
Maine 7-1 10-3
James Madison 7-2 9-4
Stony Brook 5-3 7-5
Towson 5-3 7-5
Delaware 5-4 7-5
Elon 4-3 6-5
Rhode Island 4-4 6-5 The Prairie View A&M “Marching Storm” was just one of the many marching bands we ran into on the road in 2018.
William & Mary 3-4 4-6 (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
New Hampshire 3-5 4-7 Jacksonville State 7-1 9-4 Butler 2-6 4-7
Villanova 2-6 5-6 Southeast Missouri 6-2 9-4 Morehead State 2-6 3-8
Richmond 2-6 4-7 MISSOURI VALLEY Eastern Kentucky 5-2 7-4 Valparaiso 2-6 2-9
Albany 1-7 3-8 Conf. All Murray State 5-3 5-6 Jacksonville 1-7 2-8
W-L W-L Tennessee State 3-4 4-5
IVY LEAGUE North Dakota State 8-0 14-0 Austin Peay 3-5 5-6 SOUTHERN
Conf. All South Dakota State 6-2 10-2 Eastern Illinois 3-5 3-8 Conf. All
W-L W-L Indiana State 5-3 7-4 UT Martin 2-6 2-9 W-L W-L
Princeton 7-0 10-0 Northern Iowa 5-3 7-6 Tennessee Tech 1-7 1-10 Wofford 6-2 9-4
Dartmouth 6-1 9-1 Western Illinois 4-4 5-6 East Tennessee 6-2 8-4
Harvard 4-3 6-4 Illinois State 3-5 6-5 PATRIOT LEAGUE Furman 6-2 6-4
Columbia 3-4 6-4 South Dakota 3-5 4-7 Conf. All Samford 5-3 6-5
Pennsylvania 3-4 6-4 Youngstown State 3-5 4-7 W-L W-L Chattanooga 4-4 6-5
Yale 3-4 5-5 Missouri State 2-6 4-7 Colgate 6-0 10-2 Citadel 4-4 5-6
Cornell 2-5 3-7 Southern Illinois 1-7 2-9 Georgetown 4-2 5-6 Mercer 4-4 5-6
Brown 0-7 1-9 Holy Cross 4-2 5-6 Western Carolina 1-7 3-8
NORTHEAST Lafayette 2-4 3-8 VMI 0-8 1 -10
MEAC School Conf. All Lehigh 2-4 3-8
Conf. All W-L W-L Fordham 2-4 2-9 SOUTHLAND
W-L W-L Duquesne 5-1 9-4 Bucknell 1-5 1-10 Conf. All
North Carolina A&T 6-1 9 -2 Sacred Heart 5-1 7-4 W-L W-L
Bethune-Cookman 5-2 7-5 Central Conn. State 4-2 6-5 PIONEER LEAGUE Nicholls State 7-2 9-4
Florida A&M 5-3 6-5 Wagner 3-3 4-7 Conf. All Incarnate Word 6-2 6-5
South Carolina State 5-4 5-6 Bryant 2-4 6-5 W-L W-L Lamar 6-3 7-5
Howard 4-3 4-6 St. Francis (PA) 2-4 4-7 San Diego 8-0 9-3 Abilene Christian 5-4 6-5
NC Central 3-4 5-6 Robert Morris (PA) 0-6 2-9 Stetson 6-2 8-2 Central Arkansas 5-4 6-5
Morgan State 3-4 4-7 Drake 6-2 7-4 McNeese State 5-4 6-5
Norfolk State 3-5 4-7 OHIO VALLEY Dayton 5-3 6-5 Sam Houston State 5-4 6-5
Delaware State 2-5 3-8 Conf. All Marist 5-3 5-6 Northwestern State 4-5 5-6
Savannah State 1-6 2-8 W-L W-L Davidson 3-5 6-5 SE Louisiana 4-5 4-7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 22 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW


2018 FCS STANDINGS, PLAYOFFS
Stephen F. Austin 2-7 2-8
Houston Baptist 0-9 1-10

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC
Conf. All
EAST W-L W-L
Alcorn State 8-1 9-3
Alabama A&M 5-3 6-5
Jackson State 4-3 5-5
Alabama State 3-4 4-7
Mississippi Valley State 1-6 1-10
WEST W-L W-L
Southern University 6-2 7-4
Grambling State 5-3 6-5
Prairie View A&M 4-3 5-6
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1-6 2-9
Texas Southern 1-7 2-9

INDEPENDENTS (FCS)
Conf. All
W-L W-L
North Dakota 4-4 6-5
Hampton 0-0 7-3
North Alabama 0-0 7-3

FIRST ROUND (Nov. 24)


Duquesne 31, Towson 10
Wofford 19, Elon 7
Southeast Missouri 28, Stony Brook 14
Montana State 35, Incarnate Word 14 Kennesaw State linebacker Bryson Armstrong warms up during pregame for the Owls’ season opener with Georgia State.
James Madison 20, Delaware 6 The Owls reached the FCS quarterfinals. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
Nicholls State 49, San Diego 30
CELEBRATION BOWL
Northern Iowa 16, Lamar 13
(HBCU National Championship Game)
Jacksonville St. 34, East Tennessee 27
Dec. 15
North Carolina A&T 24, Alcorn State 22
SECOND ROUND (Dec. 1)
No. 7 Maine 55, Jacksonville State 27
ALL-TIME FCS CHAMPIONS
No. 8 Colgate 23, James Madison 20
2017 North Dakota State
No. 4 Kennesaw State 13, Wofford 10
2016 James Madison
No. 1 North Dakota State 52, Montana
2015 North Dakota State
State 10
2014 North Dakota State
No. 5 South Dakota St. 51, Duquesne 6
2013 North Dakota State
No. 2 Weber State 48, Southeast
2012 North Dakota State
Missouri 23
2011 North Dakota State
No. 3 Eastern Washington 42, Nicholls
2010 Eastern Washington
State 21
2009 Villanova
No. 6 UC Davis 23, Northern Iowa 16
2008 Richmond
2007 Appalachian State
QUARTERFINALS (Dec. 7 and 8)
2006 Appalachian State
No. 7 Maine 23, No. 2 Weber State 18
2005 Appalachian State
No. 1 North Dakota State 35, No. 8
2004 James Madison
Colgate 0
2003 Delaware
No. 5 South Dakota State 27, No. 4
2002 Western Kentucky
Kennesaw State 17
2001 Montana
No. 3 Eastern Washington 34, No. 6 UC
2000 Georgia Southern
Davis 29
1999 Georgia Southern
1998 Massachusetts
SEMIFINALS (Dec. 14 and 15)
1997 Youngstown State
No. 1 North Dakota State 44, No. 5
1996 Marshall
South Dakota State 21
1995 Montana
No. 3 Eastern Washington 50, No. 7
1994 Youngstown State
Maine 19
1993 Youngstown State
1992 Marshall
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
1991 Youngstown State
TITLE GAME (Jan. 5)
1990 Georgia Southern
No. 1 North Dakota State 38, No. 3 Eastern Washington lost the FCS National Championship game to North Dakota
1989 Georgia Southern
Eastern Washington 24 State, but running back Sam McPherson had a huge game, rushing for 158 yards
1988 Furman
1987 Louisiana-Monroe and a touchdown. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 23 2018 year in review


2018 FCS STARTING LINEUP
AWARD WINNERS
WALTER PAYTON AWARD
QB Devlin Hodges, Samford
(Given to the FCS offensive player of
the year)

RECENT PAYTON WINNERS


2017 QB Jeremiah Briscoe,
Sam Houston State
2016 QB Jeremiah Briscoe,
Sam Houston State
2015 WR Cooper Kupp, Eastern
Washington
2014 QB John Robertson, Villanova
2013 QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern
Illinois

BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD


DE Zach Hall, Southeast Missouri
(Given to the FCS defensive player
of the year)

RECENT BUCHANAN WINNERS


2017 DE Darius Jackson, Jacksonville
State
2016 DE Karter Schult, Northern Iowa
2015 LB Deon King, Norfolk State
2014 DE Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota
State
2013 DE Brad Daly, Montana State

EDDIE ROBINSON AWARD North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick led the Bison to the FCS National Championship game and earned a spot on
Dan Hawkins, UC Davis the RoadTripSports.com FCS Postseason Starting Lineup. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
(Given to the FCS coach of the year)
RECENT ROBINSON WINNERS
2017 Will Healy, Austin Peay POS CL NAME SCHOOL
2016 K. C. Keeler, Sam Houston St. QB SR Easton Stick North Dakota State
2015 Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina RB SR Ryan Fulse Wagner
2014 Sean McDonnell, New Hamp- RB SR Joe Protheroe Cal Poly
shire WR JR Michael Bandy San Diego
2013 Craig Bohl, North Dakota State
WR SO Cade Johnson South Dakota State
JERRY RICE AWARD TE SR Donald Parham Stetson
RB Josh Davis, Weber State OL SR B.J. Autry Jacksonville State
(Given to the FCS freshman of the OL SR Zack Johnson North Dakota State
year) OL SR Iosua Opeta Weber State
RECENT RICE WINNERS OL SR Matt Pyke East Tennessee State
2013 WR Cooper Kupp, E. Wash- OL SR Tanner Volson North Dakota State
ington DL SR Ahmad Gooden Samford
2014 RB Chase Edmonds, Fordham
DL JR Darryl Johnson North Carolina A&T
2015 QB Case Cookus, N. Arizona
2016 RB A. J. Hines, Duquesne DL SR Isaiah Mack Chattanooga
2017 LB Bryson Armstrong, Ken- DL SR Derick Roberson Sam Houston State
nesaw St. LB SR B.J. Blount McNeese State
LB JR Zach Hall Southeast Missouri
DORIS ROBINSON SCHOLAR- LB JR Dante Olson Montana
ATHLETE AWARD DB JR Marlon Bridges Jacksonville State
OL Chris Infantino, Stony Brook DB SR Robbie Grimsley North Dakota State
DB SR Jimmy Moreland James Madison
LINKS TO OTHER ALL-AMERICA
TEAMS DB JR Isiah Swann Dartmouth
STATS K SR Roldan Alcobendes Eastern Washington
HERO SPORTS P SO Chris Faddoul Florida A&M
ASSOCIATED PRESS KR JR Jean Constant Bryant
AFCA PR SO D’Angelo Amos James Madison
WALTER CAMP AP JR Shane Simpson Towson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 24 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW


2018 DII STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS
CIAA
CONF. ALL
NORTH W-L W-L
Virginia Union 6-1 7-2
Bowie State 6-2 9-4
Chowan 4-2 5-4
Virginia State 4-3 4-5
Lincoln (PA) 1-7 1-9
Elizabeth City State 0-6 1-7
SOUTH W-L W-L
Fayetteville State 7-1 7-2
Shaw 4-2 5-4
Winston-Salem 4-3 5-4
Livingstone 2-5 3-6
Johnson C Smith 2-5 2-7
St. Augustine’s 2-5 2-7

GREAT AMERICAN CONFERENCE


CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Ouachita Baptist 11-0 12-1
Harding 9-2 9-3
Southern Arkansas 8-3 8-3
Southeastern Oklahoma 6-5 6-5
Arkansas-Monticello 6-5 6-5
Henderson State 5-6 5-6
Oklahoma Baptist 5-6 5-6
NW Oklahoma State 4-7 4-7
Southern Nazarene 3-8 3-8 Valdosta State defensive back Raymond Palmer exults after making a play in the Division II National Championship game
East Central 3-8 3-8 in McKinney, Texas. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Southwestern Oklahoma 3-8 3-8 Humboldt State 2-6 2-8 Central Oklahoma 7-4 7-4
Arkansas Tech 3-8 3-8 Simon Fraser 0-8 1-9 Missouri Western 6-5 6-5 NORTHERN SUN CONFERENCE
Central Missouri 5-6 5-6 CONF. ALL
GREAT LAKES VALLEY GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE Nebraska-Kearney 5-6 5-6 NORTH W-L W-L
CONFERENCE CONF. ALL Washburn 5-6 5-6 Minnesota-Duluth 11-0 11-1
CONF. ALL W-L W-L Lindenwood 4-7 4-7 Minnesota St-Moorhead 8-3 8-3
W-L W-L Valdosta State 8-0 14-0 Missouri Southern 1-10 1-10 Bemidji State 7-4 7-4
Indianapolis 7-0 10-2 West Georgia 7-1 10-2 Northeastern State 0-11 0-11 St. Cloud State 7-4 7-4
Missouri S&T 6-1 9-2 West Alabama 5-3 8-4 Northern State 4-7 4-7
Truman State 5-2 6-5 Florida Tech 5-3 8-4 MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE Minnesota-Crookston 1-10 1-10
McKendree 4-3 6-5 West Florida 4-4 6-5 CONF. ALL Minot State 1-10 1-10
Quincy 3-4 4-7 North Greenville 3-4 4-6 W-L W-L University of Mary 1-10 1-10
Lincoln (MO) 2-5 3-8 Delta State 2-6 2-8 Notre Dame (OH) 10-0 13-1 SOUTH W-L W-L
William Jewell 1-6 1-9 Mississippi College 1-6 3-7 Fairmont State 8-2 9-2 Minnesota State 11-0 13-1
Southwest Baptist 0-7 0-10 Shorter 0-8 0-11 Shepherd 7-3 7-3 Winona State 8-3 8-3
Charleston (WV) 6-4 6-5 Sioux Falls 7-4 7-4
GREAT LAKES INTERCOLLEGIATE LONE STAR CONFERENCE WV State 5-5 6-5 Augustana (SD) 7-4 7-4
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CONF. ALL Glenville State 5-5 5-6 Concordia-St. Paul 5-6 5-6
CONF. ALL W-L W-L UVa-Wise 4-6 4-6 SW Minnesota State 4-7 4 -7
W-L W-L Tarleton State 8-0 12-1 Urbana 4-6 5-6 Wayne State (NE) 3-8 3-8
Ferris State 8-0 15-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 7-1 10-3 West Liberty 3-7 3-8 Upper Iowa 3-8 3-8
Grand Valley State 7-1 10-2 Midwestern State 6-2 8-2 Concord 2-8 2-9
Ashland 6-2 6-4 West Texas A&M 4-4 6-5 WV Wesleyan 1-9 1-10 PENNSYLVANIA STATE ATHLETIC
Saginaw Valley 5-3 8-3 Angelo State 4-4 6-5 CONFERENCE
Northwood 3-5 3-7 Eastern New Mexico 4-4 5-6 NORTHEAST-10 CONF. ALL
Davenport 3-5 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-6 4-7 CONF. ALL EAST W-L W-L
Michigan Tech 2-6 4-6 UT-Permian Basin 1-7 2-9 W-L W-L West Chester 7-0 10-1
Northern Michigan 1-7 3-8 Western New Mexico 0-8 0-10 LIU Post 9-0 10-1 Kutztown 5-1 9 -2
Wayne State (MI) 1-7 2-9 New Haven 8-1 9-3 Bloomsburg 4-3 6-5
MID-AMERICA INTERCOLLEGIATE Assumption 6-3 6-4 Shippensburg 3-3 6-5
GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Pace 6-3 7-3 Millersville 2-4 2-9
CONFERENCE CONF. ALL Merrimack 5-4 5-5 Lock Haven 1-5 2-9
CONF. ALL W-L W-L Bentley 4-5 4-6 East Stroudsburg 0-6 2-9
W-L W-L Fort Hays State 9-2 9-3 S. Connecticut State 3-6 4-6 WEST W-L W-L
Central Washington 7-1 8-3 Northwest Missouri 9-2 10-3 Stonehill 2-7 2-8 Slippery Rock 7-1 11-3
Azusa Pacific 7-1 8-4 Pittsburg State 8-3 8-3 St. Anselm 1-8 1-8 California (PA) 6-2 7-4
Western Oregon 4-4 5-6 Emporia State 7-4 7-4 American International 1-8 1-8 Indiana (PA) 5-2 8-3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 25 2018 year in review
2018 DII STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
Mercyhurst 3-4 5-6 No. 4 Indianapolis 38, No. 5 Fort Hays
Edinboro 3-4 6-5 State 27
Clarion 2-5 4-7 No. 6 New Haven 35, No. 3 West
Gannon 2-5 2-9 Chester 28
Seton Hill 1-6 1-10 No. 5 CSU-Pueblo 37, No. 4 Colorado
Mines 17
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne 43, No. 6 Florida
CONFERENCE Tech 21
CONF. ALL No. 6 TAMU-Commerce 33, No. 3
W-L W-L Minnesota-Duluth 17
CSU-Pueblo 9 -1 11-2 No. 2 Tarleton State 58, No. 7 Azusa
Colorado Mines 9-1 10-2 Pacific 0
Chadron State 7-3 7-3
Dixie State 7-3 7-4 SECOND ROUND
Colorado Mesa 6-4 7-4 No. 1 Notre Dame (OH) 19, No. 5
New Mexico Highlands 4-6 4-7 Hillsdale 14
South Dakota Mines 4-6 5-6 No. 2 Ferris State 27, No. 6 Northwest
Adams State 4-6 4-7 Missouri State 21
Western State 2-8 2-9 No. 7 Slippery Rock 59, No. 6 New
Black Hills State 2-8 3-8 Haven 20
Fort Lewis 1-9 1-9 No. 1 Valdosta State 66, No. 4 Bowie
State 16
SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne 21, No. 7 Wingate,
CONF. ALL No. 1 Minnesota State 21, No. 5
W-L W-L CSU-Pueblo 10
Lenoir-Rhyne 7-0 12-2 No. 1 Ouachita Baptist 35, No. 4
Wingate 5-2 9-4 Indianapolis 7
Tusculum 4-3 5-5 No. 2 Tarleton State 34, No. 6 TA-
Carson-Newman 4-3 7-4 MU-Commerce 28
Mars Hill 3-4 4-6
Newberry 3-4 5-6 QUARTERFINALS
Catawba 2-5 4-7 No. 1 Notre Dame (OH) 21, No. 7
Limestone 0-7 0-10 Slippery Rock 17
No. 1 Minnesota State 13, No. 2 Tarleton
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE State 10
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE No. 1 Valdosta State 61,
College Football America caught CSU-Pueblo quarterback Brandon Edwards
CONF. ALL No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne 21
during a trip to Colorado Mines. Edwards ended the season with 1,746 passing
EAST W-L W-L No. 2 Ferris State 37, No. 1 Ouachita
yards, 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions while leading the Thunderwolves to a
Albany State (GA) 6-0 7-4 Baptist 14
trip to the Division II playoffs . (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
Morehouse 3-3 7-3
Fort Valley State 2-4 2-8 SEMIFINALS
LIVE UNITED BOWL 1997 Northern Colorado
Clark Atlanta 2-5 3-7 No. 1 Valdosta State 30, No. 4 Notre
(Razorback Stadium, Texarkana, Ark.) 1996 Northern Colorado
WEST W-L W-L Dame (OH) 24
Missouri Western 30, Southern Arkan- 1995 North Alabama
Central State (OH) 4-2 5-5 No. 3 Ferris State 42, No. 2 Minnesota
sas 25 1994 North Alabama
Miles College 4-3 5-6 State 25
1993 North Alabama
Tuskegee 4-3 5-5
ALL-TIME CHAMPIONS 1992 Jacksonville State
Lane College 2-3 3-6 CHAMPIONSHIP
2018 Valdosta State 1991 Pittsburg State
Kentucky State 0-6 0-10 (at McKinney ISD Stadium, McKinney,
2017 Texas A&M-Commerce 1990 North Dakota State
Texas)
2016 Northwest Missouri State 1989 *Mississippi College
INDEPENDENTS No. 1 Valdosta State 49, No. 3 Ferris
2015 Northwest Missouri State 1988 North Dakota State
ALL State 27
2014 Colorado State-Pueblo 1987 Troy
TEAM W-L
2013 Northwest Missouri State 1986 North Dakota State
North Carolina Pembroke 2-8 BOWL GAMES
2012 Valdosta State 1985 North Dakota State
HEART OF TEXAS BOWL
2011 Pittsburg State 1984 Troy
postseason (Waco ISD Stadium, Waco, Texas)
2010 Minnesota-Duluth 1983 North Dakota State
DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Central Oklahoma 41, Angelo State
2009 Northwest Missouri State 1982 Texas State
FIRST ROUND 34
2008 Minnesota-Duluth 1981 Texas State
No. 5 Hillsdale 40, No. 4 Kutztown 26 2007 Valdosta State 1980 Cal Poly
No. 7 Slippery Rock 20, No. 2 LIU Post CORISCANA BOWL
2006 Grand Valley State 1979 Delaware
14 (Tiger Stadium, Corsicana, Texas)
2005 Grand Valley State 1978 Eastern Illinois
No. 7 Wingate 41, No. 2 West Georgia Emporia State 30,
2004 Valdosta State 1977 Lehigh
31 Arkansas-Monticello 22
2003 Grand Valley State 1976 Montana State
No. 4 Bowie State 41, No. 5 West 2002 Grand Valley State 1975 Northern Michigan
Alabama 35 MINERAL WATER BOWL
2001 North Dakota 1974 Central Michigan
No. 2 Ferris State 21, No. 7 Harding 19 (Tiger Stadium, Excelsior Springs, Mo.)
2000 Delta State 1973 Louisiana Tech
No. 6 Northwest Missouri State 42, Missouri S&T 51, MSU-Moorhead 16
1999 Northwest Missouri State
Grand Valley State 17 1998 Northwest Missouri State * - title was later vacated by the NCAA.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 26 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW


2018 DII STARTING LINEUP
AWARD WINNERS
HARLON HILL AWARD
QB Jayru Campbell, Ferris State
(Given to the Division II player of the
year)

LINKS TO OTHER ALL-AMERICA


TEAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS
AFCA
NACDA

ALL-TIME HARLON HILL


AWARD WINNERS
2018 QB Jayru Campbell, Ferris State
2017 QB Luis Perez, Texas A&M–
Commerce
2016 QB Justin Dvorak, Colorado
Mines
2015 QB Jason Vander Laan, Ferris
State
2014 QB Jason Vander Laan, Ferris
State
2013 RB Franklyn Quiteh,
Bloomsburg
2012 QB Zach Zulli, Shippensburg
2011 RB Jonas Randolph, Mars Hill
2010 QB Eric Czerniewski, Central
Missouri Ferris State quarterback Jayru Campbell led the Bulldogs to an appearance in the Division II National Championship game,
2009 RB Joique Bell, Wayne St. (MI) and along the way earned the Harlon Hill Trophy (the D2 Heisman), along with a spot on the RoadTripSports.com 2018 Post-
2008 RB Bernard Scott, Abilene season Starting Lineup. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Christian
2007 RB Danny Woodhead, Chadron POS CL NAME SCHOOL
State QB JR Jayru Campbell Ferris State
2006 RB Danny Woodhead, Chadron RB FR Jaleel McLaughlin Notre Dame (OH)
State RB JR Gabe Watson Sioux Falls
2005 QB Jimmy Terwilliger, E. WR SR Trey Brock Hillsdale
Stroudsburg WR JR Brody Oliver Colorado Mines
2004 QB Chad Friehauf, Colorado
TE JR Erik Henneman Lindenwood
Mines
2003 QB Will Hall, North Alabama
OL SR Bryce Bray Harding
2002 QB Curt Anes, Grand Valley St. OL SR Devon Johnson Ferris State
2001 QB Dusty Bonner, Valdosta St. OL SR Jeremy King Valdosta State
2000 QB Dusty Bonner, Valdosta St. OL SR James Moore Central Washington
1999 QB Corte McGuffey, Northern OL SR Trey Pipkins Sioux Falls
Colorado DL SO Chris Garrett Concordia-St. Paul
1998 RB Brian Shay, Emporia State DL SR Markus Jones Angelo State
1997 RB Irvin Sigler, Bloomsburg DL SR Cardell Rawlings Wingate
1996 RB Jarrett Anderson, Truman DL JR Sha’huan Williams Notre Dame (OH)
1995 LB Ronald McKinnon, North LB SR Tyler Morrissey West Chester
Alabama
LB SR Brandon Payer Colorado St.-Pueblo
1994 QB Chris Hatcher Valdosta St.
1993 RB Roger Graham, New Haven
LB JR Austin Stephens Miles
1992 RB Ronald Moore, Pittsburg St. DB FR Marcus Haskins Concordia-St. Paul
1991 WR Ronnie West, Pittsburg St. DB JR Lamont McPhatter II California (PA)
1990 QB Chris Simdorn, North DB JR Daryus Skinner Winston-Salem State
Dakota State DB JR Delon Stephenson Ferris State
1989 RB Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I K SR Kristov Martinez Texas A&M-Commerce
1988 RB Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I P JR Cody Mills Delta State
1987 RB Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I KR FR Toriano Clinton Indianapolis
1986 QB Jeff Bentrim, North Dakota PR SR Lyrics Klugh Fairmont State
State AP SR Ashton Dulin Malone

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2018 DIII STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS
AMERICAN RIVERS CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Wartburg 7-1 8-3
Central 6-2 8-2
Dubuque 6-2 7-3
Simpson 6-2 7-3
Coe 5-3 6-4
Loras 4-6 3-5
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-6 3-7
Luther 1-7 1-9
Buena Vista 0-8 1-9

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Mary Hardin-Baylor 9-0 15-0
Hardin-Simmons 8-1 9-2
Texas Lutheran 6-3 7-3
East Texas Baptist 6-3 6-4
Southwestern 5-4 6-4
Louisiana College 5-4 5-5
McMurry 2-7 2-8
Belhaven 2-7 2-8
Sul Ross State 1-8 1-9
Howard Payne 1-8 1-9

CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Johns Hopkins 8-1 12-2
Muhlenberg 8-1 11-2
Franklin and Marshall 6-3 8-3
Susquehanna 6-3 8-3
Ursinus 6-3 8-3
Moravian 4-5 5-5
Dickinson 4-5 4-6 When College Football America caught Hanover running back Shawn Coane he ran all over the Manchester Spartans,
McDaniel 2-7 3-7 rushing for 254 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries. The Panthers won that game and later earned a trip to the Division III
Gettysburg 1-8 1-9 playoffs. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Juniata 0-9 0-10
Elmhurst 0-9 1-9 HEARTLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC St. Lawrence 1-4 2-8
COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE Rochester 0-5 1-9
CONFERENCE EASTERN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL CONF. ALL
CONF. ALL CONFERENCE W-L W-L MIDDLE ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
W-L W-L CONF. ALL Franklin 7-1 8-2 CONF. ALL
Western New England 5-1 8-3 W-L W-L Mount St. Joseph 7-1 8-2 W-L W-L
Salve Regina 5-1 7-4 Husson 6-0 8-3 Hanover 7-1 7-4 Delaware Valley 8-0 9-2
Endicott 5-1 7-4 SUNY-Maritime 5-1 7-4 Rose-Hulman 5-3 5-5 Misericordia 7-1 8-3
Nichols 3-3 5-5 Dean 4-2 5-5 Manchester 4-4 4-6 Stevenson 7-1 8-3
Curry 1-5 3-7 Gallaudet 3-3 3-5 Bluffton 3-5 3-7 FDU-Florham 4-4 6-4
University of New England 1-5 2-7 Castleton 1-5 2-8 Anderson 2-6 2-8 King’s 4-4 5-5
Becker 1-5 1-9 Alfred State 1-5 1-9 Defiance 1-7 1-9 Wilkes 4-4 5-5
Anna Maria 1-5 1-9 Earlham 0-8 0-10 Lycoming 4-4 5-6
COLLEGE CONFERENCE Widener 4-4 4-6
OF ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN EMPIRE 8 INDEPENDENT Lebanon Valley 2-6 2-8
CONF. ALL CONF. ALL ALL Alvernia 0-8 1-9
W-L W-L W-L W-L W-L Albright 0-8 0-10
North Central (Ill.) 8-1 10-2 Brockport 7-0 11-1 Thomas More 7-3
Illinois Wesleyan 8-1 8-2 Cortland 5-2 7-3 MASSACHUSETTS STATE
Washington U. 7-2 8-2 Alfred 4-3 7-4 LIBERTY LEAGUE COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC
Wheaton (Ill.) 7-2 8-2 Utica 4-3 7-4 CONF. ALL CONFERENCE
Millikin 5-4 6-4 Morrisville State 4-3 6-5 W-L W-L CONF. ALL
Carthage 4-5 4-6 St. John Fisher 3-4 3-6 RPI 4-1 10-2 W-L W-L
Augustana 3-6 4-6 Buffalo State 1-6 1-9 Ithaca 4-1 8-3 Framingham State 7-1 8-3
Carroll 2-7 3-7 Hartwick 0-7 2-8 Union 3-2 7-2 Western Connecticut 6-2 8-2
North Park 1-8 2-8 Hobart 3-2 5-4 Bridgewater State 6-2 8-3
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2018 DIII STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
Plymouth State 5-3 6-4
Mass-Dartmouth 4-4 5-5
Westfield State 4-4 5-5
Fitchburg State 2-6 2-8
Worcester State 1-7 2-8
Massachusetts Maritime 1-7 2-8

MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATE
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Trine 7-0 10-1
Hope 6-1 8-2
Kalamazoo 4-3 7-3
Albion 4-3 7-3
Olivet 4-3 6-4
Adrian 2-5 4-6
Alma 1-6 2-8
Finlandia 0-7 0-10

MINNESOTA INTERCOLLEGIATE
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
St. John’s 8-0 12-1
Bethel 7-1 11-2
St. Thomas 6-2 8-2
Gustavus Adolphus 5-3 6-4
Concordia-Moorhead 4-4 5-5
St. Olaf 3-5 5-5
Carleton 2-6 3-7
Hamline 1-7 1-9
Augsburg 0-8 2-8

MIDWEST CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
North Division W-L W-L
St. Norbert 5-0 10-2
Chicago 4-1 7-3
College Football America caught up with the Heidelberg Student Princes when we were in Columbus, Ohio, for the Minne-
Ripon 3-2 7-3
sota-Ohio State game. Here wide receiver Braden Jerome advances the ball against Otterbein. (RoadTripSports.com photo
Macalester 2-3 5-5
by Matthew Postins)
Lawrence 1-4 2-8
Beloit 0-5 1-9
South Division W-L W-L Wittenberg 8-1 9-1 Southern Virginia 2-7 3-7
Wabash 8-1 9-1 NEW ENGLAND WOMEN’S AND Kean 1-8 1-9
Monmouth 5-0 8-2
Denison 8-1 8-3 MEN’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE William Paterson 0-9 0-10
Lake Forest 4-1 6-4
Allegheny 6-3 6-4 CONF. ALL
Cornell 2-3 5-5
Wooster 4-5 5-5 W-L W-L NORTHWEST CONFERENCE
Illinois College 2-3 4-6
DePauw 4-5 4-6 MIT 6-1 9-2 CONF. ALL
Knox 2-3 2-8
Ohio Wesleyan 4-5 4-6 Merchant Marine 5-2 8-2 W-L W-L
Grinnell 0-5 2-8
Oberlin 2-7 2-8 Springfield 5-2 8-3 Whitworth 7-0 10-1
Hiram 1-8 2-8 Coast Guard 5-2 7-3 Linfield 6-1 7-2
NORTHERN ATHLETICS
Kenyon 0-9 0-10 WPI 4-3 6-4 George Fox 4-3 6-4
COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE
Norwich 2-5 3-7 Pacific 4-3 5-5
CONF. ALL
NEW ENGLAND SMALL COLLEGE Catholic 1-6 1-9 Puget Sound 3-4 5-5
W-L W-L
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Maine Maritime 0-7 0-9 Pacific Lutheran 3-4 4-5
Eureka 6-1 9-2
Concordia (Wis.) 5-2 7-3 CONF. ALL Lewis and Clark 1-6 2-7
W-L W-L NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC Willamette 0-7 1-8
Aurora 5-2 5-5
Trinity (Conn.) 8-1 8-1 CONFERENCE
Lakeland 4-3 4-6
Amherst 8-1 8-1 CONF. ALL OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Benedictine 3-4 3-7
Tufts 7-2 7-2 W-L W-L CONF. ALL
Rockford 2-5 3-7
Middlebury 5-4 5-4 Frostburg State 8-0 10-1 W-L W-L
Wisconsin Lutheran 2-5 2-8
Williams 5-4 5-4 Montclair State 7-2 8-2 Mount Union 9-0 14-1
Concordia-Chicago 1-6 2-8
Wesleyan 5-4 5-4 Salisbury 7-2 8-3 John Carroll 8-1 9-2
Hamilton 3-6 3-6 Christopher Newport 6-2 7-2 Baldwin Wallace 7-2 8-2
NORTH COAST ATHLETIC
Colby 3-6 3-6 Wesley 5-4 7-4 Marietta 6-3 7-3
CONFERENCE
Bowdoin 1-8 1-8 Rowan 5-4 6-4 Heidelberg 4-5 5-5
CONF. ALL
Bates 0-9 0-9 TCNJ 3-6 3-7 Ohio Northern 4-5 5-5
W-L W-L

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2018 DIII STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
Muskingum 3-6 4-6 Westminster (Mo.) 3-5 3-6
Capital 3-6 3-7 Greenville 3-5 3-7
Otterbein 1-8 2-8 Minnesota-Morris 3-5 3-7
Wilmington 0-9 1-9 Iowa Wesleyan 1-7 1-9
Crown 0-8 0-10
OLD DOMINION ATHLETIC
CONFERENCE USA SOUTH ATHLETIC
CONF. ALL CONFERENCE
W-L W-L CONF. ALL
Randolph-Macon 6-1 9-3 W-L W-L
Bridgewater 4-3 6-4 Maryville (Tenn.) 7-0 7-3
Hampden-Sydney 4-3 4-5 Averett 6-1 8-2
Washington and Lee 3-4 -4 N.C. Wesleyan 4-3 5-5
Ferrum 3-4 5-5 Huntingdon 4-3 4-5
Shenandoah 3-4 5-5 Brevard 3-4 4-6
Emory and Henry 3-4 4-5 LaGrange 2-5 3-7
Guilford 2-5 3-6 Methodist 2-5 2-7
Greensboro 0-7 1-9
PRESIDENTS’ ATHLETIC
CONFERENCE WISCONSIN INTERCOLLEGIATE
CONF. ALL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
W-L W-L CONF. ALL
Washington and Jefferson 8-1 9-2 W-L W-L
Case Western Reserve 7-2 8-2 UW-Whitewater 7-0 12-1 Darian Littlejohn and Mount Union took their usual place in the Stagg Bowl this
Westminster (Pa.) 7-2 7-4 UW-La Crosse 5-2 7-3 December, but were upended by the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders for the na-
Grove City 6-3 8-3 UW-Oshkosh 4-3 6-4 tional title. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Carnegie Mellon 5-4 6-4 UW-Stout 3-4 5-5 UW-Whitewater 26, Bethel (MN) 12 Ursinus 70, Misericordia 14
Bethany 5-4 5-5 UW-Stevens Point 3-4 4-6 (at Selinsgrove, Penn.)
Waynesburg 4-5 4-6 UW-Eau Claire 2-5 4-6 SEMIFINALS Susquehanna 17, Stevenson 7
Geneva 2-7 2-8 UW-Platteville 2-5 4-6 Mount Union 28, Johns Hopkins 20
St. Vincent 1-8 1-9 UW-River Falls 2-5 3-7 Mary Hardin-Baylor 31, UW-Whitewater ALL-TIME CHAMPIONS
Thiel 0-9 0-10 14 2018 Mary Hardin-Baylor
postseason 2017 Mount Union
SOUTHERN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVISION III PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 Mary Hardin-Baylor
CONF. ALL FIRST ROUND STAGG BOWL 2015 Mount Union
W-L W-L Berry 31, Maryville 0 (at Woodforest Bank Stadium, Shenan- 2014 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Berry 7-1 10-2 Brockport 40, Framingham State 27 doah, Texas) 2013 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Centre 7-1 10-2 Centre 54, Washington & Jefferson 13 Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Mount Union 16 2012 Mount Union
Trinity (Texas) 6-2 7-3 Muhlenberg 20, Delaware Valley 13 2011 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Birmingham-Southern 4-4 6-4 Frostburg State 42, Western New BOWL GAMES 2010 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Millsaps 3-5 5-5 England 24 CLAYTON CHAPMAN BOWL 2009 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Rhodes 3-5 5-5 Randolph-Macon 23, John Carroll 20 (at Westminster College) 2008 Mount Union
Sewanee 3-5 4-6 Johns Hopkins 49, MIT 0 Wesley 42, Westminster (PA) 34 2007 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Austin 2-6 2-8 Mount Union 60, Denison 0 2006 Mount Union
Hendrix 1-7 2-8 RPI 38, Husson 14 ASA S. BUSHNELL BOWL 2005 Mount Union
St. Norbert 31, Trine 7 (at Salisbury University) 2004 Linfield
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bethel (MN) 41, Wartburg 14 Alfred 14, Salisbury 7 2003 Saint John’s
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC Mary Hardin-Baylor 27, Hardin-Simmons 2002 Mount Union
CONFERENCE 6 SCOTTY WHITELAW BOWL 2001 Mount Union
CONF. ALL North Central 52, Hanover 0 (at Cornell, Ithaca, NY) 2000 Mount Union
W-L W-L Saint John’s (MN) 84, Martin Luther 6 Utica 44, Ithaca 42 1999 Pacific Lutheran
Redlands 6-1 8-2 UW-Whitewater 67, Eureka 14 1998 Mount Union
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6-1 7-4 Whitworth 48, C-M-S 6 JAMES LYNAH BOWL 1997 Mount Union
Pomona-Pitzer 5-2 6-3 (at Grove City College) 1996 Mount Union
Chapman 4-3 5-4 SECOND ROUND Grove City 56, Morrisville State 48 1995 Wisconsin-La Crosse
Cal Lutheran 3-4 4-6 RPI 21, Brockport 13 1994 Albion
La Verne 3-4 3-6 Johns Hopkins 58, Frostburg State 27 NEW ENGLAND BOWL SERIES 1993 Mount Union
Whittier 1-6 1-8 Mount Union 51, Centre 35 (at Bridgewater, Mass.) 1992 Wisconsin-La Crosse
Occidental 0-7 0-8 Muhlenberg 35, Randolph-Macon 6 Bridgewater State 34, Salve Regina 19 1991 Ithaca
Mary Hardin-Baylor 75, Berry 9 (at Beverley, Mass.) 1990 Allegheny
UPPER MIDWEST ATHLETIC Bethel (MN) 27, North Central 24 Merchant Marine 38, Endicott 22 1989 Dayton
CONFERENCE Saint John’s 45, Whitworth 24 (at Springfield, Mass.) 1988 Ithaca
CONF. ALL UW-Whitewater 54, St. Norbert 21 Springfield 17, SUNY Maritime 14 1987 Wagner
W-L W-L 1986 Augustana (Ill.)
Martin Luther 8-0 9-2 QUARTERFINALS CENTENNIAL-MAC BOWL SERIES 1985 Augustana (Ill.)
MacMurray 7-1 7-2 Johns Hopkins 37, RPI 14 (at Lancaster, Penn.) 1984 Augustana (Ill.)
St. Scholastica 6-2 6-4 Mount Union 38, Muhlenberg 10 Franklin & Marshall 21, Lycoming 20 1983 Augustana (Ill.)
Northwestern (Minn.) 5-3 5-5 Mary Hardin-Baylor 21, Saint John’s 18 (at Dallas, Penn.) 1982 West Georgia
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 30 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
2018 DIII STARTING LINEUP
AWARD WINNERS
GAGLIARDI TROPHY
QB Jackson Erdmann, Saint John’s
(Given to the Division III player of
the year)

LINKS TO OTHER ALL-AMERICA


TEAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS
AFCA

ALL-TIME GAGLIARDI TROPHY


WINNERS
2018 QB Jackson Erdmann, Saint
John’s (MN)
2017 QB Brett Kasper, UW-Osh-
kosh
2016 LB Carter Hanson,
Saint John’s (MN)
2015 QB Joe Callahan, Wesley
(DE)
2014 QB Kevin Burke, Mount
Union
2013 QB Kevin Burke, Mount
Union
2012 RB Scottie Williams, Elmhurst
2011 WR Michael Zweifel, Mary Hardin-Baylor running back Markeith Miller (21) has been a mainstay for the Crusaders the past three seasons. He
Dubuque earned his second national championship ring in 2018 and earned a spot on the RoadTripSports.com 2018 Postseason
2010 QB Eric Watt, Trine Starting Lineup. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
2009 OT Blaine Westemeyer, POS CL NAME SCHOOL
Augustana (IL) QB JR Jackson Erdmann Saint John’s
2008 QB Greg Micheli, Mount RB SR Markeith Miller Mary Hardin-Baylor
Union RB SR Le’Anthony Reasnover Eureka
2007 RB Justin Beaver, UW– WR SR Will Gillach Saint John’s
Whitewater WR SO Andrew Wolf Washington & Jefferson
2006 QB Josh Brehm, Alma TE JR Ryan Curtiss Muhlenberg
2005 QB Brett Elliott, Linfield OL SR Caleb Ferdilus Brockport
2004 S Rocky Myers, Wesley (DE) OL JR Dan Greenheck Saint John’s
2003 WR Blake Elliott, Saint John’s OL SR Colton Hall Mary Hardin-Baylor
(MN) OL SR Caleb Riggleman Marietta
2002 RB Dan Pugh, Mount Union OL SR Nate Trewyn Wisconsin-Whitewater
2001 RB Chuck Moore, Mount DL SR Nick Giorgio Springfield
Union DL SR Harry Henschler Wisconsin-Whitewater
2000 QB Chad Johnson, Pacific DL JR Joey Longoria Mary Hardin-Baylor
Lutheran DL SR Dillon Rademaker Wartburg
1999 QB Danny Ragsdale, Red- LB SR Derrick Jennings, Jr. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
lands LB SR Jalen Martin Mary Hardin-Baylor
1998 WR/P Scott Hvistendahl, LB SR Eric Stevenson Wheaton
Augsburg DB SR Louis Berry IV Mount Union
1997 QB Bill Borchert, Mount DB SO Jefferson Fritz Mary Hardin-Baylor
Union DB JR Cal Lewellyn Centre
1996 QB Lon Erickson, DB SR Duke Mackle Linfield
Illinois Wesleyan K FR Derik Judka North Central
1995 WR Chris Palmer, Saint P SR Austin Baker Heidelberg
John’s (MN) KR SR Jeffrey Barnett Trine
1994 RB Carey Bender, Coe PR FR Aaron Sims Mary Hardin-Baylor
1993 QB Jim Ballard, Mount Union AP SR De’Eric Bell Guilford

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 31 2018 year in review


2018 NAIA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS
FRONTIER CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Rocky Mountain 7-3 8-4
Southern Oregon 6-4 6-4
Montana Western 6-4 6-4
Eastern Oregon 6-4 6-4
College of Idaho 6-4 6-5
Montana Tech 5-5 5-5
Carroll (MT) 4-6 5-6
Montana State-Northern 0-10 1-10

GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC


CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL
W-L W-L
Morningside 9-0 15-0
Northwestern (IA) 8-1 9-2
Dordt 6-3 7-3
Midland 5-4 7-4
Doane 5-4 6-4
Briar Cliff 4-5 6-5
Hastings 3-6 5-6
Concordia (NE) 2-7 3-7
Jamestown 2-7 3-8
Dakota Wesleyan 1-8 2-9

HEART OF AMERICA ATHLETIC


CONFERENCE
CONF. ALL One of the first games of the season took us to Bethel, Tenn., as Bethel hosted Reinhardt. New Bethel head coach Brent
North Division W-L W-L Dearmon led the Wildcats to one of the biggest upsets of the season at any level, defeating then-No. 2 Reinhardt, 31-21.
Benedictine (KS) 5-0 13-2 (RoadTripSports.com photo by Kendall Webb)
Grand View 4-1 8-3 St. Francis (IN) 4-2 10-3 Wayland Baptist 3-5 5-5
Culver-Stockton 2-3 4-7 MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE Siena Heights 3-3 7-3 Lyon 2-6 4-7
William Penn 2-3 4-7 CONF. ALL Missouri Baptist 2-4 4-7 Texas Wesleyan 2-6 2-8
Peru State 1-4 3-8 Appalachian Division W-L W-L Taylor 0-5 3-7 Texas College 1-7 1-7
Graceland 1-4 1-10 Reinhardt 6-0 9-2 Lindenwood-Belleville 0-5 0-11
CONF. ALL Cumberlands 5-1 10-2
South Division W-L W-L postseason
Pikeville 4-2 6-5 MID-STATES FOOTBALL MIDWEST
Baker 4-0 9-3 NAIA PLAYOFFS
Point 2-4 3-8 CONF. ALL
Evangel 2-2 9-2 FIRST ROUND
Bluefield 1-4 4-7 W-L W-L
MidAmerica Nazarene 2-2 4-7 Saint Francis (IN) 34, Grand View 3
St. Andrews 1-4 2-6 St. Xavier 5-0 9-4
Central Methodist 1-3 4-6 Concordia (MI) 31, Reinhardt 21
Union (KY) 1-5 2-8 Olivet Nazarene 4-1 6-5
Missouri Valley 1-3 3-7 Benedictine (KS) 48, Cumberlands (KY)
CONF. ALL St. Ambrose 3-2 6-4
41 (2 OT)
Bluegrass Division W-L W-L St. Francis (IL) 2-3 4-7
INDEPENDENT Morningside 49, Rocky Mountain 20
Bethel (TN) 5-0 10-1 Robert Morris (IL) 1-4 2-9
ALL Saint Xavier 34, Marian 21
Georgetown (KY) 4-2 7-3 Trinity International 0-5 0-10
W-L Dickinson State 14, Northwestern (IA) 6
Lindsey Wilson 4-2 7-3
Indiana Wesleyan 7-3 Kansas Wesleyan 15, Langston 9
Cumberland (TN) 3-3 5-6 NORTH STAR ATHLETIC
Lawrence Tech 2-3 Baker 41, Bethel (TN) 41 (OT)
Campbellsville (KY) 3-3 4-6 ASSOCIATION
Allen 2-6 Kentucky Christian 1-4 2-9 CONF. ALL
QUARTERFINALS
Cincinnati Christian 0-6 0-11 W-L W-L
KANSAS COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC Saint Francis (IN) 33, Baker 23
CONF. ALL Dickinson State (N.D.) 6-1 9-3
CONFERENCE Morningside 51, Saint Xavier 14
Sun Division W-L W-L Valley City State (N.D.) 5-2 6-4
CONF. ALL Benedictine (KS) 54, Concordia (MI) 38
Southeastern 5-1 7-3 Waldorf (Iowa) 4-2 5-5
W-L W-L Kansas Wesleyan 43, Dickinson State
Ave Maria 5-1 6-4 Presentation (S.D.) 3-4 5-5
Kansas Wesleyan 10-0 13-1 40
Keiser University 4-2 6-4 Dakota State (S.D.) 2-5 3-8
Ottawa (KS) 8-2 8-2 Webber International 3-3 7-3 Mayville State (N.D.) 0-6 1-9
Avila 7-3 7-3 SEMIFINALS
Edward Waters 2-4 4-7
Tabor 6-4 6-4 Morningside 34, Saint Francis (IN) 28
Faulkner 1-5 4-6 SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Southwestern (KS) 5-5 6-5 Benedictine (KS) 43, Kansas Wesleyan
Warner 1-5 1-9 CONF. ALL
Sterling 4-6 4-6 21
W-L W-L
St. Mary 4-6 4-6 MID-STATES FOOTBALL MIDEAST Langston 8-0 9-2
McPherson 3-7 3-7 CHAMPIONSHIP
CONF. ALL Okla. Panhandle State 6-2 6-5
Bethel (KS) 3-7 3-7 (at Daytona Beach, Fla.)
W-L W-L Arizona Christian 5-3 8-3
Friends 3-7 3-8 Morningside 35, Benedictine (KS) 28
Marian 6-0 10-1 Ottawa (AZ) 5-3 7-4
Bethany 2-8 2-9 Concordia (MI) 5-1 10-3 SAGU 4-4 5-5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 32 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
2018 NAIA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
ALL-TIME CHAMPIONS
2018 Morningside
2017 Saint Francis (IN)
2016 Saint Francis (IN)
2015 Marian
2014 Southern Oregon
2013 Grand View
2012 Marian (Ind.)
2011 Saint Xavier
2010 Carroll (MT)
2009 Sioux Falls
2008 Sioux Falls
2007 Carroll (MT)
2006 Sioux Falls
2005 Carroll (MT)
2004 Carroll (MT)
2003 Carroll (MT)
2002 Carroll (MT)
2001 Georgetown (KY)
2000 Georgetown (KY)
1999 Northwestern Oklahoma State
1998 Azusa Pacific
1997 Findlay
1996-I Southwestern Oklahoma
1996-II Sioux Falls
1995-I Central State
1995-II C. Washington/Findlay - tie
1994-I Northeastern State
1994-II Westminster (PA)
1993-I East Central
1993-II Pacific Lutheran Lyon quarterback Spencer Childress looks for room to pass against Texas Wesleyan last season. Childress played nine
1992-I Central State games and made two starts for the Scots, throwing for 1,196 yards and 11 touchdowns. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck
1992-II Findlay Cox)
1991-I Central Arkansas
1974-II Texas Lutheran
1991-II Georgetown (KY)
1973-I Abilene Christian
1990-I Central State
1973-II Northwestern (IA)
1990-II Peru State
1972-I East Texas State
1989-I Carson-Newman
1972-II Missouri Southern
1989-II Westminster (PA)
1971-I Livingston
1988-I Carson-Newman
1971-II California Lutheran
1988-II Westminster (PA)
1970-I Texas A&I
1987-I Cameron
1970-II Westminster (PA)
1987-II Pacific Lutheran*
1969 Texas A&I
1986-I Carson-Newman
1968 Troy State
1986-II Linfield
1967 Fairmont State
1985-I Hillsdale/Central Arkansas - tie
1966 Waynesburg
1985-II UW-La Crosse
1965 Saint John’s
1984-I Carson-Newman/C. Arkansas - tie
1964 Concordia (MN)/Sam Houston - tie
1984-II Linfield
1963 Saint John’s
1983-I Carson-Newman
1962 Central State
1983-II Northwestern (IA)
1961 Pittsburg State
1982-I Central State
1960 Lenoir-Rhyne
1982-II Linfield
1959 Texas A&I
1981-I Elon
1958 Northeastern State
1981-II Austin College/C’cordia (MN) - tie
1957 Pittsburg State
1980-I Elon
1956 Montana St./St. Joseph’s (IN) (tie)
1980-II Pacific Lutheran
1979-I Texas A&I
* Wisconsin-Stevens Point forfeited its
1979-II Findlay
entire 1987 schedule because of the
1978-I Angelo State
use of an ineligible student-athlete.
1978-II Concordia (MN)
Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) is considered
1977-I Abilene Christian
a co-champion with the other position
1977-II Westminster (PA)
vacated.
1976-I Texas A&I
-I — Division I Bethel (TN) defensive back J’Kobi Reddick returns the football on this play
1976-II Westminster (PA)
-II — Division II against Reinhardt. His play earned him a spot on the RoadTripSports.com/Col-
1975-I Texas A&I
1975-II Texas Lutheran lege Football America Postseason Starting Lineup. (RoadTripSports.com photo by
1974-I Texas A&I Kendall Webb)

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2018 NAIA STARTING LINEUP
AWARD WINNERS
RAWLINGS/
NAIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
QB Trent Solsma, Morningside
(Given to the NAIA player of the
year)

LINKS TO OTHER ALL-AMERICA


TEAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS
AFCA
NAIA

PREVIOUS RAWLINGS/
NAIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2018 QB Trent Solsma, Morning-
side
2017 QB Nick Ferrer, Saint Francis
(IN)
2016 QB Logan Brettell, Baker
2015 QB Ryan Kasdorf, Morning-
side
2014 QB Austin Dodge, Southern
Oregon
2013 WR Kyle Schuck, Morning-
side
2012 QB Jimmy Coy, Saint Xavier
(IL) Reinhardt tackle Tre Coney (foreground, No. 64) was a key piece of the Eagles’ offensive line in 2018 and earned a spot on
2011 RB Chance Demarais, Carroll the RoadTripSports.com 2018 Postseason Starting Lineup. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Kendall Webb)
(MT)
2010 WR Jon Ryan, Sioux Falls POS CL NAME SCHOOL
2009 QB Lorenzo Brown, Sioux QB SR Trent Solsma Morningside
Falls RB JR Joe Connor Concordia-Ann Arbor
2008 LB Owen Koeppen, Carroll RB JR Demarco Prewitt Kansas Wesleyan
(MT) WR SR Darrion Dillard Ottawa
2007 QB Chad Cavender, Sioux
WR SR Connor Niles Morningside
TE SR Brandon Dillon Marian
Falls
OL SR Garrett Bader Benedictine (KS)
2006 LB Brian Kurtz, Saint Francis
OL JR Tre Coney Reinhardt
(IN) OL SR Shabari Jones Avila
2005 QB Tyler Emmert, Carroll OL SR Anthony Vereen Jamestown
(MT) OL SR Trevor Wietzema Dakota Wesleyan
2004 RB Cory Jacquay, Saint DL SR Curt Boeke Dakota State
Francis (IN) DL SO JT Graydon Reinhardt
2003 QB Tyler Emmert, Carroll DL JR Andreas Moeller Evangel
(MT) DL SR Kenneth Steele, Jr. Ottawa-Arizona
2002 RB Nick Kortan, Sioux Falls LB SR Caleb Cole Olivet Nazarene
2001 QB Eddie Eviston, George- LB JR Jason Ferris Montana Western
LB SO Damarcus Wimbush Bluefield
town (KY)
DB SR Wilmer Cole Saint Francis (IN)
2000 QB Eddie Eviston, George-
DB SO Nicholas Holmes St. Mary
town (KY) DB SR Jay Liggins Dickinson State
1999 QB Eddie Eviston, George- DB SR Bryce Van Beek Northwestern (IA)
town (KY) K SR Marcus Montano Southern Oregon
1998 RB Jack Williams, P SR Matt Larson Rocky Mountain
Azusa Pacific KR JR Emetrious Scott Lyon
1997 QB Bo Hurley, Findlay PR SO J’Kobi Reddick Bethel (TN)
AP FR Bo Evans Waldorf

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2018 NJCAA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS ASA Brooklyn 0-2 5-3
IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST JUNIOR COLLEGE
Conf. All FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
W-L W-L Conf. All
Iowa Western 2-0 10-1 W-L W-L
Iowa Central 1-1 8-4 Kilgore 5-2 10-2
Ellsworth 0-2 1-10 NEO 5-2 8-4
Blinn 4-3 7-4
KANSAS JAYHAWK COMMUNITY Navarro 4-3 6-5
COLLEGE CONFERENCE Cisco 3-4 5-4
Conf. All Tyler 3-4 4-5
W-L W-L Trinity Valley 3-4 4-5
Garden City 7-0 10-1 New Mexico Military 1-6 3-6
Hutchinson 6-1 9-3
Butler 5-2 8-4 WESTERN STATES FOOTBALL
Highland 4-3 6-4 LEAGUE
Coffeyville 2-5 5-6 Conf. All
Dodge City 2-5 4-7 W-L W-L
Fort Scott 1-6 2-8 Eastern Arizona 6-1 9-3
Independence 1-6 2-8 Snow 5-2 8-3
Pima 4-2 6-4
MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF Scottsdale 4-3 7-4
COMMUNITY & JUNIOR COLLEGES Arizona Western 4-3 6-5
Conf. All Mesa 2-4 4-5
North W-L W-L Glendale 2-5 3-8
East Mississippi 6-0 12-0 Phoenix 0-7 1-10
Northwest Mississippi 5-1 8-2
Itawamba 3-3 5-4 INDEPENDENTS
Holmes 3-3 5-4 All
Navarro College linebacker Elijah Hunter (32) prepares for the Bulldogs’ game
Mississippi Delta 3-6 3-6 W-L
with Texas A&I. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)
Northeast Mississippi 1-5 1-8 Nassau 8-3
Arkansas Baptist 5-2 (A.L. May Memorial Stadium, Perkinston, 1993 Mississippi Delta
Coahoma 0-7 0-9 Miss) 1992 Northwest Mississippi
Conf. All Louisburg 6-3
Erie 6-4 Jones 27, Eastern Arizona 7 1991 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
South W-L W-L Midwest Classic Bowl 1990 Coffeyville
Jones 6-0 10-2 ASA Miami 5-5
Georgia Military 5-5 (Red Robertson Field, Miami, OK) 1989 Navarro
Copiah-Lincoln 5-1 6-4 Butler 34, NEO 30 1988 Glendale
Mississippi Gulf Coast 5-2 7-2 DuPage 4-6
Hudson Valley 2-8 The Graphic Edge Bowl 1987 Ellsworth
Hinds 4-4 4-5 Feature Game 1986 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
East Central 3-3 4-5 Hocking 1-9
(UNI Dome, Cedar Falls, IA) 1985 Snow
Pearl River 2-5 2-7 Iowa Western 19, Snow 17 1984 Mississippi Gulf Coast
Southwest Mississippi 0-6 1-8 1983 Coffeyville
postseason ALL-TIME CHAMPIONS 1982 Northwest Mississippi
MINNESOTA COLLEGE ATHLETIC NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 East Mississippi 1981 Butler
CONFERENCE Carnie Smith Stadium (Pittsburg, KS) 2017 East Mississippi 1980 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Conf. All East Mississippi 10, Garden City 9 2016 Garden City 1979 Ranger
Eastern W-L W-L NJCAA BOWL GAMES 2015 Northwest Mississippi 1978 Iowa Central
Central Lakes 6-0 7-3 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl 2014 East Mississippi 1977 Ferrum
Mesabi Range 5-1 7-3 (Waco ISD Stadium, Waco, TX) 2013 East Mississippi 1976 Ellsworth
Itasca 3-3 6-3 Kilgore 28, Pima 0 2012 Iowa Western 1975 Mesa
Fond Du Lac Tribal 1-4 3-6 Red Grange Bowl 2011 East Mississippi 1974 Ferrum
Rochester 1-4 1-6 (MacDougall Field, Glen Ellyn, IL) 2010 Navarro 1973 Mesa
Vermilion 1-5 1-7 Nassau 46, Northland 6 2009 Blinn 1972 Arizona Western
Western Conf. All Salt City Bowl 2008 Butler 1971 Mississippi Gulf Coast
W-L W-L (Gowans Stadium, Hutchinson, KS) 2007 Butler and Mississippi Gulf Coast 1970 Fort Scott
Northland 5-0 8-3 Hutchinson 35, Navarro 6 2006 Blinn 1969 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
North Dakota SCS 4-1 9-2 Valley of the Sun Bowl 2005 Glendale 1968 Ferrum
Dakota 3-2 5-4 (Scottsdale Community College, 2004 Pearl River 1967 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Minnesota West 2-4 3-5 Scottsdale, AZ) 2003 Butler 1966 Kilgore
Ridgewater 0-2 0-4 Blinn 23, Scottsdale 20 2002 Joliet 1965 Ferrum
Minnesota State 0-5 1-6 El Toro Bowl 2001 Georgia Military 1964 Phoenix
(Veterans Memorial Stadium, Yuma, AZ) 2000 Glendale 1963 No Champion Declared
NORTHEAST FOOTBALL Lackawanna 17, Arizona Western 10 1999 Butler 1962 No Champion Declared
CONFERENCE The Graphic Edge Bowl 1998 Butler 1961 No Champion Declared
Conf. All Opening Game 1997 Trinity Valley 1960 Tyler and Cameron State
W-L W-L (UNI Dome, Cedar Falls, IA) 1996 Blinn 1959 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Lackawanna 2-0 11-0 Iowa Central 34, Monroe 20 1995 Blinn 1958 Boise
Monroe 1-1 7-2 Mississippi Bowl 1994 Trinity Valley 1957 Texarkana (TX)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 35 2018 year in review
2018 NJCAA ALL-AMERICANS
As selected by the NJCAA Football Committee
AWARD WINNERS FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
NJCAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF POS NAME SCHOOL CL
THE YEAR QB Parker McNeil Navarro (TX) Fr.
RB Jaylen Warren, Snow RB Kalyn Grandberry Jones (MS) Fr.
NJCAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF
RB Jaylen Warren Snow (UT) So.
THE YEAR WR Dontario Drummond East Mississippi So.
DE Sam Williams, Northeast WR Nick Singleton Iowa Western So.
Mississippi TE Devoniare Clarington Northland (MN) So.
OL Desmond Bland Arizona Western So.
NJCAA COACH OF THE YEAR OL Myron Cunningham Iowa Central So.
Buddy Stephens, East Mississippi OL Bamidele Olaseni Garden City (KS) So.
OL Nick Paul Kilgore (TX) So.
RECENT NJCAA OFFENSIVE
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
OL Nick Radunz North Dakoa SCS Fr.
2018 RB Jaylen Warren, Snow
2017 QB Kai Locksley, Iowa Western FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
2016 QB Rathen Ricedorff, Mesa POS NAME SCHOOL CL Snow College running back Jaylen Warren was an NJCAA
2015 RB Justin Crawford, Northwest DL Celestin Haba Scottsdale (AZ) So. First-Team All-American. (RoadTripSports.com photo by
Mississippi DL Elijah James Iowa Western So. Chuck Cox)
2014 RB Ke’aun Kinner, Navarro DL Samuel Okuayinonu Mesabi Range (MN) Fr. DB Quandre Mosely Eastern Arizona So.
2013 RB Jovon Robinson, Georgia DL Sam Williams Northeast Mississippi So.
Military SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
2012 QB Jake Waters, Iowa Western
LB Monty Montgomery Hutchinson (KS) Fr.
LB Damarkus Robins Eastern Arizona Fr. POS NAME SCHOOL CL
2011 QB Bo Wallace, E. Miss.
LB Ali Shockley Ellsworth (IA) So. K Ryan Schemtob Highland (KS) So.
2010 RB Reggie Bullock, Arizona
Western DB JaQuan Brisker Lackawanna (PA) So. P Jared Stangler Mesa (AZ) So.
2009 RB Jasmin Hopkins, Fort Scott DB Gervarrius Owens NEO Fr. RS Michael Zachary Iowa Western So.
2008 QB Terrance Cain Blinn DB Fred Peters Jones (MS) So.
2007 RB Jocques Crawford, Cisco DB Damarion Williams Highland (KS) So. HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
2006 QB Cade Cooper, Snow FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS POS NAME SCHOOL CL
2005 QB Jimmy Oliver, Pearl River QB Kare Lyles Scottsdale (AZ) Fr.
2004 QB Jimmy Oliver, Pearl River
POS NAME SCHOOL CL
K Alfredo Marquez Scottsdale (AZ) So. QB Messiah deWeaver East Mississippi So.
2003 RB Emmanuel Marc, Hudson
P Tommy Heatherly NEO So. RB Dezmon Jackson Hutchinson (KS) So.
Valley
2002 Kelvin Hayden, Joliet (IL) RS Tyrese Green Phoenix (AZ) So. RB Dedrick Mills Garden City (KS) So.
2001 RB Rashad Armstrong, Mesa RB Darran Williams NEO So.
2000 QB Marc Dunn, Ricks (ID) SECOND TEAM OFFENSE WR Jaelin Hood Nassau (NY) Fr.
POS NAME SCHOOL CL WR Bradley Rozner Cisco (TX) So.
RECENT NJCAA DEFENSIVE QB Craig Wells Northland (MN) Fr. WR Jared Wyatt Navarro (TX) So.
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR OL Justin Calderon Nassau (NY) So.
2018 DE Sam Williams, NE Miss.
RB Deon McIntosh East Mississippi So.
RB Charles West Garden City (KS) So. OL Howard Watkins Garden City (KS) So.
2017 LB Connor Taylor, Snow
WR D’Monta Harris Itasca (MN) So. OL Josh Weichel Dupage (IL) Fr.
2016 LB Patrick Macon, Arizona
Western WR Devin Neal Scottsdale (AZ) So.
2015 DL Jeremy Faulk, Garden City TE Raymond Pauwels Glendale (AZ) So. HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
2014 LB Cortney Finney, Trinity OL Blake Bedier Snow (UT) So. POS NAME SCHOOL CL
Valley OL Jalen Bell Copiah-Lincoln (MS) So. DL Atlias Bell Iowa Western So.
2013 DL Demond Tucker, Copi- OL Josh Cooper Navarro (TX) So. DL Marshaun Jones North Dakota SCS So.
ah-Lincoln DL Tevita Otuvaka Arizona Western So.
2012 LB Charles Woods, Kilgore
OL Austin Lee Georgia Military So.
OL LaQuinston Sharp East Mississippi So. DL Ivin White Hinds (MS) So.
2011 DB Caleb Leichtnam, Roches-
DL Parker Workman Snow (UT) So.
ter
2010 DE Cornellius Carradine, Butler SECOND TEAM DEFENSE LB Nick Anderson Jones (MS) Fr.
2009 LB Brad Graham, Navarro POS NAME SCHOOL CL LB DaQuan Cross Iowa Central Fr.
2008 DL Eugene Kinlaw, Hutchinson DL Everitt Cunningham East Mississippi So. LB Reco Hannah Highland (KS) So.
2007 DE Markus White, Butler DL Jacoby Jones Butler (KS) So. DB Diarva Brown Tyler (TX) So.
2006 LB Austin Panter, Butler DL Tevan McAdams Trinity Valley (TX) So. DB Darryl Munoz Mesabi Range (MN) So.
2005 DB Jonathon Batson, Cisco DB Naeem Smith Ellsworth (IA) So.
2004 LB Mickey Pimentel, Pima
DL Michael Slater Iowa Central So.
2003 DB Larry Kendrick, Pearl River LB Chanler Ferguson Tyler (TX) So.
LB Tristan Murrin Northland (MN) Fr. HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS
2002 DB Jamaal Jackson, NW Miss.
2001 DE Randy Jackson, Georgia LB Willie O’Hara Iowa Western So. POS NAME SCHOOL CL
Military DB Brandin Echols Northwest Mississippi So. K Connor Cusick Mesabi Range (MN) So.
2000 DE Dustin Looman, Rochester DB Taquelin Harris NEO So. RS DJ Clayton East Mississippi So.
DB Daniel Isom Iowa Western So. RS Rashad Tucker Nassau (NY) So.

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2018 CCCAA STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS
AMERICAN - GOLDEN COAST
Conf. All
W-L W-L
Reedley 6-0 10-1
Hartnell 4-2 8-3
Cabrillo 4-2 07-3
Monterey Peninsula 3-3 5-5
Merced 3-3 4-6
San Jose 1-5 2-8
Gavilan 0-6 0-10

AMERICAN - METRO
Conf. All
W-L W-L
Chaffey 6-0 10-1
LA Valley 5-1 7-3
Glendale 3-3 3-7
West LA 3-3 3-7
Santa Ana 2-4 4-6
LA Southwest 1-4 2-8
George M. Rush Stadium, the home of City College of San Francisco football. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)
Compton 0-5 0-10
Palomar 3-2 6-5 postseason (2) Modesto 28, (1) City College of San
AMERICAN - MOUNTAIN Fullerton 2-3 2-8 CCCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS Francisco 20
Conf. All Mt. San Antonio 1-4 5-5 Regional Semifinals
W-L W-L San Diego Mesa 1-4 4-6 SoCal Gridiron Classic Bowl
San Bernardino Valley 5-0 9-2 (4) Ventura 21, Canyons 13 (3) American River 34, (4) Santa Rosa
Citrus 4-1 7-4 NATIONAL - NORCAL (2) Riverside City 63, (3) El Camino 24 20
Mt. San Jacinto 2-3 7-3 Conf. All NorCal
Desert 2-3 4-6 W-L W-L (4) Fresno City 29, (1) Butte 26 NorCal Grizzly Bowl
Antelope Valley 1-4 3-7 Butte 5-0 9-2 (2) Laney 14, (3) College of San Mateo 0 (5) Sierra 24, (6) Sacramento City 10
Victor Valley 1-4 3-7 American River 4-1 7-4
Sierra 3-2 7-4 Regional Championships ALL-TIME CHAMPIONS
AMERICAN - PACIFIC Siskiyous 2-3 3-7 SoCal 2018 Laney
Conf. All Shasta 1-4 2-8 (4) Ventura 31, (2) Riverside City 21 2017 Vacated
W-L W-L Feather River 0-5 2-8 NorCal 2016 Fullerton
Allan Hancock 5-0 10-1 (2) Laney 24, (4) Fresno City 7 2015 CCSF
LA Pierce 4-1 6-4 NATIONAL - NORTHERN 2014 Mt. San Antonio
Pasadena City 2-3 4-6 Conf. All CCCAA Football State Championship 2013 Butte
Santa Monica 2-3 4-6 W-L W-L Hughes Stadium, Sacramento City 2012 Vacated
LA Harbor 1-4 3-7 Canyons 5-0 10-1 College, Sacramento, Calif. 2011 CCSF
Santa Barbara 1-4 2-8 Ventura 4-1 11-2 Laney 40, Ventura 35 2010 Mt. San Antonio
Bakersfield 3-2 6-5 2009 Mt. San Antonio
AMERICAN - PACIFIC 7 East Los Angeles 2-3 4-6 SCFA BOWL GAMES 2008 Butte
Conf. All Long Beach 1-4 4-6 Beach Bowl 2007 CCSF
W-L W-L Moorpark 0-5 1-9 (5) Southwestern 28, (8) Palomar 24 2006 El Camino
De Anza 5-0 10-1 2005 Grossmont
Yuba 4-1 8-3 NATIONAL - SOUTHERN Patriotic Bowl 2004 College of the Canyons
Foothill 2-2 5-4 Conf. All (6) Saddleback 34, (9) Bakersfield 31 2003 CCSF
Los Medanos 1-3 3-6 W-L W-L 2002 Reedley
Redwoods 1-4 3-7 Riverside 5-0 11-1 Southern California Bowl 2001 CCSF
Contra Costa 1-4 1-9 Saddleback 4-1 7-4 (10) Cerritos 21, (7) Golden West 8 2000 CCSF
Golden West 3-2 6-5 1999 CCSF
NATIONAL - BAY 6 Southwestern 2-3 8-3 American Championship Bowl 1998 Palomar
Conf. All Grossmont 1-4 1-9 (1) Allan Hancock 38, (2) San Bernardi- 1997 Mt. San Antonio
W-L W-L Orange Coast 0-5 1-9 no Valley 35 1973 Fresno/LA City (tie)
San Mateo 5-0 8-3 1972 Fresno
Laney 4-1 11-2 NATIONAL - VALLEY Western State Bowl Reedley (small)
CCSF 3-2 7-4 Conf. All (3) Chaffey 51, (5) Citrus 21 1971 El Camino
Santa Rosa 1-3 5-5 W-L W-L Reedley (small)
Chabot 1-4 5-5 Fresno City 5-0 9-3 NCFC BOWL GAMES 1970 Sequoias
Diablo Valley 0-4 Modesto 4-1 8-3 American Championship Redwood (small)
Sacramento City 3-2 5-6 (2) De Anza 42, (1) Reedley 41 1969 Fresno
NATIONAL - CENTRAL West Hills Coalinga 2-3 4-6 Yuba (small)
Conf. All Sequoias 1-4 2-8 Living Breath Foundation Bowl 1968 Fresno
W-L W-L San Joaquin Delta 0-5 0-10 (4) Yuba 30, (3) Hartnell 29 Redwoods (small)
El Camino 5-0 8-3 1967 Fullerton
Cerritos 3-2 7-4 Golden State Bowl Hartnell (small)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 37 2018 year in review


2018 CCCAA ALL-AMERICANS
AWARD WINNERS
CCCAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF
THE YEAR
QB Stone Smartt, Riverside

PREVIOUS OPOY’S
2017 QB Vic Viramontes, Riverside
2016 QB Jordan Hoy, Fullerton
2015 QB Johnny Stanton, Saddleback
2014 Chris d’Entremont, Golden West
2013 WR Brian Fobbs, De Anza
2012 RB Cameron Artis-Payne, Allan
Hancock
2011 QB Ben Gomez, Saddleback
2010 QB Steele Jantz, CCSF, and QB
Nick Lamaison, Mt. San Antonio
2009 QB Dominique Blackman, LA
Harbor
2008 QB Adam Froman, Santa Rosa
2007 QB Kevin Craft, Mt. San Antonio
2006 WR Schneider Julien, Foothill,
and QB Tyler Lorenzen, Palomar
2005 QB Brent Schaeffer, Sequoias,
and Ret. Derrell Hutsona, Grossmont

CCCAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF


Riverside QB Stone Smartt. (Photo courtesy RCC Athletics & Bobby R. Hester Photography)
THE YEAR
DL Michael Kutch, Butte OFFENSE
POS PLAYER SCHOOL CL
PREVIOUS DPOY’S
TE Juan Rodriguez Butte So.
2017 LB Rahsaan York, American
River WR Lucas Triplett Santa Rosa So.
2016 LB Henry Stelzner, Santa Rosa WR Austin Derrico Saddleback Fr.
2015 DL Rod Jones, CCSF OL Tim Anderson Saddleback So.
2014 DB Shalom Luani, CCSF OL Brandon Johnson Modesto So.
2013 DL Riki Levi, San Mateo OL Scott Breslin Ventura So.
2012 DL Damien Borel, Butte OL TJ Bass Butte Fr.
2011 DL Marcus Pierce-Brewster, OL Kel Lee McPeck San Bernardino Valley So.
CCSF
QB Stone Smartt Riverside So.
2010 DL Bojay Fillimoeaeu, Mt. San
Antonio RB Rhamondre Stevenson Cerritos So.
2009 DB Eddie Elder, San Mateo RB Devan Bass Modesto So.
2008 DL Brandon Rankin, Butte RB Thomas Duckett Ventura So.
2007 DL Grant Valentine, Glendale All-P Ryan Graham Sierra So.
2006 LB Devin Bishop, CCSF, and Util. DeShawn Collins CCSF Fr.
DB Woodney Turrene, Sequoias PK Tanner Brown Canyons So.
2005 LB Larry Grant, CCSF DEFENSE
POS PLAYER SCHOOL CL
CCCAA COACH OF THE YEAR
John Beam, Laney DL Michael Kutch Butte So.
DL Nick Figueroa Riverside Fr.
PREVIOUS COY’S DL Isaako Faagai LA Harbor So.
2017 Tim Byrnes, Fullerton DL Joey Noble Fullerton So.
2016 Tim Byrnes, Fullerton DL Tavai Tuitasi CCSF So.
2015 Jimmy Collins, CCSF LB Tariq Speights Canyons Fr.
2014 Bob Jastrab, Mt. San Antonio LB Barry Palu San Mateo So.
2013 Jeff Jordan, Butte
LB Vic Viramontes Riverside So.
2012 Jeff Chudy, Bakersfield
2011 George Rush, CCSF DB Jaylen Watson Ventura So.
2010 Bob Jastrab, Mt. San Antonio DB William Brocchini Sierra So.
2009 Bob Jastrab, Mt. San Antonio DB Andre Neal San Mateo So.
2008 Jeff Jordan, Butte DB Wadsen Jean-Baptiste Yuba So.
2007 George Rush, CCSF PRet. Cam Roberson Bakersfield So.
2006 John Featherstone, El Camino KOR Jalen Lampley San Mateo Fr.
2005 Dave Jordan, Grossmont P Carson Olivas Bakersfield So.
As released by CCCAA.org. The annual all-star selections are made in cooperation with the JC Athletic Bureau.

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2018 U Sports STANDINGS, POSTSEASON
FINAL STANDINGS
AUS
W-L
Saint Mary’s 7-1
StFX 6-2
Acadia 5-3
Mount Allison 2-6
Bishop’s 0-8

CANADA WEST
W-L
Calgary 8-0
UBC 5-3
Saskatchewan 5-3
Manitoba 3-5
Alberta 2-6
Regina 1-7

OUA
W-L
Western 8-0
Ottawa 6-2
McMaster 5-3
Carleton (ON) 5-3
Guelph 5-3
Waterloo 4-4
Laurier 4-4
Queen’s 3-5 TELUS Stadium is the home of Laval football. The Rouge et Or are the reigning Vanier Cup champions after defeating
York 3-5 Western, 34-20, in November. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Kendall Webb)
Windsor 1-7 Western 39, Carleton (ON) 13 ALL-TIME VANIER CUP CHAMPIONS 1991 Wilfrid Laurier
Toronto 0-8 Guelph 27, Ottawa 22 2018 Laval 1990 Saskatchewan
Semifinals 2017 Western 1989 Western
RSEQ Western 39, Carleton (ON) 13 2016 Laval 1988 Calgary
W-L Guelph 27, Ottawa (ON) 22 2015 UBC 1987 McGill
Laval 8-0 YATES CUP 2014 Montreal 1986 UBC
Montreal 6-2 Western 63, Guelph 14 2013 Laval 1985 Calgary
McGill 2-6 2012 Laval 1984 Guelph
Sherbrooke 2-6 RSEQ PLAYOFFS 2011 McMaster 1983 Calgary
Concordia (QC) 2-6 Semifinals 2010 Laval 1982 UBC
Laval 40, Sherbrooke 0 2009 Queen’s 1981 Acadia
postseason Montreal 48, McGill 2 2008 Laval 1980 Alberta
AUS PLAYOFFS DUNSMORE CUP 2007 Manitoba 1979 Acadia
Semifinals Laval 14, Montreal 1 2006 Laval 1978 Queen’s
StFX 33, Acadia 10 2005 Laurier 1977 Western
LONEY BOWL NATIONAL SEMIFINALS 2004 Laval 1976 Western
StFX 33, Saint Mary’s 9 UTECK BOWL 2003 Laval 1975 Ottawa
(at Telus Stadium, Quebec City, QC) 2002 Saint Mary’s 1974 Western
CANADA WEST PLAYOFFS Laval 63, StFX 0 2001 Saint Mary’s 1973 Saint Mary’s
Semifinals 2000 Ottawa 1972 Alberta
Calgary 37, Manitoba 13 MITCHELL BOWL 1999 Laval 1971 Western
Saskatchewan 31, UBC 28 (at TD Stadium, London, ON) 1998 Saskatchewan 1970 Manitoba
HARDY TROPHY Western 47, Saskatchewan 24 1997 UBC 1969 Manitoba
Saskatchewan 43, Calgary 18 1996 Saskatchewan 1968 Queen’s
VANIER CUP 1995 Calgary 1967 Alberta
OUA PLAYOFFS (at Telus Stadium, Quebec City, QC) 1994 Western INVITATIONAL
Quarterfinals Laval 34, Western 20 1993 Toronto 1966 StFX
1992 Queen’s 1965 Toronto

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA 39 2018 year in review


2018 U sports ALL-canada
AWARD WINNERS
HEC CRIGHTON AWARD
QB Adam Signara, Calgary
(Player of the Year)

PREVIOUS CRIGHTON WINNERS


2017 Ed Ilnicki, Alberta
2016 Noah Picton, Regina
2015 Andrew Buckley, Calgary
2014 Andrew Buckley, Calgary
2013 Jordan Heather, Bishop’s
2012 Kyle Quinlan, McMaster
2011 Billy Greene, UBC
2010 Brad Sinopoli, Ottawa
2009 Erik Glavic, Calgary
2008 Benoit Groulx, Laval
2007 Erik Glavic, Saint Mary’s
2006 Daryl Stephenson, Windsor
2005 Andy Fantuz, Western
2004 Jesse Lumsden, McMaster
2003 Tommy Denison, Queen’s
2002 Tommy Denison, Queen’s
2001 Ben Chapdelaine, McMaster
2000 Kojo Aidoo, McMaster
1999 Phill Cote, Ottawa
1998 Eric Lapointe, Mt. Allison
1997 Mark Nohra, UBC Calgary QB and Hec Crighton award winner Adam Signara. (Photo courtesy of Calgary athletics)
1996 Eric Lapointe, Mt. Allison FIRST TEAM OFFENCE
1995 Don Blair, Calgary
POS NAME SCHOOL CL SECOND TEAM OFFENCE
1994 Bill Kubas, Laurier
1993 Tim Tindale, Western
C Samuel Lefebvre Laval 3 POS NAME SCHOOL CL
1992 Eugene Buccigrossi, Toronto G Samuel Thomassin Laval 4 C Jonathan Zamora StFX 3
1991 Tim Tindale, Western G David Brown Western 5 G Mattland Riley Saskatchewan 3
1990 Chris Flynn, Saint Mary’s T Logan Bandy Calgary 2 G Jacob Czaja StFX 5
1989 Chris Flynn, Saint Mary’s T Ketel Asse Laval 3 T Jesse Gibbon Waterloo 4
1988 Chris Flynn, Saint Mary’s REC Tyler Ternowski Waterloo 3 T Carter O’Donnell Alberta 3
1987 Jordan Gagner, UBC REC Trivel Pinto UBC 4 REC Hunter Karl Calgary 4
1986 Blake Marshall, Western
REC Kurleigh Gittens Jr. Laurier 4 REC Regis Cibasu Montreal 5
1985 Larry Mohr, Queen’s
1984 Phil Scarfone, McMaster
REC Kaion Julien-Grant StFX 4 REC Dylan Schrot Manitoba 5
RB Cedric Joseph Western 4 REC Gordon Lam Waterloo 2
PRESIDENTS’ TROPHY RB Tyler Chow Saskatchewan 5 RB Jordan Socholotiuk StFX 5
LB Fraser Sopik, Western QB Adam Sinagra Calgary 4 RB Gabriel Polan Sherbrooke 4
(Defensive Player of the Year) QB Hugo Richard Laval 5
FIRST TEAM DEFENCE
J.P. METRAS TROPHY POS NAME SCHOOL CL SECOND TEAM DEFENCE
DL Mathieu Betts, Laval
DT Evan Machibroda Saskatchewan 4 POS NAME SCHOOL CL
(Down Lineman of the Year)
DE Mathieu Betts Laval 4 DT Trevaughan James Laurier 4
PETER GORMAN TROPHY DE Kene Onyeka Carleton 5 DT Thomas Grant Acadia 4
WR Tyson Philpot, Calgary LB Fraser Sopik Western 4 DE Joel Van Pelt Calgary 5
(Rookie of the Year) LB Ben Hladik UBC 2 DE Tristian Koronkiewicz Saskatchewan 5
LB Brian Harelimana Montreal 3 LB Boston Rowe Calgary 5
RUSS JACKSON AWARD FS Stavros Katsantonis UBC 4 LB Brad Herbst Saint Mary’s 5
Mackenzie Ferguson, Western HB Marc-Antoine Dequoy Montreal 3 LB Lukas Korol Guelph 5
(Academic Achievement and
HB Will Amoah Laurier 3 FS Daniel Valente Western 2
Citizenship)
CB Jamie Harry Ottawa 4 HB Shae Weekes Manitoba 2
FRANK TINDALL TROPHY CB Deane Leonard Calgary 2 HB Nate Rostek Mount Allison 5
Greg Marshall, Western DT Vincent Desjardins Laval 4 CB Emile Chenevert Laval 3
(Coach of the Year) CB Bleska Kambamba Western 3
FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
GINO FRACAS AWARD POS NAME SCHOOL CL POS NAME SCHOOL CL
Peter Regimbald, Concordia (QC) PK Niko DiFonte Calgary 3 P Marc Liegghio Western 3
(Assistant Coach of the Year)
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