2019 Kennesaw State Owls Football Team
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2019 Kennesaw State Owls Football Team
2019 Kennesaw State Owls football
Kennesaw State Owls logo.svg
ConferenceBig South Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 13
FCS CoachesNo. 8
2019 record11-3 (5-1 Big South)
Head coachBrian Bohannon (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorGrant Chesnut (5th season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorBlake Harrell (1st season)
Base defense4-2-5
Home stadiumFifth Third Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 8,318)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 12 Monmouth $^   6 0         11 3  
No. 13 Kennesaw State ^   5 1         11 3  
Charleston Southern   4 2         6 6  
Campbell   3 3         6 5  
Hampton   1 5         5 7  
Gardner-Webb   1 5         3 9  
Presbyterian   1 5         2 10  
North Alabama *   0 0         4 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * North Alabama ineligible for FCS postseason play due to transition to NCAA Division I
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2019 Kennesaw State Owls football team represented Kennesaw State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Brian Bohannon and played their home games at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia as fifth-year members of the Big South Conference. They finished the season 11-3, 5-1 in Big South play to finish in second place. The Owls received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs. They defeated Wofford in the first round before losing to Weber State in the second round.

Previous season

The Owls finished the 2018 season 11-2, 5-0 in Big South play to win the Big South conference championship for the second consecutive year. The Owls received the Big South's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Owls earned a No. 4 seed and a first round bye. They defeated Wofford in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to No. 5 South Dakota State.

Preseason

Big South poll

In the Big South preseason poll released on July 21, 2019, the Owls were predicted to finish in first place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Kennesaw State 134 (14)
2 Monmouth 122 (5)
3 Charleston Southern 79 (1)
4 Campbell 73
5 Gardner-Webb 67
6 Hampton 64
7 Presbyterian 21
-- North Alabama n/a

Preseason All-Big South team

The Owls had six players selected to the preseason all-Big South team.[2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31 6:00 p.m. Point* No. 10 ESPN+ W 59-0 8,300
September 7 12:00 p.m. at Kent State* No. 9 ESPN3 L 23-26 OT 18,679
September 14 6:00 p.m. at Alabama State* No. 9 ASU All Access W 42-7 15,887
September 21 3:00 p.m. at Missouri State* No. 7 ESPN+ W 35-24 11,421
September 28 6:00 p.m. Reinhardt* No. 6
  • Fifth Third Bank Stadium
  • Kennesaw, GA
ESPN+ W 31-7 6,978
October 12 3:00 p.m. Charleston Southern No. 7
  • Fifth Third Bank Stadium
  • Kennesaw, GA
ESPN3 W 45-23 8,258
October 19 2:30 p.m. at Presbyterian No. 6 ESPN+ W 55-10 1,635
October 26 3:00 p.m. North Alabama No. 6
  • Fifth Third Bank Stadium
  • Kennesaw, GA
ESPN3 W 41-17 4,546
November 2 2:00 p.m. Monmouth No. 5
  • Fifth Third Bank Stadium
  • Kennesaw, GA
ESPN3 L 21-45 4,464
November 9 1:00 p.m. at Campbell No. 15 ESPN+ W 38-35 5,039
November 16 1:00 p.m. at Hampton No. 16 ESPN+ W 50-7 3,612
November 23 2:00 p.m. Gardner-Webb No. 16
  • Fifth Third Bank Stadium
  • Kennesaw, GA
ESPN3/ESPN+ W 42-14 4,383
November 30 3:00 p.m at No. 11 Wofford* No. 15 ESPN3 W 28-21 1,992
December 7 3:00 p.m. at No. 4 Weber State* No. 15 ESPN3 L 20-26 5,422

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Game summaries

Point

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 0 0 0 0 0
No. 10 Owls 28 14 14 3 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 2016 W, 49-3

at Kent State

1 2 3 4OT Total
No. 9 Owls 3 13 0 70 23
Golden Flashes 3 7 7 63 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Alabama State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Owls 21 7 14 0 42
Hornets 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 2018 W, 62-13

at Missouri State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Owls 0 7 21 7 35
Bears 6 10 0 8 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Reinhardt

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
No. 6 Owls 14 17 0 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Charleston Southern

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 6 7 10 23
No. 7 Owls 14 14 3 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-2 2018 W, 38-10

at Presbyterian

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Owls 14 14 27 0 55
Blue Hose 7 3 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-1 2018 W, 56-0

North Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 10 0 0 17
No. 6 Owls 6 21 7 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Monmouth

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 3 28 14 0 45
No. 5 Owls 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2018 W, 51-14

at Campbell

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Owls 0 17 14 7 38
Fighting Camels 7 14 0 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-0 2018 W, 49-0

at Hampton

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Owls 21 10 12 7 50
Pirates 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Gardner-Webb

1 2 3 4 Total
Runnin' Bulldogs 7 0 0 7 14
No. 16 Owls 7 7 14 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2018 W, 56-17

FCS Playoffs

The Owls were selected for the postseason tournament, with a first-round pairing against Wofford.[5]

at Wofford-First Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Owls 0 7 7 14 28
No. 11 Terriers 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-0 2018 FCS Playoffs W, 13-10

at Weber State-Second Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Owls 3 14 0 3 20
No. 4 Wildcats 3 9 14 0 26
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 13 Final
STATS FCS 10 9 9 7 6 7 7 6 6 5 15 16 16 15 13
Coaches 10 7 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 11 11 9 9 8

References

  1. ^ "Kennesaw State Voted 2019 Preseason Football Favorite". Big South Conference. July 21, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Bahar, Armstrong Headline 2019 Preseason All-Conference Team". Big South Conference. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Kennesaw State Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Football Schedule". Kennesaw State University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "FCS bracket revealed for 2019 Division I football championship". ncaa.com. November 24, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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