2019 Weber State Wildcats Football Team
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2019 Weber State Wildcats Football Team
2019 Weber State Wildcats football
Weber State Wildcats wordmark.svg
Big Sky co-champion
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 3
FCS CoachesNo. 3
2019 record11-4 (7-1 Big Sky)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDave Schramm (2nd season)
Home stadiumStewart Stadium
(Capacity: 17,312)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Weber State +^   7 1         11 4  
No. 9 Sacramento State +^   7 1         9 4  
No. 6 Montana ^   6 2         10 4  
No. 4 Montana State ^   6 2         11 4  
Eastern Washington   6 2         7 5  
UC Davis   3 5         5 7  
Idaho   3 5         5 7  
Portland State   3 5         5 7  
Cal Poly   2 6         3 8  
Southern Utah   2 6         3 9  
Northern Arizona   2 6         4 8  
Northern Colorado   2 6         2 10  
Idaho State   2 6         3 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Although North Dakota was classified as an independent, games against them still counted as Big Sky Conference games.
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2019 Weber State Wildcats football team represented Weber State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Wildcats were led by fifth-year head coach Jay Hill[1] and played their games at Stewart Stadium as members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 11-4, 7-1 in Big Sky play to finish in a two-way tie for the Big Sky championship with Sacramento State. They received the Big Sky's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where, after a first round bye, they defeated Kennesaw State in the second round and Montana in the quarterfinals before losing to James Madison in the semifinals.

Previous season

They finished the 2018 season 10-3, 7-1 in Big Sky play to finish in a three-way tie for the Big Sky championship with Eastern Washington and UC Davis. They received the Big Sky's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where, after a first round bye, they defeated Southeast Missouri State in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to Maine.

Preseason

Big Sky preseason poll

The Big Sky released their preseason media and coaches' polls on July 15, 2019. The Wildcats were picked to finish in third place in both polls.[2]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Eastern Washington 536 (25)
2 UC Davis 510 (13)
3 Weber State 472 (4)
4 Montana State 417
5 Montana 396 (1)
6 Northern Arizona 302
7 Idaho State 285
8 Idaho 248
9 Cal Poly 196
10 Portland State 178
11 Southern Utah 160
12 Sacramento State 125
13 Northern Colorado 90
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Eastern Washington 140 (10)
2 UC Davis 127 (2)
3 Weber State 124
4 Montana 104 (1)
5 Montana State 100
6 Northern Arizona 88
7 Idaho State 72
8 Idaho 65
9 Cal Poly 56
10 Portland State 42
11 Sacramento State 40
12 Southern Utah 38
13 Northern Colorado 19

Preseason All-Big Sky team

The Wildcats had seven players selected to the preseason all-Big Sky team, the most of any team in the conference.[3]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
August 317:00 p.m.at San Diego State*No. 8Stadium on FacebookL 0-640,222[4]
September 76:00 p.m.Cal Poly*No. 7KJZZ/Pluto TVW 41-248,792[5]
September 145:00 p.m.at Nevada*No. 6ESPN3L 13-1914,174[6]
September 286:00 p.m.No. 9 Northern Iowa*No. 5
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
KJZZ/Pluto TVW 29-176,582[7]
October 53:00 p.m.at IdahoNo. 4Pluto TVW 41-355,947[8]
October 126:00 p.m.Southern UtahdaggerNo. 4
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
KJZZ/Pluto TVW 29-1410,622[9]
October 192:00 p.m.Northern ArizonaNo. 4
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
Pluto TVW 51-284,421[10]
October 265:00 p.m.at No. 22 UC DavisNo. 4Pluto TVW 36-208,105[11]
November 27:00 p.m.at No. 6 Sacramento StateNo. 3Pluto TVW 36-1711,253[12]
November 92:00 p.m. No. 22 North DakotaNo. 3
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
Pluto TVW 30-279,622[13]
November 161:00 p.m.at No. 5 MontanaNo. 3ROOTL 16-3522,682[14]
November 232:00 p.m.Idaho StateNo. 6
  • Stewart Stadium
  • Ogden, UT
Pluto TVW 38-107,623[15]
December 71:00 p.m.Kennesaw State*No. 4
ESPN3W 26-205,422[16]
December 138:00 p.m. No. 7 Montana*No. 4
ESPN2W 17-106,422[17]
December 214:30 p.m.at No. 2 James Madison*No. 4ESPNUL 14-3010,487[18]

[19][20]

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky, the game against Cal Poly was considered a non-conference game with no effect on the Big Sky standings.

Game summaries

at San Diego State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
Aztecs 0 3 0 3 6

Cal Poly

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 3 7 7 7 24
No. 7 Wildcats 3 14 14 10 41

at Nevada

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Wildcats 0 10 3 0 13
Wolf Pack 3 6 7 3 19

Northern Iowa

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Panthers 3 7 0 7 17
No. 5 Wildcats 20 7 2 0 29

at Idaho

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 4 Wildcats 10 10 14 7 41
Vandals 0 14 7 14 35

Southern Utah

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 0 7 0 7 14
No. 4 Wildcats 0 7 7 15 29

Northern Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 7 14 0 7 28
No. 4 Wildcats 7 7 16 21 51

at UC Davis

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 4 Wildcats 7 9 10 10 36
No. 22 Aggies 7 0 7 6 20

at Sacramento State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Wildcats 9 14 6 7 36
No. 6 Hornets 3 7 0 7 17

North Dakota

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Fighting Hawks 7 10 7 3 27
No. 3 Wildcats 14 6 0 10 30

at Montana

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Wildcats 3 0 0 13 16
No. 5 Grizzlies 14 7 14 0 35

Idaho State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 3 7 10
No. 6 Wildcats 7 24 7 0 38

FCS Playoffs

The Wildcats entered the postseason tournament as the number three seed, with a first-round bye.[21]

Kennesaw State-Second Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Owls 3 14 0 3 20
No. 4 Wildcats 3 9 14 0 26

Montana-Quarterfinals

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Grizzlies 0 7 0 3 10
No. 4 Wildcats 0 3 7 7 17

at James Madison-Semifinals

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 4 Wildcats 0 7 0 7 14
No. 2 Dukes 10 14 3 3 30

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final
STATS FCS 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 6 4 3
Coaches 9 8 6 7 6 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 7 4 3

References

  1. ^ "Jay Hill - Football Coach". Weber State University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Scoreboard: Big Sky Conference preseason football polls". 406 MT SPORTS. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Big Sky Conference announces preseason all-conference teams". MTSPX. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Weber State vs. San Diego State - Game Summary - August 31, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Cal Poly vs. Weber State - Game Summary - September 7, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Weber State vs. Nevada - Game Summary - September 14, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Northern Iowa vs. Weber State - Game Summary - September 28, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Weber State vs. Idaho - Game Summary - October 5, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Southern Utah vs. Weber State - Game Summary - October 12, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Northern Arizona vs. Weber State - Game Summary - October 19, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Weber State vs. UC Davis - Game Summary - October 26, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Weber State vs. Sacramento State - Game Summary - November 2, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "North Dakota vs. Weber State - Game Summary - November 9, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Weber State vs. Montana - Game Summary - November 16, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Idaho State vs. Weber State - Game Summary - November 23, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Kennesaw State vs. Weber State - Game Recap - December 7, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Montana vs. Weber State - Game Recap - December 13, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Weber State vs. James Madison - Game Recap - December 21, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "2019 Weber State Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "2019 Football Schedule". Weber State University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "FCS bracket revealed for 2019 Division I football championship". ncaa.com. November 24, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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