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

The 2018 Colgate Raiders football team represented Colgate University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Dan Hunt and played their home games at Andy Kerr Stadium. They were a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 10–2, 6–0 in Patriot League play to be Patriot League champions. They received the Patriot League's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where, after a first round bye, they defeated James Madison in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to North Dakota State. Following the season, they were awarded the Lambert Division I FCS Cup by the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Metropolitan New York Football Writers, signifying the Raiders as the best team in the East in Division I FCS.[1]

Previous seasonEdit

The Raiders finished the 2017 season 7–4, 5–1 in Patriot League play to finish in a tie for the Patriot League championship with Lehigh. Due to their head-to-head loss over Lehigh, they did not receive a bid to the FCS Playoffs.

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

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

Preseason coaches pollEdit

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

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

Preseason All-Patriot League teamEdit

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

Offense

James Holland, Jr. – RB

Thomas Ives – WR

Max Hartzman – OL

Jovaun Woolford – OL

Defense

Nick Wheeler – DL

T.J. Holl – LB

Tyler Castillo – DB

Abu Daramy-Swaray – DB

Alec Wisniewski – DB

Special teams

Chris Puzzi – K

ScheduleEdit

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

[4]

Game summariesEdit

Holy CrossEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
35–40–5 2017 GATE, 35–7


at New HampshireEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2015 FCS Playoffs GATE, 27–20


LafayetteEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
44–13–4 2017 GATE, 27–0


at William & MaryEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 1992 W&M, 44–26


at BucknellEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
49–17 2017 GATE, 40–3


CornellEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
47–49–3 2017 GATE, 21–7


GeorgetownEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
14–1 2017 GATE, 35–10


at FordhamEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
22–7 2017 GATE, 14–10


at LehighEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
29–25–2 2017 LEH, 41–38


at ArmyEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
5–22–2 1997 ARMY, 35–27


FCS PlayoffsEdit

James Madison–Second RoundEdit

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




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 FCS Playoffs GATE, 44–38


at North Dakota State–QuarterfinalsEdit

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



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

STATS FCS RV RV RV RV 24 21 20 17 16 12 10 8 9

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Coaches RV RV 25 24 23 20 17 13 11 11 8 6 7

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ReferencesEdit

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