Friday, January 23, 2015

Tribe Announces 2015 Football Schedule

Dreaming of Victory

William and Mary has announced its football schedule for the fall of 2015.  The Tribe, ranked 24th in the end-of-season FCS Coaches poll, will open 2015 with two road games against non-conference opponents: Patriot League foe Lafayette and ACC opponent the University of Virginia.  Eight of the subsequent nine games will be against opponents from the CAA, one of the power conferences in FCS football. (Four of the Tribe's CAA opponents finished in the FCS top 20.)  Unfortunately for hometown fans, only five of this year's games will take place at Zable Stadium, compared to six home games in each of the previous two seasons.

Virginia will be an early test for the Tribe, which will have a bye week to prepare for the game.   The Tribe has won three of its last ten contests with UVA, one by shutout.  (See here)  Like all Tribe fans, the Griffin dreams of a repeat of the Tribe's convincing 26-14 upset of the Cavaliers before 54,587 fans (including this blogger) in Charlottesville in 2009. (For some video highlights of that game go here.)    Here's hoping that the Tribe makes this dream come true!

Here is next year's schedule.  Kickoff times are TBA.  

September 5      Lafayette

September 19    Virginia

September 26    Stony Brook (Family Weekend)

October 3         Delaware

October 10       Villanova

October 17       New Hampshire

October 24       Hampton (Homecoming)

October 31       James Madison

November 7     Elon

November 14   Towson

November 21   Richmond