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2019 Bucknell Bison football
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Conference Patriot League
2019 record ( Patriot)
Head coach Dave Cecchini (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Jason Miran (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Ryan Manalac (1st year)
Home stadium Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 13,100)
Seasons
« 2018

Template:2019 Patriot League football standings The 2019 Bucknell Bison football team will represent Bucknell University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They will be led by first-year head coach Dave Cecchini and play their home games at Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium. They will play as a member of the Patriot League.

Previous seasonEdit

The Bison finished the 2018 season 1–10, 1–5 in Patriot League play to finish in last place. In January 2019 the Bucknell Athletics Department announced that Joe Susan would be stepping down as head football coach to serve in a new position within the department.[1] Susan compiled a 38−61 record during his nine-year tenure with the Bison, winning the Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2014. On February 6 it was announced that Dave Cecchini, the former head coach of Valparaiso, would be the 27th Bob Odell Head Football Coach at Bucknell University.[2]

PreseasonEdit

Preseason coaches' pollEdit

The Patriot League released their preseason coaches' poll on July 30, 2019 (voting was by conference head coaches and sports information directors). The Bison were picked to finish in seventh (last) place.[3]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Colgate 72 (12)
2 Holy Cross 58 (2)
3 Georgetown 51
4 Fordham 39
5 Lehigh 38
6 Lafayette 21
7 Bucknell 15

Preseason All-Patriot League teamEdit

The Bison had two players selected to the preseason All-Patriot League team.[3]

Defense

Simeon Page – LB

Special teams

Alex Pechin – P

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:00 p.m.at Temple*ESPN3  
September 76:00 p.m.at Sacred Heart*
September 146:00 p.m.Villanova*
September 283:30 p.m.Princeton*
  • Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
  • Lewisburg, PA
October 52:00 p.m.Holy Crossdagger
  • Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
  • Lewisburg, PA
October 121:00 p.m.at Colgate
October 194:00 p.m.at Towson*
October 263:30 p.m.at Lafayette
November 91:00 p.m.Lehigh
  • Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
  • Lewisburg, PA
November 161:00 p.m.Georgetown
  • Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
  • Lewisburg, PA
November 231:00 p.m.at Fordham
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source:[4]

Game summariesEdit

at TempleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0
Owls 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
20–16–8 1970 TEMP, 10–3

at Sacred HeartEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0
Pioneers 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2018 SHU, 30–14

VillanovaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0
Bison 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
11–13–2 2018 NOVA, 49–7

PrincetonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0
Bison 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
3–13 2011 BUCK, 34–9

Holy CrossEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0
Bison 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
13–22 2018 BUCK, 19–16

at ColgateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0
Raiders 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
17–50 2018 GATE, 27–3

at TowsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0
Tigers 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
8–8 2003 BUCK, 14–10

at LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0
Leopards 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
37–53–6 2018 LAF, 29–27

LehighEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Hawks 0
Bison 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
31–48–3 2018 LEH, 45–17

GeorgetownEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoyas 0
Bison 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
18–12–1 2018 GEORG, 14–3

at FordhamEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0
Rams 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
18–16 2018 FORD, 17–14

ReferencesEdit

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