2018 Fordham Rams football team

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2018 Fordham Rams football
Fordham Rams F Logo.png
Conference Patriot League
2018 record 0–3 (0–0 Patriot)
Head coach Joe Conlin (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Burchett (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinator Paul Rice (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinator Darrell Perkins (1st season)
Home stadium Coffey Field
(Capacity: 7,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Colgate   1 0         2 0  
Georgetown   0 0         1 2  
Lehigh   0 0         1 2  
Bucknell   0 0         0 3  
Fordham   0 0         0 3  
Lafayette   0 0         0 3  
Holy Cross   0 1         1 2  
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Fordham Rams football team represents Fordham University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They are led by first-year head coach Joe Conlin and play their home games at Coffey Field as a member of the Patriot League.

Previous season[edit]

The Rams finished the 2017 season 4–7, 3–3 in Patriot League play to finish in a three-way tie for third place.

On December 5, head coach Andrew Breiner resigned to become the quarterbacks coach at Mississippi State.[1]He finished at Fordham with a two-year record of 12–10.[2]

Preseason[edit]

Preseason coaches poll[edit]

The Patriot League released their preseason coaches poll on July 26, 2018, with the Rams predicted to finish in third place.[3]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Colgate 71 (11)
2 Lehigh 63 (3)
3 Fordham 45
4 Holy Cross 40
T–5 Bucknell 31
T–5 Lafayette 31
7 Georgetown 13

Preseason All-Patriot League team[edit]

The Rams placed five players on the preseason all-Patriot League team.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.at Charlotte*ESPN+L 10–349,240
September 86:00 p.m.at Richmond*NBCS WAL 7–528,057
September 156:00 p.m.No. 24 Stony Brook*StadiumL 6–286,524
September 221:00 p.m.Central Connecticut*dagger
  • Coffey Field
  • Bronx, NY
Stadium
October 61:00 p.m.Georgetown
  • Coffey Field
  • Bronx, NY
Stadium
October 1312:30 p.m.at LehighStadium
October 201:00 p.m.Bryant*
  • Coffey Field
  • Bronx, NY
Stadium
October 271:00 p.m.Lafayette
  • Coffey Field
  • Bronx, NY
Stadium
November 31:00 p.m.Colgate
  • Coffey Field
  • Bronx, NY
Stadium
November 1012:00 p.m.at Holy CrossStadium
November 1712:00 p.m.at BucknellStadium
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[4]

Game summaries[edit]

at Charlotte[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 3 0 10
49ers 3 10 7 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Spiders 7 10 28 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–0–1 1995 TIE, 3–3

Stony Brook[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Seawolves 7 14 7 0 28
Rams 0 0 0 6 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1988 SBU, 3–0

Central Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0
Rams 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2017 FORD, 38–31

Georgetown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoyas 0
Rams 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–22–3 2017 FORD, 17–9

at Lehigh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0
Mountain Hawks 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–24 2017 FORD, 45–35

Bryant[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Rams 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2017 BRY, 45–40

Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 0
Rams 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–23–1 2017 LAF, 14–10

Colgate[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0
Rams 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–22 2017 GATE, 14–10

at Holy Cross[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0
Crusaders 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–28–2 2017 HOLY, 42–20

at Bucknell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0
Bison 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–18 2017 FORD, 20–19

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS  
Coaches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Breiner Named MSU Pass Game Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach". Hailstate.com. December 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Fordham Football Head Coach Andrew Breiner Resigns". fordhamsports.com. December 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRESEASON MAJOR AWARDS, POLL AND ALL-LEAGUE HONORS ANNOUNCED". www.patriotleague.org. July 7, 2018. 
  4. ^ "2018 Football Schedule". Fordham University Athletics. Retrieved 15 May 2018.