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2018 Lafayette Leopards football
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Conference Patriot League
2018 record 3–8 (2–4 Patriot)
Head coach John Garrett (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator John Van Dam (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Luke Thompson (1st year)
Home stadium Fisher Field
(Capacity: 13,132)
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 Lafayette Leopards football team represented Lafayette College in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Leopards were led by second-year head coach John Garrett and played their home games at Fisher Field. They were a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 3–8, 2–4 in Patriot League play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place.

Previous seasonEdit

The Leopards finished the 2017 season 3–8, 3–3 in Patriot League play to finish in a three-way tie for third place.

PreseasonEdit

Preseason coaches pollEdit

The Patriot League released their preseason coaches poll on July 26, 2018, with the Leopards predicted to finish in a tie for fifth place.[1]

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 Leopards placed four players on the preseason all-Patriot League team.

Offense

Will Eisler – FB

Defense

Anthony Giudice – DL

Jerry Powe – LB

Special teams

CJ Amill – RS

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.at Sacred Heart*NECFRL 6–354,157
September 83:30 p.m.at Delaware*MASNL 0–3712,781
September 156:00 p.m.Monmouth*Stadium
WBPH
L 20–244,325
September 221:00 p.m.at ColgateStadiumL 0–457,753
September 296:00 p.m.Central Connecticut*
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
Stadium
WBPH
W 31–245,295
October 133:30 p.m.Georgetowndagger
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
Stadium
WBPH
L 6–134,657
October 2012:00 p.m.at BucknellStadium
WBPH
W 29–273,097
October 271:00 p.m.at FordhamStadiumW 21–133,616
November 312:30 p.m.Holy Cross
  • Fisher Field
  • Easton, PA
Stadium
WBPH
L 14–403,914
November 1012:00 p.m.at Army*CBSSNL 13–3131,286
November 1712:30 p.m.Lehigh
MASN
Stadium
WBPH
L 3–3411,028
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[2]

Game summariesEdit

at Sacred HeartEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 3 0 3 0 6
Pioneers 7 14 7 7 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2017 SHU, 38–24


at DelawareEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 0 0 0 0 0
Fightin' Blue Hens 14 7 7 9 37




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–20 2016 UD, 31–12


MonmouthEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 6 9 6 3 24
Leopards 13 7 0 0 20




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2017 MON, 19–9


at ColgateEdit

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




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


Central ConnecticutEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 10 0 7 24
Leopards 7 7 7 10 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1981 LAF, 51–0


GeorgetownEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoyas 0 13 0 0 13
Leopards 0 3 0 3 6




Overall record Last meeting Result
14–7 2017 LAF, 7–0


at BucknellEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 7 0 13 9 29
Bisons 7 7 7 6 27




Overall record Last meeting Result
52–37–6 2017 BUCK, 13–7OT


at FordhamEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 0 14 7 0 21
Rams 0 13 0 0 13




Overall record Last meeting Result
23–12–1 2017 LAF, 14–10


Holy CrossEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 17 23 0 40
Leopards 14 0 0 0 14




Overall record Last meeting Result
17–15 2017 LAF, 10–7


at ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 3 3 0 7 13
Black Knights 3 14 14 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–18 2016 ARMY, 62–7


LehighEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Hawks 17 0 10 7 34
Leopards 0 3 0 0 3




Overall record Last meeting Result
78–70–5 2017 LEH, 38–31


ReferencesEdit

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