2017 Western Illinois Leathernecks Football Team
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2017 Western Illinois Leathernecks Football Team
2017 Western Illinois Leathernecks football
Western Illinois Leathernecks wordmark.svg
ConferenceMissouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 13
FCS CoachesNo. 12
2017 record8-4 (5-3 MVFC)
Head coachCharlie Fisher (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDoug Malone (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJared Elliott (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorTony Grantham (1st season)
Home stadiumHanson Field
(Capacity: 17,128)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Missouri Valley Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 North Dakota State $^   7 1         14 1  
No. 3 South Dakota State ^   6 2         11 3  
No. 19 Northern Iowa ^   6 2         8 5  
No. 13 Western Illinois ^   5 3         8 4  
No. 15 South Dakota ^   4 4         8 5  
Illinois State   4 4         6 5  
Youngstown State   4 4         6 5  
Southern Illinois   2 6         4 7  
Missouri State   2 6         3 8  
Indiana State   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2017 Western Illinois Leathernecks football team represented Western Illinois University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Charlie Fisher and played their home games at Hanson Field. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC). They finished the season 8-4, 5-3 in MVFC play to finish in fourth place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost to Weber State in the first round.

On December 22, Fisher resigned to become the wide receivers coach at Arizona State.[1] He finished at Western Illinois with a two-year record of 14-9.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.at Tennessee Tech*No. 25OVCDNW 41-147,886
September 96:00 p.m.at Northern Arizona*No. 22Pluto TVW 38-209,053
September 235:30 p.m.at Coastal Carolina*No. 19ESPN3W 52-1014,996
September 303:00 p.m.No. 10 South DakotadaggerNo. 13ESPN3L 33-385,631
October 74:00 p.m.at Northern IowaNo. 15ESPN3W 38-2912,642
October 143:00 p.m.Missouri StateNo. 14
  • Hanson Field
  • Macomb, IL
ESPN3W 49-303,217
October 212:30 p.m.at No. 2 North Dakota StateNo. 10ESPN3L 12-2418,630
October 281:00 p.m.No. 11 South Dakota StateNo. 12
  • Hanson Field
  • Macomb, IL
ESPN3L 24-522,247
November 412:00 p.m.at No. 12 Illinois StateNo. 15ESPN3W 31-1413,192
November 1112:00 p.m.at Indiana StateNo. 11ESPN3W 45-03,173
November 181:00 p.m.Southern IllinoisNo. 9
  • Hanson Field
  • Macomb, IL
ESPN3W 28-142,812
November 253:00 p.m.at No. 11 Weber State*No. 9ESPN3L 19-216,876

Game summaries

at Tennessee Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Leathernecks 3 7 24 7 41
Golden Eagles 0 0 0 14 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Northern Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Leathernecks 7 10 14 7 38
Lumberjacks 0 7 6 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2016 WIU, 34-20

at Coastal Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Leathernecks 7 14 21 10 52
Chanticleers 10 0 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2015 CCU, 34-27

South Dakota

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Coyotes 7 17 14 0 38
No. 13 Leathernecks 0 6 14 13 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
5-2 2016 WIU, 35-34

at Northern Iowa

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Leathernecks 3 2 13 20 38
Panthers 0 14 0 15 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
14-31 2016 UNI, 30-23

Missouri State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 7 3 6 30
No. 14 Leathernecks 7 6 15 21 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
16-17-1 2016 WIU, 38-35

at North Dakota State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Leathernecks 9 3 0 0 12
No. 2 Bison 3 7 14 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-6 2016 NDSU, 21-13

South Dakota State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Jackrabbits 10 14 21 7 52
No. 12 Leathernecks 10 7 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
5-9 2016 SDSU, 52-14

at Illinois State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Leathernecks 0 0 17 14 31
No. 12 Redbirds 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
50-46-3 2016 ILST, 31-26

at Indiana State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Leathernecks 3 28 7 7 45
Sycamores 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
25-15 2016 WIU, 36-35

Southern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 0 0 0 14 14
No. 9 Leathernecks 0 14 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
35-23-4 2016 SIU, 44-34

FCS Playoffs

at Weber State-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
2-0 1976 WIU, 21-19

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 25 22 20 19 13 15 14 10 12 15 11 9 9 13
Coaches RV RV 22 21 16 18 17 12 14 18 13 10 10 12

References


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