Location: Davidson, NC
Coach: Scott Abell (0-0)
Stadium: Richardson Stadium (Capacity: 6,000)
10th: Pioneer League
14th: North Carolina
255th: Division I
2017 In A Sentence: Two wins, neither of them against Division I competition, wasn’t enough.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: Head coach Paul Nichols was sacked after last year’s 2-9 campaign and only 7 wins over his five year tenure (with only one win over a Division I program, a 20-17 win over Stetson in 2015). Scott Abell, former head coach at Washington & Lee University, takes over this year.
Key Player: Davidson returns a solid young running back in RB Wesley Dugger, who managed to be a bright spot for the Wildcats with 1,131 net yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs.
Fearless Prediction: Abell takes on the big task of building Davidson into a team that can compete for Pioneer League championships. Behind Dugger, the Abell era hopes to start with a couple PFL wins.
Chuck has been writing about Lehigh football since the dawn of the internet, or perhaps it only seems like it. He’s executive editor of the College Sports Journal and has also written a book, The Rivalry: How Two Schools Started the Most Played College Football Series.
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