2017 Weber State Wildcats Football Team
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2017 Weber State Wildcats Football Team
2017 Weber State Wildcats football
Weber State Wildcats wordmark.svg
Big Sky co-champion
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 5
FCS CoachesNo. 5
2017 record11-3 (7-1 Big Sky)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFesi Sitake (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJason Kaufusi (2nd season)
Home stadiumStewart Stadium
(Capacity: 17,312)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 14 Southern Utah +^   7 1         9 3  
No. 5 Weber State +^   7 1         11 3  
Northern Arizona ^   6 2         7 5  
  6 2         7 4  
Sacramento State   6 2         7 4  
Montana   5 3         7 4  
Montana State   5 3         5 6  
UC Davis   3 5         5 6  
Idaho State   2 6         4 7  
Northern Colorado   2 6         3 7  
North Dakota   2 6         3 8  
Cal Poly   1 7         1 10  
Portland State   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2017 Weber State Wildcats football team represented Weber State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Wildcats were led by fourth-year head coach Jay Hill and played their games at Stewart Stadium as members of the Big Sky Conference.[1] They finished the season 11-3, 7-1 in Big Sky play to finish in a tie for the Big Sky championship with Southern Utah. Due to their head-to-head loss to Southern Utah in the regular season, they did not receive the Big Sky's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs, but did receive an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs, their second straight trip to the playoffs.[2][3] In the first round, they defeated Western Illinois.[4][5][6] In the second round, they avenged their regular season loss to Southern Utah.[7][8] In the quarterfinals, they lost to eventual national runner-up, James Madison.[9][10]

Previous season

The Wildcats finished the 2016 season 7-5, 6-2 in Big Sky play to finish in third place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs, their first trip to the playoffs since 2009,[11][12] where they lost to Chattanooga in the first round.[13][14]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.Montana Western*Pluto TVW 76-08,882
September 93:00 p.m.at California*No. 25P12NL 20-3336,209
September 167:00 p.m.at Sacramento State*Pluto TVW 31-248,365
September 235:00 p.m.UC DavisdaggerNo. 23
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
KJZZW 41-39,450
September 301:30 p.m.at Montana StateNo. 20ATTRM[15]W 25-1719,557
October 146:00 p.m.Southern UtahNo. 18
ELVNL 16-329,135
October 211:30 p.m.at Cal PolyNo. 23Pluto TVW 17-39,234
October 282:00 p.m.No. 24 Montana
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
KJZZW 41-278,912
November 42:00 p.m.at No. 11 Eastern WashingtonNo. 19Pluto TVW 28-209,451
November 113:00 p.m.at Portland StateNo. 14Pluto TVW 63-173,792
November 182:00 p.m.Idaho StateNo. 12
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
Pluto TVW 35-79,539
November 252:00 p.m.No. 9 Western Illinois*No. 11
ESPN3W 21-1916,876
December 26:00 p.m.at No. 12 Southern Utah*No. 11
ESPN3W 30-1311,811
December 85:00 p.m.at No. 1 James Madison*No. 11
ESPN2L 28-3113,497

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky Conference, the game with Sacramento State on September 16 was considered a non-conference game.

Game summaries

Montana Western

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0
Wildcats 20 28 14 14 76
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-0 2008 WEB, 62-6

at California

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Wildcats 10 10 0 0 20
Golden Bears 7 10 0 16 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Sacramento State

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 16 8 0 7 31
Hornets 0 14 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
13-8 2016 WEB, 14-7

UC Davis

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 0 0 0 3
No. 23 Wildcats 17 14 10 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-2 2016 WEB, 38-35

at Montana State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Wildcats 0 9 13 3 25
Bobcats 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
21-30-1 2016 WEB, 45-27

Southern Utah

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 7 13 9 3 32
No. 18 Wildcats 3 10 3 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
16-7 2016 WEB, 37-36

at Cal Poly

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 23 Wildcats 8 0 3 6 17
Mustangs 0 3 0 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
7-6 2016 WEB, 22-15

Montana

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Grizzlies 0 6 7 14 27
Wildcats 10 24 0 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
14-40 2015 WEB, 24-21

at Eastern Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Wildcats 0 14 7 7 28
No. 11 Eagles 7 7 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
10-30 2015 EWU, 14-13

at Portland State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Wildcats 14 35 7 7 63
Vikings 3 0 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
21-14 2016 WEB, 14-10

Idaho State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 0 0 0 7
No. 12 Wildcats 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
41-15 2016 WEB, 34-28

FCS Playoffs

Western Illinois-First Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Leathernecks 3 3 6 7 19
No. 11 Wildcats 0 14 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 1976 WIU, 21-19

at Southern Utah-Second Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Wildcats 0 13 14 3 30
No. 12 Thunderbirds 10 3 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
16-8 10/14/17 SUU, 32-16

at James Madison-Quarterfinals

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Wildcats 7 0 7 14 28
No. 1 Dukes 7 3 0 21 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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 25 RV 23 20 19 18 23 RV 19 14 12 11 5
Coaches 22 20 21 18 18 16 16 23 22 14 12 9 8 5

References

  1. ^ "Weber State to play at Cal, host five in 2017". STATS FCS Football. January 26, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Hosting a football playoff game is historic, but Weber State wants to do more". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Wood, Trent (2017-11-19). "Weber State football: Wildcats awarded at large bid and first round match up with Western Illinois". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Western Illinois vs. Weber State - Game Recap - November 25, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Leathernecks' season ends with 21-19 playoff loss". Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Weber State fends off Western Illinois in FCS playoffs". FOX Sports. 2017-11-25. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Weber State vs. Southern Utah - Game Recap - December 2, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Weber State beats Southern Utah 30-13 to advance to FCS quarterfinals". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Standard-Examiner. "Weber State loses heartbreaker at No. 1 James Madison on last-second field goal". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "No. 1 James Madison survives Weber State upset bid in FCS quarterfinal". SBNation.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Weber State football: Wildcats receive at-large bid to FCS playoffs". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 2018-01-19. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Weber State to make first FCS playoff bid since 2009 with trip to Chattanooga | KSL.com". Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Weber State vs. Chattanooga - Game Recap - November 26, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Chattanooga rolls past Weber State in playoffs". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 2018-01-19. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "BIG SKY, ROOT SPORTS ANNOUNCE CONTRACT EXTENSION, 2017 SCHEDULE". Big Sky Conference. March 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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