2016 Samford Bulldogs Football Team
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2016 Samford Bulldogs Football Team
2016 Samford Bulldogs football
Samford Bulldogs wordmark.svg
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 23
FCS CoachesNo. 23
2016 record7-5 (5-3 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRuss Callaway (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBill D'Ottavio (10th season)
Home stadiumSeibert Stadium
(Capacity: 6,700)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 The Citadel $^   8 0         10 2  
No. 13 Chattanooga ^   6 2         9 4  
No. 9 Wofford ^   6 2         10 4  
No. 23 Samford ^   5 3         7 5  
Mercer   4 4         6 5  
Furman   3 5         3 8  
East Tennessee State   2 6         5 6  
VMI   1 7         3 8  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2016 Samford Bulldogs football team represented Samford University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by second year head coach Chris Hatcher and played their home games at Seibert Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 7-5, 5-3 in SoCon play to finish in fourth place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost to Youngstown State in the first round.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 pmMars Hill*ESPN3W 77-74,482
September 106:00 pmat Central Arkansas*BNNW 35-299,987
September 241:00 pmat No. 5 ChattanoogaSDNL 21-418,714
October 12:00 pmWofford
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
ESPN3W 28-268,509
October 812:00 pmat FurmanESPN3W 38-214,587
October 152:00 pmVMINo. 24
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
ESPN3W 55-214,085
October 226:00 pmWestern CarolinaNo. 21
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
ASNW 30-174,031
October 292:30 pmat Mississippi State*No. 20SECNL 41-5658,019
November 51:00 pmat No. 5 The CitadelNo. 20ESPN3L 34-37 OT15,015
November 122:30 pmMercerdaggerNo. 22
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
ESPN3W 24-198,379
November 192:30 pmat East Tennessee StateNo. 18SDNL 14-155,752
November 264:00 pmat No. 13 Youngstown State*No. 23ESPN3L 24-385,322

Game summaries

Mars Hill

Mars Hill @ Samford
1 234Total
Mountain Lions 0 700 7
Bulldogs 14 142128 77

@ Central Arkansas

Samford @ Central Arkansas
1 234Total
Bulldogs 7 2170 35
Bears 3 7019 29

@ Chattanooga

Samford @ Chattanooga
1 234Total
Bulldogs 0 777 21
#5 Mocs 7 141010 41

Wofford

Wofford @ Samford
1 234Total
Terriers 7 1036 26
Bulldogs 7 1407 28

@ Furman

Samford @ Furman
1 234Total
Bulldogs 14 1077 38
Paladins 0 1407 21

VMI

VMI @ Samford
1 234Total
Keydets 7 770 21
#24 Bulldogs 28 10017 55

Western Carolina

Western Carolina @ Samford
1 234Total
Catamounts 7 037 17
#21 Bulldogs 7 6143 30

@ Mississippi State

Samford @ Mississippi State
1 234Total
#20 Bulldogs (SAM) 13 7138 41
Bulldogs (MSU) 21 7217 56

@ The Citadel

Samford @ The Citadel
1 234OTTotal
#20 Bulldogs (SAM) 7 130140 34
#5 Bulldogs (CIT) 7 77133 37

Mercer

Mercer @ Samford
1 234Total
Bears 0 1009 19
#22 Bulldogs 21 003 24

@ East Tennessee State

Samford @ East Tennessee State
1 234Total
#18 Bulldogs 7 070 14
Buccaneers 0 366 15

FCS Playoffs

First Round-Youngstown State

Samford @ Youngstown State
1 234Total
#23 Bulldogs 7 0017 24
#13 Penguins 7 31414 38

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
STATS FCS RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 20 20 22 18 23 23
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 20 19 18 21 18 24 23

References


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