The 2014 NCFA Yearbook
The biggest, baddest college fantasy football league on the web, the NCFA, publishes a commemorative Yearbook annually. This year's edition includes the FCS league as well.
NCFA YEARBOOK Celebrating 10 Years 2014 Edition New Faces & new places Check out the latest team relocations and where coaches landed for 2014 We break down what the rule changes mean for competition in the NCFA this year a look ahead Get the scoop on the upcoming season with bold predictions and exclusive content superman is out The reign of Jordan Lynch is finally coming to a merciful end â€” who takes over at the top, and more importantly, the reigns for UC Long Beach? OUR AWARDS PICKS Our way-too-early picks are in. Who is our dark horse Sanders Award winner? Prepare to be shocked. bonus feature All new FCS section, with team brands, information, & columns The Official Yearbook of the NCFA Celebrating YEARS Ten Years in the Making, the NCFA is at the Top. Doug Houvener, NCFA Commissioner It’s amazing to think that in this day and age, we’re in a niche fantasy football league that has survived 10 years of drama, expansion, contraction, ups, downs, and Tim Tebow. Last year’s media guide brought a ton of attention to the league, not just on the CCSLC, but around the internet in general. It was, by all measures, a great success. It felt great to be able to deliver something tangible to the league that beared the fruits of everyone’s collective creative output. I’m even more thrilled to be publishing this year’s, and I think it raises the bar even higher for future NCFA Yearbooks. My goal this year was to bring brands and teams to the forefront, and highlight the creativity that is so abundant in this league. We all paint with our own brushes, and that is why you’ll see a lot of brush and splatter effects throughout this book. What we’re doing in the NCFA is not only managing fantasy teams, we’re creating and maintaining brands, personalities, and identities. I am consistently amazed by the collective artistic effort of the members in this league, and to be honest, it has been the inspiration behind the creation of the past two Yearbooks. Take the time to really dive into the content of this book — I think you’ll be surprised, as I was, at how much work has truly gone in to this league. Not just for 2014, but in the past 10 years. Thank you again for taking the time to read a copy of this book. It’s my hope that it provides you some entertainment, intrigue, and inspiration. doughouvener.com/ncfa Table of Contents THE YEARBOOK TEAM It is physically impossible to complete a publication of this stature without a standout team of fantasy football nerds & creatives. DOUG HOUVENER Lead Designer Doug has been the lead designer and visionary behind this project for the last two years. A majority of his duties center around publication layout, direction, planning, and the infamous jersey swaps. SCOTT SPRINGER Uniform Designer Scott has been the co-author for the past two books. His ability to knock out the details is consistently impressive, literally from helmet to cleats (seriously, check out all the cleat variations in this book). CHRIS MAURER Pursuit Designer Chris has been the leader of the design in the Pursuit program for the past two years, and has delivered amazing one-of-akind work on each school he’s worked on. This year’s work is second-to-none. THAD MCKINNON Lead Copywriter Thad contributed plenty of editorial copy in this year’s book (team previews and feature articles). His expertise in the NCFA’s operations stems from his ten year tenure as an Athletic Director in the league. ALEX CARSON Copywriter Alex helped out with the odds and ends that we needed copy for, specifically the conference previews. He currently also writes for the Notre Dame student paper. THE FUN STUFF The content in this publication is meant for entertainment and illustrative purposes only. All logos, marks, photography, and graphical elements contained in this guide are property of their original creators and/or respective owners, not the NCFA or its members. Team uniform template is property of the NCFA, and may not be redistributed without written permission. doughouvener.com 2 NCFA Football Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 THE KICKOFF Touring the NCFA’s elite stadiums 10 THE ORIGINS How the NCFA got its feet wet 12 REBRANDS & RELOCATIONS Find out who moved and who’s got a new look 13 RULE CHANGES Big changes to the league structure for 2014 14 2013 IN REVIEW A look back at last season and all that it gave us 122 A LOOK AHEAD TO 2014 Discover what 2014 has in store for the NCFA 126 NIKE PURSUIT SERIES An in-depth look at the 2014 Nike Pursuit Program 156 FCS BONUS COVERAGE A preview of the 2014 NCFA FCS season 186 2014 SCHEDULES League schedules for the NCFA and NCFA FCS 188 PUMPED UP KICKS A look at the hottest new footwear in the NCFA 189 CREATIVE SPOTLIGHT Designers who have added to the beauty of the NCFA 190 NCFA RECORD BOOKS Records and stats gathered from league history 204 SPECIAL THANKS FBS CONFERENCE PREVIEWS 20 East Coast Athletic Conference 54 Ocean West Conference 88 Super Midwest Conference FCS CONFERENCE PREVIEWS 158 Big 4 Conference 166 Dixie Southern Conference 176 Super West Conference WAIT, WASN’T THIS CALLED A MEDIA GUIDE LAST YEAR? We decided to change the document title to a ‘Yearbook,’ as this book traditionally takes a bit more of a retrospective look at things than it does look forward. A yearbook is much more substantial and visual than a media guide in the traditional sense, as well. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 3 THE KICKOFF touring THE NCFA’S ELITE STADIUMS SELFRIDGE MEMORIAL STADIUM Named after Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, and the team’s previous home at Selfridge ANGB, this newly-constructed stadium sits on a previously empty patch of land on the coast of Lake Michigan, just west of Holland University. Much of the university’s buildings have been repurposed from an old Naval operation in the area. Selfridge Memorial is located close to the stadium is the university’s soccer and baseball fields, as well as their brand-new $54 million training facility. The stadium was built in a bowl shape to emphasize crowd noise, which, for a stadium this size, can be deafening. 4 NCFA Football 2014 NCFA Yearbook 5 THE KICKOFF touring THE NCFAâ€™S ELITE STADIUMS REAGAN STADIUM Just southwest of Redmond, OR, Reagan Stadium features possibly the most beautiful scenery of any stadium in the NCFA. The near-complete bowl arrangement allows fans to cheer their team on and have a great view at the same time from any seat in the house. Redmond has built up quite an operation in the city, boasting one of the greenest campuses in the NCFA. Their stadium was recently awarded for its energy conservation practices and use of sustainable construction materials. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 7 THE KICKOFF touring THE NCFA’S ELITE STADIUMS commonwealth bank & TRUST STADIUM Commonwealth Bank & Trust Stadium has just finished a massive overhaul of its facilities prior to 2014’s season, and is now easily one of the best-equipped stadiums in the NCFA. Situated with excellent views of the Ohio River, “Big C” offers towering views of the field. The high seating angles of the upper deck have been known to contribute to deafening crowd noise at field level when the stadium is at full capacity. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 9 24 The Origins of the NCFA IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WERE By Thad McKinnon 2013 Athletic Director of the Year The year was 2004. George W. Bush was close to a 70% approval rating. Most of the world had never heard of a small school in the mountains of North Carolina called Appalachian State University - because their monumental upset over Michigan wouldn’t happen for another three years. The year was 2004 when a small idea on Chris Creamer’s Sports Logo Community was born. The idea was to jump on the fantasy football train in a different way - to use college players. From this idea, the National Collegiate Fantasy Football Association (NCFA) came into existence. Just to give some more perspective on the background of the league, let’s put it in terms that web junkies and graphic designers would be interested in. Hawai’i Tech first published their logos using Geocities, a service that Yahoo! does not even sponsor anymore. Facebook couldn’t be used, as it was only three months old and only open to Harvard students. stud. All the attention is hard to handle. Though the NCFA wasn’t fending off cheerleaders to get off the ground, we did need our fair dose of Proactiv. The Great American Conference was a conference planning to eschew geography and be the “Conference USA” of the NCFA. In fact, Thad’s school - The College of Atlanta, was a part of the league. This league was met with fierce backlash. League votes were put out on whether or not non-location based conferences should be allowed to exist. The founder of the conference, Brian in Boston, was seemingly infuriated with how seriously people were taking a college fantasy league... Maybe things haven’t changed that much after all. Eventually, after a league vote and BiB deciding to leave the league, that drama passed. league was still four months away from kickoff and still had to tackle Hawai’i Tech first scheduling conference published their logos We’ve certainly come membership, not a long way. using Geocities, a service to mention how to select rosters and that Yahoo does not even IowaFan initially led develop roster rules. sponsor anymore. Facebook the charge. League dropped couldn’t be used, as it was only IowaFan stalwarts like Thad, out of the league three months old and only CityofWalrus, and before the season open to Harvard students. paynomind soon kicked off, and jumped on board as CityofWalrus took We’ve certainly come a members. In fact, the the reins of the league long way. league grew like wildfire and began his attempt to as it began as it grew to make the league a bit more “34 ½” athletic directors stable than Taylor Swift’s love before the first season kicked off life. in August. Even “high-profile” members of the board joined, like JQK and NJTank. Teams came and went before that first The league was destined for greatness, or season of 2004 kicked off and conference so we thought. alignments changed. Initially, teams were going to be drafted and if you Growth, as it usually does, led to drama. picked a player, you were stuck with him Just ask the sophomore who was a silent until he graduated or was no longer with dork to only hit a growth spurt and some his collegiate team. Freshmen weren’t confidence to be a heartthrob junior going to such a hot commodity in the 10 NCFA Football The Genesis of the NCFA’s existence. The NCFA’s first draft began May 22, 2004 the same day Fahrenheit 9/11 won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The first pick was Anthony Davis, a rising senior RB at Wisconsin. (He ended up only playing 8 games that year, but rushing for almost 1000 yards) That first round was chock full of future NFLers - Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Cedric Benson, Darren Sproles, Aaron Rodgers, DeAngelo Williams, Kevin Kolb, Marion Barber, and Kyle Orton. Of course, there were players who were duds - Stan Hill, a QB from Marshall, Marcus Vick, a QB from Virginia Tech, and Walter Reyes, an RB from Syracuse. Even after the draft, the league was like me watching Grey’s Anatomy with my wife - struggling. There were doubts as late as mid-August that the league would get off the line of scrimmage. Foothills of the Carolinas University and Northlands University dropped out on August 17th, 2004 - just days before kickoff. However, under CityofWalrus’ leadership the league did kick off on August 22nd, 2004. Scoring overall was low, as Redmond ended up beating the New Jersey Tech Savages 44-14, but the league was alive. Sunset Beach was dominant that first season, winning the National Championship in fairly convincing fashion. The league made it through that first season, and now it was time to see if it could sustain. New, energetic members were admitted, like LMU, the Walker brothers, Gary, and Geoff the Panda. 2005 brought the beginning of the Hawaii Tech dynasty. CityofWalrus made the National Championship six years in a row and won four national NCFA TEAMS BY STATE 0 championships. Though the Spartans did not win the championship that year, the cornerstones of their run included WRs from pass-happy offenses, some sophomore RB from Oklahoma named Adrian Peterson, and the return of Matt Leinart. In 2006 he added the Johnny Manziel of that era of college fantasy football - Mr. T-Mobile, Tim Tebow. As the league matured, the drama seemed to subside. However the hiccups never seemed to go away, be it draft drama, the thought that willmorris was intentionally tanking to have the longest losing streak ever, or that waivers didn’t run exactly right. Drama happens when people care; it all made the league stronger. In 2011, there was the league’s first power shift since the early days, when Thad was voted in as the league’s commissioner. The league, in the opinion of many, had been run behind a dark curtain where no one really knew what was going on behind the scenes. A new rule book, waiver rules, scoring system, expansion, and ownership committee were developed. Expansion was surprisingly successful, as a new team, the Western University of Pennsylvania, run by crkraider won the league in an upset, when most of the league thought the Spartans’ reign of terror would continue. (One thing that did help this power shift was the positional cap of QBs so teams couldn’t hoard players. A debate that maintains until this very day…) 2012 brought another crop of new owners to the league like drdougfresh, who again took the league by storm and won the National Championship. Doug took even more of a leadership role within the league by taking over once Thad stepped down after the season. Doug was voted in because of his success both on the field and his success at running the sister league of the NCFA, the NCFA - FCS, which ran using the same model as the Senior Circuit. In his first season of running the league, Doug took the league to new heights by creating this media guide and strengthening the base he began with. It was the year of Kapri Bibbs - a mid season pick up by the Redmond Rampage. However, “Pants” wasn’t able to carry the Rampage to a national championship, as the historically strong Lansing State won the 2013 National Championship, meaning the all-powerful Ocean West Conference couldn’t continue its regular season dominance. As we enter year 10 of the NCFA, I can sincerely say that the league has never been stronger and has to be one of the most well-run league on the CCLSC and maybe even the whole Internet. I hope when I’m turning 36 (ten years from now), the Redmond Rampage are still competing for National Championships. Let’s have a great 2014. Go Rampage! 3 6 mapping the change In a league where owners are given the option to move their teams every offseason, constant seems to be the only thing we haven’t seen over the past 10 years. Since day one, only three team names remain the same: Redmond Rampage, Hawai’i Tech Spartans, and Sunset Beach Tech Octopi. Since the inception of the league, only 16 states have been left in the cold: Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Minnesota, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Delaware, and New Hampshire. In addition to the 73 teams mapped below, we’ve also seen two teams from the Great White North in Saskatchewan Tech and Montreal. With such a colorful mixture of teams, you’re bound to have some interesting brands and names. The 2004 runner-up, Spurbury College, used a brand based on Super Troopers (their mascot was Johnny Chimpo). There have also been some interesting school names to come out of the league, like Bustleton Polytechnic, Pine Tree State, Shalimar State, and the infamous University of Southwest San Diego County Online at Imperial Beach Web Warriors. Check the map above for a detailed look at what states have been represented (and how heavily) in the past 10 years of the NCFA’s existence. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 11 Rebrands & Relocations NEW LOOKS. NEW PLACES. BLOOM STATE PENGUINS irvington horsemen deutschTOWN 48ers The brainchild of beloved entertainer and current university president William T. Katt, Bloom State University was endowed in order to provide additional educational opportunities to residents of Southern Indiana. The mascot name was influenced by Opus from the comic Bloom County. Irvington College is based in Irvington, an east-side neighborhood of Indianapolis named for legendary American author Washington Irving. The name, of course, naturally follows from his world-famous story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, centered around schoolteacher Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. A historic district in Pittsburgh, Deutschtown is where many German immigrants settled. Located along the north shore of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pa., Deutschtown Academy honors these immigrants and their heritage. Moved From: Wheeling, WV New Location: Bloomington, IN Identity By: Doug Houvener Moved From: Valley Forge, PA New Location: Indianapolis, IN Moved From: Pittsburgh, PA New Location: Pittsburgh, PA Identity By: Chris Clement Identity By: Doug Houvener Identity Refreshes 12 Redmond Rampage Hawaiâ€™i Tech Spartans Redmond returns to its roots be refreshing its original look for its tenth season in the league. Along with the new primary, Redmond is now sporting a new typeface. Hawaiâ€™i Tech will sport a new look for the first time in its history, featuring a new Spartan Warrior. This will accompany a new uniform set & secondary logo. Identity By: Doug Houvener Original By: Nitroseed Identity By: Doug Houvener Original By: Joel Hurst NCFA Football Coastal California Tridents Southern Iowa Thunderbirds For the third straight year, Coastal California will stay put geographically, but totally rebrand its program. This has to be getting expensive, right? Southern Iowa will upgrade from Under Armour to Nike this year, and will likely look better than how they play on Saturdays. Identity By: Matt Willcox Original By: Matt Willcox Identity By: Chris Clement Original By: Scott Springer New Rules for 2014 RULE CHANGES BIG changes to a little book Many changes were made to the NCFA Rulebook this offseason — some begrudgingly, and others with no question. While in some cases, the changes may seem damaging to teams, the league has promised that all of its rule changes were made with the competitive integrity and future of the league in mind. There are a few simple changes, like the introduction of a negative point for QB sacks, or giving players credit for return yards — adding a new dimension to scoring. Let’s review some of the larger items that are coming to the NCFA this season: Positional Cap of RB & WR Easily one of the most contested items to be passed, skill positions will now be capped at 5 each. Skill positions are a premium in the NCFA, and thus, are highly coveted. Over the last couple of seasons, as the league grew more competitive, it became easier to “stash” players for a rainy day, leaving other teams out in it. This is similar to the QB positional cap that was implemented in previous years for competitive balance. Teams will be required to be roster capcompliant at the start of the 2014 season. Decreased Roster Size A decrease from 18 to 16 roster spots adds 48 players (or spots that would have otherwise been occupied) back to the talent pool. This will aid owners who are affected by injuries or bye weeks, and reduce the amount of “stashing” that happens with some of the more active and/or successful teams. It also creates a more active waiver wire, forcing teams to make more strategic decisions about personnel. Conference Realignment Removing the fourth conference to create 3 conferences of 8 teams each will decrease the dilution of talent within divisions. The divisions will be realigned geographically, with the OWC and ECAC remaining, and the GLC and SMC merging into a new Super Midwest Conference. Adding 2 teams to each division will increase conference games, which will decrease the likelihood of a team winning a conference with a losing record. It also will balance the schedule more in favor of conference play, just like the NCAA schedules. Complete Yardage Scoring Scoring will be done in incremental fashion, with .1 points available per yard for skill positions, and .04 points available per passing yard for QBs. This reduces the occurrence of ties significantly, and increases scoring overall. Burnable Redshirts Athletic Directors will now be able to burn redshirts throughout the season (removing the 24 hour drop requirement) to activate a player that is redshirted. Once burned, the redshirt cannot be used again, and active roster space must be made for the player removing their redshirt. Team Kickers Removal of the ST position, which will be converted to a Team Kicker position. All current ST’s on rosters will be converted. Because of the variability of the kicking position in college football, Team K’s will consist of all kickers on that specific team’s roster. NCFA Playoffs Equalized WR Scoring Adding a two week playoff for the national title to align with the current events in the NCAA. Bowl games will remain, but the top 4 teams in the NCFA will be selected for the playoffs. Playoff berths will consist of the 3 Conference Champions and 1 wild card team (next best available using tiebreaker methods). Playoffs will be seeded by team rank using the NCFA formula once the participants are selected. Moving the receiving yardage scoring from 1 point per 15 yards to 1 point per 10 yards. This levels the scoring balance between RB and WR positions. The current format does not allow a WR who has a great game to compete with an above average game from a RB (see roster conversion explanation for an illustration, page 6). Bowls will be seeded after that according to traditional conventions, with 4 or 5 games remaining to be filled (pending team eligibility). Semifinals will occur the first week of the traditional NCFA Bowl Week, and the Championship will occur the second week of Bowl Week. Bowls will remain two week games. Roster Spot Conversion The 3rd WR position will be converted to RB, and the old flex position is left as-is. With the advent of equalized scoring, teams will be given more freedom than ever to build their offense how they’d like to, without sacrificing points because of uneven weighting. The starting roster would then consist of QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, FLEX, DEF, K. Returns & Position Players Return TDs will be credited only to the position player scoring them. Returners will also receive a .02 point bonus for each return yard accrued. Only time will tell if the league’s big changes this season will make the desired changes to the balance of the league. One thing is for sure, though, and that’s that this is one of the largest rules overhauls the league has ever realized, voted on, and passed. With the advent of new scoring rules, expect the league to be more competitive week in and week out, with higher scores and more parity among the top and bottom tiers of programs. Think of this series of rules changes as the advent of the Spread Offense in the NCFA. It still doesn’t mean Central Arizona will compete, though. Yay Here’s how the non-unanimous votes panned out: Decreased Roster Size Conference Realignment Complete Yardage Scoring Burnable Redshirts Team Kickers Returns & Pos. Players Nay Positional Cap of RB & WR 2014 NCFA Yearbook 13 13 VI EW RE 20 IN ON THE PROWL: Kaâ€™Deem Carey ran wild for the Predators in 2013, amassing 1,716 yards and 17 TDs in 11 games. 2013 in Review A YEAR TO REMEMBER Lansing State had a rocky start, but they picked the right time to get hot. A team that started the season as the consensus #1 jumped out and won easily against the stacked Coastal California Tridents. Then, disaster struck. Devin Gardner fell off a cliff in the production department, and Lansing State dropped 3 straight to Golden Isles, Kentucky Tech, and Redmond. Not easily fazed, coach Doug Nussmeier stuck with his leading man, but approached matchups much more tactfully down the stretch, mixing in freshman John O’Korn when the passing game needed some stability. but Nussmeier and AD Devin Pauwels made sure both QBs were adequately prepared and surrounded with the talent needed to right the ship. Down the stretch, Lansing State wiped the Great Lakes Conference out like it was nothing, and wound up being the second team from the GLC to face (and beat) UC Long Beach in the National Championship Game. The rest, as they say, is history. THE NUMBERS Lansing State took a tumble after a strong start, but bounced back with aplomb and took their conference by storm. The Predators outscored the league average by 20 points a game, and were a solid 80 points higher than the league’s average scoring at one point. A second tumble could have spelled doom for this team, but their defense held it together to squeeze them in to the National Championship Game at the last minute. Weekly PPG 160 120 Lansing State League Average 80 40 Lansing State: 122 PPG SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE League Average: 102 PPG second straight year. After facing the hellish gauntlet that is the Ocean West Conference, UC Long Beach found itself atop the conference heap after a last minute failure to capitalize by two rivals (California A&M and Redmond), and in the Championship Game because of a monumental collapse by Holland. UC Long Beach saw tragedy early on in the game against Lansing State when standout running back Tevin Coleman was sidelined with a previously unreported injury. All at once, the pressure shifted directly onto senior QB to no avail. The Predator offense was too much for UCLB’s defense, and as the clock struck zero, the Sea Lions found themselves on the losing end of a title game for the second year in a row. You know what they say: third time’s a charm. Watch out for this team in 2014. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 15 2013 in Review 2013 top stories of A MONUMENTAL COLLAPSE IN HOLLAND A lineup stacked with unrealized potential. If there was one way to sum up the 2013 season for the Holland Pride, that would likely be it. After a relatively untested start to the season, the Pride were sitting at 8-0 with a #1 rank, and a front runner for the Faulk award in Jameis Winston. Suddenly, the offense went silent, and the Pride dropped 4 straight at the hands Dennison State, New Haven, Lansing State, and California A&M. After its annual beatdown of Walker, the Pride fell 10 points shy of keeping its unbeaten season alive as they dropped the first game of the season to then #6 Lansing State. The next two weeks saw a 91 point output against Dennison State, and a school-record low 69 points against New Haven. In their bowl game, they got trounced by a red hot California A&M team. So what gives? While nothing is certain, and the school is staying relatively tightlipped about it, it seems that wear and tear on the running back duo of Lache Seastrunk and David Fluellen were at least a minor factor. Coach Mark Helfrich was let go immediately after the end of the season, and one anonymous player chimed in: “They’ll never say it out loud, but I’m pretty sure the Athletic Department holds Helfrich’s insistence on carrying the ball 60 times a game responsible for Fluellen’s and Seastrunk’s injuries at the end of the year. You can’t ride guys like that and expect them to stay healthy all year.” We may never know what happened to this team, but it’s a shame to see talent like Mike Evans, Tajh Boyd, David Fluellen, and Lache Seastrunk hit the NFL draft with this kind of coaching strategy potentially tainting their stock. • GOLDEN ISLES MEDIOCRES ITS WAY TO AN ECAC TITLE A season that will live in infamy. The East Coast Athletic Conference failed to produce a front runner in 2013, and saw a team with a 5-6 record emerge as its automatic bid. That team was Bryce Petty-lead Golden Isles. This could be the last time we see such a feat in the NCFA, as the league made strides this offseason to make sure that automatic bowl bids are given to teams that have proven the ability to consistently win. Conferences were realigned into three, maximizing the impact of conference play. NEW HAVEN DRIVES TO RELEVANCE IN YEAR ONE Relative newcomer to college athletics and new Athletic Director at New Haven TJ Muldoon stood tall in her first year at the helm, pushing the Truckers to a 6-6 final record and the team’s first bowl berth in its inaugural season. The Truckers saw a pretty tumultuous schedule at the beginning of the year, and started hot. While the drag of the season brought the team back down to earth, they did cap off their first season with a season-defining victory over a Holland team that was poised for a bid to the National Championship, potentially birthing a new rivalry in the process. Look for QB Wes Lunt to battle for control of the reigns against returning senior Chuckie Keeton in 2014 — which could be a blessing in disguise for the Truckers. • DE’ANTHONY THOMAS: ALL HYPE TEAM? Speed, speed, and more speed. Add in some touchdowns, and De’Anthony Thomas was the kryptonite to any defense he would face. Blazing speed, lethal cuts, and the ability to break a play open at a moment’s notice had Hawai’i Tech’s coaching staff salivating at the opportunity to implement The Black Mamba into their game plan, which had them looking at a potential conference championship and maybe more. And then he put up 594 yards rushing and 8 TDs. What gives? De’Anthony Thomas seems to be victim of the so-called “hype machine” that sometimes surrounds top recruits headed to teams like Hawai’i Tech. A guy who obliterated the competition at the previous level won’t always produce at the next level, and the undersized Thomas was no exception. While he did have a solid 2012, a coaching change only exacerbated the problem that was on the horizon. Teams planned for him and bulked up the outside on first and second down — and DAT couldn’t produce. In a crucial year for Hawai’i Tech, it was crippling. 2013 Final Top 15 1 California A&M W L PF 9 3 1510 2 Coastal California 8 4 1544 3 Redmond 8 4 1509 Even with a substandard final record, Golden Isles looks poised to improve in 2014. Will the ECAC improve as a result? 4 UC Long Beach 8 4 1557 • 5 Lansing State 9 3 1504 KAPRI BIBBS SAVES REDMOND’S SEASON 6 Holland 8 4 1329 Every year, there’s a mid-season recruit that saves a team. In 2012, it was David Fluellen. In 2013, that man was Kapri Bibbs. When he signed his late enrollment waiver on September 10th, not many realized the impact he would have on the Rampage’s season. What prompted AD Thad McKinnon and the rest of the Rampage coaching staff to reach out to Bibbs is unknown — though his numbers were rather unspectacular after two games of DII ball (24 carries, 153 yards, 2 TDs). 7 Hawai'i Tech 7 5 1463 Once Bibbs joined the Rampage, it took him a few games to get acclimated to the next level. Three weeks after his signing, though, Bibbs went off and put up 147 yards on 13 carries and posted 3 TDs. McKinnon knew this was no fluke. The rest of the 2013 season saw astronomical numbers from Bibbs, as he posted 1,133 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns in the next 7 weeks after 16 that fateful game, carrying Redmond to one of its best finishes in history. NCFA Football 8 West Texas 7 5 1353 9 St. Mary's 7 5 1264 10 Kentucky Tech 6 6 1251 11 Golden Isles 5 7 1212 12 Mount Mercy 7 5 1257 13 Rocky Mountain State 8 4 1236 14 New Haven 6 6 1189 15 Gwynne 6 5 1221 2013 in Review ncfa annual award winners SANDERS KLINGLER QB Jordan Lynch UCLB TOMLINSON QB Jordan Lynch UCLB INSLEY RB Andre Williams Brooklyn WR Brandin Cooks Coastal California FAULK ALVAREZ QB Jameis Winston Holland Thad McKinnon Redmond player of the week award winners 11 RB Kapri Bibbs Redmond 57 pts QB Taylor Kelly Central Arizona 66 pts QB Garrett Gilbert Walker 43 pts 10 55 pts 9 8 WR Mike Evans Holland 46 pts 7 QB Marcus Mariota Hawai’i Tech 56 pts 6 RB Andre Williams Brooklyn 43 pts 5 QB Brandon Connette Redmond 51 pts 4 RB Antonio Andrews Southern Iowa QB Johnny Manziel West Texas 49 pts 53 pts 3 2 QB Travis Wilson Eastern Montana 48 pts QB Derek Carr California A&M 1 scoring leaders by position 31.15 PPG AVG 21.69 QB PPG AVG 15.11 RB PPG AVG Jordan Lynch: 47.81 Bishop Sankey: 27.70 Davante Adams: 21.55 Johnny Manziel: 40.79 Ka’Deem Carey: 26.67 Brandin Cooks: 20.42 Derek Carr: 40.60 Kapri Bibbs: 26.00 Chandler Jones: 15.14 Bryce Petty: 36.50 Tre Mason: 25.92 Willie Snead: 15.08 Rakeem Cato: 36.47 Antonio Andrews: 25.07 Sammy Watkins: 14.23 Tajh Boyd: 36.33 Andre Williams: 25.05 Antwan Goodley: 14.22 Jameis Winston: 35.61 Tyler Gaffney: 24.67 Mike Evans: 13.74 Keenan Reynolds: 33.85 Jay Ajayi: 20.83 Allen Robinson: 12.94 Taysom Hill: 33.12 Jeremy Langford: 20.83 Jeremy Gallon: 12.12 Keith Wenning: 32.66 Branden Oliver: 20.25 Jordan Mathews: 11.70 WR 2014 NCFA Yearbook 17 2013 in Review BOWL season FOR ALL THE MARBLES At the end of the day, the season is played for the accolades that come with championship trophies and end of the year awards. This year, an embattled UC Long Beach squad fell prey to an opportunistic Lansing State team in a tightly contested National Champtionship Game being played for the first time in Seattle, WA. Sanders Award winner Jordan Lynch (once again) carried his team to the brink, but in the end, key injuries to the Sea Lions running back corps crippled them. Lansing State rode the Ka’Deem Carey wave and tossed it over UCLB’s head with another scintillating performance from Davante Adams. Around the league, we saw a fairly non-competitive bowl season, save for the highest scoring game between Golden Isles and Rocky Mountain State. #1 UC Long Beach 158 #4 Lansing State 166 National Championship • Emerald Bowl • Seattle, WA QB J. Lynch - 49 (UCLB) 4TD, 345 PaYd, 123 RuYd RB K. Carey - 44 (LSU) 4 TD, 206 RuYd Miami (FL) DEF - 31 (UCLB) 1 Sk, 3 INT, 1 FR, 2 TD, 26 PA WR D. Adams - 40 (LSU) 4 TD, 253 ReYd OTHER BOWL RESULTS #2 Coastal California 141 #7 Hawai’i Tech 141 #8 St. Mary’s 89 #10 Kentucky Tech 89 Lone Star Bowl • Arlington, TX Tommy Bahama’s Paradise Bowl • Miami, FL RB B. Sankey - 35 (UCC) 3 TD, 179 RuYd, 4 ReYd QB R. Cato - 47 (StM) 5 TD, 456 PaYd, 13 RuYd RB J. Williams - 31 (HT) 3 TD, 131 RuYd, 9 ReYd DEF LSU - 22 (KTU) 2 Sk, 2 INT, 10 PA QB B. Hundley - 22 (UCC) 2 TD, 253 PaYd, 29 RuYd ST Wisconsin - 15 (StM) 6 PAT, 3 FG QB M. Mariota - 29 (HT) 3 TD, 288 PaYd, -18 RuYd WR J. Crowder - 20 (KTU) 2 TD, 9 RuYd, 121 ReYd #6 Holland 119 New Haven 71 #3 California A&M 195 #9 West Texas 113 Heart of America Bowl • Kansas City, MO Hollywood Bowl • Los Angeles, CA QB T. Boyd - 45 (HOL) 5 TD, 340 PaYd, 43 RuYd QB D. Carr - 64 (CAM) 7 TD, 522 PaYd, 26 RuYd RB J. DeMartino - 18 (UNH) 1 TD, 126 RuYd, 9 ReYd WR T. Lockett - 36 (WTU) 3 TD, 278 ReYd WR J. Harper - 28 (HOL) 3 TD, 150 ReYd RB T. Gaffney - 27 (CAM) 2 TD, 154 RuYd, 3 ReYd RB J. Ferguson - 13 (UNH) 1 TD, 68 RuYd, 15 ReYd RB J. Ajayi - 19 (WTU) 1 TD, 103 RuYd, 55 ReYd PINEAPPLE BOWL Mount Mercy 134 #5 Redmond 179 Pineapple Bowl • Honolulu, HI 18 BOWL Golden Isles 171 Rocky Mountain State 182 Beantown Bowl • Kansas City, MO RB K. Bibbs - 65 (RED) 6 TD, 291 RuYd QB B. Kay - 40 (MM) 4 TD, 405 PaYd, 7 RuYd RB C. Hyde - 55 (RMSU) 5 TD, 247 RuYd, 26 ReYd QB B. Petty - 44 (GIU) 5 TD, 335 PaYd, 15 RuYd QB T. Broadway - 40 (RED) 4 TD, 235 PaYd, 78 RuYd RB B. Oliver - 27 (MM) 2 TD, 150 RuYd, 6 ReYd WR T. Montgomery - 43 (RMSU) RB T. Gurley - 25 (GIU) 2 TD, 77 RuYd, 91 ReYd NCFA Football 5 TD, 31 RuYd, 160 ReYd 2013 in Review #ICYMI IN CASE YOU MISSED IT NIKE Warns Walker About Incessant Changes NIKE, Inc. has warned Walker University formally about the constant changing of their uniforms. This is frankly unheard of in today’s day and age of perpetual change, but NIKE has gone on record saying that there is, in fact, an upper threshold for uniform changes in a season. “It gets to the point where it’s like, ‘look, we’re paying for these changes, guys,’” said a NIKE spokesperson. Fans often complained last season that the uniforms they were buying online were out of date before they were shipped. With new uniform change rules in effect this season, we should see the new iterations slow considerably. The Sky is Falling in Honolulu Only a few years removed from destroying the competition like clockwork, something has changed dramatically in Honolulu — Hawai’i Tech suddenly looks very beatable. 9 of their 22 losses all-time have come in the past two seasons. So what gives? One sign points to the recent growth of newer programs like Coastal California and Holland, another points to the tremendous competition in their conference, as the OWC has recently established itself as a league-leader in talent production. “All we know,” says Dennis Ittner, California A&M’s AD, “is that order has been restored to the universe. We’re sure Hawai’i Tech feels differently. Central Arizona Determined to Only Lose 9 Games this Year Todd Graham stared at his roster. “I don’t get it, we have a handful of decent players and a bunch of guys who don’t play regularly. How aren’t we winning in the OWC?” The answer lies partially within the management of the team, but also in the perpetual eye toward the future that never comes. It seems CAU picks up guys that will produce in year 3/4 in their first year, and limp through the next few years in hopes that they mature. It’s not a sustainable system, and we’ve seen that week in and out over the past few seasons — as the Owls have become everyone’s favorite mid-season ‘take a break’ game. Will Derrick Green play much this year with the arrival of Ty Isaac in Ann Arbor? Will Any of their unproven WR’s step up for Taylor Kelly? Time will tell, but Todd Graham is determined. “We’re only going to allow 9 losses this year. I think that’s a respectable number,” he said. Jordan Lynch Has Left the Building, Thank the Lord. Jordan Lynch’s graduation from UCLB was attended by many — including several capatains and ADs from around the NCFA. And no one cheered louder than these thankful souls. Jordan Lynch is a workhorse and overall good guy from what we can tell, but playing him on Saturdays was a chore. His dualthreat abilities made him a threat from day one, and UCLB enjoyed a solid run with him at the helm. Possibly one of the biggest, most important questions that needs to be answered in the NCFA this upcoming season is who will replace him on the Sea Lions’ roster? While AD Scott Springer searches for the answer, one thing is for certain: the rest of the league just exhaled. California A&M’s Cry for Justice Answered with a Playoff System. Last year was the first year that featured an organized and unbiased ranking system, and at the end of the season, it left the Cowboys of California A&M with a bad taste in their mouths. The 9-3 team was on the outside looking in, while the #4 ranked team in the country played for the championship. Ranked at #3, but loser in the tiebreaker against UC Long Beach, the Cowboys found themselves feeling like the Hollywood Bowl they played in was a bit of a consolation. Their frustration showed immensely in their trouncing of the #6 Pride. Cowboy fans needn’t worry this year, though, as the NCFA is launching a brand new playoff system that will allow four teams to compete for the National Title. It’s an understandably bittersweet development for California A&M, though. Looks like Brennan Clay is this year’s Antavian Edison. Poor guy #antavianed @schadjoe Teddy Bridgewater was a subpar fantasy QB, and will likely continue to be so in the NFL. @McShay13 Where’s the SEC in this league? I don’t even know what to talk about now. @finebaum 2014 NCFA Yearbook 19 W IE EV conference PR CE athletic coast NFEREN CO east HOPE GALORE For the past couple of seasons, Dennison State and Walker have been thrown in with the big boys, forced to face the near-impossible task of winning a league with the last two champions. But now, with their move to the ECAC, anything is possible for the eastern Ohio schools. Coming off of 5-6 and 4-7 seasons respectively, Dennison State and Walker wouldn’t typically be the type of school you’d look at and think of as a contender—but in a league where the best 2014 record is 7-5, well, hope is evident all over the place. Can Dennison State get a strong enough contribution out of Braxton Miller to contend? Will Walker’s starless squad work together to get the results they need? Or will these bitter, neighborly rivals find themselves out of the picture once again, even in a new league? AND THE FAVORITES ARE... In a league where nobody really impressed last year, well, it’s hard to sit down and pick a favorite. But if you want to look at the teams that perhaps had the most impressive spurts, well, look no further than two of last year’s new entrants, Gwynne and New Haven. Granted, there are some 20 NCFA Football question marks for either team but both showed glimpses of greatness in last year’s campaign. Gwynne entered the conference slate last year as favorites and got overtaken by a Golden Isles team that caught fire at the end of the season—there’s no reason to think they won’t be back in the mix next year, especially with former top recruit Gunner Kiel competing for the starting job. And when it’s all said and done, sometimes it’s just best to go with the team that’s got the best starting quarterback—and that’s New Haven’s Sean Mannion. The senior will be looking to put up video game numbers more consistently in 2014 and if he can do that—and the Truckers coaching staff pulls the right strings this time around—there’s a good chance we’ll see New Haven in the playoffs. (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME We can sit here and talk all we want about some of the other contenders but when taking a look at the ECAC, it’s hard to ignore the two teams that have had the most recent success in the league— Golden Isles and Deutschtown Academy. After a hellacious nonconference schedule last year that saw it go 1-5 to open the season, Golden Isles rallied to win four of its five conference games to take the league crown, despite having a losing record. They’ve effectively got their entire roster back headed into 2014 and with a conference title already under their belt, it would be silly to count them out. And then on the flip side, you’ve got the eversuccessful Western University/ Mount Mercy/Deutschtown Academy that will look to reload after a disappointing 7-5 campaign. While some schools would love the idea of a winning record, just achieving that is a subpar year for the program that produced the 2011 champion. And while Antavian Edinson might not be a fan of them, the frequent roster moves allow for these guys to get the best out of their players. AN OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED In either the SMC or OWC, we wouldn’t be talking about 2013 Final Standings Brooklyn or Sunset Beach Tech as contenders for a title. But in the wide-open world of the ECAC, there’s no reason to believe that either of these teams couldn’t be celebrating a conference title come November. It’s interesting to look at—both these teams had their moments in the sun in 2013—but neither sit here and are overly impressive on paper. Running back Jonathan Gray will look to help carry the Dutchmen headed into 2014 while a starless Octopi team will need things to come together in the right order to have success. Five conference wins should be enough to win the ECAC this year—four might even do it—and it would be unfair to count these two out when it comes to teams capable of achieving it. Let’s keep tabs on them and see where they’re at a few games into the season. -Alex Carson W L CW CL PF 1 Golden Isles 5 7 4 1 1212 2 Gwynne 6 5 3 2 1221 3 Mount Mercy 7 5 3 2 1257 4 Brooklyn 5 6 2 3 1095 5 Sunset Beach Tech 5 6 2 3 1004 6 Valley Forge 3 8 1 4 940 Conference Previews FIRST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE QB RB RB Bryce Petty Golden Isles Todd Gurley Golden Isles Jeremy Langford Gwynne WR WR FLEX Tommy Shuler Golden Isles Rashad Greene Sunset Beach Tech Jordon James Brooklyn QB RB RB Sean Mannion New Haven Shock Linwood Brooklyn Ralph Abernathy IV Dennison State WR WR FLEX Matt Miller Gwynne Stefon Diggs Brooklyn Bryan Underwood New Haven SECOND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE key MATCHUP to watch Golden Isles v. Brooklyn It’s not exactly the high-profile matchup you’d expect, but the newly-formed ECAC leaves a lot to be desired in the talent department on paper. That is, save for these two teams. Last year, all the talent on paper had us considering Brooklyn a conference contender, and it looked that way until the wheels fell off mid-season. Golden Isles is defending ECAC champ, and they’ve got the proven talent. This should be a great matchup. SEASON PREDICTIONS Biggest story this year will be whether or not Golden Isles can live up to all the preseason hype. 5-6 won’t do this year. @cbfowler 2014 Projections W L CW CL 1 Golden Isles 8 3 6 1 2 Brooklyn 7 4 5 2 3 Gwynne 6 5 4 3 4 New Haven 6 5 4 3 5 Deutschtown 4 7 3 4 6 Dennison State 4 7 3 4 7 Sunset Beach Tech 2 9 2 5 8 Walker 1 10 1 6 2014 NCFA Yearbook 21 BROOKLYN FLYING DUTCHMEN Brooklyn could be returning arguably the strongest QB corps in all of the NCFA. Trevor Knight splashed onto the scene with a big Sugar Bowl against Alabama, and has been listed as a potential Heisman candidate in 2014. Garrett Grayson, a Junior QB from Colorado State, was a quietly productive bean tosser, throwing for four yards short of 3,700 yards, 23 TDs, and 11 picks. If Sam B. Richardson can win the starting job in Ames, he could put up strong numbers again. Even Texas QB David Ash, though much maligned, put up good stats and Charlie Strong may be a QB whisperer. Speaking of Longhorns, Johnathan Gray could be poised for a big Junior season. He rushed for 780 yards and four TDs in just nine games last season. His growth could make up for the loss of Andre Williams to the NFL. Kenyan Drake is a star in the crowded backfield of the Crimson Tide. Senior Jordon James of UCLA started out last season on fire, but slowed down as the season went on. 5-6 #16 #4 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS Stefon Diggs is an immensely talented Turtle of Maryland. Heâ€™s underwhelmed so far in his career, but since this year could have an NFL paycheck at the end, I think he could explode on the national scene this year. Jay Lee could move up the Baylor depth chart after a solid Sophomore Season of 309 yards, but will be fighting Antwan Goodley for balls. Michigan Stateâ€™s defense should be solid. Alabama is considering installing wider field goal posts for their Kicker competition this year. -Thad McKinnon 22 NCFA Football Trevor Knight Jordon James Stefon Diggs Quarterback 819 YDS 9 TD / 5 INT Running Back 534 YDS 5 TD Wide Receiver 587 YDS 3 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Trevor Knight - Oklahoma - FR RB Johnathan Gray - Texas - SO RB Jordon James - California - Los Angeles - JR WR Stefon Diggs - Maryland - SO WR Jay Lee - Baylor - FR FLEX Kenyan Drake - Alabama - SO DEF Michigan State TK Alabama BN QB Garrett Grayson - Colorado State - JR BN QB David Ash - Texas - JR BN RB Shock Linwood - Baylor - FR BN WR James Quick - Louisville - FR Location Established 2013 Record Brooklyn, NY 2011 5-6 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 13-20 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach NEW.ERA Patrick Dumas Kirby Smart Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Mark Helfrich Spread 14th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Nick Aliotti 4-3 12th NCAA Real Life Parallel Alabama Rivalries Holland HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 42 3 Running Back Eddie Lacy 2013 Wide Receiver Michael Floyd 2012 did you know? Athletic Director Patrick Dumas was a College Football and Basketball Analyst with TSN for 10 years before taking on the job with Brooklyn. leadership Spotlight Patrick Dumas Athletic Director Kirby Smart Head Coach Patrick grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and majored in Radio & Broadcast News at SAIT Polytechnic. After Lake Erie University relocated their football program to Brooklyn University, Patrick was named the schoolâ€™s first AD on May 25th, 2013. Chad Morris Offensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Verizon Stadium at John A. Roebling Field 2013 67,000 Aviva Stadium Named after the Brooklyn Bridge, this newly-constructed partial dome is a new sight adorning the skyline in Brooklyn. The project was completed immediately before the beginning of the 2013 season, completing a hasty move for the Dutchmen. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 23 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 24 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark Tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS 0123456789 team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Doug Houvener 2013 The Story Behind the Brand The colors represent the flag of the borough of Brooklyn, which was named after the Dutch city, Breukelen. The team nickname is an obvious connection to the Dutch past and is a 17th century myth that a legendary ghost ship that could never dock and was destined to sail the seas forever. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Athletic Gold PMS 7548C | #FFD902 Royal Blue PMS 7687C | #00428B Black PMS Black C | #000000 Cherry Red PMS 1797C | #D82631 2014 NCFA Yearbook 25 DENNISON STATE RAILROADERS The Railroaders probably got the best news out of anyone in the NCFA when Braxton Miller did not declare for the 2014 NFL Draft to play at Ohio Stadium for one more season. The Heisman candidate tore up the country last season, throwing for 24 touchdowns and rushing for 12 more. A fully healthy season (assuming Miller comes back healthy from offseason surgery), could mean a 30 and 10 touchdown count in 2014. If weâ€™re basing production simply on past performance, Dennison might struggle from the Running Back position. Terrell Newby of Nebraska, Storm Woods from the Beavers of Oregon State, and Bearcat Ralph Abernathy all return to Dennison, however they all rushed for less than 600 yards each. However, any one of them has the talent to step up and be a solid 1,000 yard rusher and score touchdowns through the air and on the ground. I would put money on Storm Woods having a big Junior season, as he added 440 receiving yards to his 477 rushing yards last season. Dennison is thin on the edges of the formation, but has great potential. Jordan Williams plays in an offense for Pete Lembo that has going at Ball State. A sleeper pick could be Danny Woodson of South Alabama, one of the newer members of the Fun (yes, that was on purpose) Belt. He began his collegiate career at Alabama, but just couldnâ€™t crack the starting rotation. Now in a smaller conference, in a pass happy offense, his raw talent should shine at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile. -Thad McKinnon 26 NCFA Football 5-6 #19 #4 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS Braxton Miller Ralph Abernathy Jordan Williams Quarterback 2094 YDS 24 TD / 7 INT Running Back 518 YDS 5 TD Wide Receiver 1050 YDS 10 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Braxton Miller - Ohio State - JR RB Ralph Abernathy - Cincinnati - JR RB Terrell Newby - Nebraska - FR WR Eli Rodgers - Louisville - JR WR Danny Woodson - South Alabama - SO FLEX WR Jordan Williams - Ball State Cardinals - SO DEF Ohio State TK Florida State BN QB Joe Licata - Buffalo - SO BN RB Storm Woods - Oregon State - SO BN DEF California-Los Angeles BN TK Kent State Location Established 2013 Record Dennison, OH 2011 5-6 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 9-13 0-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach walkerws Bill Walker Tony Alford Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Billy Gonzales Spread Option 18th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Brian Rock 4-3, Cover 2 2nd NCAA Real Life Parallel Toledo Rivalries Walker, St. Mary’s HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? The Railroaders will celebrate their 100th season of football after they aquired the lineage of the original Ohio Western University. leadership Spotlight Bill Walker Athletic Director Tony Alford Head Coach Bill Walker was instrumental in getting the funding for Ohio Western to move to the NCFA. The Old Iron Lantern Rivalry Game between Dennison and Walker became an annual event that happens in the NCFA the next year. Billy Gonzales Offensive Coordinator Brian Rock Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Dennison Railyards 2012 65,223 Boone Pickens Stadium Situated inside of an old “bowl yard”, the Rail Yards have a skeleton comprised of recycled steel from retired trains and rails. The luxury suite in the North end of the stadium is built entirely from an old freight container, dubbed the Hogger’s Caboose. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 27 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 28 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark Tertiary mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Bill Walker 2012 The Story Behind the Brand Dennison Stateâ€™s branding comes from the former high school that were the Railroaders. The new brakeman logos are inspired by American legend John Henry. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Red Orange PMS 1795C | #E72C2A Rust Red PMS 7627C | #B82927 Dark Gray PMS C. Gray 9 | #5F6369 Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 29 DEUTSCHTOWN 48ERS The Mount Mercy Celtics went all in for 2013 with a lot of senior players, and ended up with solid results, going 7-5 and 3-2 in conference. However, that means there are a lot of holes to fill as the Deutschtown Academy 48ers in 2014. 7-5 #12 #3 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Cole Gautsche is the lone returning quarterback on the roster. The Junior Lobo threw for 639 yards last year and added another 777 on the ground. All that work gave him 15 total touchdowns and only 4 turnovers on the season. Look for this AD to recruit a quarterback very early or work the waiver wires within September to find a starter. The 48ers are also losing Branden Oliver of Buffalo, Tre Mason of Auburn, and Silas Redd from Southern California. However, talent does return at this position. Bronson Hill had a solid Junior season for one of the worst programs in the FBS. Hill ran for 1,101 yards for Eastern Michigan and scored five touchdowns on the ground. Imani Cross, a Junior back for Nebraska, put up 10 touchdowns last season and with more of the workload could put up big numbers. Returning LEADERS Cody Hoffman’s graduation from Brigham Young and Josh Stewart declaring early for the NFL are more big losses for Mount Mercy. However, young studs like Shaq Washington of Cincinnati or Corey Davis of Western Michigan could put up big numbers. Stanford’s defense will always give you positive points each week and Oklahoma’s revamped offense should give their special team’s more opportunities to score. -Thad McKinnon 30 NCFA Football Cole Gautsche Bronson Hill Shaq Washington Quarterback 639 YDS 7 TD / 4 INT Running Back 1101 YDS 5 TD Wide Receiver 783 YDS 1 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Cole Gautsche - New Mexico - JR RB Cameron Stingily - Northern Illinois - SR RB Imani Cross - Nebraska - JR WR Corey Davis - Western Michigan - FR WR Shaq Washington - Cincinnati - JR FLEX RB Bronson Hill - Eastern Michigan - JR DEF Stanford TK Northwestern BN DEF North Carolina State BN TK Oklahoma Location Established 2013 Record Pittsburgh, PA 2011 7-5 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 28-8 2-1 1 2 Username Athletic Director Head Coach crkraider22 Joe Schmidt Mike Ditka Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Curtis Martin Multiple 12th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Chris Doleman Multiple 5th NCAA Real Life Parallel Pittsburgh Rivalries Coastal California HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 2 Wide Receiver Terrance Williams 2013 7 Quarterback Case Keenum 2012 12 Quarterback Chandler Harnish 2012 32 Running Back Cyrus Gray 2012 did you know? After receiving a cease and desist letter from Mount Mercy University (IA), the NCFA program run by CRKraider22 was looking at its second rebrand heading into its fourth season. leadership Spotlight Joe Schmidt Athletic Director Mike Ditka Head Coach Joe Schmidt is a former football player and coach at the collegiate and professional levels. Schmidt spent 13 years with the Detroit Lions and earned a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1973. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Schmidt attended the University of Pittsburgh from 1950-1952. Chad Morris Offensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Heinz Field 2001 65,500 Heinz Field Heinz Field is located in the North Shore neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. The stadium is named for the locally-based H. J. Heinz Company, which purchased the naming rights in 2001. The stadium was designed with the city of Pittsburghâ€™s history of steel production in mind, which led to the inclusion of 12,000 tons of steel into the design. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 31 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 32 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Chris Clement 2014 The Story Behind the Brand In 1848, America saw a wave of German immigrants known of the â€œ48ersâ€?. A historic district in Pittsburgh, Deutschtown is where many German immigrants settled. Located along the north shore of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pa., Deutschtown Academy honors these immigrants and their heritage. According to the U.S. Census, more Pittsburghers claim a German heritage than any other, allowing residents to connect with the school and sports teams. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Yellow PMS 116C | #FFCD00 Red PMS 185C | #EB0028 Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 33 GOLDEN ISLES PIRATES After a 1-6 start to the season, Golden Isles closed the season on a tear – winning the ECAC in convincing fashion and building momentum to what could be a big 2014 campaign. 5-7 #11 #1 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK The Pirates got a big Christmas present when Bryce Petty from Baylor decided to return for his Senior season. He is a definite Heisman candidate, and could literally carry GIU to a couple of wins by himself, considering the talent he has returning around him in Art Brile’s offense. Baker Mayfield splashed the college football world, but hit rocky times with the movie-star coach in Lubbock, so he is now sitting in Norman, hoping to take Trevor Knight’s position in 2015. Nick Montana has good bloodlines, we’ll see if he can keep up the pace with Tulane. Golden Isles has a plethora of running backs returning in 2014, so many in fact, I don’t think I could name them all, or I’d hit my word limit. This unit is highlighted by Todd Gurley, another Heisman candidate this year. The Tarboro, NC native ran for 989 yards last year and 10 touchdowns. He also caught 37 balls for an additional 441 yards and added six more touchdowns to his resume. Returning LEADERS If Tommy Shuler played in a Power 5 conference, he’d get the same attention Tavon Austin did at West Virginia. This member of the Thundering Herd, at just 5’7” caught 106 passes for almost 1,200 yards last year. With strong unit play, Golden Isles is a dark horse national championship team. -Thad McKinnon 34 NCFA Football Bryce Petty Todd Gurley Tommy Shuler Quarterback 4200 YDS 32 TD / 3 INT Running Back 989 YDS 10 TD Wide Receiver 1165 YDS 10 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Bryce Petty - Baylor - SR RB Todd Gurley - Georgia - JR RB Brandon Ross - Maryland - JR WR Tommy Shuler - Marshall - SR WR Dres Anderson - Utah - SR FLEX Kendall Brock - Nevada - SR DEF Georgia TK Clemson BN QB Nick Montana - Tulane - SR BN QB Colin Reardon - Kent State - SO BN RB Dallas Crawford - Miami (FL) - JR BN WR Jaydon Mickens - Washington - JR BN WR Daâ€™Ron Brown - Northern Illinois - SR BN DEF Baylor Location Established 2013 Record Savannah, GA 2012 5-7 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 13-10 1-1 0 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach drew22 Drew Read Kliff Kingsbury Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Mike Bobo Spread 16th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Jeremy Pruitt 3-4 16th NCAA Real Life Parallel Virginia Tech Rivalries None BN TK Oklahoma State HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Golden Isles has groomed (and released) several NCFA All Stars in its history: Ty Montgomery, Andre Williams, Willie Snead, and David Fluellen have all been a part of the program at some point, but graduated (or are currently enrolled) with other programs. leadership Spotlight Drew Read Athletic Director Kliff Kingsbury Head Coach Former director of the Piedmont University athletic department. Took the Mountain Lions to three straight ECAC titles. AD from 2007-2010 seasons. Took the 2011 season off before taking the AD role at Golden Isles. Mike Bobo Offensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Oglethorpe Field 1930 36,000 Michie Stadium One of the oldest stadiums in the NCFA, Oglethorpe Field is also one of the smallest. The frigid, aging concrete structure has been meticulously maintained over the years, making a visit to the stadium feel like a trip back in time. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 35 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 36 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Adam Walsh 2012 The Story Behind the Brand Golden Isles are a chain of islands along the Georgia coast. Technically, Savannah is not on a Golden Isle, but it’s the largest population center nearby. Pirates were known to roam the coast during earlier centuries, hence the name. The “black flag” alternate is all black with a ghost pirate theme. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Ocean Blue PMS 313C | #00A805 Athletic Gold PMS 7406C | #F9C506 Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 37 GWYNNE MOCKINGBIRDS The newcomers Gwynne University had a solid year last year, going 6-5 and picking up three ECAC wins along the way. At the QB position, the Mockingbirds only have one returning active player, and that’s Junior Matt Johnson from Bowling Green. The MAC(tion) gunslinger threw for almost 3,500 yards, 25 tds and added another 5 touchdowns on the ground. His continued development will be crucial to the success of Gwynne this season. The only other active player returning at Quarterback is Gunner Kiel, who’s had as many colleges since his recruitment as I have had haircuts. Max Wittek will be sitting out this year, per NCAA transfer rules. The Mockingbirds are also losing a boatload of talent at the RB positions, with Adam Muema, Seniorise Perry, and Trey Watts leaving their campuses. However, they still have a two solids RBS in Rushel Shell of West Virginia and Jeremy Langford of Sparty. Shell is a former 5-star recruit who has transferred from Pitt to Morgantown. Langford was the highlight of Michigan State’s offense last year, rushing for 1,422 yards and scoring 19 total touhdowns. 6-5 #15 #2 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS At Wide Receiver, the Mockingbirds also lose a star in Jarvis Landry. However, if the AD can make some wise draft points, a talent pool of Brandon Coleman, Matt Miller, and Tyreese Russell should give some solid points each week. The strength of this team is in their units. Louisville, Oklahoma, and Auburn are all starting quality units and all three are at Gwynne’s disposal. Rutgers and Stanford’s units are also traditionally strong. -Thad McKinnon 38 NCFA Football Matt Johnson Rushel Shell Matt Miller Quarterback 3467 YDS 25 TD / 7 INT Running Back 641 YDS 4 TD Wide Receiver 1140 YDS 12 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Matt Johnson - Bowling Green - JR RB Rushel Shell - West Virginia - JR RB Jeremy Langford - Michigan State - SR WR Matt Miller - Boise State - JR TE Tyreese Russell - Eastern Michigan - JR FLEX TBA DEF Oklahoma TK Stanford BN QB Gunner Kiel - Cincinnati - JR BN DEF Auburn BN DEF Louisville BN TK Rutgers Location Established 2013 Record Baltimore, MD 2013 6-5 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 6-5 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Atomic Adam Fuentes Jimmy McGinty Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Ed Banes West Coast 8th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Frank Pilachowski 4-3 7th NCAA Real Life Parallel Southern California Rivalries Irvington HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Athletic Director Adam Fuentes likes Cherry Pepsi. leadership Spotlight Adam Fuentes Athletic Director Jimmy McGinty Head Coach Nothing is truly known about the elusive Adam Fuentes, Esq. other than his reported enjoyment of classic television, evolving artistic skills and connoisseurship of beautiful women. Ed Banes Offensive Coordinator Frank Pilachowski Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Haller Stadium 2013 45,500 Baylor Stadium Haller Stadium features a scenic view of the campus surrounding Gwynne University. Though small, the bowl style layout of the stadium provides ample crowd noise for the home team, which is assisted by the largest marching band in the NCFA. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 39 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform 40 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark TErtiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Adam Fuentes 2012 The Story Behind the Brand AD Fuentes was searching for an idea for a ficticious college name and by luck, an episode of “The Munsters” was on. As a result, Gwynne was named after TV Legend and Baltimore native, Fred Gwynne. Everything in the university has a link to Fred: Haller Stadium named after his role in “My Cousin Vinny”; the color scheme of Anthracite, Gray and Lilac all relate to the TV series (episodes in black and white; TV wife’s name is Lilly). team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Lilac PMS 2577C | #9d7fba Anthracite PMS N/A | #000000 Gray PMS C. Gray 7 | #868a8f 2014 NCFA Yearbook 41 NEW HAVEN TRUCKERS The Truckers were a new school in the NCFA last year, and kicked off their path to greatness with a more than respectable 6-6 record. Even more impressive is that they went above .500 in conference. 6-6 #14 #2 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Leading the New Haven charge is Quarterback Sean Mannion. He threw for 37 touchdowns and 4,600 yards. Chuckie Keaton also was en fuego starting the 2013 season, with a 18:2 touchdown to interception ratio and a solid rushing total. Unfortunately, he was hurt against BYU and could not return for the rest of the season. Keaton could be the best backup QB in the NCFA this season. Wes Lunt, a Junior at Illinois, could put up some solid statistics for a third-string backup. There isn’t much name recognition in the backfield, but Josh Ferguson is a nice building block for the Truckers. The Junior rushed for 779 yards last season and hit pay dirt seven times on the ground. Ferguson caught 50 balls for the Illini in 2013, good for 535 yards and four touchdowns. Those statistics scream breakout season. Returning LEADERS Dorial Green-Beckham’s dismissal from Mizzou really hurts the Truckers this season. He was poised for a stud season for the Tigers, but couldn’t stay out of trouble with Gary Pinkel. The Truckers have solid units with Penn State and Louisiana State leading the way on defense and special teams, respectively. -Thad McKinnon 42 NCFA Football Sean Mannion Josh Ferguson Tommylee Lewis Quarterback 4662 YDS 37 TD / 15 INT Running Back 779 YDS 7 TD Wide Receiver 715 YDS 3 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Wes Lunt - Illinois - JR RB Josh Ferguson - Illinois - JR RB Jon Lee - Air Force - SR WR Tommylee Lewis - Northern Illinois - SR WR Christopher Clark - Syracuse - SR FLEX WR Bryan Underwood - North Carolina State - SR DEF Central Florida TK Louisiana State BN QB Chuckie Keeton - Utah State - SR BN QB Sean Mannion - Oregon State - SR BN WR Dorial Green-Beckham - Missouri - JR BN DEF Penn State BN TK North Carolina State Location Established 2013 Record New Haven, OH 2013 6-6 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 6-6 0-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Infrared41 Dr. TJ Muldoon Samuel McDaniel Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Tito Lemieux Triple Option 13th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Serious Dezlomane 4-3 3rd NCAA Real Life Parallel UCLA Rivalries None HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 41 Founder Greg Haney 2013 did you know? New Haven’s mascot’s name is Bob the Truck. leadership Spotlight Dr. TJ Muldoon Athletic Director Samuel McDaniel Head Coach Dr. Muldoon is the only female AD in NCFA. She attended Ohio University on a Golf scholarship. She plays the Banjo, Piano, and Drums. Played drums in the band “JackHammer Deluxe” while at Ohio State. Tito Lemieux Offensive Coordinator Serious Dezlomane Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Luther Memorial Stadium 1937 38,412 Glass Bowl This small stadium packs a lot of punch with its modern brick design. The north endzone features a brand new student recreation center. The stadium appears to be in the middle of nowhere as it is located in the middle of several farms. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 43 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 44 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark None NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Matt Willcox 2013 The Story Behind the Brand The name Truckers is a tribute to the history of the trucking industry in the area. In the 60â€™s, the trucking industry was flourishing in New Haven and the surrounding communities. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Maroon PMS 188C | #6C0020 Gray PMS C. Gray 4 C | #b1b4b5 White White | #FFFFFF 2014 NCFA Yearbook 45 SUNSET BEACH TECH OCTOPI The Octopi are returning only a couple of gunslingers, after QB Vad Lee decided to transfer from the Ramblin Wreck of Georgia Tech to James Madison. Jake Rudock is most likely going to be Sunset Beach’s #1, as he comes back for his Junior season after throwing for 18 tds vs. 13 interceptions last year. At first glance, it appears that Sunset Beach is returning a ton of talent the RB position. What hurts the Octopi is that DeAndrea Martin, a back from Wake Forest who was arguably the Demon Deacons best returning rusher was kicked off the team in December. A player to watch could be Jerron Seymour, a Junior back playing from Vanderbilt. He was one of James Franklin’s first big recruits from Florida, and he delivered the goods in 2013, rushing for 716 yards and 14 touchdowns. Any improvement in Florida’s offense will probably help out Mack Brown, a Senior out of Lithonia, Georgia. Rashad Greene’s return should help buffer the loss of Marquis Lee to the NFL. Greene caught 76 balls for the national champion Seminoles last season for over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns. His steady increase in production since his freshman year should mean that a huge Senior season is on tap. Devante Parker and Daniel Spencer both also return for their Senior seasons. Florida State and Oregon State’s defensive and special team units respectively, should keep the Octopi in many games they play. -Thad McKinnon 46 NCFA Football 5-6 #18 #5 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS Jake Rudock Jerron Seymour Rashad Greene Quarterback 2383 YDS 18 TD / 13 INT Running Back 716 YDS 14 TD Wide Receiver 1128 YDS 9 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Jake Rudock - Iowa - JR RB Mack Brown - Florida - SR RB Jerron Seymour - Vanderbilt - JR WR Rashad Greene - Florida State - SR WR Devante Parker - Louisville - SR FLEX Treyvon Green - Northwestern - SR DEF Florida State TK Oregon State BN QB Chad Chalich - Idaho - SO BN RB Stacey Bedell - Massachusetts - SO BN RB Deandre Martin - Wake Forest - JR BN WR Daniel Spencer - Houston - SR BN DEF California BN TK Miami (Florida) Location Established 2013 Record Sunset Beach, NC 2004 5-6 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 46-51-1 3-0 1 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach paynomind JR Francis Jerry Glanville Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Ralph Freidgen Pro Style 19th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank George O’Leary 4-3 9th NCAA Real Life Parallel Oklahoma Rivalries None HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 4 Number retired in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the school’s National Championship. 2014 did you know? The Octopi were an original founding member of the NCFA — and won their first (and only to date) National Championship that year. leadership Spotlight JR Francis Athletic Director Jerry Glanville Head Coach With almost two decades in User Experience, JR Francis combined his futbol experience and his Product Management knowledge into the world of Collegiate Athletics. After several years in various positions with other teams, in 2004 Francis was named the Athletic Director at Sunset Beach Tech. Ralph Freidgen Offensive Coordinator George O’Leary Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After John Anthony Francis Memorial Stadium 2004 75,005 Buffalo Waterfront Stadium Nestled near Milliken Cove, John A. Francis Memorial Stadium features the most advanced roofing system the NCFA has seen yet. An open-air concept keeps the coastal, aquatic theme around the stadium feeling fresh and lively. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 47 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform 48 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced JR Francis 2004 The Story Behind the Brand One of the founding members of the NCFA and its first ever champion, the Octopi embrace their history and their unique nickname. While the correct English plural of Octopus is most often stated as “Octopuses,” Sunset Beach embraces their mascot, unique in all of sports. With more arms than most any other mascot, the Octopi sport a simple color palate and a classic look with their Ocean Blue and Metallic Silver. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Ocean Blue PMS 301C | #003366 Navy PMS 429C | #000033 Gray PMS 429C | #999999 Silver PMS 427C | #CCCCCC 2014 NCFA Yearbook 49 WALKER PANTHERS One of the new members from the Great Lakes Conference, they might have a tough go of it in their new conference, as they are totally rebuilding their gunslinger corps. Gone is five-star recruit Garrett Gilbert from SMU and in comes a couple unproven commodities in Sophomores Grant Rohach from Iowa State and Tommy Armstrong, Jr. of Nebraska. Both players are talented, but may have to battle to win their respective starting spots. The Walker Panthers also don’t return much in the backfield, as David Oku and Jordan Hall have both graduated from their institutions of higher learning. RJ Shelton is a Sparty Sophomore who doesn’t have much collegiate experience, but may have big league talent. The same could be said for Senior Ohio State back Rod Smith. He’s been buried in the depth chart behind bell cow Carlos Hyde and this year he will have a chance to be the man running the ball in Urban Meyer’s offense. There is some talent at the Wideout position. Kenny Bell is a dynamic player in the Cornhusker roster. Christion Jones, a senior for the Crimson Tide of Alabama, is a fantastic return player, but has struggled to break the wide receiver rotation regularly at the Capstone. Ryan Timmons has talent and started the season out strong, but his production fell off during the season. ESPN has listed him as a sleeper breakout player in the SEC for 2014, so we shall see how true that turns out. -Thad McKinnon 50 NCFA Football 4-7 #17 #3 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS Tommy Armstrong Rod Smith Jakeem Grant Quarterback 966 YDS 9 TD / 8 INT Running Back 117 YDS 1 TD Wide Receiver 796 YDS 7 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Tommy Armstrong, Jr. - Nebraska - SO RB RJ Shelton - Michigan State - SO RB Rod Smith - Ohio State - SR WR Christion Jones - Alabama - SR WR Jakeem Grant - Texas Tech - JR FLEX Ryan Timmons - Kentucky - SO DEF Southern California TK California BN QB Cardale Jones - Ohio State - JR BN QB Grant Rohach - Iowa State - SO BN WR Bradley Marquez - Texas Tech - SR BN WR Leonte Carroo - Rutgers - JR BN DEF Clemson BN TK Pittsburgh Location Established 2013 Record Uhrichsville, OH 2011 4-7 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 11-22 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach MJWalker45 Michael Walker Luke Fickell Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Clay Denton Spread 22nd Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Eric Hehman 3-4 13th NCAA Real Life Parallel Army Rivalries Dennison State, St. Mary’s HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Athletic Director Michael Walker’s brother is the AD at Dennison State. They compete annually for the Old Iron Lantern. leadership Spotlight Michael Walker Athletic Director Luke Fickell Head Coach Mr. Walker begins his sixth year as an athletic director after previously serving as head coach. He also currently plays as a forward for the Medina United Football Club of San Antonio, TX. In addition he serves as the general manager for three San Antonio professional teams. Clay Denton Offensive Coordinator Eric Hehman Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Walker Family Stadium 1961 71,800 M&T Bank Stadium Built in 1961, Walker Family Stadium has seen many exciting finishes since opening. With Walker somewhat slowly building its team, however, most of these have been of the heartbreak variety. Whelan is easily one of the loudest stadiums in the NCFA. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 51 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 52 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Firefly 2011 The Story Behind the Brand The team was previously the Panthers until 1993 when they rebranded and took the name Panthers after a student vote. The team had a reputation of sneaking up on teams and surprising them, especially the bigger teams in their conference. The team has also been known as the Reds, Millers and Dockers. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Panther PMS 7574C | #141d28 Vegas Gold PMS 4515C | #b5a268 Silver PMS 7543C | #98a3ad Scarlet PMS 1795C | #D8262E 2014 NCFA Yearbook 53 W IE EN CE EV FE R PR Jordan Lynch is gone for the back-to-back NCFA runnersup. But even without their star quarterback, the Sea Lions have to still be considered among the favorites in an ever-strong Ocean West Conference. Senior Shane Carden will have his opportunity to lead California-Long Beach to a third-straight championship game berth and maybe, just maybe, they can get over the hump and win the damn thing. To Carden’s benefit, much of the roster returns going into 2014, but when it’s all said and done, results in a tight conference are going to be all that matters. Will him and UCLB be able to get them or will it be a disappointing season in Southern California? THE FLOWER GIRLS If UCLB is the bridesmaid of the NCFA, its fellow OWC contenders have to be considered the flower girls. Once-powerful Hawai’i Tech, California A&M, Coastal California, and Redmond all enter the season as legitimate threats to take home a national championship and it’s for this very reason that most agree that top-to-bottom, the Ocean West is the strongest conference in the land. Marcus Mariota has the 54 N CO CE ES T W AN CE O NFEREN CO THE BRIDESMAIDS NCFA Football potential to be the top pick in the draft if he declares at the end of the season and Hawai’i Tech will be looking to get everything they can out of him. California A&M and Redmond both return considerable amounts of their squad from 2014 and as a result, both teams will be expected to contend again in 2014. The real question mark here is Coastal California, whose stockpiling of running backs was derailed by the new roster caps. The Tridents have to release some talented backs from scholarship before the season gets underway while they’ll have to make a big push for wide receivers with just one on scholarship heading into the recruiting period. It’s a risky pick to take the Tridents but if you do, it’s one that could pay off greatly. But if the OWC is a wedding, well, it must be the second marriage type—you know, the one with the hot 18 year-old daughters throwing the flowers down the aisle. 11, well, he’s wrong on just about everything. Unfortunately for one of the NCFA’s oldest programs, they fit the bill of drunk uncle for the OWC wedding—and that’s Central Arizona. Coming off of a horrific 1-10 season that saw the Owls score fewer than 80 points per game, just about anything will be considered an improvement. In Taylor Kelly, they’ve got a player of leading them to a couple more wins in the new campaign. But come on drunk uncle, sober up and win a few games, will ya? THE WEDDING CRASHERS Any great wedding has them and, well, the OWC has its two new members looking to crash the party this year. Rocky Mountain State recorded eight wins last campaign and will look to build on a solid team ethic going into what will certainly be a challenging year for them in uncharted territory. The Gold are the type of 2013 Final Standings wedding crasher that legitimately tries to be a part of proceedings— they take pictures with the bride and groom, give a toast to the new couple, and even show off their moves on the dance floor. They’re here to stay and make some new friends along the way. On the flip side, well, if 2013 is any indication, Eastern Montana’s the wedding crasher looking to join Central Arizona at the open bar. Eastern won three games last year and while they weren’t the worst in the league, there’s not much in way of expectations for them heading into the talented OWC. They’re a different breed of wedding crasher though—the one that clings to that slim hope that they’ll be the star of the show. -Alex Carson W L CW CL PF THE DRUNK UNCLE 1 Redmond 8 4 4 1 1509 We all have one. He’s the guy who comes to every family event, gets hammered, and then rants on about politics, sports, religion, and anything else that could start an argument. And 10 times out of 2 UC Long Beach 8 4 3 2 1557 3 California A&M 9 3 3 2 1510 4 Coastal California 8 4 3 2 1544 5 Hawai'i Tech 7 5 2 3 1463 6 Central Arizona 1 10 0 5 842 Conference Previews FIRST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE QB RB RB Marcus Mariota Hawaii Tech Melvin Gordon Coastal California Jamaal Williams Hawaii Tech WR WR FLEX Deontay Greenberry Hawaii Tech Antwan Goodley Redmond Byron Marshall Coastal California QB RB RB Shane Carden UC Long Beach DJ Foster Central Arizona Tevin Coleman UC Long Beach WR WR FLEX Tyler Boyd California A&M Ty Montgomery Rocky Mountain State Jahwan Edwards UC Long Beach SECOND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE key MATCHUP to watch Redmond v. Hawaii Tech In an absolutely lethal conference, itâ€™s really hard to pick just one matchup in a season. That being said, though, the 10th anniversary seasons of both Redmond and Hawaii Tech football promise to come to a head when they meet this year. The two winningest programs in NCFA history (149 wins between the two) will match up this season with very different missions: Redmond looks to cement itself as an OWC leader, and Hawaii Tech looks to get back to that top spot. Should be a hell of a game. SEASON PREDICTIONS If the OWC is lamenting the return of lights-out Hawaii Tech, someone will have to step up and hit them in the mouth. @ivan_maisel 2014 Projections W L CW CL 1 Hawaii Tech 10 1 6 1 2 Redmond 9 2 5 2 3 UC Long Beach 8 3 5 2 4 Rocky Mountain State 6 5 4 3 5 Coastal California 6 5 3 4 6 California A&M 5 6 3 4 7 Central Arizona 4 7 2 5 8 Eastern Montana 1 10 0 7 2014 NCFA Yearbook 55 CALIFORNIA A&M COWBOYS Denied a chance at a National Title, California A&M looks to turn that disappointment into motivation for 2014. Lead by Junior QB Trevone Boykin, the Cowboys return 3 more QBs in Brian Burrell, Caleb Herring, and Grant Hedrick. Boykin looks to get back on track after a bit of a stumble in his second year at TCU, producing about half the passing yardage and TD totals from 2012. 9-3 #1 #3 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK At Running Back, the Cowboys are starting to look a little thin with the departure of Tyler Gaffney and the preseason release of Tre Madden. It looks like Penn State’s Bill Belton will have to carry the torch for A&M, but look out for three potential dark horse candidates replacing former fantasy studs: Leon Allen replaces Antonio Andrews at WKU, Crusoe Gongbay replaces Kasey Carrier, and Myles Willis replaces Andre Williams. Surely, one of these guys will pick up where their predecessors left off. Wide Receiver is also a bit of a question heading into the fall, with Robbie Rhodes’ dismissal from Baylor for another arrest. The Cowboys will lean on Tyler Boyd early and often while they see what Bryan Holmes and Quenton Bundrage can do for them -- with the departure of Devin Street from Pitt, though, it will be tough for Street to match his totals from 2013 as effortlessly. Expect A&M to attack this position in recruiting. Texas A&M and Baylor’s kicker situations are up in the air right now as well, so we’ll see if the ST unit for the ‘Boys keeps up its pace. Traditionally stout Wisconsin anchors their defense and adds a hard-nosed consistency to the team. -Doug Houvener 56 NCFA Football Returning LEADERS Grant Hedrick Bill Belton Tyler Boyd Quarterback 1960 YDS 16 TD / 5 INT Running Back 803 YDS 5 TD Wide Receiver 1174 YDS 7 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Grant Hedrick - Boise State - SR RB Leon Allen - Western Kentucky - JR RB Bill Belton - Penn State - SR WR Tyler Boyd - Pittsburgh - SO WR Quenton Bundrage - Iowa State - JR FLEX Bryan Holmes - Troy - JR DEF Wisconsin TK Baylor BN QB Brian Burrell - Fresno State - SR BN RB Crusoe Gongbay - New Mexico - SR BN RB Myles Willis - Boston College - SO BN WR Robbie Rhodes - Bowling Green - SO Location Established 2013 Record Bakersfield, CA 2006 9-3 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 52-30 3-3 0 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach LMU Dennis Ittner Petros Papadakis Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Sean Salisbury West Coast 6th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Jason Sehorn 3-4 20th NCAA Real Life Parallel Southern California Rivalries Central Arizona, UC Long Beach, Coastal California HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? California A&M was founded when the University of Los Angeles, a Jesuit college, dropped all of its athletics programs due to bankruptcy. The Cowboys retain all historical records and data from the transition. leadership Spotlight Dennis Ittner Athletic Director Petros Papadakis Head Coach Dennis is the tallest AD in college football. He has been an integral part in the establishment, maintenance, and growth of the NCFA as a Vice Commissioner for several years. Sean Salisbury Offensive Coordinator Jason Sehorn Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Kern Island Stadium 2011 65,500 Bulldog Stadium Often referred to locally as â€œThe Desert Jewelâ€?, Kern Island Stadium is the life of the town on Saturday nights during football season. With fans totally surrounding the teams on the field, this stadium can be a tough place to play primetime games. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 57 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform pursuit uniform 58 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Dennis Ittner 2012 The Story Behind the Brand Primary logo designed to resemble a cattle brand. Colors are brown, representing the tilled soil of the San Joaquin Valley, and sky blue, representing the clear sky. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Brown PMS 476C | #513528 Sky Blue PMS 298C | #40B4E5 2014 NCFA Yearbook 59 CENTRAL ARIZONA OWLS Possibly the most mocked franchise in the NCFA, the Owls are finally looking like a team that just might produce. Might is a keyword in that sentence, since they’re in the toughest conference in the league. Though they only return 13 starters, there’s a lot of unrealized potential on this roster that can explode at a moment’s notice. 1-10 #20 #6 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Central Arizona looks to Taylor Kelly to keep up his red hot pace in 2014. Kelly showed his true potential in a signature win for the Owls in week 10 last season, posting 7 TDs, 275 yards passing, and 66 yards on the ground. His effort put Central Arizona in the spotlight for the week, and gave Owls fans something to look forward to in 2014. There is a gaping hole in this team, and it’s at Running Back. If the Owls are serious about competing in the OWC, they need to focus in on this position and bring in some productive youth. DJ Foster may carry the torch for the Sun Devils, but the arrival of Ty Isaac in Ann Arbor means Green’s potential production may be limited. Returning LEADERS At WR, we’re looking at a stable of guys that have a lot of potential, but have barely proven anything in their careers to date (the lone exception being Amari Cooper). Griffey and Smith will likely be lower on their respective teams’ depth charts, but we should see a lot of John Ross and Ra’Shaad Samples in 2014 — things look great for those two heading into the season. Defense and Special Teams are both Arizona State and Michigan. Is anyone surprised? -Doug Houvener 60 NCFA Football Taylor Kelly DJ Foster Amari Cooper Quarterback 3635 YDS 28 TD / 12 INT Running Back 501 YDS 6 TD Wide Receiver 736 YDS 4 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Taylor Kelly - Arizona State - SR RB D.J. Foster - Arizona State - JR RB Derrick Green - Michigan - SO WR Amari Cooper - Alabama - JR WR Raâ€™Shaad Samples - Oklahoma State - FR FLEX John Ross - Washington - SO DEF Arizona State TK Arizona State BN QB Shane Morris - Michigan - SO BN WR Trey Griffey - Arizona - SO BN WR Cameron Smith - Arizona State - SO BN DEF Michigan BN TK Michigan Location Established 2013 Record Glendale, AZ 2005 1-10 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 31-59-1 2-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Gary. Gary Williams Todd Graham Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Mike Norvell Spread 24th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Paul Randolph 4-3 23rd NCAA Real Life Parallel Arizona State Rivalries California A&M, Southern Iowa, Hawaii Tech, Lansing State, Gwynne HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 81 7 Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson 2007 Quarterback Chad Henne 2008 did you know? Though Central Arizona has traditionally been a non-factor, the school experienced a brief spike in success in 2006 (when the school was known as Glendale University). Much of this was due to the success of two key players: Chad Henne & Calvin Johnson. leadership Spotlight Gary Williams Athletic Director Todd Graham Head Coach Gary W Williams is a compassionate man who cares about his team and players. The man known as Juicebox is a avid sports fan who uses his free time feeding the homeless children in Arizona. Mike Norvell Offensive Coordinator Paul Randolph Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Pink Taco Stadium 2011 78,000 University of Phoenix Stadium Formerly named after the University of Phoenix, locally-based Pink Taco bought naming rights to the stadium after the U of P deal was canceled by CAU. This stadium features a cutting-edge field that moves outside for practice during the week. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 61 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 62 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Doug Houvener 2013 The Story Behind the Brand Owls are a majestic bird that show loyalty and pride. They are also birds of prey who feast in the night and show no mercy. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Maroon PMS 7421C | #6A1A31 Black PMS Black C | #000000 Sunlight PMS 7403C | #F1D282 2014 NCFA Yearbook 63 TRIDENTS COASTAL CALIFORNIA The Tridents look at their roster heading into 2014 and wonder whether or not the pillaging of the waiver wire for young RB talent was worth it. At this juncture, it seems trivial, given that the team has one rostered Wideout and two QBs to its 8 RBs. Time will tell how this sorts out. 8-4 #2 #4 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK They got a huge break when UCLA’s Brett Hundley announced he was returning for his Junior season. The dual threat QB posted a respectable 3,071 yards passing and 748 yards rushing in 2013, and tacked on 35 TDs for good measure. Maty Mauk also returns after a breakout campaign in the wake of injured James Franklin, but the departure of L’Damian Washington and Dorial GreenBeckham makes things a little too dicey to count on the young QB early on. The stable of Running Backs in San Diego includes 4 bona fide starters that look to improve on their 2013 totals in Melvin Gordon, Byron Marshall, Desmond Roland, and Javorius Allen. Young talent like Alex Collins and Dontre Wilson could also contribute early and often. Returning LEADERS Wide Reciever is a bare cupboard with the lone returning player being Marquez North. This team was wiped out by the NFL draft, losing both Sammy Watkins and Brandin Cooks to earlier departures than they had expected. Coastal will be relying on steady production again from the Ohio State Special Teams unit, and will be looking to Washington and South Carolina for defensive output. It will be interesting to see how USC’s defense performs with the departure of Jadaveon Clowney. -Doug Houvener 64 NCFA Football Brett Hundley Melvin Gordon Marquez North Quarterback 3071 YDS 24 TD / 9 INT Running Back 1609 YDS 12 TD Wide Receiver 496 YDS 1 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Brett Hundley - California-Los Angeles - JR RB Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin - JR RB Byron Marshall - Oregon - JR WR Marquez North - Tennessee - SO WR Dontre Wilson - Ohio State - SO FLEX Javorius Allen - Southern California - JR DEF South Carolina TK Ohio State BN QB Maty Mauk - Missouri - SO BN RB Dwayne Washington - Washington - SO BN RB Keith Ford - Oklahoma - SO Location Established 2013 Record San Diego, CA 2011 8-4 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 15-8 1-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach ChrisCLEMENT Chris Clement Scott Frost Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Adam Gase Spread 16th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Justin Wilcox 4-3 6th NCAA Real Life Parallel Washington Rivalries California A&M, UC Long Beach, Eastern Montana HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 2 Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins 2014 7 Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks 2014 25 Running Back Bishop Sankey 2014 did you know? Similar to Texas A&M’s relationship with the Army, Coastal California works hand-in-hand with the Navy. leadership Spotlight Chris Clement Athletic Director Scott Frost Head Coach Chris graduated with an Associates degree in Office Management from Pullman Community College. He’s engaged to a cashier at Victoria’s Secret, and owns a world-class collection of wine corks. He’s also a big fan of Dos Equis and aspires to meet the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Adam Gase Offensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Trident Stadium 2013 (renovated) 72,500 Husky Stadium Taking advantage of its prestigious location, Trident Stadium overlooks the coastline of San Diego. Built in 2012, the stadium offers breathtaking views and first class amenities to all fans. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 65 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS 66 Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform Alternate uniform NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark Historical mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Matt Willcox 2013 The Story Behind the Brand Colors: Chosen to emulate the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean viewed all around San Diego Tridents: Chosen as it represents the US Navy, US Navy Seals and the US Marines, all that which have a strong presence in the San Diego area. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Royal Blue PMS D. Blue C | #00259A Orange PMS 172C | #FF4611 White White | #FFFFFF 2014 NCFA Yearbook 67 war eagles EASTERN MONTANA Man oh man, the offseason was not kind to the War Eagles. Barring a medical clearance miracle, they looked like they were returning 1 RB and 0 QB for a second. Crisis (sorta) averted. 3-8 #21 #6 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Travis Wilson returns as the lone QB on EMU’s roster, who leads an intriguing offense at Utah. They didn’t blow anyone away in 2013 (aside from Weber State), but they showed that they could hang with the big boys, particularly in an OT loss to Oregon State on 9/14. Wilson had a comingout party in that game, and that’s what the War Eagles are counting on in 2014. Kevin Parks heads up a lonesome RB corps of 1 heading into the season, after amassing 1,031 yards and 11 TD in 2013. Those numbers figure to drop a little in 2014 with the arrival and growth of potential stud Taquan Mizzell, but time will tell here. QB is a great recruiting need for this team, but with minimums to fill in weekly lineups, expect EMU to hit up the RB well early and often. Wide Receiver is an interesting spot for Eastern, as they return some crazy talent, though some of it is largely unproven. Demarcus Robinson and Davonte Neal combined for a grand total of 18 yards in 2013, but both look to be bigger factors in their respective offenses in 2014, with Florida and Arizona growing into their QB situations. Devin Funchess will make the move to WR to fill the void left by the departure of Jeremy Gallon. It will be interesting to see if his production spikes with the new position (this is how you do it, Jimmy Graham). -Doug Houvener 68 NCFA Football Returning LEADERS Travis Wilson Kevin Parks Devin Funchess Quarterback 1827 YDS 16 TD / 16 INT Running Back 1031 YDS 11 TD Wide Receiver 748 YDS 6 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Travis Wilson - Utah - JR RB Kevin Parks - Virginia - SR RB TBA WR Richy Turner - Nevada - SR WR Davonte Neal - Arizona - JR FLEX Devin Funchess - Michigan - JR DEF Troy TK Washington BN WR Demarcus Robinson - Florida - SO Location Established 2013 Record Miles City, MT 2013 3-8 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 3-8 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Jimmy! Sonny Sixkiller Bob Pruett Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Bob Sakamano Two Back 17th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Ed Generro 3-4 15th NCAA Real Life Parallel Washington State Rivalries Southern Iowa HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Defensive Coordinator Ed Generro stars in Necessary Roughness, a movie in which the Texas State University Fightinâ€™ Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help due to NCAA sanctions. leadership Spotlight Sonny Sixkiller Athletic Director Bob Pruett Head Coach Sonny played in the WFL for two seasons, was a cast member in the 1974 film The Longest Yard, and enjoys criticizing his head coach. Bob Sakamano Offensive Coordinator Ed Generro Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Butch Grenz Stadium 2013 35,202 Washington-Grizzly Stadium Recently renovated for EMUâ€™s return to the NCFA after a brief hiatus, Butch Grenz Stadium can hold more than 4 times the population of the city it is located in. It features endzones bracketed by lawns, providing for a wide open atmosphere. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 69 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform 70 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Mike Ray / Ink Tycoon 2013 The Story Behind the Brand As a previous member of the NCFA League Family, team Owner Jimmy wanted to use something fresh instead of something he had previously used â€” thus, the War Eagles of Eastern Montana were born. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Forest Green PMS 3435C | #144633 EQUIPMENT Old Gold PMS 110C | #DBA900 Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 71 hawaii tech spartans The Spartans are that team that you curse while planning your draft. They somehow always have their hands in the cookie jar of young potential — 2013 exhibited that, and 2014 looks to be no different. 7-5 #7 #5 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK The Spartans return 4 QBs, with a likely starter emerging between Keenan Reynolds and Marcus Mariota. While Mariota is the clear winner in terms of star power, Reynolds’ absolutely filthy ground game numbers make the comparison a little more difficult after a breakout campaign in 2013. There’s potential for a platoon situation here, without a doubt. Speaking of potential — it would be a good idea to pick up Derrick Henry this year with the departure of TJ Yeldon seemingly looming at the end of 2014, right? Too bad, he’s already a Spartan. And of all their RBs, he’ll be the least counted-on for critical points in 2014. Not a bad situation to be in. Horactio Banks, Donnel Pumphrey, and Jamaal Williams will all carry the rock quite a bit iin 2014, and the latter two will likely have career-defining seasons if all goes according to plan. Potential killed Hawaii Tech in 2013, though, so it’s hard to count on that. Returning LEADERS Wideout continues to be a maddening strength for the Spartans, who return Levi Norwood, Deontay Greenberry, and Devin Fuller. Another potential breakout star in 2014 is Bralon Addison. Not a bad #4 if you ask me. The Spartans return Boise State and Bowling Green — two surprisingly effective defenses (in terms of scoring, that is). UCLA’s Special Teams unit rounds out the roster. -Doug Houvener 72 NCFA Football Marcus Mariota Jamaal Williams Deontay Greenberry Quarterback 3665 YDS 31 TD / 4 INT Running Back 1233 YDS 7 TD Wide Receiver 1202 YDS 11 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon - JR RB Jamaal Williams - Brigham Young - JR RB Derrick Henry - Alabama - SO WR Levi Norwood - Baylor - SR WR Deontay Greenberry - Houston - JR FLEX Donnel Pumphrey - San Diego State - SO DEF Boise State TK California-Los Angeles BN QB Quinn Kaehler - San Diego State - SR BN QB Kevin Hogan - Stanford - JR BN QB Keenan Reynolds - Navy - JR BN RB Horactio Banks - Ball State - JR BN WR Devin Fuller - California-Los Angeles - JR BN WR Bralon Addison - Oregon - JR Location Established 2013 Record Pearl City, HI 2004 7-5 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 90-22-1 7-3 4 5 Username Athletic Director Head Coach CityofWalrus Max Hartford Dave Aranda Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Nick Rolovich Spread 5th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Rich Miano 4-3 17th NCAA Real Life Parallel Oregon Rivalries Redmond, Central Arizona, UC Long Beach BN WR Keith Kirkwood - Hawaii - SO BN DEF Bowling Green HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 14 Quarterback Timmy Chang 2005 28 Running Back Adrian Peterson 2007 15 Quarterback Colt Brennan 2008 did you know? Hawai’i Tech has been a part of the NCFA since it’s inception in 2004. It remains one of the few original teams and owners left in the league ten years later. leadership Spotlight Max Hartford Athletic Director Dave Aranda Head Coach Hartford has been the Hawai’i Tech Athletic Director since 2004. Along with being one of the longest tenured ADs, he also holds a record 4 NCFA National Championships with the school. Nick Rolovich Offensive Coordinator Rich Miano Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Protected Bay Stadium 2004 70,000 TCF Bank Stadium Located on the pristine beaches of Hawai’i near Pearl Harbor, Protected Bay Field features breathtaking ocean views, sure to match the exciting play of the team on the field. The south endzone features a beach landing for fans to relax. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 73 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 74 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Doug Houvener 2014 The Story Behind the Brand When the Spartans were born in 2004, team founder Robb Benhoff decided on a name that reminded him of the name Warriors. He wanted something that resembled toughness and strength that was an iconic name. To stick with the strength theme, the colors were chosen as a visual force that invokes fear (black) and blood (maroon). The logo has been changed for 2014 for the first time in the teamâ€™s storied 10 year history. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Crimson PMS 200C | #C2002F Gray PMS 877C | #8E8F90 Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 75 redmond rampage The team that seems to be perpetually solid but not quite “there” yet over the past few seasons finally broke through in 2013 with the assistance of Kapri Bibbs — international superstar. That fairytale relationship ended as quickly as it began, though, as Bibbs saw the writing on the wall and left Colorado State for the NFL. 8-4 #3 #1 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK The Rampage return 3 viable starters in Terrance Broadway, Marquise Williams, and Cody Fajardo. I’d imagine it’s going to be a camp battle for the starting spot, but based on last year’s numbers, I can see Broadway leading the team onto the field in Week 1. Running Back continues to be a strength for the Rampage despite the early departure of Kapri Bibbs. They return stud TJ Yeldon and a couple more solid RBs in TJ Logan and Alonzo Harris. It will be interesting to see how 2013 breakouts David Cobb and Paul James perform — was last season a flash in the pan, or foreshadowing toward a lethal RB corps? Returning LEADERS Redmond returns Antwan Goodley, who is good for a ton of points, no matter the QB in Waco. Dominic Rufran and Isaiah Jones add some intrigue to the corps, and Richard Mullaney is a guy that could easily be squeezed out by the time recruiting is settled. Even with Cooks gone, I don’t see him replacing that production as much as a few other guys on the Beavs’ roster. Terrence Broadway Defensive duties are handled by Alabama, and the kicking will be a toss up between East Carolina and North Carolina. -Doug Houvener 76 NCFA Football Quarterback 2419 YDS 19 TD / 12 INT TJ Yeldon Antwan Goodley Running Back 1235 YDS 14 TD Wide Receiver 1339 YDS 13 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Terrence Broadway - Louisiana-Lafayette - SR RB TJ Yeldon - Alabama - JR RB Alonzo Harris - Louisiana-Lafayette - SR WR Antwan Goodley - Baylor - SR WR Dominic Rufran - Wyoming - SR FLEX David Cobb - Minnesota - SR DEF Alabama TK East Carolina BN QB Marquise Williams - North Carolina - JR BN QB Cody Fajardo - Nevada - SR BN RB Paul James - Rutgers - SR BN RB TJ Logan - North Carolina - SO BN WR Richard Mullaney - Oregon State - JR BN WR Isaiah Jones - East Carolina - SO Location Established 2013 Record Redmond, OR 2004 8-4 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 59-39-2 6-3 0 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Thad Thad McKinnon Scott Satterfield Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Brian Johnson Spread Option 4th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Nate Woody 3-4 21st NCAA Real Life Parallel Clemson Rivalries Hawaii Tech, Rocky Mountain State BN TK North Carolina HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 21 Wide Receiver Taylor Stubblefield 2004 20 Running Back DeAngelo Williams 2006 22 Running Back Mark Ingram 2011 4 Quarterback Dominique Davis 2011 did you know? Athletic Director Thad McKinnon is a graduate of both Appalachian State University and North Carolina State University. leadership Spotlight Thad McKinnon Athletic Director Scott Satterfield Head Coach Thad McKinnon has served as the sole Athletic Director since the program’s inception in 2004. He volunteers in this position, as he also is a Risk Consultant at a large accounting firm. He’s passionate about long walks on the beach and fantasy football. Brian Johnson Offensive Coordinator Nate Woody Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Reagan Stadium 2004 65,004 LaVell Edwards Stadium Just southwest of Redmond, Reagan Stadium features one of the best atmospheres in the NCFA. With seating on top of both endzones, fans have been known to make it especially tough when the opponent is in the redzone — by any means possible. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 77 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform pursuit uniform HARRIS 78 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Nitroseed, 2014 update by Doug Houvener 2013 The Story Behind the Brand The Rampage brand is based Athletic Director Thad McKinnonâ€™s favorite major BCS program - the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was also shooting for an alliteration with Redmond and liked having a singular name. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Navy PMS 2767C | #14284b Crimson PMS 200C | #C2002F Gold PMS 452C | #B3A77D Sand PMS 453C | #C3BA98 2014 NCFA Yearbook 79 rocky mountain state gold The Gold made a tremendous turnaround in 2013, culminating in a bowl win. Gone is Keith Wenning, but RMSU has stockpiled at QB, so his absence shouldn’t be too alarming to Gold fans. 8-4 #13 #2 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK JW Walsh and Connor Cook lead the charge for RMSU after posting respectable Sophomore campaigns. There will be a little drama in Southern California this year, as new head coach Steve Sarkisian has chosen Cody Kessler over former #1 recruit Max Browne. Look for RMSU to redshirt him in anticipation of a better future return. Danny Etling could also add a little bit of production, but I’m not expecting him to be much of a factor. Thomas Tyner returns as the team’s biggest potential scorer at RB, with Aaron Jones and Christian Powell not far behind. Jones showed flashes of brilliance in 2013 before falling victim to injury against North Texas. With the return of Jeffery in El Paso, expect Jones to see a slight drop in his workload. If he can keep hold on the starting position, though, he could turn into a stud for the Gold. Returning LEADERS RMSU returns one of the most quietly-performing corps of WR in the NCFA for 2014, with Sterling Shepard, Shane Wynn, Davon Grayson, and Ty Montgomery. None of them will kill you with yardage, but they score in droves. The table is set for Shepard, Wynn, and Montgomery to have massive seasons before heading to the NFL Draft next year. RMSU will look to Oklahoma State and ECU to handle the defensive duties. Odds are, Special Teams will be replaced with the departure of scoring machine Kapri Bibbs. -Doug Houvener 80 NCFA Football JW Walsh Thomas Tyner Ty Montgomery Quarterback 1333 YDS 9 TD / 5 INT Running Back 711 YDS 9 TD Wide Receiver 958 YDS 10 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB JW Walsh - Oklahoma State - JR RB Christian Powell - Colorado - JR RB Thomas Tyner - Oregon - SO WR Sterling Shepard - Oklahoma - JR WR Shane Wynn - Indiana - SR FLEX Ty Montgomery - Stanford - SR DEF East Carolina TK Colorado State BN QB Danny Etling - Purdue - SO BN QB Connor Cook - Michigan State - JR BN QB Max Browne - Southern California - SO BN RB Aaron Jones - Texas-El Paso - SO BN WR Davon Grayson - East Carolina - SO BN DEF Oklahoma State Location Established 2013 Record Colorado Springs, CO 2011 8-4 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 15-18 1-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach TalktoChuck Brandon Axelson Dave Logan Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Steve Bartolo Spread 15th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Alfred Williams 4-3 1st NCAA Real Life Parallel Oklahoma State Rivalries Redmond HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 25 Wide Receiver Ryan Swope 2012 6 Wide Receiver Paul Richardson 2014 10 Quarterback Keith Wenning 2014 did you know? Athletic Director Brandon Axelson is familiar with the territory his team plays in — he’s driven through the Rocky Mountains 216 times. leadership Spotlight Brandon Axelson Athletic Director Dave Logan Head Coach Axelson was born in Denver, Colorado during the great year of 1991. He has, not 1, but 3 copies of the children’s book Goodnight Moon. He runs his own clothing company, Lahuv Clothing. His biggest fear is open sewers. And he plays multiple musical instruments, including the mandolin. Steve Bartolo Offensive Coordinator Alfred Williams Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Zebulon Pike Memorial Stadium 2011 63,725 Folsom Field Breathtaking scenery surrounds this mid-sized stadium nestled in the Rockies. The dramatic landscape also provides for some unpredictable weather, which can be both a gift and a handicap for the home team. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 81 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform pursuit uniform montgomery 82 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Brandon Axelson 2011 The Story Behind the Brand The Rocky Mountain State Gold are named as such to pay homage to two of the most defining characteristics of Colorado Springs; The Rocky Mountains are pressed right up along the city, and the city has had a long and storied history of gold mining that continues even today. With one of the nations highest grossing gold mines just outside of city limits at the base of Pikeâ€™s Peak. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Gold PMS 7509C | #D8A460 Warm Silver PMS 413C | #BBB9AF Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 83 uc long beach sea lions After surviving the OWC schedule and making it to the title game for the second straight year, UC Long Beach should be riding high, right? There are two things that don’t exactly point to that: back to back National Championship losses, and the departure of Jordan Lynch. 8-4 #4 #2 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK The cupboard is looking a little bare at QB, with nothing seemingly planned past this upcoming season. With that being said, if there were a player you’d want taking the reigns as the OWC schedule starts, it would be Shane Carden. In a defensively-weak conference, the ECU Pirates product posted over 4,000 yards passing and 43 total TDs in 2013. Jordan Lynch will be missed, but this takes the sting away. Last year, the Sea Lions faced a concern at RB heading in to the season, and turned it into a strength. Between Edwards, Johnson, Coleman, Hunt, and Lawson, UCLB will have plenty of juicy matchup options week in and out. Redshirts Jordan Chunn and Corey Clement also give them a couple of stud options for 2015. Returning LEADERS Wideout is also a moderate strength for this team, who returns Titus Davis, Quinshad Davis, Ezell Ruffin, and Nate Phillips. Though I’d expect a little drop off from Phillips with Hill returning for the Wildcats, there’s a lot of potential in this corps of WRs. The Sea Lions look to Miami (FL) and Missouri to keep up the high scoring D this year, and are hoping Louisville can continue to convert kicks and PATs without their offensive leader in 2014. -Doug Houvener 84 NCFA Football Shane Carden Jahwan Edwards Titus Davis Quarterback 4139 YDS 33 TD / 10 INT Running Back 1110 YDS 14 TD Wide Receiver 1109 YDS 8 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Shane Carden - East Carolina - SR RB Duke Johnson - Miami (FL) - JR RB Jahwan Edwards - Ball State - SR WR Titus Davis - Central Michigan - SR WR Quinshad Davis - North Carolina - JR FLEX Kareem Hunt - Toledo - SO DEF Miami (FL) TK Louisville BN QB Anu Solomon - Arizona - FR BN RB Jordan Chunn - Troy - SO BN RB Corey Clement - Wisconsin - SO BN RB Tevin Coleman - Indiana - JR BN RB Jarrod Lawson - San Jose State - SO BN WR Nate Phillips - Arizona - SO Location Established 2013 Record Long Beach, CA 2010 8-4 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 26-19 2-3 0 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach scottysprings Scott Springer Bob Diaco Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Rod Carey Pro Style 2nd Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Dave Steckel 3-4 18th NCAA Real Life Parallel Wisconsin Rivalries California A&M, Holland, Hawai’i Tech, Coastal California BN WR Ezell Ruffin - San Diego State - SR BN DEF Missouri HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 6 Quarterback Jordan Lynch 2014 did you know? UCLB’s all-time leading scorer Jordan Lynch averaged 43 points per game over his 20 career starts. leadership Spotlight Scott Springer Athletic Director Bob Diaco Head Coach Scott is a 22 year old gastronomist and sports logo fan currently residing in Buffalo, NY. In spite of being a huge college football fan — Springer doesn’t have a favorite program to cheer for. Rod Carey Offensive Coordinator Dave Steckel Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Sea Lion Stadium 2010 82,095 Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) The second-largest stadium in the NCFA boasts some of the most elaborate façades, as well. Sea Lion stadium underwent a sizable expansion in 2005, which added another 25,000 seats. This is consistently rated as one of the toughest places to play. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 85 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS 86 Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform pursuit uniform NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Scott Springer 2010 The Story Behind the Brand UC Long Beachâ€™s brand was inspired by the estimated 300,000 Sea Lions blanketing the California coastline. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Athletic Gold PMS 136C | #FFBF3B #DATBEACHTHO Ocean Blue PMS 285C | #0070CD White White | #FFFFFF 2014 NCFA Yearbook 87 FE E RE V N IE CE W N PR CO CE ES T ID W M R PE NFEREN SU CO THE CLASS OF THE NCFA If you’re thinking that either of the last two national champions won’t play a part in the race again this year, well, you’re probably mistaken. Some might point to Holland’s collapse at the end of 2013 as reason to exclude them from the top tier while others will look at last season’s logjam to discredit Lansing State’s win as “lucky” but when it’s all set and done, success breeds success and the two Michigan rivals have accomplished just that over the last two seasons. The Super Midwest looks pretty suspsect— the only team with more than seven wins last year in the league was Rocky Mountain State, now a member of the OWC—and when it’s all set and done, the matchup between these two may very well decide the fate of the conference championship. The Predators return a majority of their squad from last season’s national title—a good recipe for a repeat— while the Pride will replace Taj Boyd with some guy named Jameis Winston. Buckle up, baby. These two are set to put on a show again in 2014. SURPRISE CONTENDERS? If you want to talk about a nopressure situation, well, this 88 NCFA Football might be it. Kentucky Tech, St. Mary’s, and West Texas—three schools that just battled it out for a conference title—come into the 2014 season as afterthoughts. With the Michigan teams entering the SMC fold this year, the vast majority of NCFA fans will be expecting the Pride or Predators to lift the conference championship trophy at the end of the year, producing the perfect situation for a surprise contender. With a seven-game conference slate upcoming, a team that can take care of business against the weaker teams in the league could put themselves in a spot to slide into a wild card slot—or even better, the conference title. The Blue Grassers are coming off of a 6-6 campaign while the Crusaders and Jackalopes both went 7-5—not ideal records but respectable ones in a league that was extremely competitive last year. But ultimately, don’t be too surprised if one of these three gives the Michigan schools a run for their money at the top of the league. BACK HOME AGAIN... The NCFA has three new members heading into the 2014 campaign and luckily for fans of intense rivalries, two of them are located just 60 miles apart, right in the heart of the Hoosier State. But while Indianapolis’ Irvington College and Bloomington’s aptlynamed Bloom State will look to jump in and make an impact from the start, neither the Horsemen or Penguins are expected to do much of anything this season. Irvington AD Alex Carson carries with him the players from former bottomfeeders Valley Forge while Bloom State will inherit student-athletes from Wheeling College, who finished 2-9 last year. Irvington’s log-jam at quarterback got a little bit easier when Tre Roberson and Zach Kline transferred to lower levels of football but the Horsemen still lack the impact player needed to be successful at the level. The Penguins will face the same issues, with just six skill position players on the roster prior to recruiting. When it’s all set and done, expect the rivalry to be the only real game of consequence for 2013 Final Standings these two this year. OUT OF THE BASEMENT? Last year, Southern Iowa had a somewhat-legitimate chance to win the SMC. They ultimately finished two games back in the conference—never mind the fact that they were winless out of the league—and with the addition of Bloom State and Irvington, might relish the opportunity to move up the hierarchy of the NCFA. Standout quarterback Christian Hackenberg will look to lead the Thunderbirds once again in his sophomore season while highproducing running back Terry Baggett gives fans an opportunity for hope. If the Thunderbirds can spring an upset and take care of business against the Indiana schools, well, they might just be able to sneak their way into a bowl game. -Alex Carson W L CW CL PF 1 St. Mary's 7 5 4 1 1264 2 Rocky Mountain State 8 4 3 2 1236 3 West Texas 7 5 2 3 1353 4 Kentucky Tech 6 6 2 3 1251 5 Southern Iowa 2 9 2 3 978 6 Eastern Montana 3 8 2 3 1034 Conference Previews FIRST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE QB RB RB Jameis Winston Holland Jay Ajayi West Texas Ameer Abdullah Kentucky Tech WR WR FLEX Jaelen Strong Lansing State Tyler Lockett West Texas Josh Harper Holland QB RB RB Davis Webb Holland Travis Greene Irvington Jordan Howard Holland WR WR FLEX Justin Hardy Lansing State Austin Hill St. Mary’s Mike Davis St. Mary’s SECOND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE key MATCHUP to watch Holland v. Lansing State You’d be a fool not to watch this one. Traditionally scheduled late in the season, this matchup features the last two National Champions of the NCFA — making it arguably the most important matchup outside the OWC. In 2012, it was the upstart Lakeshore State (now Holland) taking down an unsuspecting LSU squad. In 2013 it was a reeling Lansing State team knocking off Holland as they stumbled down the stretch. What does 2014 hold? This is guaranteed to be entertaining, no matter the finish. SEASON PREDICTIONS The SMC is going to be wild in 2014. So many “what ifs” & wide open rosters: there are likely 6 true contenders. @ESPN_ReceDavis 2014 Projections W L CW CL 1 Lansing State 9 2 5 2 2 Holland 8 3 5 2 3 Kentucky Tech 6 5 4 3 4 St. Mary’s 6 5 4 3 5 Irvington 6 5 4 3 6 West Texas 5 6 3 4 7 Bloom State 4 7 2 5 8 Southern Iowa 3 8 1 6 2014 NCFA Yearbook 89 Bloom state penguins The Penguins of Bloom State might have a tough time after moving their operations from Wheeling, WV. They struggled last year to a 2-9 record and went winless in conference. N/A N/A N/A 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Arguably, the Penguins have lost their leading player from each of the three core positions on the field. Joe Southwick led the charge for the Smurf Turf Heros, but has graduated to the NFL. Dotting the “I” of the LSU Tigers’ offense was Jeremy Hill who is now a Bengal, even after his strength and conditioning coach in Baton Rouge called him out. Out wide, the Penguins lose Jared Abbrederis, a 1000 yard receiver from the run happy Wisconsin Badger offense. Bo Wallace could be a breakout star in Hugh Freeze’s offense in Oxford, Mississippi. When he’s not swinging his blonde locks like Fabio would, he’s throwing for 3,346 yards and 18 touchdowns. Wallace also six rushing touchdowns and had double digit rushing yards in all but four games last season. Returning LEADERS Bloom State only has one returning back, Kelvin Taylor, a sophomore from Belle Glade, FL who plays for the Gators of UF. He had 111 carries as a true freshman averaging 4.6 a clip and scored four touchdowns. The WR position doesn’t feature anyone notable right now. Oregon’s Special Teams will always put up points and the combo of Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, and the South Florida defense, should give the Penguins good options at the defensive unit position. -Thad McKinnon 90 NCFA Football Bo Wallace Kelvin Taylor Devin Smith Quarterback 3346 YDS 18 TD / 10 INT Running Back 508 YDS 4 TD Wide Receiver 660 YDS 8 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Bo Wallace - Mississippi - SR RB Kelvin Taylor - Florida - SO RB TBA WR Chris Black - Alabama - JR WR Devin Smith - Ohio State - SR FLEX Chris Gallon - Bowling Green - JR DEF Georgia Tech TK Oregon BN DEF Northern Illinois BN TK Texas Location Established 2013 Record Bloomington, IN 2014 N/A All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 0-0 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach rams80 Adam Heien Houston Nutt Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Kevin Wilson Air Raid N/A Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Mark Martz 4-3 N/A NCAA Real Life Parallel Texas Tech Rivalries Irvington HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? The rivalry game between Bloom State and Irvington is known as the Battle for Bob Knightâ€™s Folding Chair. leadership Spotlight Adam Heien Athletic Director Houston Nutt Head Coach Adamâ€™s lifelong interest in the study and research of history has prompted him to pursue a career as an archivist. An unrepentant nerd, Adam also has a weakness for mecha anime and science fiction novels and occasionally builds 4-foot long warship models out of legos. Kevin Wilson Offensive Coordinator Mark Martz Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Limekiller Stadium 2014 52,929 Memorial Stadium (Indiana) In order to prepare for the move into the NCFA, Bloom State desperately looked to modernize and upgrade its football stadium. The current stadium, Trump Field, did not have nearly the quality that its name would imply. Fortunately for Bloom State, a capital campaign came through, particularly with the donation of $50 million of questionable provenance explicitly for the stadium project. The donor simply requested that the stadium be named after him. And thus Limekiller Stadium was born. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 91 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 92 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Doug Houvener 2014 The Story Behind the Brand The brainchild of beloved entertainer and current university president William T. Katt, Bloom State University was endowed in order to provide additional educational opportunities to residents of Southern Indiana. As funding for the athletic department was limited in the first few years, Bloom State’s football team was coached by P. Opus, a short man with an impeccable bowtie and nose that would put Cyrano de Bergerac’s to shame. Opus was so loved that upon his departure for the Falkland Islands, the athletics teams were rechristened the “Penguins” in tribute of the nickname bestowed on him. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Navy PMS 296C | #061B2B #OOPACKBABY Ice Blue PMS 307C | #0069A6 Athletic Gold PMS 7409C | #F6B221 2014 NCFA Yearbook 93 holland pride Ever since the Pride of Holland entered the NCFA they have been a threat to win the national championship. This shouldn’t change against this year, as reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston returns. When Jameis isn’t throwing baseballs, shooting paintball guns, or borrowing crab legs, he is tearing up the gridiron, throwing for over 4,000 yards, 40 touchdowns, and only 10 picks. Behind him are three spread quarterbacks, Davis Webb (Texas Tech), PJ Walker (Temple), and Cyler Miles (Washington) – who are all projected to be starters in real life and could put up huge numbers. The Pride took some hits at the Running Back position, with Seastrunk, Flullen, and Taliaferro leaving, but they return Kenneth Dixon of Louisiana Tech who almost ran for 1,000 yards even as he was limited in the last three games of the season. A potential sleeper could be Jordan Parker, a Junior from Middle Tennessee State. Parker missed a few games at the end of the season, but ran for over 100 yards against Western Carolina, North Carolina, Florida Atlantic, and Marshall last year. If he comes back at 100%, he and Dixon could be a legitimate 1-2 punch. 8-4 #6 #5 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin are now gone to the NFC South, with Evans going to Tampa and Benjamin going to Charlotte. Previous spot starters like Chris Harper (Cal) and Josh Harper are going to have to step up this season. Florida’s Defense and Georgia’s Special teams’ should be competent at worst this season and top-5 at best. -Thad McKinnon 94 NCFA Football Jameis Winston Kenneth Dixon Josh Harper Quarterback 4057 YDS 40 TD / 10 INT Running Back 917 YDS 4 TD Wide Receiver 1011 YDS 13 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Jameis Winston - Florida State - SO RB Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech - JR RB Jordan Howard - Alabama-Birmingham - SO WR Darius Joseph - Southern Methodist - JR WR Josh Harper - Fresno State - SR FLEX James Conner - Pittsburgh - SO DEF Florida TK Georgia BN QB Davis Webb - Texas Tech - SO BN QB PJ Walker - Temple - SO BN QB Cyler Miles - Washington - SO BN RB Jordan Parker - Middle Tennessee State - JR BN WR Chris Harper - California - JR BN WR Tyler Winston - San Jose State - SO Location Established 2013 Record Holland, MI 2012 8-4 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 17-6 1-1 1 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach drdougfresh Doug Houvener Todd Monken Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Mike Yurcich Spread Option 9th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Pat Narduzzi 3-3-5 19th NCAA Real Life Parallel Texas A&M Rivalries Brooklyn, UC Long Beach, Lansing State, West Texas HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 28 Running Back Montee Ball 2013 10 Quarterback Tajh Boyd 2014 22 Running Back David Fluellen 2014 did you know? Holland had two quarterbacks in the news this offseason for minor run-ins with the law. One for shoplifting crab legs, the other for kicking a Broncos fan while they were down (literally). leadership Spotlight Doug Houvener Athletic Director Todd Monken Head Coach A Michigan native, Houvener joined the NCFA with Lakeshore State in 2012, winning a National Championship in his first season. Shortly after that, he relocated the team to Holland, MI as a nod to his Dutch roots. Doug currently resides in AZ and earns a living in Project Management and Graphic Design. Mike Yurcich Offensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Selfridge Memorial Stadium 2012 52,306 Autzen Stadium Named after Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, and Hollandâ€™s previous home at Selfridge ANGB, this newly-constructed stadium sits on the coastline of Lake Macatawa on a former marine scrap yard. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 95 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS 96 Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform pursuit uniform NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Adam Walsh & Doug Houvener 2013 The Story Behind the Brand As a Michigan-native and Dutch descendant, Holland seemed the perfect place to put a team. AD Doug Houvener finally settled on the nickname ‘Pride’ because of its potential for carrying double meaning — both a pride of lions, and pride in his heritage. Adam Walsh created the sleek Lion primary mark, and Houvener brought everything together with a custom typeface and secondary paw mark. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Oranje PMS 1505C | #EF7521 Sand Dune PMS 7402C | #EED797 Carbon PMS 426C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 97 irvington horseMEN The Continentals have moved to Indianapolis and have become the Irvington College Horsemen. Though statistical machine David Fales has now graduated, the Horsemen might have the up and coming star on the NCFA, Dak Prescott from Mississippi State. The Quarterback plays in Dan Mullen’s spread-run attack and is built a lot like a former Mullen star, Tim Tebow. Prescott battled injuries and inconsistent play in 2013, but ended the season with a bang, throwing for three touchdowns in the Liberty Bowl and adding 78 yards and two touchdowns on the ground – good for an astronomical 97.5 QBR. Irvington also has a star at the Running Back in Keith Marshall who plays between the hedges for the Dawgs of Georgia. Rumors have started floating around that he may redshirt the 2014. This could be a major blow to the Horsemen. A lesser known star, Travis Greene, a Junior Running Back from the MAC(tion) will be available to Irvington. He ran for an eye-popping 1,594 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Falcons. Another Junior Robert Lowe from the Texas State Bobcats had a phenomenal season in 2013, running for almost 950 yards and 9 touchdowns. 3-8 #24 #6 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS Irvington has a plethora of wideouts coming back for 2014. Laquon Treadwell was a five-star recruit in Hugh Freeze’s historic 2013 recruiting class and could be a breakout NCFA star this year. It will be interesting to see how Buffalo’s defense replaces Khalil Mack and if Tulane’s ST can keep up their strong recent history. -Thad McKinnon 98 NCFA Football Dak Prescott Travis Greene Laquon Treadwell Quarterback 1940 YDS 10 TD / 7 INT Running Back 1594 YDS 11 TD Wide Receiver 608 YDS 5 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Dak Prescott - Mississippi State - SO RB Travis Greene - Bowling Green - JR RB Shaun Wick - Wyoming - JR WR Devante Davis - Nevada-Las Vegas - SR WR Laquon Treadwell - Mississippi - SO FLEX Robert Lowe - Texas State - JR DEF Buffalo TK Tulane BN QB Cooper Rush - Central Michigan - SO BN RB Zach Zwinak - Penn State - SR BN WR Rashard Higgins - Colorado State - SO BN WR JD McKissic - Arkansas State - JR BN WR Charone Peake - Clemson - SR Location Established 2013 Record Indianapolis, IN 2011 3-8 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 10-23 0-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach CrashCarson15 Alex Carson Sonny Dykes Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Mike Denbrock Spread 21st Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Kerry Cooks 4-3 11th NCAA Real Life Parallel Duke Rivalries Bloom State, Gwynne, West Texas HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? The brand for Irvington is based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. leadership Spotlight Alex Carson Athletic Director Sonny Dykes Head Coach Irvington AD Alex Carson is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame and an all-around cool guy. He enjoys covering sports for The Observer and hosting a weekly radio quiz show at WVFI. He was born a Buckeye, raised a Hoosier, and now splits his time between Indiana and Colorado. Mike Denbrock Offensive Coordinator Kerry Cooks Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Oberholtzer Field 2013 (renovated) 35,605 NIppert Stadium In 1895, the organizer of ICâ€™s first football team, Arch Carson, introduced a plan to build a stadium complete with wooden bleachers on the site upon which Oberholtzer Field currently stands. After a total renovation in 2013, the last of the wooden bleachers were removed. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 99 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS 100 Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform pursuit uniform NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Doug Houvener 2014 The Story Behind the Brand IC is based in Irvington, an east-side neighborhood of Indianapolis named for legendary American author Washington Irving. The name, of course, naturally follows from his world-famous story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, centered around schoolteacher Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. The name follows, with the team being led on the field every home game by a headless horseman riding around Oberholtzer Field. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Majestic Purple PMS 2622C | #682F64 Pumpkin PMS 1495C | #FF8F12 Midnight PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 101 kentucky tech bluegrassers Kentucky Tech is another SMC team that is losing some massive star power. Teddy Bridgewater will be slinging the pigskin for the Vikings after putting up a fantastic season last year. The Bluegrassers are also trying to replace reception machine Jordan Matthews. 6-6 #10 #4 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Two Quarterbacks return for Kentucky Tech who are viable options to start. Taysom Hill is a Junior for Brigham Young who threw for almost 3,000 yards and rushed for another 1,344. His coming out party was against Texas in Week 2, when he rushed for 259 yards and three TDS. As the season progressed, his passing stats began to more closely match the rushing numbers he was capable of putting up. Brandon Doughty of Western Kentucky also contributed 14 touchdowns for the Hilltoppers. Ameer Abdullah will be the player that makes or breaks the Bluegrassersâ€™ season. The Running Back from Nebraska amassed 1,690 yards last year and had nine touchdowns. The Senior had a huge Gator Bowl, running for 122 yards and hit paydirt once. If Jonathan Williams, a back from Hog country, can find the end zone more often, he could become a valuable asset for KTU. Returning LEADERS The Grassers have a star coming back outside of the hashmarks in Jamison Crower (Duke). Other players like Alonzo Russell, Breshad Perriman, or Jordan Taylor could be starters almost anywhere else. The Bayou Bengal defense and either the Nevada Wolf Pack or the Utah Ute special teams units could be top-10 in the country this season. -Thad McKinnon 102 NCFA Football Taysom Hill Ameer Abdullah Jamison Crowder Quarterback 2938 YDS 19 TD / 14 INT Running Back 1690 YDS 9 TD Wide Receiver 1360 YDS 8 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Taysom Hill - Brigham Young - JR RB Ameer Abdullah - Nebraska - SR RB Jonathan Williams - Arkansas - JR WR Jamison Crowder - Duke - SR WR Rashon Ceaser - Louisiana Monroe - JR FLEX Breshad Perriman - Central Florida - JR DEF Louisiana State TK Utah BN QB Brandon Doughty - Western Kentucky - SR BN RB Brian Kimbrow - Vanderbilt - JR BN RB Anthon Samuel - Florida International - JR BN WR Alonzo Russell - Toledo - JR BN WR Jordan Taylor - Rice - SR BN DEF Utah State Location Established 2013 Record Louisville, KY 2005 6-6 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 28-27 4-3 0 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Geoff Geoff Nichols Chad Morris Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Chad Morris Speed Spread 11th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank John Chavis 3-4 10th NCAA Real Life Parallel Clemson Rivalries None BN TK Nevada HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Prior to their arrival in Louisville, the Bluegrassers called Shalimar State University home from 2005-2007. In the league’s founding year, the team was known as Mount Penn University. leadership Spotlight Geoff Nichols Athletic Director Chad Morris Head Coach Born and raised in Louisville, Nichols is proud to make his professional home in the Falls City. As KTU Athletic Director he strives to field athletic programs that will not only meet his own lofty expectations but will do the city of Louisville proud. Chad Morris Offensive Coordinator John Chavis Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Commonwealth Bank & Trust Stadium 2008 71,357 Husky Stadium Situated with excellent views of the Ohio River, “Big C” offers towering views of the field. The high seating angles of the upper deck have been known to contribute to deafening crowd noise at field level when the stadium is at full capacity. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 103 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform 104 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark None NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Geoff Nichols 2008 The Story Behind the Brand Kentucky is the Blue Grass state. Simple enough. The golden color is a connection to both the City of Louisvilleâ€™s flag as well as King Louis XVI and French Royalty. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Indigo PMS 2745C | #2D257D Athletic Gold PMS 116C | #FFD600 White White | #FFFFFF 2014 NCFA Yearbook 105 lansing state predators Last year’s national champions could be the class of the Super Midwest Conference this season. They return a strong core of players along with two of the strongest units in all of college football. 8-3 #5 #1 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Luckily, since Devin Gardner fell off a cliff statisticwise, the Predators had a diaper dandy in John O’Korn step up and carry the team. He threw for 3,117 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. O’Korn somewhat hit a freshman wall towards the end of the season, but still but up solid, respectable numbers. Jared Goff is also a solid starter, as the rising sophomore threw for 3,508 yards and had a 9:5 touchdown to interception ratio. Either of these guys would be studs on another team’s roster. Ka’Deem Carey’s early exit to the NFL was expected before the season because of his legal issues. However, that does not diminish the fact that his exit, along with James White’s graduation will affect the Predators this season. Another less noticeable loss is Kasey Karrier, the yardage machine from New Mexico. Karrier carried for over 1,110 yards and found the paint ten times. Promising Sophomores Taquan Mizzel (Virginia), Barry Sanders, Jr. (Stanford), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame), and Lorenzo Woodley (UMass) will all need to step up to take the place of the departed superstars. Out wide, the Preds are still strong with Justin Hardy and Ricky Seals-Jones returning for another season on their respective college campuses. Players like Austin Franklin, Jaelen Strong, and Jamal Robinson will all need to compete well to find a spot as the WR3 when Hardy and Seals-Jones aren’t playing. -Thad McKinnon 106 NCFA Football Returning LEADERS John O’Korn Ryan Jackson Jaelen Strong Quarterback 3117 YDS 28 TD / 10 INT Running Back 661 YDS 6 TD Wide Receiver 1122 YDS 7 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB John O’Korn - Houston - SO RB Ryan Jackson - Houston - JR RB Taquan Mizzell - Virginia - SO WR Justin Hardy - East Carolina - SR WR Jaelen Strong - Arizona State - JR FLEX Ricky Seals-Jones - Texas A&M - SO DEF Oregon TK Southern California BN QB Connor Halliday - Washington State - SR BN QB Devin Gardner - Michigan - SR BN QB Jared Goff - California - SO BN RB Barry Sanders - Stanford - SO BN RB Tarean Folston - Notre Dame - SO BN RB Lorenzo Woodley - Massachusetts - SO Location Established 2013 Record Lansing, MI 2007 8-3 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 57-20-1 4-3 1 3 Username Athletic Director Head Coach -(dp)Devin Pauwels Doug Nussmeier Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Scott Loeffler Run-Heavy Pro Style 3rd Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Ron English 4-3 6th NCAA Real Life Parallel Auburn Rivalries Holland, Central Arizona BN WR Jamal Robinson - Louisiana-Lafayette - SR HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 81 Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon 2012 21 Running Back LaMichael James 2013 16 Quarterback Denard Robinson 2013 25 Running Back Ka’Deem Carey 2014 did you know? Lansing State has never finished a season below .500 in their 7 year history. leadership Spotlight Devin Pauwels Athletic Director Doug Nussmeier Head Coach Enjoys drawing and watching his former players succeed in the NFL. Lansing State passed up more experienced candidates from the outside, for a young man whose passion for his hometown school and knowledge of it’s history separated him from the rest. Scott Loeffler Offensive Coordinator Ron English Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After RE Olds Stadium 2007 95,517 Michigan Stadium Situated in Lansing, REO (as it is known locally) is home to both the Predators and the city’s amateur football team. Its massive capacity and low seating angles provide for a very hostile environment on Saturdays. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 107 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 108 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Devin Pauwels 2013 (updated) The Story Behind the Brand When Lansing State decided to field a football team, potential stadium locations were scarce, so nearby Potter Park Zoo allowed the school to build on an unused portion of the land it owned. The west end of the zooâ€”the side nearest the stadiumâ€”features some of its large mammals, specifically wolves and large felines. When it is quiet enough (certainly not on gameday) it is said you can hear the howls, growls and cries of those animals from the stadium grounds. The Predators name pays homage to this unique situation. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Brown PMS 7533C | #322110 Butterscotch PMS 125C | #BB8C15 White White | #FFFFFF 2014 NCFA Yearbook 109 st. mary’s crusaders Rakeem Cato is a player that can carry a fantasy team to a National Championship in the same way Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston, or RGIII could. In 2013, Cato threw for just short of 4,000 yards and a crazy 39 touchdowns against only 9 picks. Cato also added consistent yardage on the ground to go with six rushing touchdowns. Just having his presence on the roster can make up for Blake Bortles leaving UCF early and the graduation of Taylor Martinez, who it felt like he was at Nebraska for two decades. 7-5 #9 #1 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Mike Davis is also a star that returns for the Crusaders. The South Carolina running back rushed for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013 to go with 34 catches and 352 receiving yards. Michael Adkins II from Colorado had a solid Freshman campaign of 535 yards and six touchdowns. Austin Hill returning from injury could be huge for the Crusaders this year. Other than that, no names really jump off the page at viewers of the WR roster of St. Mary’s. However Malcome Kennedy, a Senior from A&M, is poised for a breakout season. Last year he caught 60 balls for 658 yards and seven touchdowns – and that was with Mike Evans looming on the right side of the field. Being the star wideout could mean more balls Kennedy’s way. The Crusaders have two solid defensive units in Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. They also bring two high scoring special teams in Missouri and Wisconsin. St. Mary’s is a team that could easily win a NCFA National Championship if the cards fall right and some solid moves are made by their AD. -Thad McKinnon 110 NCFA Football Returning LEADERS Rakeem Cato Mike Davis Austin Hill Quarterback 3916 YDS 39 TD / 9 INT Running Back 1183 YDS 11 TD Wide Receiver 1364 YDS 11 TD (2012) Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Rakeem Cato - Marshall - SR RB Mike Davis - South Carolina - JR RB Marteze Waller - Fresno State - JR WR Austin Hill - Arizona - SR WR Malcome Kennedy - Texas A&M - SR FLEX Gabriel Marks - Washington State - JR DEF Virginia Tech TK Wisconsin BN QB Jameill Showers - Texas-El Paso - SR BN RB Michael Adkins II - Colorado - SO BN WR Bryce Treggs - California - JR Location Established 2013 Record Chicago, IL 2009 7-5 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 31-29 1-4 1 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Billy B Billy Bialas Vic Koenning Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Bill Cubit Spread 10th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Ron Zook 4-3 4th NCAA Real Life Parallel Georgia Rivalries Dennison State, Walker HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Rakeem Cato cemented his spot as the starting QB at St. Mary’s in the final month of the season last year. leadership Spotlight Billy Bialas Athletic Director Vic Koenning Head Coach While managing the athletic teams at St. Mary’s, the athletic director is pursuing a degree in Accountancy. One of his favorite activities is tailgating college football Saturdays while his school struggles on the field. Bill Cubit Offensive Coordinator Ron Zook Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Memorial Stadium 1919 70,000 Notre Dame Stadium The oldest stadium in the NCFA seems to also be the stadium that has yet to have a season to truly celebrate. Fans pack the stadium every week regardless, and St. Mary’s remains consistently one of the toughest places to play. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 111 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform 112 NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark WORDmark None NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Clif Dixon (modified by Doug Houvener in 2013) 2009 The Story Behind the Brand The Crusaders take their team name and colors from AD Bialas’ grade school football team. Those Crusaders won division titles his final two seasons in the Chicago suburban Catholic league. St. Mary’s was the original name of that school. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Navy PMS 2766C | #131B4D Columbia Blue PMS 284C | #6CAAE4 Steel PMS 429C | #A3A9AC 2014 NCFA Yearbook 113 SOUTHERN IOWA thunderbirds A discussion about the Thunderbirds can’t start without talking about standout Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg. Only months after his senior prom, Hackenberg threw for almost 3000 yards, 20 touchdowns, and a 134 QB rating. The most exciting thing about the QB’s season is the fact that hit paydirt 8 times in the last five games while only throwing two picks. 2-9 #23 #5 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Losing carrying machine Antonio Andrews is going to be a loss for the USI running back unit. Luckily, Terry Baggett, an RB from West Point is returning for his senior season. The Chicago, IL native ran for 1,113 yards and 8 touchdowns along with adding 6 catches for 123 yards. The highlight for Baggett’s season was on October 12 against Eastern Michigan, when he ran for 304 yards and a touchdown. Trayion Durham will need to build on a successful Junior campaign for USI to be successful. Arguably the largest loss for the Thunderbirds was Austin Seferain-Jenkins, a Tight End from the University of Washington, declaring for the NFL draft a year early. He was the main threat on both the Huskies’ and the Thunderbirds’ roster. Southern Iowa also loses Isaiah Burse from Fresno State, which always runs a high powered offense. Kam Jones from Texas-San Antonio, Damore’ea Stringfell from U-Dub, and Alan Cross from Memphis all return. Led by South Carolina’s ST and Rutgers’ defense, USI has a strong team unit. It will be interesting to see how much a threat Northern Illinois will be as a special team unit with Jordan Lynch gone. -Thad McKinnon 114 NCFA Football Returning LEADERS Christian Hackenberg Terry Baggett Kam Jones Quarterback 2955 YDS 20 TD / 10 INT Running Back 1113 YDS 8 TD Wide Receiver 345 YDS 1 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Christian Hackenberg - Penn State - SO RB Trayion Durham - Kent State - SR RB Terry Baggett - Army - SR WR Kam Jones - Texas-San Antonio - SR WR Kasen Williams - Washington - SR FLEX Alan Cross - Memphis - JR DEF Cincinnati TK Northern Illinois BN QB Gary Nova - Rutgers - SR BN QB Jake Waters - Kansas State - SR BN WR Damore’ea Stringfellow - Ole Miss - SO BN TK South Carolina Location Established 2013 Record Fort Madison, IA 2007 2-9 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 10-24 0-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Seadragon76 Dustin Fike Rod Roberts Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank E.K. Franks Two Back 20th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Pete Golding 4-3 14th NCAA Real Life Parallel Iowa State Rivalries Central Arizona, West Texas, Eastern Montana, Holland HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? AD Fike chose the colors for his team because of his connection with the Pacific Northwest. leadership Spotlight Dustin Fike Athletic Director Rod Roberts Head Coach A known gamer and big Seahawk, Mariner, Washington Husky fan. Possibly the biggest AntiRed Wing fan on the planet. E.K Franks Offensive Coordinator Pete Golding Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Fort Madison Stadium 2013 30,000 Yulman Stadium Home to one of the smaller crowds in the NCFA, don’t let that 35,000 fool you. USI has been known to have pretty belligerent fans — they are often given credit for getting into opponents’ heads and causing turnovers. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 115 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS 116 Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform pursuit uniform NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Chris Clement 2013 The Story Behind the Brand When the program was founded for basketball, the idea was to be unique. Everything about the program, from the schoolâ€™s name to the colors to the nickname, had to be unique to the NCFA. Thunderbirds was the first thing that came to mind when it came to nicknames mostly because of heritage, being from the Pacific Northwest and all. The color scheme of teal, black and silver was to be a unique scheme and to combine a sweet set of colors that have history in the sports world. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Teal PMS 328C | #007166 Thundercloud PMS 433C | #1E242B Storm Gray PMS 430C | #7C858C 2014 NCFA Yearbook 117 west texas jackalopes The Jackalopes season will be defined on how they replace their star QBs. Johnny Football and Zach Mettenberger are now gone to the NFL and coming into the season the only QB on the roster is Kyle Pohl, the Junior QB from Akron. Pohl was entrenched as the starter for the Zips last season, however his stats weren’t as strong in terms of starting fantasy quarterbacks. Look for West Texas to recruit a QB early in this year’s draft. The running back position is going to need to be the foundation of the Jackalopes’ roster this season. Led by studs Jay Ajayi from Boise State and a Chippewa in Saylor Lavallii. Ajayi rushed for 1425 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Bronco also added 22 catches and a touchdown to an already impressive stat line. Outside of an impressive Mohawk, Lavallii put up over 800 yards on the ground and hit pay dirt 5 times. He slowed down towards the end of the season, only topping the 15 yard plateau once in his last four games. 7-5 #8 #3 2013 RECORD 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Returning LEADERS West Texas has a plethora of bodies coming back at the wideout position, highlighted by Sammie Coates of Auburn. A sleeper could be Jonathan Williams, a sophomore WR from Wake Forest. Someone has to step up and take the place of Michael Campanaro, and he could be that guy. The Jackalopes have traditionally strong units, highlighted by the Texas Longhorn defense and the defense from Provo, Utah. Those units will need to be strong again for West Texas to compete for a conference championship. -Thad McKinnon 118 NCFA Football Kyle Pohl Jay Ajayi Tyler Lockett Quarterback 2438 YDS 14 TD / 10 INT Running Back 1425 YDS 18 TD Wide Receiver 1262 YDS 11 TD Team Brands & Info Projected Roster Team Information QB Kyle Pohl - Akron - JR RB Jay Ajayi - Boise State - JR RB Saylor Lavallii - Central Michigan - JR WR Sammie Coates - Auburn - JR WR Tyler Lockett - Kansas State - SR FLEX Nelson Agholor - Southern California - JR DEF Kansas State TK Brigham Young BN WR Jonathan Williams - Wake Forest - SO BN WR DeAngelo Yancey - Purdue - SO BN DEF Texas BN TK Ohio Location Established 2013 Record Odessa, TX 2010 7-5 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 26-20 2-1 0 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Mania Michael Waldrop Art Briles Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Mark Hudspeth Spread 7th Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Mike Singletary 4-2-5 8th NCAA Real Life Parallel Baylor Rivalries Holland, New Haven, Irvington, Southern Iowa HALL OF FAME MEMBERS None Yet did you know? Athletic Director Michael Waldrop was a founding member of the first sports/uniform design related podcast, The Logocast. leadership Spotlight Michael Waldrop Athletic Director Art Briles Head Coach AD Waldrop enjoys podcasting, poker, and... uh... damn, another P hobby would be really good here. He’s also a big wrestling fan. Mark Hudspeth Offensive Coordinator Mike Singletary Defensive Coordinator Stadium Information Name Year Built Capacity Modeled After Hayden Fry Stadium 2010 82,375 Ford Field Hayden Fry Stadium is the largest stadium in the NCFA by about 2,000 seats — but it feels more like 10,000 when the fans get going on Saturdays. The only fixed-roof stadium in the NCFA provides the perfect amphitheater for one of its wildest crowds. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 119 Team Brands & Info TEAM UNIFORMS 120 Home uniform Away uniform Alternate uniform Alternate uniform NCFA Football Team Brands & Info TEAM BRAND Primary mark SECONDary mark tertiary mark None WORDmark NUMERALS team BRAND STORY Designer Year Introduced Devin Pauwels 2010 The Story Behind the Brand Beyond the general idea, the great team’s brand was done by -dp- before the 2011 season. After the 2012 season, the team decided, in an attempt to go more modern, to eschew it’s traditional brown, gold, and rose in favor of black, anthracite, and infrared. team equipment Baselayer COLORS coach uniform sideline gear Infrared PMS 185C | #EB0028 Anthracite PMS 447C | #373935 Black PMS Black C | #000000 2014 NCFA Yearbook 121 raise the jolly roger? The Pirates have turned the corner after a mediocre season. What makes them our dark horse National Championship team? The Pirates of Golden Isles headed into 2013 cautiously optimistic. In 2012, they had come through the non-conference grind sitting pretty at 6-2, but they stumbled through their conference schedule and surrendered the ECAC title to 5-6 Newark State. It wasn’t pretty, but Golden Isles managed to avenge that slip up in 2013 by capturing their first ECAC crown, finishing (somewhat ironically) 5-6. All looked lost as they started the season 1-5, but a 4-1 conference record saved their season. For whatever reason, the ECAC has traditionally been a low-performer. It stands to reason, then, that Golden Isles, loaded with talent, would be able to put it together for a full season and steamroll their competition. Yet somehow, we have yet to see this. Until this year. Many weren’t looking hard at the lower bowl matchups this past year, but we kept our eye on all of them — looking for a team that performed above expectations. That team was Golden Isles. Plenty of teams scored in droves this past postseason (California A&M , Rocky Mountain State , and Redmond ), but the fourth highest-scorer was the only team to return a majority of its top scorers. In fact, every single player from that 171 point bowl team is returning for at least one more go-round. That’s right. No graduates from a bowl roster that hung 171 points on the board. It’s one game, sure, but when you look at the positional leaders on this team, it’s hard to argue the potential: Bryce Petty, Todd Gurley, and Tommy Shuler are hardly the big names we see every Saturday, but they score more than enough to carry this team through an exceptionally unsteady ECAC schedule. As the saying goes: time will tell. But there’s also another one that Golden Isles is hanging on to this year: third time’s a charm. 122 NCFA Football 2014 Preview RULE CHANGES MEAN A NEW NCFA IS ON THE RISE There have been two major rule changes that changed the way the NCFA was played: the QB cap rule, and this year’s massive rules overhaul. An incredible undertaking in and of itself to get the proposal together, Athletic Directors from around the country shared their thoughts on an initial proposal brought forth by Commissioner Doug Houvener. Once feedback was gathered, voting commenced on a group of rule changes that are aimed at making the NCFA more competitive week in-and-out. Surprisingly, the entire ballot passed (some items by a smaller margin than others). So, what does this mean for the NCFA? Let’s take a look at the scoring, first and foremost. Last season’s title game would’ve wound up with the same result, but a much tighter margin with total scoring and sack penalties (178.4-172.0 vs. 166-158). You’ll also notice that the scoring is a bit higher as well, something that will come of equalized scoring for receiving yardage and rushing yardage. We’ll also see a bit of a power shift with some of the capping changes, as some teams will be forced to dump a surplus at RB, which gives some less-fortunate schools the opportunity to bulk up a position of need. With the roster size moving from 18 to 16, an additional 48 players will now be available on the waiver wire. This should allow the lower tier schools to compete more readily without sacrificing the top tier schools’ talent. Will these changes turn the NCFA upside down? No way. But they will bring the league a little closer and help reduce statistical outliers when owners are active. • GONE SO SOON? Holland and Lansing State got surprises at the end of the season: two redshirted Wide Receivers decided to forgo a productive active season and enter the NFL Draft. Austin Franklin was declared academically ineligible a month before the season started, failing to post a 1.9 GPA. AD Pauwels decided to redshirt him and hopefully get him back to playing form in 2014 — but without consulting his coaching staff, Franklin declared for the NFL Draft after the season ended. Meanwhile, in Holland, Kelvin Benjamin was a need-based reshirt. The Pride had a plethora of Wideouts to choose from, and they redshirted the least-proven player. He’s now a member of the Carolina Panthers. It’s an odd thing to see, but last year, there was a lot of extra talent buried on rosters, so this was bound to happen. We expect the rule changes to shift how redshirts are applied in 2014. Since redshirts are now ‘burnable’, and roster space is limited, it makes sense that ADs will be looking more closely at guys that will produce sooner rather than later. In the case of Benjamin and Franklin, they both would have had their redshirts burned pretty quickly. who is promising the first-ever chrome carbon fiber mesh for its Columbus Day alternate uniforms. • NEW ALIGNMENT: NEW POWERS? The NCFA’s schedule will look a lot different this year: once teams make it through their 4 non-conference games, a juggernaut 7 game conference schedule awaits them to round the season out. So, who does this favor? The first reaction is that it knocks a few traditionally light schedulers down a peg or two. With roughly a third of your schedule composed of non-conference tilts (as opposed to over half), preparing for conference competition suddenly becomes much more important. It’s also going to muddle things considerably once conference play starts — expect a lot of teams to finish around .500 in the first year because of the balance of power in these new conferences. So who does this benefit? The undeniably crazy conference season benefits the mid-tier teams greatly. Top tier teams will have to fight for their lives every week, while a middle-of-the-road team is an upset or two away from a conference title. It’s going to make for one hell of a season. • CAN’T HIDE BEHIND HISTORY With each offseason, teams lose key players and sign new ones. Sometimes, though, those losses amount to much more, and it’s tough for the team to compete the following year. I can see that happening to a few teams this year. California A&M: Hot off one of the most impressive bowl wins in NCFA history, the Cowboys are looking at a cupboard full of marginal players, save for a few. 2 of their starting 6 from the Hollywood Bowl return, and the biggest departure (with no apparent replacement) is Derek Carr. Trevone Boykin is a solid player, but he’s no Derek Carr. Picking up Burrell looked like a production-saving move, until Duke’s Brandon Connette transferred to Fresno. Losing Robbie Rhodes was a tough pill to swallow, too, with Tyler Boyd looking to follow up an exceptional Freshman season. It could be a tough year for the Cowboys, especially with how they performed in 2013. Deutschtown: The 2011 Champions are looking as desperate as ever after losing Brendon Kay, Branden Oliver, Silas Redd, Cody Hoffman, Allen Hurns, and Philly Brown (literally their entire starting lineup from the Pineapple Bowl), the 48ers are left with Cole Gautsche at QB. 2 marginal WRs return, and a couple steady performers at RB, but something tells me it is going to take a lot more than 5 draft picks for this team to compete for an ECAC title. - Doug Houvener W L CW CL 1 Hawaii Tech 10 1 6 1 2 Lansing State 9 2 5 2 3 Redmond 9 2 5 2 4 Golden Isles 8 3 6 1 5 Holland 8 3 5 2 6 UC Long Beach 8 3 5 2 7 Brooklyn 7 4 5 2 8 Kentucky Tech 6 5 4 3 9 Rocky Mountain State 6 5 4 3 No official details were released on the agreement with Hydra, but it is a landmark occurrence in the NCFA. It’s the first time a new vendor has broken into the market with the schools in the league, and it’s going to be interesting to see if more teams follow suit for 2015. 10 Gwynne 6 5 4 3 11 St. Mary’s 6 5 4 3 12 Irvington 6 5 4 3 With the new jersey rules and strict league guidelines for uniform submissions, we’ll know well before the 2015 season starts if a new supplier is joining the fray. In fact, rumors have already been swirling that Walker will probably make the switch for 2015 to Starter or Gildan, 13 New Haven 6 5 4 3 14 Coastal California 6 5 3 4 15 California A&M 5 6 3 4 “I wish I would’ve gotten one snap out of him. Just one,” said new Holland head coach Todd Monken, who met Benjamin for the first time on his way out of the building for the last time. • A NEW JERSEY SUPPLIER JOINS THE NCFA Dennison State continues to make changes to their brand annually, and their biggest note this year is the arrival of a new uniform supplier. Hydra was a brand created by Thomas Hatfield (known as Julius Seizure on the CCSLC forums) in conjunction with his World Gridiron League. “I created something completely unique to the league, with special mesh patterns and a never-before-seen wishbone collar,” Hatfield said, “I wanted to really steer clear of existing athletic brands.” Top 15 Predictions 2014 NCFA Yearbook 123 2014 Preview WHAT TO WATCH FOR BOLD PREDictions It’s the beginning of the season, and the slates are clean. So let’s make some premature guesses at how this season plays out, shall we? The Sanders Award for best player doesn’t go to someone on our watch list. The fact of the matter is this: you never know who is going to walk away with the hardware at the end of the season. No one had Johnny Manziel in 2012, and one might argue that Jordan Lynch was under the radar nationally in 2013. Who winds up with this year’s Jordan Lynch? Central Arizona wins at least 3 games this year. I said it. The odds are totally against me, but I think they’ve got a shot to surprise a few people this year with Taylor Kelly and DJ Foster leading the way. There will be at least one surprise team that makes the playoffs. Dak Prescott is going to be a household name by the end of the season. Irvington probably didn’t expect it, but they suddenly have arguably the best QB in the SEC on their roster. His dual threat abilities might be just enough to bring Irvington to the next level, and he’s our dark horse Sanders pick. The OWC will surprise us this year. Last year’s teams were lethal. This year, I’m not feeling a lot of rosters heading into recruiting. I think the NCFA’s power conference is headed for a down year (and by down, I mean balanced records). Coastal California and California A&M are looking at uphill battles, too. I’m talking outside the standard powerhouse teams. The likes of Irvington, Gwynne, Kentucky Tech, St. Mary’s, Rocky Mountain State, even New Haven are just a few upsets away from a spot in the first annual NCFA Playoffs. So, who wants it? West Texas is going to struggle without Johnny Football. I think this one is obvious, but Kyle Pohl isn’t exactly who you look to when Manziel leaves. Add on a few key departures, and it looks like West Texas might get buried in the sand in the middle of the SMC. Hawaii Tech will make it back to the National Championship. looks scary heading into 2014. And in a potentially down year for the OWC, that’s a recipe for success. Given the one week playoff matchups, though, it’ll take only one good week to knock them off. Jameon Lewis will pay big dividends to whoever lands him in recruiting. Look at Mississippi State’s bowl game last year. Expect lots more of that. Leonard Fournette isn’t doing squat this year. It’s not all that bold of a prediction when you look at the numbers. The last 3 #1 RB prospects: Kelvin Taylor, Johnathan Gray, Isaiah Crowell. Yep, I rest my case. Rarely is the hype worth a high pick. - Doug Houvener Groan all you want, this team FILLING NEEDS Heading into recruiting, it’s every Athletic Director’s nightmare to look at a roster and realize that they’re short on a specific position, and that’s especially true this year where the recruiting pool is relatively shallow. Thankfully, we’ve done that work for the top 10 teams at the end of the 2013 season! It’s interesting to note that the OWC has a heavy need for Wideouts, while the SMC is looking for Running Back help. ECAC? Who knows. 2013 Final Top 10 Biggest Team Need 1 California A&M Wide Receiver 2 Coastal California Wide Receiver 3 Redmond Wide Receiver 4 UC Long Beach Quarterback 5 Lansing State Running Back 6 Holland Running Back 7 Hawai'i Tech Running Back 8 West Texas Quarterback 9 St. Mary's Running Back 10 Kentucky Tech Running Back FINDING THE RIGHT FIT Every season, new Freshmen join the fold. Some produce right away, others are redshirted to grow a year or two under their new systems. 2014 will bring in a crop of extremely talented athletes that can produce from day 1, so this year’s recruitment draft will be an intriguing mix of JUCO transfers and incoming freshmen. As we’ve seen in the past with freshmen like Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston — guys can really produce in their first year of eligibility, bringing their respective teams to the top. The chart to the right breaks down the latest wish lists from each player in ESPN 300’s top 10 offensive prospects. 124 NCFA Football Top 10 Incoming Freshmen (ESPN 300) Top 3 Schools RB Leonard Fournette Holland, Hawaii Tech, Lansing State ATH Speedy Noil RMSU, Holland, West Texas ATH Bo Scarbrough Brooklyn, Redmond, Central Arizona QB Deshaun Watson West Texas, Deutschtown, Holland WR Malachi Dupre Coastal California, UC Long Beach, Gwynne RB Sony Michel St. Mary’s, Lansing State, Hawaii Tech RB Dalvin Cook Bloom State, Kentucky Tech, Sunset Beach WR Ermon Lane Sunset Beach, Southern Iowa, Coastal California RB Joseph Yearby Eastern Montana, Sunset Beach, Irvington ATH Juju Smith New Haven, Dennison State, Walker 2014 Preview ncfa annual award WATCH LISTS SANDERS KLINGLER Best QB Best Player Marcus Mariota - HTU Bryce Petty - GIU Melvin Gordon - UCC Jeremy Langford - GU Antwan Goodley - RED Marcus Mariota - HTU Bryce Petty - GIU Jameis Winston - HOL Braxton Miller - DSU Rakeem Cato - StM TOMLINSON Melvin Gordon - UCC Jeremy Langford - GU DJ Foster - CAU Todd Gurley - GIU Ameer Abdullah - KTU FAULK INSLEY Best RB Best Freshman Best WR Antwan Goodley - RED Justin Hardy - LSU Deontay Greenberry - HTU Tyler Lockett - WTU Jamison Crowder - KTU QB Kyle Allen QB Brandon Harris RB Leonard Fournette RB Dalvin Cook WR Malachi Dupre BRAND NEW BOWL GAME LOOKS For the longest time, the NCFA’s league identity has been controlled and created by a few members. To more closely mirror its real-life counterpart, the NCFA brass decided to reach out to the creative community in 2014 in hopes of finding some fresh, new logos for its prestigious bowl games. The mission was simple: the league hosted a contest to see who can create the best bowl game logos for a select number of games. The league awarded the top 4 vote getters a spot in this year’s Yearbook, and the logos will be used for the Bowl games in 2014. HEART OF AMERICA BOWL PARADISE BOWL “The name itself made me think of farmland and John Deere tractors, which is where the color palette came from. I also tried to get some rolling cornfields in the logo to communicate the same vibe i got from hearing the name. If i had to describe the look I was going for it would be Bob Evans meets football. The banner across the bottom of the shield was meant to reflect the shape and lines of a football.” “With the game being in Miami, I wanted to do a design that was very Miami specific in style. Art Deco and the colors of the neon signs seen around downtown were the inspiration. The hardest part was getting a palm tree to take form in Art Deco style. I ended up looking to some pattern designs that used long vertical arching lines which seemed to do the trick.” Brandon Moore Brandon Moore Due to the wild success of the Bowl Game Logo Challenge, the league has decided to make it an annual affair, with the contest starting each December for the following year’s logos. Check out 2014’s winning entries to the right! • ABOUT THE DESIGNERS Brandon Moore - brandmooreart.daportfolio.com Jai Black - jaibirddesign.blogspot.com Matt McElroy - number9concepts.tumblr.com BEANTOWN BOWL Lone star bowl “This logo has a very collegiate style to it. An academic shield is the base, and a two tone color scheme exemplifies the shield’s simplicity. As for the bean itself? I figured that beans are brown and round, footballs are brown and round, so why can’t a bean be a football?” “I wanted to come up with something that would look good as a patch on a jersey. I also know that texans are very proud to be from Texas so for the background of the I placed Texas’s flag and moved the star from the flag to the “O” in “bowl” as sort of a visual pun; making it the lone star. The idea was to create something clean and simple, something that would last for a long time.” Jai Black Matt McElroy 2014 NCFA Yearbook 125 desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. What is the PURSUIT Program? It started as a pet project of Doug Houvener. The idea of the project was to roll the Nike Pro Combat-type series over to some teams that were on the up-and-up (it started with Minnesota and Washington State). A year or so later, the program was brought to the NCFA as a way to drum up excitement for the coming season, and as a way to involve the creativity of Chris Maurerâ€™s Pro Combat side projects. This is the second consecutive year of running the program. We expanded the program to 7 teams this year thanks to the great response in 2013. This yearâ€™s program promises to set the bar even higher. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 127 CALIFORNIA A&M COWBOYS Traditional and tasteful, Cal A&Mâ€™s standard uniform is an NCFA classic. Wit this in mind, Cal A&Mâ€™s Pursuit Uniform is a thoughtful hybrid of classic uniform design and progressive, modern distinction. The uniform retains traditional A&M uniform elements such as the brown helmet, monogram and trademark triple strips and re-imagines then in new, creative applications. Old school Gunslingers meet futuristic outlaws of the gridiron. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 129 Satin-finish brown helmets feature the traditional Cal A&M monogram. The unmistakable Cal A&M shoulder hoops have been applied in a new and unique way - arching from collar to cuff. Brown classic serif-block numbers with an offset blue stroke are featured throughout the set. The jersey stripes continue onto the blue and white sleeves of the Pursuit baselayer. Pure white Vapor Talon cleats trimmed in brown add a touch of classic charm to the new set. The Cal A&M monogram adorns the collar and a new wordmark is featured across the chest. Blue socks act as the focal point of the lower body and feature the Cal A&M brown/ white/brown triple stripe. A new take on a classic helmet, the traditional triple stripe is oversized and demands attention while remaining recognizable and uniquely Cal A&M. The white Pursuit gloves feature blue palms and the alternate California state outline A&M logo when interlocked. The pant features a modern adaptation of California A&Mâ€™s patented triple stripe. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 131 HOLLAND PRIDE Continuing a new tradition established during the 2013 Nike Pursuit program, Hollandâ€™s one-off uniform pays homage to the Universityâ€™s roots: The Netherlands. The design is inspired by not only modern, minimalist Dutch design culture, but also draws influence from the traditional imagery of the Dutch Royal Family - borrowing color schemes, symbols and striping patterns from royal garments and crests. Modern elegance with tradition and history. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 133 Royal blue candy shell helmets are highlighted by single, ornate crown logo across the forehead. Sharp and edgy, yet tastefully simple numerals communicate a uniquely Dutch design aesthetic. The Pursuit baselayer features roayl blue sleeves with a sublimated dazzle camoflage texture as a homage to the Prideâ€™s military history. White Vapor Talon cleats add a touch of class and elegance to the set and feature blue trim as well ad blue and red toe studs. The sleeve/shoulder stripes feature the striping pattern found on the traditional sashes of the Dutch Royal Family. The inverted pentagon shaped Pursuit crest features a stylized dutch windmill and flag and commemorates the Prideâ€™s 2012 NCFA title. MInimalist royal blue socks feature the distinct Dutch Royal Family sash striping. Each helmet features the Dutch flag as well as the individual player number in the rear. Hollandâ€™s white pursuit gloves feature blue and red fingers as well as a blue Pursuit crown logo across the palms when interlocked. Inverted pentagon patches featuring the Pursuit crown logo appear on the shoulders of the jersey and terminate the sleeve/ shoulder stripe. The sleeve/shoulder stripe pattern found on the jersey also serves as the pants stripe. The stripe also features the crown pentagon patch 2014 NCFA Yearbook 135 IRVINGTON HORSEMEN Building its identity around the literary classic Sleepy Hollow, the Pursuit uniform for the newly founded Irvington University draws from classic horror, Halloween and spooky themes. A primarily black set is highlighted by a bright, pumpkin-like Jack-O-lantern helmet, while other elements such as numerals seem to emanate from within the dark heart of the uniform. Donâ€™t lose your head. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 137 A matte finish helmet is highlighted by menacing face logo on the forehead - creating the illusion of a fearsome Jackolantern head: the recognizable symbol of the headless horsemen. Sliced, edgy numerals create the illusion being carved into the jersey, with light enninating from within. Numbers also feature a sublimated spooky-tree pattern. The tree pattern is subtly places along the sleeves of the Pursuit Baselayer, creating veined, tree-limbed visual. Black Vapro Talon cleats feature both matte and reflective black materials and are trimmed with purple, and feature orange soles - creating a unique visual effect. Changes in light highlight the edges of the spookytree logos on the shoulders of the jersey, creating a subtle, sublimated and pattern. A new Jackolantern Pursuit logo was created to adorn the collar of the jersey. Bright orange socks highlight the lower body. Thin purple quad stripes are featured at mid calf. High gloss purple numbers are featured on the side of the helmet. â€œGlowingâ€? numberals are featured throughout the set and occupy the sleeves of the jersey. The nameplate follows a similar style. Contrasting materiality and pruple accents continue a dark and spooky design aesthetic. Gloves feature the Pursuit Jacklantern logo on the palms when interlocked. The pants stripes are identical to the shoulder features on the jersey: silicon pressed patterns shine in different lighting situations. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 139 REDMOND RAMPAGE The Pursuit uniform for Redmond references the immense power and elegance of the school mascot: the Elephant. The design elements were inspired by the woven tribal patterns of the Masaii in Eastern Africa who revere and respect the Elephant as well as the Native American tribes of the pacific North-West. The distinct two-toned Northwestern stripes from Redmondâ€™s primary uniform have been reimagined using layers of woven patterns and serves as the primary design feature throughout the set. Tread carefully, or Fear the Tusk. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 141 An elephant skin pattern is hydro-printed on a glossy navy blue helmet representing the powerful and majestic Redmond mascot. Metallic finished gold numbers communicate a simple yet elegant design language. The numerals throughout the set also feature the sublimated tribal striping. The sleeves of the Pursuit Baselayer are navy blue and feature the sublimated tribal patterning throughout. The Pursuit Vapor Talon cleats are primarily navy, with gold accents and red sole trim and contrasting toe studs. A faux-Northwestern style stripe is created by stacking Native American/African Tribal inspired patterns. This new stripe pattern is featured throughout the set and help to unify the design. The custom front facing Pursuit Elephant logo is featured on the collar of the jersey. Navy blue socks feature the tribal striping pattern/stripe and gold accents. An oversized Northwestern style stripe is created using the Pursuit tribal pattern. Navy blue is featured on each element of the uniform. This all blue set sets the stage for a Redmond stadium-wide â€œNavy Out.â€? The Redmond Pursuit gloves are primarily navy blue with contrasting material finishes and feature the Pursuit elephant logo on the palms. The sleeves of the jersey also feature the sublimated elephant skin pattern that is found on the helmet shell. The tribal striping pattern is featired on the ventilated pant leg insert, creating uniform-wide striping consistency. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 143 ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE GOLD With the release of RMSUâ€™s new uniforms, the Goldâ€™s Pursuit uniform turns back the clock. A classic, Old West theme recalls the days of the Wild West and the western U.S. Gold rush. A modified version of the primary logo featuring two crossed pick-axes adorns the helmet, matched with classic uniform design elements such as single stripes and hooped sleeves and socks. Ornate, metallic, saloon style numbers are featured throughout. Let the gold rush begin. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 145 A dark, worn brown helmet shell features the crossed pick-axes from RMSUâ€™s primary logo, creating a vintage, throwback look. Oversized saloon style numbers are featured on the chest, back and sleeves of the jersey, evoking the wild west and mining era of the western U.S. The RMSU Pursuit Baselayer features sleeves with large hoops, recalling the nostalgic look of late 1800s undershirts. Brown Vapor Talon cleats feature golden accents and are trimmed with silver while golden studs and soles provide a unique look. Golden jerseys highlight an RMSU team color pay homage to the gold rush of the west. The RMSU logo is featured as a patch on the chest of the jersey, bridging the gap between an old look and mdern technology. The hoops from the Pursuit Baselayer make another appearance of the setâ€™s socks. Classic football meets modern technology. A single golden stripe runs the down the center of the helmet. As classic as it gets. Jersey numerals feature a semi-metallic silver material. This shiny, almost tin-like appearance recalls the old, worn metal used in the Old West. RMSUâ€™s brown Pursuit gloves are plain and simple - just like an old minerâ€™s gloves once were. The RMSU logo is visible on the palm when both hands are interlocked. A single thin brown stripe adorns the side of each pant leg, complementing the classic look of the helmet. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 147 SOUTHERN IOWA THUNDERBIRDS The legendary Thunderbird mascot is characterized through USIâ€™s 2014 Pursuit uniform. Seek, dark and mysterious, the set emphasizes the sharp contrast of he USI color palette and utilizes Native American/Aztec geometric imagery to created a unique visual identity. Glimmering obsidian helmets and semi-reflective logo and pattern applications add to the mythical, legendary theme, with sharp, edgy numerals and typography adding and aggressive tone to the uniform. Go Thunderbirds, Go. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 149 A unique, obsidian helmet shell with reflective, patterned Thunderbird wings creates a majestic, almost mythical aesthetic. Custom Thunderbird numerals evoke speed and elegance. The Thunderbirds pursuit pattern is overlayed and a reflective obsidian stroke defines the numeral edges The pursuit undershirt also features the sublimated Thunderbird pattern Obsinian cleats provide a striking visual. Speed and elegance meet technological advancement. A custom Pursuit pattern called â€œThunderbirdâ€? is featured throughout the set. This pattern is featured as the sleeve/shoulder focal point of the jersey. A new full-body Thunderbird crest adorns the jerseyâ€™s collar. Patterned socks tie the set together and offer Southern Iowa a unique lower-body accent. Oversized Thunderbird wings wrap around the back of the helmet shell, providing reflective glimpses of the logo as players fly by the opposition. Reflective, obsidian nameplate text serves as a link between numerals, helmet and nameplate. Thunderbird wings are featured on the palm of each glove, forming a singular image of a Thunderbird wingspan when interlocked. The Thunderbird Pursuit pattern is featured on the side of the pant legs. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 151 CALIFORNIA LONG BEACH SEA LIONS The coastal city of Long Beach, California and the nearby Pacific Coastal Highway were the primary influences for UCLBâ€™s Pursuit uniform. A new unique striping pattern was created which references southern Californiaâ€™s beach culture while an abstracted wave pattern is featured on the jersey. Additionally, a new Pursuit crest was developed based on the distinctive signage found along the Pacific Coast Highway. All hail the Kings of the Sea. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 153 A new UCLB Pursuit crest was inspired by the unique shape of the signs along the Pacific Coast Highway: an iconic, senic roadway which passes through Long Beach. A sleak and simple sansserif typeface was chosen the the chest and back numerals. The UCLB blue numerals feature light blue trim. The sleeves of the UCLB Pursuit Baselayer are a pure white with a sublimeated wave pattern with thin blue trim and yellow contrast stitching. White Vapor Talon cleats complement the clean and minimalist beach-inspired design. A unique and identifiable striping pattern was developed for UCLBâ€™s Pursuit uniform. Alternating squares of yellow and rectangles of two nlue tones create a beachy and playful visual style. The new UCLB Pursuit logo found on the helmet is also displayed on the chest of the jersey. The founding year of the school is featured front and center, as well as one of UCLBâ€™s traditional images: the beach ball. Bright blue socks with white tops trimmed with the new UCLB striping pattern break up the mostly white set and add a splash of vibrant color to the lower body. The helmet features an oversized UCLB stripe along the center ridge, stretching from from to back bumper. Bright, ocean blue sleeves feature a sublimated wave pattern, adding an interesting visual effect to the jersey. The two-tone yellow and white Pursuit gloves for UCLB are highlighted by yellow palms which feature the UCLB Pursuit crest when interlocked. The UCLB striping pattern aslo serves as the pants stripe, allowing virtually every piece of the uniform to feature the unique design element. 2014 NCFA Yearbook 155 N CFA FC S PR EV IE W BONUS COVERAGE CONGRATS ON THE TITLE, NOW GET OUT OF HERE to be in rough shape. This is kind of an all-in year for us.” THE OTHER CONFERENCE POWERHOUSE THE CUPBOARD IS BARE IN THE BIG 4 Well, that didn’t last long. The Northern Washington Majestics won the FCS title in 2013, and promptly lost all funding to their athletic programs, resulting in a relocation. “I am just as upset as the fans and student athletes are with this news,” said AD Chris Clement. “The good news is that several universities have contacted me expressing interest in absorbing our National Champion football program. These young men deserve a chance to repeat as national champions, even if it isn’t a NWU.” Shortly after that, it was announced that NWU would relocate to Anchorage to become College of Anchorage. Their mascot will be the Kodiaks. The Coyotes are looking at a managable out of conference schedule this year, and a Super West that is a little more wideopen than in previous years. Can Zenner & company put it together for one last hurrah? The roster looks ready as ever to compete — they just need to get past the road block up in Alaska. Somehow the Super West Conference has found a way to dominate the offseason news cycle with new teams, a new National Champion, and several high-profile award finalists. But let’s not forget about the prowess of the Dixie Southern Conference. Albany College. College of the Holy Ghost. Kansas A&M. Minnesota A&M. Few players of note are left after the offseason decimated their rosters, and we’re left with a Big 4 that appears to be almost entirely restocking/rebuilding. CHG has no WRs on its roster, Albany has no RBs, and Minnesota A&M doesn’t have enough players to field a lineup. • IS THIS FINALLY THE YEAR? The Canyon Coyotes are looking stronger than ever, but they’ve been left out in the rain the past two years when it comes to the playoffs. Is this finally the year that they break through? “I sure as hell hope so,” said head coach Jerome Souers, “once Zenner is gone, I think we’re going 156 NCFA Football • CALIFORNIA JOINS THE FCS As Maine Tech, University of the Front Range, and Lake Erie all departed the NCFA last year, the FCS Division was looking for some new members to join up. Joining the FCS this year will be the Anaheim State Halberdiers and the Yuba State Fighting Prunes. The two teams have forged an instant rivalry, adding another layer to the competition in the Super West. Both rosters have been decimated by their previous owners, so it may take a few years for both programs to compete on the big stage. But who doesn’t love good, ‘ol fashioned intrastate hate? We appear to be on track to be another Maxwell State/Audubon showdown for the DSC title, but sleeper pick Greensboro is also creeping up ever-so-slowly on the two. Led by Senior QB Jacob Huesman and stadout WR RJ Harris, Head Coach Sean Elliot says to watch out for the aerial surprise this year out of their Triple Option formation. “We’re planning on shocking quite a few people this year,” said Elliot. 2013 Final Standings It’s a situation like this that has ADs excited for the offseason: “it’s like hitting a reset button. We have a chance to catch up to the top teams in our conference,” said Kansas A&M AD Bill Walker, “we were in the playoffs two years ago, but it felt like A&M and Holy Ghost took huge leaps last year. Now we’re back to square one.” W L CW CL PF 1 Northern Washington 12 1 7 1 1744 2 Minnesota A&M 10 3 5 1 1683 3 College of the Holy Ghost 9 3 5 1 1417 4 Canyon 8 3 6 2 1390 5 Audubon 8 4 6 2 1306 6 Maxwell St 7 4 6 2 1148 NCFA FCS Preview FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS QB RB RB Vernon Adams Anchorage Zach Zenner Canyon Rob Hollomon College of the Holy Ghost WR WR FLEX Sam Ajala STSU Kenny Cook Audubon MyCole Pruitt Minnesota A&M QB RB RB Michael Nebrich College of the Holy Ghost DaMarcus James Anchorage David Johnson Canyon WR WR FLEX RJ Harris Greensboro Cooper Kupp Anchorage Keshaudas Spence Maxwell State SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS key MATCHUP to watch Anchorage v. Canyon Last season, it was a matchup for the ages, with Anchorage taking home the Super West title as Canyon looked on longingly at what could have been for a second straight year. Both teams return their leaders and highest scorers, led by Payton Award favorites Vernon Adams and Zach Zenner. Should be one hell of a matchup late in the season. SEASON PREDICTIONS Solid crop of NFL prospects in this FCS class. Itâ€™ll be interesting to see who rises & falls this year. @TomLuginbill 2014 Predictions W L CW CL 1 Anchorage 10 1 7 1 2 Canyon 9 2 7 1 3 Maxwell State 9 2 6 2 4 College of the Holy Ghost 8 3 5 1 2 5 Audubon 8 3 6 6 Greensboro 7 4 5 3 7 Dual Spires 7 4 5 3 8 Minnesota A&M 6 5 4 2 2014 NCFA Yearbook 157 ALBANY patroons TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 158 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info N/A 2013 RECORD N/A N/A 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Albany, NY 2014 N/A All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 0-0 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Jimmy! Bud Grant John Capaletti John Capaletti Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Billy Sims Two Back N/A Billy Sims Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Mark Gastineau 4-3 N/A Mark Gastineau Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Fordham Rivalries None Designer JP Nu単ez Returning LEADERS Damien Fleming Lamar Davenport Jelani Berassa Quarterback 1016 YDS 6 TD / 13 INT Wide Receiver 348 YDS 3 TD Wide Receiver 74 YDS 1 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 159 College of the holy ghost dons TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 160 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 9-3 2013 RECORD #3 #2 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Pittsburgh, PA 2012 9-3 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 15-7 0-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach crkraider22 Joe Walton Dwayne Woodruff Dwayne Woodruff Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Hank Fraley Multiple 7th Hank Fraley Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Robb Butler Multiple 9th Robb Butler Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Eastern Washington Rivalries None Designer Chris Clement Returning LEADERS Michael Nebrich Rob Hollomon Keon Williams Quarterback 4380 YDS 35 TD / 7 INT Running Back 1452 YDS 18 TD Running Back 687 YDS 9 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 161 kansas a&m scarecrows TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 162 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 6-5 2013 RECORD #7 #3 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Wamego, KS 2012 6-5 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 12-9 0-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach walkerws Bill Walker Steve Simpson Steve Simpson Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Jason Thompson Pistol 9th Jason Thompson Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Mike Vrabel 4-3 7th Mike Vrabel Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Mount Union Rivalries None Designer Bill Walker Returning LEADERS Austin Chipoletti Rees Macshara Tre McBride Quarterback 1655 YDS 8 TD / 9 INT Running Back 534 YDS 4 TD Wide Receiver 801 YDS 5 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 163 minnesota a&m redhorse TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 164 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 10-3 2013 RECORD #2 #1 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Austin, MN 2012 10-3 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 17-6 3-1 1 2 Username Athletic Director Head Coach JH42XCC Daley Holder Donovan Harper-Lewis Donovan Harper-Lewis Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Joseph Wahlberg Pro Style 2nd Joseph Wahlberg Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Neil McClaren 4-3 14th Neil McClaren Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel North Dakota State Rivalries College of the Holy Ghost Designer Adam Walsh Returning LEADERS Jordan Johnson John Crockett MyCole Pruitt Quarterback 3387 YDS 32 TD / 5 INT Running Back 1277 YDS 11 TD Wide Receiver 601 YDS 5 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform NIKE TAKE OFF uniform 2014 NCFA Yearbook 165 alabama tech vulcans TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 166 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 2-9 2013 RECORD #12 #5 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Birmingham, AL 2012 2-9 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 4-17 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach capitalcanuck Jacob Phillabaum Gene Chizik Gene Chizik Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank T. Stig Spread 12th T. Stig Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank T. Spikes 3-4 9th T. Spikes Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Rhode Island Rivalries None Designer Jimmy Nutini Returning LEADERS Jake Hutson DJ Ward Kevin Macari Running Back 313 YDS 4 TD Wide Receiver 809 YDS 7 TD Wide Receiver 668 YDS 6 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform 2014 NCFA Yearbook 167 audubon naturalists TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 168 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 8-4 2013 RECORD #5 #1 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record New Orleans, LA 2012 8-4 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 16-6 0-2 0 2 Username Athletic Director Head Coach GeauxColonels Kerry Petit, Jr. Ted Lasso Ted Lasso Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Coach Klein Spread 5th Coach Klein Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Bobby Boucher 4-2-5 2nd Bobby Boucher Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Eastern Washington Rivalries Alabama Tech, STSU Designer Kerry Petit, Jr. Returning LEADERS Bryan Bennett Kristaan Ivory Dezmin Lewis Quarterback 3165 YDS 21 TD / 11 INT Running Back 1113 YDS 6 TD Wide Receiver 721 YDS 7 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform NIKE TAKE OFF uniform 2014 NCFA Yearbook 169 greensboro militia TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 170 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 5-6 2013 RECORD #9 #3 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Greensboro, NC 2012 5-6 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 12-9 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Thad Thad McKinnon Sean Elliot Sean Elliott Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Jason Swepson Triple Option 8th Jason Swepson Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Nick Merrill 4-2-5 6th Nick Merrill Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Appalachian State Rivalries None Designer Doug Houvener Returning LEADERS Matt Johnson Dominique Swope RJ Harris Quarterback 2581 YDS 21 TD / 12 INT Running Back 174 YDS 2 TD Wide Receiver 1004 YDS 5 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 171 maxwell state griffins TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 172 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 7-4 2013 RECORD #6 #2 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Lawrenceville, GA 2012 5-6 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 14-7 1-1 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach griffinmarlins Griffin Maxwell Bobby Wilder Bobby Wilder Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Jared Ambrose Spread 6th Jared Ambrose Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Dave Wissman 4-3 10th Dave Wissman Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Towson Rivalries TSTSU, Audubon Designer Matt Willcox Returning LEADERS John Russ Keshaudas Spence Jason Schneider Quarterback 1916 YDS 21 TD / 7 INT Running Back 1669 YDS 13 TD Wide Receiver 1088 YDS 10 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform 2014 NCFA Yearbook 173 rangers south texas state TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 174 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 5-6 2013 RECORD #8 #4 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Corpus Christi, TX 2012 5-6 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 9-12 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach CRichardson Alexander Evanston Adrian Montpelier Adrian Montpelier Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Christopher Michaels Spread 7th Christopher Michaels Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Miguel de la Torre 4-3 3rd Miguel de la Torre Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Portland State Rivalries Audubon, Greensboro Designer Doug Houvener Returning LEADERS RJ Noel Christian Reyes Sam Ajala Quarterback 2203 YDS 23 TD / 9 INT Running Back 1254 YDS 9 TD Wide Receiver 1646 YDS 14 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform 2014 NCFA Yearbook 175 anaheim state halberdiers TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 176 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info N/A 2013 RECORD N/A N/A 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Anaheim, CA 2014 N/A All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 0-0 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach LMU Dennis Ittner Joey Harrington Joey Harrington Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Cooper Manning Air Raid N/A Cooper Manning Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank John Lynch 3-4 N/A John Lynch Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Montana Rivalries Yuba State Designer Dennis Ittner Returning LEADERS Trent Hurley Keith McBride Fred Plummer Quarterback 2207 YDS 22 TD / 7 INT Running Back 391 YDS 6 TD Wide Receiver 694 YDS 3 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 177 anchorage kodiaks TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 178 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 12-1 2013 RECORD #1 #1 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Anchorage, AK 2012 12-1 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 14-9 2-0 1 1 Username Athletic Director Head Coach ChrisCLEMENT Chris Clement Beau Baldwin Beau Baldwin Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Marques Tuiasosopo Air Raid 1st Marques Tuiasosopo Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Rocky Seto 3-4 1st Rocky Seto Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Eastern Washington Rivalries Maxwell State Designer Chris Clement Returning LEADERS Vernon Adams Shepard Little Cooper Kupp Quarterback 4994 YDS 55 TD / 15 INT Running Back 1551 YDS 15 TD Wide Receiver 1691 YDS 21 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform NIKE TAKE OFF uniform 2014 NCFA Yearbook 179 canyon coyotes TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 180 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 8-3 2013 RECORD #4 #2 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Flagstaff, AZ 2012 8-3 All Time Record Playoff Record National Championships Conference Championships 14-7 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach drdougfresh Doug Houvener Jerome Souers Jerome Souers Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank James Perry Triple Option 4th James Perry Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Chris Klieman 46 4th Chris Klieman Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel North Dakota State Rivalries None Designer Doug Houvener Returning LEADERS Quinn Epperly Zach Zenner Brian Wetzel Quarterback 2137 YDS 25 TD / 3 INT Running Back 2015 YDS 23 TD Wide Receiver 1094 YDS 14 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 181 dual spires fightinâ€™ owls TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 182 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info 3-8 2013 RECORD #11 #4 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Dual Spires, CA 2013 3-8 All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 3-8 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach TalktoChuck Brandon Axelson Ron Swanson Ron Swanson Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Bobby Newport Two Back 10th Bobby Newport Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Mark Brendanawicz 3-4 11th Mark Brendanawicz Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Harvard Rivalries None Designer Brandon Axelson Returning LEADERS Josh Woodrum Payton Usher Adam Drake Quarterback 2581 YDS 11 TD / 9 INT Running Back 776 YDS 2 TD Wide Receiver 1305 YDS 13 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 183 yuba state Fighting prunes TEAM UNIFORMS Home uniform 184 NCFA Football Away uniform Team Brands & Info N/A 2013 RECORD N/A N/A 2013 NATL RANK 2013 CONF RANK Team Information Location Established 2013 Record Yuba City, CA 2014 N/A All Time Record Bowl Record National Championships Conference Championships 0-0 0-0 0 0 Username Athletic Director Head Coach Drew22 Drew Read Bob Davie Bob Davie Head Coach Offensive Coordinator Offensive Playbook 2013 Offensive Rank Gerry Gdowski Pistol N/A Gerry Gdowski Offensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Playbook 2013 Defensive Rank Dave Wommack 4-2-5 N/A Dave Wommack Defensive Coordinator NCAA Real Life Parallel Mercer Rivalries Anaheim State Designer Matt Willcox Returning LEADERS Quincy Forte Zach Vraa Lenworth Lennon Running Back 1208 YDS 11 TD Wide Receiver 1191 YDS 15 TD Wide Receiver 406 YDS 2 TD leadership Spotlight alternate uniform alternate uniform None None 2014 NCFA Yearbook 185 NCFA Schedule the 2014 NCFA Schedule Week 1 Week 2 Brooklyn at Coastal California Redmond at Dennison State Redmond at Deutschtown Gwynne at Holland Coastal California at Deutschtown California A&M at Bloom State Sunset Beach Tech at Kentucky Tech Central Arizona at Brooklyn UC Long Beach at Sunset Beach Tech Golden Isles at UC Long Beach Eastern Montana at Golden Isles Coastal California at West Texas Deutschtown at Lansing State West Texas at California A&M Central Arizona at Gwynne Walker at Hawaii Tech Southern Iowa at Hawaii Tech Rocky Mountain State at Irvington Dennison State at Southern Iowa St. Mary's at Walker Eastern Montana at Southern Iowa Golden Isles at Kentucky Tech New Haven at Eastern Montana West Texas at Rocky Mountain State Holland at UC Long Beach Lansing State at Sunset Beach Tech Walker at Holland St. Mary's at Redmond Dennison State at St. Mary's Bloom State at Central Arizona Irvington at Gwynne New Haven at Lansing State Irvington at California A&M Kentucky Tech at Rocky Mountain State Bloom State at New Haven Dual Spires at Anchorage Alabama Tech at Audubon Audubon at Maxwell State Anaheim State at Albany South Texas State at Maxwell State Greensboro at South Texas State Maxwell State at Yuba State Yuba State at Dual Spires Dual Spires at Anaheim State Canyon at South Texas State Canyon at Anaheim State Anchorage at Yuba State Audubon at Holy Ghost Greensboro at Anchorage Holy Ghost at Albany Kansas A&M at Greensboro Holy Ghost at Kansas A&M Kansas A&M at Alabama Tech Minnesota A&M at Alabama Tech Albany at Minnesota A&M Minnesota A&M at Canyon Week 7 Week 8 Redmond at Rocky Mountain State 186 Week 3 Hawaii Tech at Brooklyn Week 9 Hawaii Tech at Coastal California Hawaii Tech at Rocky Mountain State California A&M at Central Arizona Redmond at Central Arizona California A&M at UC Long Beach UC Long Beach at Hawaii Tech Rocky Mountain State at California A&M Coastal California at Redmond Coastal California at Eastern Montana Eastern Montana at UC Long Beach Central Arizona at Eastern Montana Golden Isles at New Haven Gwynne at Deutschtown Brooklyn at Dennison State Deutschtown at Brooklyn Sunset Beach Tech at Golden Isles Sunset Beach Tech at Deutschtown Walker at Gwynne Walker at Brooklyn Golden Isles at Gwynne Dennison State at Sunset Beach Tech New Haven at Dennison State New Haven at Walker West Texas at Lansing State St. Mary's at Holland West Texas at Irvington Southern Iowa at Bloom State Lansing State at Southern Iowa Southern Iowa at Holland Holland at Kentucky Tech Bloom State at West Texas Lansing State at St. Mary's Irvington at St. Mary's Kentucky Tech at Irvington Kentucky Tech at Bloom State Maxwell State at Audubon Audubon at Greensboro Audubon at South Texas State South Texas State at Greensboro Alabama Tech at Maxwell State Alabama Tech at Greensboro Anaheim State at Yuba State Anaheim State at Canyon Anaheim State at Dual Spires Albany at Dual Spires Dual Spires at Yuba State Canyon at Anchorage Minnesota A&M at Anchorage South Texas State at Albany Maxwell State at Kansas A&M Kansas A&M at Canyon Anchorage at Kansas A&M Yuba State at Minnesota A&M Alabama Tech at Holy Ghost Holy Ghost at Minnesota A&M Albany at Holy Ghost NCFA Football NCFA Schedule Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Brooklyn at Redmond Redmond at Hawaii Tech Hawaii Tech at California A&M Gwynne at Bloom State Eastern Montana at California A&M UC Long Beach at Central Arizona Sunset Beach Tech at Coastal California Coastal California at UC Long Beach Coastal California at Rocky Mountain State Golden Isles at Irvington Rocky Mountain State at Central Arizona Eastern Montana at Redmond Deutschtown at Eastern Montana Gwynne at New Haven Brooklyn at Golden Isles Walker at UC Long Beach Sunset Beach Tech at Brooklyn Deutschtown at Walker Dennison State at Lansing State Deutschtown at Dennison State Dennison State at Gwynne New Haven at West Texas Golden Isles at Walker New Haven at Sunset Beach Tech Southern Iowa at Central Arizona West Texas at Southern Iowa Irvington at Southern Iowa Rocky Mountain State at St. Mary's St. Mary's at Kentucky Tech Holland at West Texas Holland at California A&M Holland at Irvington Bloom State at St. Mary's Hawaii Tech at Kentucky Tech Lansing State at Bloom State Kentucky Tech at Lansing State South Texas State at Audubon Alabama Tech at South Texas State Audubon at Alabama Tech Maxwell State at Alabama Tech Greensboro at Audubon Maxwell State at Greensboro Anchorage at Dual Spires Canyon at Dual Spires Yuba State at Anaheim State Yuba State at Canyon Anaheim State at Anchorage Anchorage at Canyon Anaheim State at Greensboro Holy Ghost at Maxwell State Kansas A&M at Albany Minnesota A&M at Holy Ghost Kansas A&M at Minnesota A&M South Texas State at Minnesota A&M Albany at Kansas A&M Yuba State at Albany Holy Ghost at Dual Spires Week 10 Schedule Legend Week 11 California A&M at Redmond Redmond at UC Long Beach UC Long Beach at Rocky Mountain State California A&M at Coastal California Central Arizona at Coastal California Central Arizona at Hawaii Tech Eastern Montana at Hawaii Tech Rocky Mountain State at Eastern Montana Brooklyn at New Haven Brooklyn at Gwynne Gwynne at Sunset Beach Tech Golden Isles at Deutschtown Deutschtown at Walker Walker at Dennison State Dennison State at Golden Isles Sunset Beach Tech at New Haven Southern Iowa at St. Mary's Southern Iowa at Kentucky Tech Holland at Bloom State St. Mary's at West Texas Irvington at Lansing State Lansing State at Holland Kentucky Tech at West Texas Bloom State at Irvington Greensboro at Maxwell State Maxwell State at South Texas State South Texas State at Alabama Tech Greensboro at Alabama Tech Dual Spires at Canyon Anchorage at Anaheim State Yuba State at Anchorage Canyon at Yuba State Albany at Audubon Dual Spires at Audubon Minnesota A&M at Kansas A&M Kansas A&M at Holy Ghost Holy Ghost at Anaheim State Minnesota A&M at Albany Nationally Televised Neutral Site Game of the Week 2014 NCFA Yearbook 187 Pumped Up Kicks THE FRESHEST KICKS Thanks to Scott Springer, the NCFA is rocking the most diverse set of kicks any fantasy football league has ever seen. As a big fan of uniform design, Scott has taken a special interest in the footwear players don on Saturdays — from the flashy and flamboyant to the subdued and strong, his work in this year’s Yearbook displays the full spectrum of product that’s currently on the market. Scott’s insane attention to detail can be found in each cleat — from Flywire details to the Quickframe pattern. If you scanned through the book earlier and missed these (how, we’ll never know), take a look at all the varieties he’s included for us to marvel at this year below. 188 Nike CJ81 Elite 2 TD Nike Vapor Ultimate Nike Lunar Code Pro 3/4 Nike Vapor Carbon Elite Nike Alpha Pro Low Nike Superbad Pro D Nike CJ81 Elite TD Nike Hyperfuse Adidas RG3 Signature Adidas Adizero 5-Star 3.0 Adidas Crazyquick Under Armour Fierce Havoc Mid Under Armour C1N Highlight Under Armour Nitro Icon NCFA Football Creative Spotlight CREATive SPOTLIGHT MATT WILLCOX Matt Willcox is a 19 year old designer/student from Ontario. He has chosen engineering as a career path, but absolutely loves the world of design. He got his start doing logos for fantasy teams on the CCSLC and has continued to enjoy working with members of the community to bring their ideas to life. Matt’s work is highlighted on the campuses of New Haven and Coastal California, and if the last two years are any indication — there will be plenty more in the future. dribbble.com/mattwillcox cargocollective.com/mattwillcox ADAM WALSH Adam Walsh is a 19 year old independent graphic artist from St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently studying graphic communications with an emphasis on graphic design at St. Louis Community College. As a frequent concept artist on the CCSLC, Adam was approach by both Golden Isles and Holland to help with their respective brands. Adam’s work is characterized by his simplistic but dynamic line and shadow work. dribbble.com/adamwalshdesign cargocollective.com/adamwalshdesign CHRIS MAURER Chris is a recent graduate of Penn State University and recently began work as a landscape architect in NYC. Chris has a deep-rooted passion for college football and its unique fan bases, cultures, and traditions. His passion for uniforms started long before college as he started drawing and documenting uniforms at an early age, which sparked his interest in graphic design. After Nike’s Pro Combat series, his conceptual focus shifted to creating one-off uniforms for various Division 1 programs. These concepts spurred the creation of the Nike Pursuit series, where Chris has served as the creative director for two seasons. dribbble.com/chrismaurer cargocollective.com/chrismaurer DOUG HOUVENER Doug is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and a lifelong college football fan. He is currently a project manager and graphic designer for a healthcare company in Phoenix, AZ. After joining the league in 2012, he had a vision to take the NCFA to a new level. He was elected as commissioner for the 2013 season and piloted the most complete NCFA Media Guide the community has ever seen (until this year). Since he’s been working on the league publications the last two offseasons, you will see a lot of his logo work in this book: Bloom State, Brooklyn, Central Arizona, Hawaii Tech, Irvington, and collaboratively on Holland, St. Mary’s, and Redmond. dribbble.com/drdougfresh doughouvener.com 2014 NCFA Yearbook 189 NCFA History for The (FBS) record And so we arrive here: The Record Books. A league with a checkered past has an understandably checkered official history. Thanks to the lack of record keeping in the early days, many win/loss records are skewed and/or missing games. More interestingly, the scoring system has changed dramatically over the years, which makes for an interesting side-by-side when you put 2004 runner-up Spurbury College next to 2013 runner-up UC Long Beach. Jordan Lynch averaged more per game than Spurbury did as a team under the old scoring rules. 90 51 hawaii tech sunset beach tech Most losses Most Wins 40 9 hawaii tech 3 tied Most seasons Most conference Wins While the true landscape of the leagueâ€™s history may never be completed, this is the most comprehensive look at the leagueâ€™s past that has ever been compiled. 79.6% 81.6% hawaii tech hawaii tech best Win % Enjoy the walk down memory lane. best conference Win % 7855 116.59 hawaii tech california a&m Most PF Most PPG Records Calculations: Min 13 GP for W%, PPG/ Min 6 GP for CW% ALL TIME NCFA STANDINGS 190 W L T CW CL SEA W% CW% PF PA PPG Hawaii Tech 90 22 1 40 9 9 0.796 0.816 7855 3479 69.51 68.75 Redmond 59 39 2 26 22 9 0.590 0.542 6875 3387 Lansing State 57 20 1 22 10 7 0.731 0.688 6799 3246 87.17 Sunset Beach Tech 46 51 1 20 27 9 0.469 0.426 5648 3330 57.63 68.01 Los Angeles 45 22 0 19 10 6 0.672 0.655 4557 1058 Newark State 34 22 0 20 9 5 0.607 0.690 4700 2118 83.93 St. Mary's 30 26 0 13 12 5 0.536 0.520 5509 3238 98.38 Kentucky Tech 28 27 0 12 12 5 0.509 0.500 5478 3537 99.60 UC - Long Beach 26 19 0 14 7 4 0.578 0.667 5135 2376 114.11 Spurbury College 25 17 2 14 8 4 0.568 0.636 818 N/A 18.59 West Texas 25 20 0 12 8 4 0.556 0.600 4904 3128 108.98 29.50 Kalamazoo Tech 24 10 0 11 7 3 0.706 0.611 1003 N/A Lake Erie 24 40 1 12 20 6 0.369 0.375 2707 2428 41.65 Texas Theological 24 15 0 16 7 4 0.615 0.696 876 N/A 22.46 St. Ambrose 23 19 1 14 8 4 0.535 0.636 3018 1099 70.19 Bayou State 22 23 0 5 10 4 0.489 0.333 2547 1064 56.60 Glendale 21 31 1 7 16 5 0.396 0.304 2542 N/A 47.96 Vermont State 21 12 0 12 7 3 0.636 0.632 1860 N/A 56.36 Brewster State 20 22 2 7 16 4 0.455 0.304 790 N/A 17.95 Buffalo College 20 14 0 7 7 3 0.588 0.500 804 N/A 23.65 Saskatchewan Tech 20 24 1 10 13 4 0.444 0.435 1468 N/A 32.62 Shalimar State 18 16 0 10 8 3 0.529 0.556 777 N/A 22.85 Rainier 17 16 0 9 8 3 0.515 0.529 N/A N/A N/A Mount Mercy 16 7 0 7 2 2 0.696 0.778 2390 2138 103.91 Puget Sound 16 38 1 8 21 5 0.291 0.276 2380 N/A 43.27 Coastal California 15 8 0 6 4 2 0.652 0.600 2660 2346 115.65 NCFA Football NCFA History W L T CW CL SEA W% CW% PF PA PPG Rocky Mountain State 15 18 0 4 11 3 0.455 0.267 2790 3151 84.55 19.09 Massachusetts State 14 19 0 9 6 3 0.424 0.600 630 N/A Arctic 13 10 0 6 4 2 0.565 0.600 N/A N/A N/A Continental 13 9 0 5 5 2 0.591 0.500 1862 1037 84.64 100.13 Golden Isles 13 10 0 6 3 2 0.565 0.667 2303 2162 Maryland State 13 10 0 6 4 2 0.565 0.600 468 N/A 20.35 California A&M 12 10 0 5 5 2 0.545 0.500 2565 2410 116.59 St. Benedicts 12 11 0 4 6 2 0.522 0.400 N/A N/A N/A Oak Park 11 11 0 6 7 2 0.500 0.462 806 N/A 36.64 Walker 11 22 0 6 8 3 0.333 0.429 2797 3278 84.76 Western U. of PA 11 0 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.000 1457 948 132.45 Southern Iowa 10 24 0 6 8 3 0.294 0.429 2988 3246 87.88 Valley Forge 10 23 0 3 11 3 0.303 0.214 2704 3233 81.94 New Jersey State 10 16 0 7 8 3 0.385 0.467 406 N/A 15.62 Boston State 9 23 0 6 9 3 0.281 0.400 536 N/A 16.75 Dennison State 9 13 0 4 5 2 0.409 0.444 2190 2291 99.55 129.83 Lakeshore State 9 3 0 5 0 1 0.750 1.000 1558 1178 Brooklyn 8 13 0 7 6 2 0.381 0.538 256 N/A 12.19 Holland 8 3 0 2 3 1 0.727 0.400 1210 1171 110.00 Canton State 8 9 0 6 4 2 0.471 0.600 N/A N/A N/A Maine Tech 7 4 0 4 2 1 0.636 0.667 1030 N/A 93.64 North State 7 15 0 4 6 2 0.318 0.400 1586 1083 72.09 Ohio Western 7 4 0 3 2 1 0.636 0.600 1287 1132 117.00 SE Wisconsin 7 4 0 3 2 1 0.636 0.600 851 N/A 77.36 Bustleton Tech 6 14 1 4 8 2 0.286 0.333 610 N/A 29.05 Gwynne 6 5 0 3 2 1 0.545 0.600 1221 1095 111.00 Mount Penn 6 4 0 3 2 1 0.600 0.600 N/A N/A N/A New Haven 6 5 0 3 2 1 0.545 0.600 1118 1032 101.64 N/A U of Mid America 6 6 0 2 3 1 0.500 0.400 N/A N/A UC Colorado Springs 6 4 1 2 3 1 0.545 0.400 N/A N/A N/A Wheeling 6 16 0 2 7 2 0.273 0.222 1893 2313 86.05 Piedmont State 5 6 0 4 4 1 0.455 0.500 N/A N/A N/A Brooklyn (II) 5 6 0 2 3 1 0.455 0.400 1095 1135 99.55 Pine Tree State 5 5 0 3 5 1 0.500 0.375 N/A N/A N/A Virginia State 5 5 0 1 4 1 0.500 0.200 N/A N/A N/A Central Arizona 4 29 0 1 14 3 0.121 0.067 2461 3741 74.58 Gregor Mendel 4 7 0 2 4 1 0.364 0.333 855 N/A 77.73 Rhode Island State 4 6 1 2 3 1 0.364 0.400 N/A N/A N/A Southeast Wisconsin 4 6 1 1 4 1 0.364 0.200 N/A N/A N/A Milwaukee 4 1 0 4 1 1 0.800 0.800 N/A N/A N/A Eastern Montana 3 8 0 2 3 1 0.273 0.400 1034 1145 94.00 Honolulu 3 8 0 1 5 1 0.273 0.167 908 N/A 82.55 Montreal 3 8 0 2 4 1 0.273 0.333 676 N/A 61.45 St. Daniels 3 2 0 3 2 1 0.600 0.600 N/A N/A N/A Indiana State 2 9 0 0 5 1 0.182 0.000 446 N/A 40.55 McCall 2 3 0 2 3 1 0.400 0.400 N/A N/A N/A Oklahoma Tech 2 3 0 2 3 1 0.400 0.400 N/A N/A N/A 30.62 South Jersey Tech 1 20 0 0 14 2 0.048 0.000 643 N/A Connecticut State 1 4 0 1 4 1 0.200 0.200 N/A N/A N/A Silicon Springs 0 5 0 0 5 1 0.000 0.000 N/A N/A N/A Bold: Current Member of NCFA W: Wins L: Losses T: Ties CW: Conference Wins CL: Conference Losses SEA: Seasons in the NCFA W%: Winning Percentage CW% Conference Winning Percentage PF: Points For PA: Points Against PPG: Points Per Game 2014 NCFA Yearbook 191 NCFA History 2013 Statistics Emerald Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Lansing State 166 New Haven 71 UC Long Beach 158 West Texas 113 Lone Star Bowl Hollywood Bowl Holland 119 Coastal California 141 California A&M 195 St. Mary’s 89 Beantown Bowl Paradise Bowl Rocky Mountain State 182 Hawai’i Tech 148 Golden Isles 171 Kentucky Tech 118 Pineapple Bowl Awards Sanders QB Jordan Lynch UC Long Beach Klingler QB Jordan Lynch UC Long Beach Tomlinson RB Andre Williams Brooklyn Insley WR Brandin Cooks Coastal California Faulk QB Jameis Winston Holland Great Lakes Conference 192 Mount Mercy 134 Redmond 179 Did You Know? This was the first year in NCFA history that seven bowl games were needed to accomodate all bowleligible teams (and Golden Isles). W L CW CL PF PA Lansing State 8 3 5 0 1338 1088 New Haven 6 5 3 2 1118 1032 Walker 4 7 3 2 933 1138 Dennison State 5 6 2 3 1026 1027 Holland 8 3 2 3 1210 1171 Wheeling 2 9 0 5 927 1231 East Coast Athletic Conference W L CW CL PF PA Golden Isles 5 6 4 1 1041 1155 Gwynne 6 5 3 2 1221 1095 1076 Mount Mercy 7 4 3 2 1123 Brooklyn 5 6 2 3 1095 1135 Sunset Beach Tech 5 6 2 3 1004 1124 Valley Forge 3 8 1 4 940 1134 Ocean West Conference W L CW CL PF PA Redmond 7 4 4 1 1330 1211 UC Long Beach 8 3 3 2 1399 1165 California A&M 8 3 3 2 1315 1195 Coastal California 7 4 3 2 1403 1300 Hawai'i Tech 6 5 2 3 1315 1161 Central Arizona 1 10 0 5 842 1282 Super Midwest Conference W L CW CL PF PA 1057 St. Mary's 7 4 4 1 1175 Rocky Mountain State 7 4 3 2 1054 898 West Texas 6 5 2 3 1240 1100 Kentucky Tech 6 5 2 3 1133 1129 Southern Iowa 2 9 2 3 978 1144 Eastern Montana 3 8 2 3 1034 1145 NCFA Football 2012 Statistics Hollywood Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Lakeshore State 189 Lansing State 161 UC Long Beach 180 Coastal California 136 Beantown Bowl 2012 Statistics NCFA History Lone Star Bowl Mount Mercy 172 Golden Isles 205 West Texas 143 St. Mary’s 175 Paradise Bowl Awards Sanders QB Johnny Manziel West Texas Klingler QB Johnny Manziel West Texas Tomlinson RB Ka’Deem Carey Lansing State Insley WR Stedman Bailey Brooklyn Faulk QB Johnny Manziel West Texas Hawai’i Tech 155 Newark State 104 Pineapple Bowl Redmond 174 Southern Iowa 131 Big Northeast Conference W L CW CL PF PA Mount Mercy 9 3 4 0 1267 1062 Dennison State 4 7 2 2 1164 1264 Lake Erie 3 8 2 2 1118 1220 Walker 4 7 2 2 1021 1138 Valley Forge 1 10 0 4 790 1127 East Coast Athletic Conference W L CW CL PF PA Newark State 5 7 3 1 1199 999 Sunset Beach Tech 5 6 2 2 1080 1164 Golden Isles 8 4 2 2 1262 1007 Wheeling 4 7 2 2 966 1082 Kentucky Tech 4 7 1 3 1159 1288 Ocean West Conference W L CW CL PF PA UC Long Beach 9 3 4 1 1725 1083 Hawaii Tech 8 4 3 2 1449 1129 Coastal California 8 4 3 2 1257 1046 Redmond 8 4 2 3 1425 1206 California A&M 4 7 2 3 1250 1215 Central Arizona 1 10 1 4 765 1215 Super Midwest Conference W L CW CL PF PA Lakeshore State 9 3 5 0 1558 1178 Southern Iowa 7 5 4 1 1174 964 West Texas 8 4 3 2 1435 985 Lansing State 9 3 2 3 1618 1144 St. Mary's 6 6 1 4 1196 1151 Rocky Mountain State 3 8 0 5 882 1227 2014 NCFA Yearbook 193 NCFA History 2011 Statistics Lone Star Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Western U of Pennsylvania 174 Newark State 175 Hawaii Tech 119 Redmond 164 Beantown Bowl Hollywood Bowl Valley Forge 123 UC Long Beach 182 West Texas 173 St. Maryâ€™s 134 Paradise Bowl Awards 194 Lansing State 177 University of Los Angeles 155 Sanders QB Case Keenum Western U of PA Klingler QB Case Keenum Western U of PA Tomlinson RB Montee Ball St. Ambrose Pineapple Bowl Insley WR Jordan White Redmond Kentucky Tech 180 Faulk QB Braxton Miller Ohio Western Ohio Western 116 Big Northeast Conference W L CW CL PF PA Western U of Pennsylvania 11 0 5 0 1457 948 Ohio Western 7 4 3 2 1287 1132 Newark State 6 5 2 3 1235 1119 Lake Erie 5 6 2 3 976 1208 Valley Forge 6 5 2 3 974 972 Walker 3 8 1 4 843 1002 East Coast Athletic Conference W L CW CL PF PA Kentucky Tech 7 4 4 0 1194 1120 Sunset Beach Tech 5 6 2 2 951 1042 Continental 5 6 2 2 971 1037 North State 3 8 1 3 823 1083 St. Ambrose 4 7 1 3 892 1099 Ocean West Conference W L CW CL PF PA Hawaii Tech 9 2 5 0 1463 1189 UC Long Beach 6 5 4 1 1349 1293 University of Los Angeles 7 4 3 2 1140 1058 Redmond 7 4 2 3 1301 970 Rocky Mountain State 5 6 1 4 854 1026 Central Arizona 2 9 0 5 854 1244 Super Midwest Conference W L CW CL PF PA West Texas 7 4 4 0 1184 1043 Lansing State 7 4 3 1 1340 1014 St. Mary's 6 5 2 2 1115 1030 Bayou State 2 9 1 3 805 1064 Southern Iowa 1 10 0 4 836 1138 Rocky Mountain State 3 8 0 5 882 1227 NCFA Football NCFA History 2010 Statistics Paradise Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Hawai’i Tech 150 Newark State 136 Lansing State 134 Bayou State 109 Beantown Bowl Lone Star Bowl St. Mary’s 163 Glendale 112 UC Long Beach 134 Vermont State 81 Hollywood Bowl Awards NCG University of Los Angeles 139 Kentucky Tech 105 Sanders QB Cam Newton Redmond Klingler QB Cam Newton Redmond Tomlinson RB LaMichael James Lansing State Pineapple Bowl Insley WR Justin Blackmon Lansing State Continental 166 Faulk RB Marcus Lattimore Redmond Redmond 144 East Coast Athletic Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Newark State 8 3 0 5 1 0 1165 Continetnal 8 3 0 5 1 0 1065 Vermont State 6 5 0 4 2 0 845 North State 4 7 0 3 3 0 763 Gregor Mendel 4 7 0 2 4 0 855 Montreal 3 8 0 2 4 0 676 Sunset Beach Tech 2 9 0 0 6 0 696 Ocean West Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Redmond 9 1 1 4 0 1 1273 Hawaii Tech 10 0 1 4 0 1 1327 5 6 0 2 3 0 1279 1083 University of Los Angeles UC Long Beach 5 6 0 2 3 0 Glendale 5 6 0 2 3 0 897 Puget Sound 2 9 0 0 5 0 794 Super Midwest Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Lansing State 10 1 0 5 1 0 1326 West Texas 4 7 0 3 3 0 1045 St. Mary's 6 5 0 3 3 0 1006 St. Ambrose 4 7 0 3 3 0 1001 Bayou State 5 6 0 3 3 0 906 Kentucky Tech 7 4 0 3 3 0 1028 Piedmont 2 9 0 2 4 0 845 2014 NCFA Yearbook 195 NCFA History 2009 Statistics Lone Star Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl St. Ambrose 152 Continental 105 Hawaii Tech 108 Lansing State 101 Beantown Bowl Hollywood Bowl Piedmont State 155 UC Long Beach 146 Vermont State 128 Maine Tech 138 Paradise Bowl Awards 196 Sanders QB Case Keenum Kentucky Tech Klingler QB Case Keenum Kentucky Tech Tomlinson RB Toby Gerhart Insley WR Freddie Barnes Sunset Beach Tech Faulk RB LaMichael James Lansing State Newark State 174 St. Maryâ€™s 124 Pineapple Bowl Glendale Sunset Beach Tech 174 Puget Sound 63 East Coast Athletic Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Piedmont 6 5 0 5 1 0 1100 Maine Tech 7 4 0 4 2 0 1030 Sunset Beach Tech 8 3 0 4 2 0 1106 Newark State 6 5 0 3 3 0 1101 Continental 8 3 0 3 3 0 891 Vermont State 6 5 0 2 3 0 1015 South Jersey Tech 1 10 0 0 6 0 643 Ocean West Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Hawaii Tech 9 2 0 5 1 0 1154 UC Long Beach 6 5 0 4 2 0 978 Puget Sound 5 6 0 4 2 0 1016 1043 University of Los Angeles 5 6 0 3 3 0 Redmond 4 7 0 2 4 0 877 Glendale 5 6 0 2 4 0 867 Honolulu 3 8 0 1 5 0 908 Super Midwest Conference W L T CW CL CT PF St. Ambrose 8 3 0 5 0 0 1125 Lansing State 8 3 0 4 1 0 1177 St. Mary's 5 6 0 3 2 0 1017 Kentucky Tech 4 7 0 2 3 0 964 Bayou State 5 6 0 1 4 0 836 Saskatchewan Tech 1 10 0 0 5 0 764 NCFA Football NCFA History 2008 Statistics Hollywood Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl ???? ???? ???? ???? If you expected to find the 2008 NCFA season recap in this section, I’m afraid that you’re out of luck. ???? The ???? ???? 2008 season was covered in a cloud of controversy. Files were shredded, hard drives were burned, and almost all record of the 2008 season was lost to the sands of time. Beantown Bowl Lone Star Bowl ???? ???? ???? Awards ???? ???? ???? In a cost cutting maneuver, the NCFA brass decided prior to the kickoff of the 2008 season to outsource all scorekeeping to one of its own on the roll was Will Morris, athletic director ????athletic directors. Taking ???? ???? of the South Jersey Polytechnic Institute. Morris was seen at the time to be an acceptable candidate to be an impartial scorekeeper due to South Jersey Tech’s self-imposed postseason moratorium, instituted by Paradise school administration to ensure that athletics did not interfere withBowl academics. Unfortunately, nobody could foresee that South Jersey Tech’s credo would be taken to the extreme that it had been. ???? ???? Sanders ???? ???? ???? On November 1, Piedmont State University visited South Jersey Tech. Prior to the game, Morris was ???? overheard saying, “OK, I’ll come out and say it. The 20-game losing streak ends this week.” On the field Tomlinson and ???? to those at the stadium, Morris’ prediction seemed toPineapple hold true,Bowl but once the official results were released, Giovanni Vizza ended the game throwing???? for Insley ???? a different story was told. Rooster quarterback ???? four touchdowns and one interception, but the official results stated that Vizza threw for one touchFaulk ????and four interceptions, a discrepancy that in and of???? down itself swung the game to Piedmont State.???? Klingler Morris was immediately questioned of the scoring of this game by then NCFA President Robb Benhoff, East Coast who Athletic W L“You won! T CW lost!CL CT damn score!.” PF was Conference overheard in a phone call to Morris screaming PSU Change the Morris, in a postgame press conference, stated, “Vizza’s score is correct as it stands.” After a member of ???? ???? the media asked Morris to comment on another athletic director accusing him of orchestrating a point ???? ???? shaving scheme, Morris answered, “And the funny thing? I don’t have a clue what he’s talking about. Changing my score to show a win, when SJT really didn’t win, would be dishonest. Regardless, the team ???? ???? that is wronged in the scoring should be the one arguing the scoring.” Piedmont State athletic director ???? ???? Drew Read affirmed the next day that South Jersey Tech rightfully won the game. ???? ???? In his weekly Wednesday conference call with the media, Benhoff directed pointed words at Morris. ???? ???? “You talk EVERY WEEK about how your losing streak will finally end. But yet when it does you’re so blind ???? to the fact that you won you actually screw yourself over,” screamed Benhoff. “You screwed over???? the team you should have scored correctly, and the funny thing? IT’S YOUR TEAM YOU SCREWED OVER! By giving PSU the win would be dishonest to the rest of the ECAC, because it now gives PSU the right track to Ocean West Conference L won.” T Benhoff CW ruled CLthat theCT PF winning the ECAC because of your win, and PSUWsays you victory be given ???? ???? ???? to Piedmont State, which gave the ECAC title to Newark State instead of Piedmont State, while Morris ???? continued to insist that Piedmont State was the rightful champion. Morris went as far as to cite several ???? other “irregularities” involving South Jersey Tech games that weren’t previously corrected as precedent for being powerless to change results of completed games. ???? ???? ???? Amazingly, this was not the only scandal that Morris caused during the 2008 season. In tandem with ???? his scorekeeping, Morris released the weekly Morris Research Poll, which was blindly accepted by NCFA administration as the major deciding factor in bowl placement. Use of this poll lead to a 9-2 Hawai’i ???? ???? Tech team being awarded a spot in the National Championship Game over a 10-1 Los Angeles team that had not only defeated Hawai’i Tech in their only meeting, but had won the Ocean West Conference title. Morris admitted that despite no vote being heldWto ratify as Super Midwest Conference L the use T of his CWpoll, the CL poll was CTstill treatedPF doctrine. Los Angeles athletic director was quoted as saying, “10-1 is better than 9-2, and one of my ten is ???? ???? one of his [Hawai’i Tech’s] two. If record doesn’t matter, then why do we even bother scheduling match???? ???? ups every week?” Numerous other athletic directors rallied behind Ittner, but Los Angeles was still held out of title game, where a dejected team fell to Bayou State. ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? This change of events led to the demise of the University of Los Angeles. The athletic department threw ???? so much money towards trying to right the injustice and bring the school back to the National Title Game that the entire university went bankrupt. What was left of Los Angeles was acquired by California A&M ???? University, which absorbed all records, staff, and student athletes into its fledgling athletic program. Cal A&M is back on its feet, narrowly missing out on a shot in the National Championship Game in 2013. Largely as a result of this controversy, and after being caught destroying all files related with the 2008 season, South Jersey Tech fired Morris. Morris briefly was brought on as athletic director of Gregor Mendl University, but largely due to his frequent absenteeism, Morris was terminated from this job as well. The current whereabouts of Morris are unknown, but he certainly left a lasting impression on the chaos that was the 2008 NCFA season. — Dennis Ittner 2014 NCFA Yearbook 197 NCFA History Note: Sadly, scores havenâ€™t been found for the 2007 bowl season. 2007 Statistics Hollywood Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Hawaii Tech W Vermont State W University of Los Angeles L Kalamazoo Tech L Beantown Bowl Lone Star Bowl Lake Erie W Texas Theological W Newark State L Brooklyn L Paradise Bowl Awards 198 Hawaii Tech Oak Park W Piedmont State L Sanders QB Tim Tebow Klingler QB Graham Harrell Tomlinson RB Kevin Smith Insley WR Michael Crabtree U. of Los Angeles Saskatchewan Tech W Faulk WR Michael Crabtree U. of Los Angeles Shalimar State L U. of Los Angeles Pineapple Bowl Vermont State Big Northeast Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Vermont State 9 2 0 6 2 0 N/A Pine Tree State 5 5 0 3 5 0 N/A Lake Erie 8 3 0 6 2 0 N/A Brooklyn 7 4 0 6 2 0 N/A Spurbury 3 6 1 3 5 0 N/A Bustleton Tech 1 9 0 1 7 0 N/A East Coast Athletic Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Newark State 9 2 0 7 1 0 N/A Shalimar State 4 7 0 3 5 0 N/A Sunset Beach Tech 4 6 0 3 5 0 N/A Brewster State 2 7 1 1 7 0 N/A Piedmont State 5 6 0 4 4 0 N/A South Jersey Tech 0 10 0 0 8 0 N/A Super Midwest Conference W L T CW CL CT PF St. Ambrose 7 2 1 5 2 1 N/A Lansing State 4 5 1 3 4 1 N/A Kalamazoo Tech 5 6 0 4 4 0 N/A Texas Theological 7 4 0 5 3 0 N/A Saskatchewan Tech 6 5 0 4 4 0 N/A Oak Park 6 5 0 5 3 0 N/A Ocean West Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Hawaii Tech 11 0 0 8 0 0 N/A Rainier 5 5 0 4 4 0 N/A Glendale 3 6 0 1 1 0 N/A Redmond 5 5 0 4 4 0 N/A University of Los Angeles 8 3 0 7 1 0 N/A Puget Sound 2 8 0 2 6 0 N/A NCFA Football NCFA History 2006 Statistics Hollywood Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Hawaii Tech 144 Redmond 73 Kalamazoo Tech 118 Texas Theological 57 Beantown Bowl Lone Star Bowl Saskatchewan Tech 87 Sunset Beach Tech 172 Oak Park 82 Southeast Wisconsin 175 Paradise Bowl Awards Sanders QB Colt Brennan Hawaii Tech Klingler QB Colt Brennan Hawaii Tech Tomlinson RB Ian Johnson Hawaii Tech Insley WR Jarett Dillard Faulk QB Colt McCoy New Jersey State 131 Rainier Academy 97 Pineapple Bowl University of Los Angeles Redmond 104 Brewster State Bustleton Polytechnic 85 Big Northeast Conference W L T CW CL CT PF Spurbury College 6 4 1 4 0 1 818 Bustleton Polytechnic 5 5 1 3 1 1 610 Lake Erie 3 8 0 1 4 0 613 Brooklyn 1 9 0 1 4 0 256 Boston State 2 9 0 2 3 0 536 Massachuesetts State 2 9 0 2 3 0 630 East Coast Athletic Conference W L T CW CL New Jersey State 5 5 0 5 0 0 Shalimar State 6 5 0 4 1 0 777 Brewster State 6 5 0 3 2 0 790 Maryland State 4 7 0 2 3 0 468 Sunset Beach Tech 5 6 0 1 4 0 811 Buffalo College 3 8 0 0 5 0 804 Midwest Conference W L T CW CL Kalamazoo Tech 10 1 0 4 1 0 1003 PF 406 PF Texas Theological 8 3 0 3 2 0 876 Southeast Wisconsin 7 4 0 3 2 0 851 Saskatchewan Tech 6 5 0 3 2 0 704 Oak Park 5 6 0 1 4 0 806 Indiana State 2 9 0 0 5 0 446 Ocean West Conference W L T CW CL Hawaii Tech 10 1 0 5 0 0 1147 University of Los Angeles 10 1 0 4 1 0 1095 874 PF Rainier Academy 8 3 0 3 2 0 Glendale 7 4 0 2 3 0 778 Redmond 3 8 0 1 4 0 669 Puget Sound 2 9 0 0 5 0 570 2014 NCFA Yearbook 199 NCFA History 2005 Statistics Hollywood Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Maryland State 68 Kalamazoo Tech 101 Hawaii Tech 49 Rainier Academy 61 Beantown Bowl Spurbury College St. Benedicts Lone Star Bowl 103 72 Brewster State 92 Canton State 39 Paradise Bowl Awards 200 Redmond 59 U of Mid America 28 Sanders QB Colt Brennan Hawaii Tech Klingler QB Colt Brennan Hawaii Tech Tomlinson RB DeAngelo Williams Redmond Pineapple Bowl Insley WR Dwayne Jarrett Redmond Buffalo College 102 Faulk WR Davone Bess Puget Sound 34 Hawaii Tech Big Northeast Conference W L T CW CL 0 Canton State 6 6 0 4 1 0 Spurbury 7 5 0 3 2 0 Massachusetts State 4 7 0 3 2 0 Rhode Island State 4 6 1 2 3 0 Lake Erie 2 8 1 1 4 0 Boston State Clippers 1 10 0 1 4 0 East Coast Athletic Conference W L T CW CL PF Maryland State 9 3 0 4 1 Buffalo College 10 2 0 3 1 1 Shalimar State 8 4 0 3 2 0 Sunset Beach Tech 4 6 1 2 2 1 0 Brewster State 6 6 0 1 4 0 New Jersey State 4 7 0 1 4 0 Midwest Conference W L T CW CL Texas Theological 5 7 0 4 1 PF 0 Kalamazoo Tech 9 3 0 3 2 0 Saskatchewan Tech 7 4 1 3 2 0 U of Mid America 6 6 0 2 3 0 St. Benedicts 5 7 0 2 3 0 Southeast Wisconsin 4 6 1 1 4 0 Ocean West Conference W L T CW CL Hawaii Tech 10 2 0 6 0 0 Redmond 9 3 0 4 2 0 PF Arctic 7 5 0 2 3 0 Puget Sound 5 6 1 2 3 0 Rainier 5 7 0 2 3 0 Glendale 1 9 1 0 5 0 NCFA Football PF NCFA History 2004 Statistics Hollywood Bowl NCG Heart of America Bowl Sunset Beach Tech 58 Buffalo College 101 Spurbury College 50 Rainier Academy 61 Beantown Bowl Lone Star Bowl Redmond 106 Milwaukee 41 Boston State 96 Massachusetts State 11 Paradise Bowl Awards Sanders RB DeAngelo Williams Klingler QB Omar Jacobs Tomlinson RB DeAngelo Williams Insley WR Chad Owens Faulk RB Adrian Peterson Redmond UC Colorado Springs 51 St. Benedicts 18 Massachusetts State Pineapple Bowl Redmond Arctic Hawaii Tech Hawaii Tech 93 Texas Theological 32 East Coast Athletic Conference W L T CW CL CT Spurbury College 9 2 0 4 1 0 Sunset Beach Tech 8 3 0 4 1 0 Buffalo College 7 4 0 4 1 0 Brewster State 6 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 0 Lake Erie 3 7 0 0 5 0 Ocean West Conference W L T CW CL CT 0 New Jersey State Arctic 6 5 0 4 1 Rainier 7 4 0 3 1 1 Redmond 7 3 1 3 1 1 Hawai'i Tech 7 4 0 2 3 0 UC Colorado Springs 6 4 1 Silicon Springs Super Midwest Conference W L T Milwaukee Texas Theological St. Benedicts 7 4 0 2 3 0 0 5 0 CW CL CT 4 1 0 4 1 0 2 3 0 Canton State 2 3 0 McCall 2 3 0 Oklahoma Tech 2 3 0 Big Northeast Conference W L T CW CL CT Massachusetts State 8 3 0 4 1 0 Boston State 6 4 0 3 2 0 Mount Penn 6 4 0 St. Daniels Connecticut State Virginia State 5 5 0 3 2 0 3 2 0 1 4 0 1 4 0 PF PF PF PF 2014 NCFA Yearbook 201 NCFA History for The (FCS) record On the flip side, we have recent departure Lake Erie, who might just have the worst two season record we’ve ever seen in fantasy sports at 1-20. 20 lake erie Most losses Most Wins It’s rare that a niche league has such a high retention rate in its third year of existence, but that speaks volumes to just how crazy the ADs in the NCFA FCS are about college football. We may eventually see this league become an incubator for the next great minds in the FBS league. Since the league is still in its infancy, it’s hard to call Minnesota A&M the Hawaii Tech of the FCS, but they’re one good season away from becoming just that. Owner or co-owner of 6 of the 8 records, Minnesota A&M has appeared in both title games in the league’s first two years, going 1-1 in those games. 17 minnesota a&m 10 2 3 TIED 9 tied Most seasons Most conference Wins 75.0% 83.3% college of the holy ghost 2 tied best Win % As the league grows, expect the gap from #1 to #14 to narrow ever so slightly year over year. best conference Win % 2813 122.30 minnesota a&m minnesota a&m Most PF Most PPG Records Calculations: Min 10 GP for W%, PPG/ Min 5 GP for CW% ALL TIME NCFA FCS STANDINGS W L CW CL SEA W% CW% PF PA PPG 17 6 10 2 2 0.739 0.833 2813 2206 122.30 Audubon Nature College 16 6 10 4 2 0.727 0.714 2518 2035 114.45 Canyon University 14 7 9 5 2 0.667 0.643 2562 1971 122.00 Maxwell State University 14 7 10 4 2 0.667 0.714 2287 2149 108.90 Northern Washington 14 9 8 6 2 0.609 0.571 2598 1949 112.96 Greensboro University 12 9 7 7 2 0.571 0.500 2137 2072 101.76 College of the Holy Ghost 9 3 5 1 1 0.750 0.833 1417 1066 118.08 88.00 Minnesota A&M STSU 9 12 7 7 2 0.429 0.500 1848 2259 Kansas A&M 6 5 4 4 1 0.545 0.500 951 1065 86.45 Pine Grove Academy 6 4 4 2 1 0.600 0.667 1005 1029 100.50 101.90 St. Michaels University 6 4 4 2 1 0.600 0.667 1019 908 Alabama Tech 4 17 2 12 2 0.190 0.143 1551 2113 73.86 Oklahoma A&M 4 6 3 3 1 0.400 0.500 965 926 96.50 Southern Maine 4 7 1 4 1 0.364 0.200 870 1109 79.09 Dual Spires University 3 8 2 6 1 0.273 0.250 872 1111 79.27 Lake Erie University 1 20 0 11 2 0.048 0.000 1367 2248 65.10 University of the Front Range 1 10 1 7 1 0.091 0.125 476 1038 43.27 Bold: Current Member of NCFA W: Wins L: Losses T: Ties CW: Conference Wins CL: Conference Losses 202 NCFA Football SEA: Seasons in the NCFA W%: Winning Percentage CW% Conference Winning Percentage PF: Points For PA: Points Against PPG: Points Per Game NCFA History #1 Northern Washington 128 #4 College of the Holy Ghost 121 #2 Minnesota A&M 134 #3 Audubon Nature College 83 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS 2013 Statistics #1 Northern Washington 180 #2 Minnesota A&M 100 Big 4 W L CW CL PF PA Minnesota A&M 10 3 5 1 1683 1254 1066 College of the Holy Ghost 9 3 5 1 1417 Lake Erie University 0 11 0 5 599 1155 Southern Maine University 4 7 1 4 870 1109 Dixie Southern W L CW CL PF PA Audubon Nature College 8 4 6 2 1306 1037 Maxwell State University 7 4 6 2 1148 1045 Greensboro University 5 6 4 4 964 1047 The South Texas State University 5 6 3 5 996 1125 Alabama Tech 2 9 1 7 718 1092 Super West W L CW CL PF PA Northern Washington University 12 1 7 1 1744 948 Canyon University 8 3 6 2 1390 1042 Kansas A&M 6 5 4 4 951 1065 Dual Spires University 3 8 2 6 872 1111 University of the Front Range 1 10 1 7 476 1038 #4 Maxwell State University 114 #1 Audubon Nature College 105 #3 St. Michaels University #2 Minnesota A&M CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS 2012 Statistics 87 106 #2 Minnesota A&M 138 #4 Maxwell State 93 Big 4 W L CW CL PF PA Minnesota A&M 7 3 5 1 1130 952 Pine Grove Academy 6 4 4 2 1005 1029 Thunder Bay University 6 4 3 3 1172 929 Lake Erie University 1 9 0 6 768 1093 Dixie Southern W L CW CL PF PA Audubon Nature College 8 2 4 2 1212 998 Maxwell State University 7 3 4 2 1139 1104 Greensboro University 7 3 3 3 1173 1025 Alabama Tech 2 8 1 5 833 1021 Super West W L CW CL PF PA St. Michaels University 6 4 4 2 1019 908 The South Texas State University 4 6 4 2 852 1134 Oklahoma A&M 4 6 3 3 965 926 Northern Washington University 2 8 1 5 854 1001 2014 NCFA Yearbook 203 Credits CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE This Yearbook was created as an entertainment piece and as a testament to just how crazy we are about college football and its fantasy counterpart. 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