Lumberjacks jump to second nationwide
SPARTANSBURG, S.C. – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will enter the 2010 NCAA FCS Playoffs as the nation’s No. 2 ranked team, according to the FCS Coaches’ Poll which was released late Sunday evening. It is the highest ranking SFA has received all season.
The Lumberjacks jumped three spots in the poll after knocking off Northwestern State in the regular-season finale to lock up the Southland Conference title. It was the first time in school history that SFA has recorded consecutive conference titles in football. SFA received one first place vote to move behind Eastern Washington.
The Lumberjacks will open NCAA FCS Championship play Saturday, Dec. 4, when they host defending National Champion Villanova. The game against the Wildcats is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. from Homer Bryce Stadium, and will be televised on ESPN GamePlan.