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  1. Worthwhile Numbers – #FCSPlayoffs Round 2

    Dec 4, 2015, 10:55 AM EDT

    Worthwhile Numbers returned just in time for the Second Round of the FCS Playoffs.

  2. An Inside Look at ESPN College GameDay, FCS Style

    Oct 23, 2015, 9:36 AM EDT

    Since all the news in CAA Football this week – deservedly so – has been centered around ESPN’s “College GameDay” coming to Harrisonburg for JMU versus Richmond, I reached out to fellow FCS football fanatic and Fargo, N.D., journalist Dom Izzo.

  3. Worthwhile Numbers – Oct. 9

    Oct 8, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

    You’re reading Worthwhile Numbers, a weekly digest of the most eye-opening and important statistics, trends and numbers in CAA Football.

  4. Statement Saturday

    Sep 27, 2015, 6:33 PM EDT

    Well, that was one heck of a way to end Saturday’s games with both William & Mary (2-1) and James Madison (4-0) earning headline-worthy – and more importantly -signature victories over very respectable foes. I was on hand in Williamsburg to witness the Tribe’s dominance of Stony Brook, a 21-0 physically impressive win in which…

  5. Worthwhile Numbers – Sept. 25

    Sep 25, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT

    Worthwhile Numbers, a weekly digest of the most eye-opening and important statistics, trends and numbers in CAA Football.

  6. Worthwhile Numbers – Sept. 18

    Sep 19, 2015, 9:55 AM EDT

    You’re reading Worthwhile Numbers, a weekly digest of the most eye-opening and important statistics, trends and numbers in CAA Football.   A little late to the party with the third year of “Worthwhile Numbers”, but better late than never, right? Let’s dive in and see what’s ahead, plus what’s already occurred so far this season in…

  7. #CAAFB 2015 National Signing Day Roundup

    Feb 13, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT

    Happy to be back for the second year of National Signing Day coverage for CAA Football. We’ve had some time to exhale from NSD, and I thought it would be a good idea to provide more of a breakdown from each of the league’s 12 teams and their respective classes. I’m not writing this blog to give…

  8. #CAAFB Week 13 Worthwhile Numbers

    Nov 28, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

    The 2014 FCS football season officially continues for four CAA Football teams in postseason play. New Hampshire (10-1), which earned the No. 1 overall seed for the FCS Playoffs for the second time in program history, became the second CAA Football squad to go undefeated in league play, joining the 2008 JMU squad. Villanova (10-2)…

  9. #CAAFB Week 11 Worthwhile Numbers

    Nov 13, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Selection Sunday is currently 10 days away — Nov. 23, with the selection show taking place at 11 a.m. on ESPNU — and right now, six CAA Football teams are still alive in the playoff hunt. New Hampshire, which is ranked No. 1 in the most-recent Sports Network poll for the first time since 2006,…

  10. #CAAFB Week 9 Worthwhile Numbers

    Oct 30, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

    CAA Football’s non-conference schedule for 2014 finally came to a close (outside of the playoffs) after the final three contests took place in Week 9. JMU held on for a wild win in Charlotte (48-40), as QB Vad Lee accounted for four TDs passing and two TDs rushing. UAlbany and Villanova both earned wins at…

  11. #CAAFB Week 8 Worthwhile Numbers

    Oct 23, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

    Week 9 is already upon us. Let that sink in for a little bit. Week 8 saw the five league contests take place, though home teams went a combined 1-4 in those games. Richmond was the only squad to win at home, blanking Rhody, 37-0, thanks in part to picking off the Rams five times.…

  12. #CAAFB Week 7 Worthwhile Numbers

    Oct 16, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    After taking last week off with an open date (sorry, had to do it), Worthwhile Numbers returns to recap Week 7 action. Hold your excitement. There’s no doubt that statements were made last week — most notably: JMU beating Towson, 62-7, and UNH downing William & Mary, 32-3. I don’t think anyone saw either of…

  13. #CAAFB Week 5 Worthwhile Numbers

    Oct 2, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    Non-conference play continued to wrap up in Week 5 as league teams went 3-2, with all three wins coming in convincing fashion over opponents from the Ivy League. CAA Football’s season record in non-conference, FCS matchups is now 20-8 (.714). There are still six out-of-conference games remaining this season. Villanova, New Hampshire and UAlbany all…

  14. #CAAFB Week 4 Worthwhile Numbers

    Sep 25, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

    September is almost over and conference play has already commenced for half of the league’s teams. Pretty hard to believe, right? On that note, let’s take a quick look back at Week 4 with the best, and most important, worthwhile numbers. The league had just five out-of-conference games and earned a 3-2 record. Maine fell…

  15. #CAAFB Week 3 Worthwhile Numbers

    Sep 18, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    CAA Football enjoyed success in non-conference play yet again in Week 3, as the league went a combined 7-3 and pushed its season record versus non-FBS out-of-conference foes to 15-5. Towson earned its first win of 2014, downing Delaware State on the road, 21-7, for the team’s fourth straight win over a MEAC school. The…

  16. #CAAFB Week 2 Worthwhile Numbers

    Sep 11, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    Week 2 featured nine games across the conference, including four against FBS competition, and even one contest that was played on Sunday. The only losses of the week came from the FBS contests — UConn 19, Stony Brook 16 | Virginia 45, Richmond 13 | Marshall 48, Rhode Island 7 | West Virginia 54, Towson…

  17. #CAAFB Week 1 Worthwhile Numbers

    Sep 4, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

    Hard to believe that Week 1 of the 2014 football season is already in the books. All but one of CAA Football’s 12 teams have played a game, with Rhode Island still waiting to start the year at Marshall on Saturday. Yes, the league only came away with three victories over the weekend, but that’s understandable,…

  18. #CAAFB Twitter 101

    Aug 28, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    During college football season, Twitter is fun. No, scratch that. Twitter is awesome during that time. It brings just about every single thing I love about the game into one single place over the course of an entire day. I can check stats, see highlights instantly, get reactions from fans, writers, even coaches and players…

  19. #CAAFB Vs. The “Big Boys” In 2014

    Aug 9, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    It’s no secret that when FCS teams play opponents from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), they’re already at a disadvantage. Not trying to make excuses right away, but you get the idea.  Everything is different between the two levels of college football. Mainly, there’s a noticeable gap in facilities, budgets, number of players, number of…

  20. Three Named to CFPA Punt Returner Award Watch List

    Aug 6, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    CAA Football had three more student-athletes added to the growing list of 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch Lists nominees last week.

  21. More CFPA Watch List Recognition for #CAAFB Standouts

    Jul 25, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

    Earlier last week, CAA Football players were again recognized on two different 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch Lists. Six league punters were selected to the punter award watch list, while eight players were chosen for the kick return award watch list. #CAAFB has now had a total of 49 players named to the CFPA’s…

  22. Early-Season Games to Watch

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    For many, media day is the point of summer when it truly hits home that college football season is right around the corner. Let’s face it, fall camp isn’t too far away from this point either, and by Wednesday, we’ll already know the preseason predicted order of finish and all-conference teams. That’s enough for me to start breaking down some of the best early-season matchups taking place across the league featuring many of #CAAFB’s 12 teams.

  23. Three League PKs, Four TEs Called to CFPA Watch List

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

    Everyone knows the old saying ‘kickers need love too’, right? Well, on Tuesday three #CAAFB placekickers felt that love after being named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List. Though I have no idea if there’s a saying for tight ends, five #CAAFB studs also joined the party and were named to the same watch…

  24. Five Wideouts Selected to CFPA Watch List

    Jun 24, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    On Monday, five of CAA Football’s top returning wide receivers heard their respective names called to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List for pass catchers. All five senior players selected are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.

  25. Six League RBs Garner CFPA Watch List Recognition

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Six CAA Football running backs were recently named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List on Monday. All players selected are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.