2018 Drake Bulldogs football team

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2018 Drake Bulldogs football
Drake Bulldogs "D" logo.svg
Conference Pioneer Football League
2018 record 1–1 (0–0 PFL)
Head coach Rick Fox (5th season)
Defensive coordinator Todd Stepsis (5th season)
Home stadium Drake Stadium
(Capacity: 14,557)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Davidson   0 0         3 0  
Stetson   0 0         2 0  
Butler   0 0         2 1  
Drake   0 0         1 1  
Jacksonville   0 0         1 1  
Dayton   0 0         1 2  
Morehead State   0 0         1 2  
San Diego   0 0         1 2  
Marist   0 0         0 2  
Valparaiso   0 0         0 2  
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Drake Bulldogs football team represents Drake University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They are led by fifth-year head coach Rick Fox and play their home games at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa as members of the Pioneer Football League.

Previous season[edit]

The Bulldogs finished the 2017 season 7–4, 6–2 in PFL play to finish in second place.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason All-PFL team[edit]

The PFL released their preseason all-PFL team on July 30, 2018, with the Bulldogs having four players selected.[1]

Preseason coaches poll[edit]

The PFL released their preseason coaches poll on July 31, 2018, with the Bulldogs predicted to finish in third place.[2]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 San Diego 81 (9)
2 Dayton 72 (1)
3 Drake 58
T–4 Butler 48
T–4 Valparaiso 48
6 Jacksonville 47
7 Marist 44
8 Morehead State 22
9 Stetson 19
10 Davidson 11

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
May 2612:00 a.m.at China All-Stars
(AFLC, CAFL, & CBL)*
QQLiveW 77–0[a]
September 16:00 p.m.William Jewell*Cancelled [b]
September 82:00 p.m.at No. 14 Montana*L 16–4823,132
September 151:00 p.m.Missouri S&T*
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
W 52–121,881
September 2912:00 p.m.at Jacksonville
October 61:00 p.m.Butler
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
October 131:00 p.m.Stetson
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
October 2012:00 p.m.at Dayton
October 271:00 p.m.at Valparaiso
November 312:30 p.m.San Diego
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
November 101:00 p.m.Marist
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
November 171:00 p.m.at Morehead State
  1. ^ Exhibition
  2. ^ The season opening game vs. William Jewell was cancelled due to severe weather.

[3]

Game summaries[edit]

at Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 7 6 16
No. 14 Grizzlies 3 7 21 17 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Missouri S&T[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 6 0 6 12
Bulldogs 14 14 14 10 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 2011 DRAKE, 27–23

at Jacksonville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Dolphins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–3 2017 DRAKE, 52–7

Butler[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
BU Bulldogs 0
DU Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–8–1 2017 DRAKE, 27–16

Stetson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hatters 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2016 DRAKE, 45–17

at Dayton[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Flyers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–26 2017 DAY, 20–10

at Valparaiso[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Crusaders 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–3 2017 DRAKE, 38–13

San Diego[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Toreros 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–13 2017 USD, 45–15

Marist[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Foxes 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 2017 DRAKE, 19–14

at Morehead State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Eagles 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–3 2016 DRAKE, 30–28

References[edit]