Red Flash Football Crowned NEC Champs; Visit Delaware to Open FCS Playoffs


Story Courtesy of SFU Office of Athletic Communications:

The Saint Francis University football team will face Delaware in the first round of the FCS Playoffs on Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. on ESPN+.

Saint Francis was crowned Northeast Conference champions on Nov. 19 for the second time in program history following a dominating 52-23 victory over Merrimack. The Red Flash, now 9-2 overall, posted a 7-0 mark in conference play to complete the ninth undefeated season in NEC history.

Saint Francis ranks eighth in the FCS with 37.6 points per game and 16th with 444.4 total yards of offense per game. On defense, SFU ranks seventh among FCS schools, allowing opponents 18.4 points per game and 310 yards against per game.

Delaware finished 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the Colonial Athletics Association to earn an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Blue Hens enter the playoffs with losses in three of their final four games of the regular season to Elon, Richmond and Villanova. The Delaware defense ranks third in the FCS with 278.5 yards allowed per game and fourth with 16.2 points allowed per game.

The winner of Saturday’s opening-round game will advance to the second round of the 2022 FCS Playoffs and face No. 1 seeded South Dakota State.