2018 College Football Team Previews: Savannah State

Savannah State Tigers
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Coach: Erik Raeburn (141-54, overall, 6-15, SSU) 3rd Season @ SSU
Stadium: Theodore A. Wright Stadium (Capacity: 8,500)

CSJ Projections:
8th: MEAC
7th: Georgia
16th: HBCU
106th: FCS
236th: Division I

2017 In A Sentence: With a very young team, the Tigers improved to 3-5 within the MEAC and 3-8 overall and had won three of its last four contests–the second straight season with 3 wins.

Biggest Shoes to Fill: WR Derek Kirkland led the team with four touchdown receptions and was second on the team in yardage with 232 yards.

Courtesy of Savannah State

Key Player: DE Stefan Banks was seemingly a one-man wrecking crew last year in his freshman season. The now-sophomore led the MEAC with 10 sacks and was second in the league with 18 tackles for a loss.

Fearless Prediction: This will be the Tigers last Division I season before moving down to the Division II ranks in 2019. This very well could be the best team of the Division I era in the team’s history and very well could exceed expectations and finish in the top half of the MEAC standings.

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