2018 Albany Great Danes Football Team
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2018 Albany Great Danes Football Team
2018 Albany Great Danes football
Albany Great Danes logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2018 record3-8 (1-7 CAA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJoe Davis (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorKeith Dudzinski (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorJoe Bernard (5th season)
Home stadiumBob Ford Field
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Maine $^   7 1         10 4  
No. 9 James Madison ^   6 2         9 4  
No. 16 Stony Brook ^   5 3         7 5  
No. 20 Towson ^   5 3         7 5  
No. 24 Delaware ^   5 3         7 5  
No. 19 Elon ^   4 3         6 5  
Rhode Island   4 4         6 5  
William & Mary   3 4         4 6  
New Hampshire   3 5         4 7  
Villanova   2 6         5 6  
Richmond   2 6         4 7  
Albany   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Albany Great Danes football team represented the University at Albany, SUNY in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by Greg Gattuso, who was in his fifth season as head coach, and played their home games at Bob Ford Field. The Great Danes played as members of the Colonial Athletic Association for the fifth season. They finished the season 3-8, 1-7 in CAA play to finish in last place.

Previous season

The Great Danes finished the 2017 season 4-7, 2-6 in CAA play to finish in a tie for tenth place.

Preseason

CAA Poll

In the CAA preseason poll released on July 24, 2018, the Great Danes were predicted to finish in ninth place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 James Madison 241 (21)
2 New Hampshire 206 (2)
3 Delaware 182
4 Stony Brook 169
5 Elon 168 (1)
6 Villanova 164
7 Richmond 127
8 Maine 81
9 Albany 78
10 Towson 74
11 William & Mary 55
12 Rhode Island 39

Preseason All-CAA Team

The Great Danes had one player selected to the preseason all-CAA team.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13:30 p.m.at Pittsburgh*ACCN ExtraL 7-3334,486
September 81:00 p.m.at Rhode IslandFCS/FSGOL 26-456,520
September 157:00 p.m.Morgan State*UAlbany Live Events[2]W 30-276,503
September 227:00 p.m.Saint Francis (PA)*
  • Bob Ford Field
  • Albany, NY
UAlbany Live Events[2]W 35-283,840
October 63:30 p.m.at William & MaryCox YurviewL 22-257,530
October 137:00 p.m.Richmond
  • Bob Ford Field
  • Albany, NY
UAlbany Live Events[2]L 24-274,059
October 203:30 p.m.No. 13 Towsondagger
  • Bob Ford Field
  • Albany, NY
UAlbany Live Events[2]L 28-567,029
October 271:00 p.m.at No. 24 MaineFCSL 9-289,248
November 33:30 p.m.No. 13 Delaware
  • Bob Ford Field
  • Albany, NY
UAlbany Live Events[2]L 16-213,182
November 101:00 p.m.at New HampshireNBCS BOSL 10-245,571
November 173:30 p.m.No. 10 Stony Brook
FCS/FSGOW 25-232,483
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries

at Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4 Total
Great Danes 7 0 0 0 7
Panthers 19 14 0 0 33

at Rhode Island

1 2 3 4 Total
Great Danes 7 0 0 19 26
Rams 14 17 14 0 45

Morgan State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 13 7 7 27
Great Danes 3 14 3 10 30

Saint Francis (PA)

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Flash 7 7 14 0 28
Great Danes 7 13 8 7 35

at William & Mary

1 2 3 4 Total
Great Danes 0 13 0 9 22
Tribe 7 3 0 15 25

Richmond

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 7 10 7 3 27
Great Danes 7 7 7 3 24

Towson

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Tigers 10 28 11 7 56
Great Danes 7 14 0 7 28

at Maine

1 2 3 4 Total
Great Danes 0 0 3 6 9
No. 24 Black Bears 14 7 0 7 28

Delaware

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Fightin' Blue Hens 0 12 3 6 21
Great Danes 0 3 7 6 16

at New Hampshire

1 2 3 4 Total
Great Danes 3 0 0 7 10
Wildcats 7 3 7 7 24

Stony Brook

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Seawolves 3 7 7 6 23
Great Danes 10 0 0 15 25

References

  1. ^ Washburn, Rob (July 24, 2018). "James Madison Favored To Win Fourth Straight CAA Football Title in 2018". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Upcoming Live Events". The Official Athletics Site of the University of Albany. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Football - Schedule - The Official Athletics Site of the University at Albany". www.ualbanysports.com.

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