Tribe football on a roll

  • Victory over NortheasternJunior wide receiver DJ McAulay helped the Tribe to its seventh victory of the season vs. Northeastern on Saturday evening by hauling in this 61-yard reception to set up W&M touchdown in the first quarter. W&M's 38-17 victory was its fifth straight heading into this Saturday's matchup against top-ranked JMU.

    Photo by Bob Keroack

    Victory over Northeastern
  • Player of the weekSenior All-Conference cornerback Derek Cox was named as the Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 9) for his outstanding performance against Northeastern. Cox is pictured returning a first-quarter punt 89-yards for the team's first score of the evening and he later added the team's final points in a 38-17 win returning an interception 12-yards for his second TD of the evening.

    Photo by Bob Keroack

    Player of the week
After extending its winning streak to five games with a 38-17 victory against Northeastern last weekend, the William & Mary football team continued to move up in the national polls. The Tribe is ranked 12th in the latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 15th in the FCS Coaches Poll.  Last week, the Tribe was ranked 14th in the Sports Network Poll and 16th in the Coaches Poll.

Heading into its matchup this Saturday at top-ranked James Madison University, the Tribe football team is on a roll. In addition to extending its winning streak to five games, W&M’s triumph against the Huskies was the team’s seventh win in the last eight games. With a 7-2 record overall and a 5-1 mark in conference play, the College’s lone FCS loss this season came against Villanova, which is currently ranked among the top 10 in both national polls.

The Tribe continues to boast one of the nation’s most productive offenses and currently ranks 12th nationally in total offense (425.67 ypg) and 14th in scoring offense (35.22 ppg). Defensively, W&M also ranks among the nation’s best and is 28th in total defense (313.22 ypg) and 20th in pass efficiency defense (109.7 ypg).

W&M will look to extend its winning streak to six games when it takes on the Dukes, who are ranked No. 1 in both national polls. The game is scheduled for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at JMU.

Sports Network FCS Top 25 – Nov. 10 Poll
Team (First Place Votes)
1. James Madison (91)
2. Appalachian State (17)
3. Cal Poly (1)
4. Northern Iowa
5. Montana
6. Villanova
7. Richmond
8. Weber State
9. Wofford
10. Southern Illinois
11. Elon
12. William and Mary
13. New Hampshire
14. Furman
15. Central Arkansas
16. McNeese State
17. South Carolina State
18. Tennessee State
19. Harvard
20. Tennessee-Martin
21. Maine
22. Massachusetts
23. Colgate
24. Liberty
25. Western Illinois

FCS Coaches Top 25 – Nov. 10 Poll
Team (First Place Votes)
1. James Madison (27)
2. Appalachian State
3. Cal Poly
4. Northern Iowa (1)
5. Montana
6. Richmond
7. Villanova
8. Weber State
9. Southern Illinois
10. Elon
11. Wofford
12. New Hampshire
13. Central Arkansas
14. McNeese State
15. William and Mary
16. Furman
17. South Carolina State
18. Tennessee State
19. Harvard
20. Massachusetts
21. Tennessee-Martin
22. Liberty
23. Maine
24. Colgate
25. North Dakota State