Coe Game Preview – By the Numbers

Since winning the MWC Championship, the Fighting Scots finished the regular season jumping 3 spots in the d3football.com poll to 21 and remained at 17 in the AFCA Poll.

Coe ended the regular season having dropped a spot in both polls.

Location: Coe’s Clark Field is between  15th Street NE and 14th Street NE parallel to the field and E Avenue NE and C Avenue NE along the end-zones.  Cedar Rapids, being a river-town, has many one-way streets that do not run north-south or east-west (read: give yourself some time to navigate).

Game tickets may be purchased at Clark Stadium starting at 10 am ($10 adults and $5 students) to avoid lines.

You will be able to purchase tickets, go back out and return with them through the two ticket gates.

Admission to the field is; Adults – $10 , Students – $5.

Coe Campus Map: [link here] Locker rooms are located in the Fieldhouse.  Players will walk past the racquet center to the field.

Tailgating: There is no designated visitor parking area. A quick summary of Coe’s tailgating rules: Tailgating is allowed on campus, but alcohol is not.  If you plan on using a Coe parking lot they ask that you don’t dispose of coals in grass or trash cans.  Please  abide by general courtesy rules of no loud music, maintaining your area, and avoid glass containers.

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1903
  • This year will be their 77th meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and the Kohawks in 2013 ended with a Coe win
  • Overall record shows the Scots with 19 wins and 54 losses and 3 ties

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • Coe – 84th out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • Coe – 4-6, 3-4
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • Coe – (-1)
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • Coe – 2012
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • Coe – 42nd
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • Coe – 126thth
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • Coe – 15 (six offense, seven defense, two specialists)

2016 NCAA Division III Year To Date Stats:

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Coe’s roster

Posted in 2016 Postseason |

St. Norbert Game Preview

This week, Monmouth ranked No. 20 in AFCA Poll and debuted at No. 25 in the D3Football.com rankings.

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1975
  • This year will be their 30th meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and the Green Knights in 2015 ended with a SNC win
  • Overall record shows the Scots with 7 wins and 22 losses

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • SNC- 62nd out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • SNCBC – 10-1, 5-0
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • SNC – +4
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • SNC – 2015
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • SNC – 93rd
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • SNC – 30th
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • SNC – 11 (six offense, five defense, zero specialists)

2016 NCAA Division III Year To Date Stats:

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SNC’s roster

Posted in 2016 Season |

Beloit College Game Preview

The Fighting Scots climbed to No. 19 in latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) national poll and sat just outside the Top 25 of the D3Football.com poll at No. 26

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1906
  • This year will be their 57th meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and Beloit in 2015 ended with a Scots win; 41-21
  • Overall record shows the Scots with 35 wins and 21 losses
  • The Fighting Scots have won the last 13 of 15 games against the Buccaneers

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • BC- 218th out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • BC – 3-7, 1-4
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • BC – None
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • BC – Never
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • BC – 100th
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • BC – 176th
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • BC – 15 (eight offense, seven defense, zero specialists)

2016 NCAA Division III Year To Date Stats:

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BIC’s roster

Posted in 2016 Season |

Illinois College Game Preview

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1894
  • There was a 49 year break in the series from 1933 to 1982
  • This year will be their 56th meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and IC was in 2015 with an MC beat down
  • Overall record is 40 MC wins, 13 IC wins, and 2 ties

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • IC- 139th out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • IC – 5-5, 3-2
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • IC – Minus 2
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • IC – Never
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • IC – 10th
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • IC – 151th
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • IC – 17 (ten offense, seven defense, zero specialists)

2016 NCAA Division III Year To Date Stats:

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IC’s roster

 

Posted in 2016 Season |

Cornell Game Preview

Great win last week over Lake Forest! I have completed some statistical analysis showing differences in rank this week based on last week’s stats, but I don’t think they would add any value. The Scots dominated the game from warm ups to when the Forrester’s game wardens (security guards) gave up trying to keep us off the field post game to meet with our boys, as is our tradition.

#RollScots on to Cornell’s Preview:

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1908
  • This year will be their 73rd meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and CC was in 2015 with MC winning 49 – 7
  • Overall record is 32 MC wins, 39 losses, and 1 tie

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • CC – 171st out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • CC – 5-5, 3-2
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • CC – None
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • CC – 1995
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • CC – 99th
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • CC – 188th
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • CC – 13 (seven offense, four defense, two specialists)

2016 NCAA Division III Year To Date Stats:

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Prelim forecast for game time is 64°, mostly cloudy and slight chance of rain. Northerly 10 mph wind, so prepare to smell the dog food.

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Cornell’s roster

Posted in 2016 Season |

Lake Forest Game Preview

**Hey Fighting Scots Fans, if you are driving up to the game and you do not have an iPass, I just learned about a new App called “FastToll” you should check out. It’s for use on Illinois Toll roads and available in both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store. This will allow you to skip the toll booth. As long as the App’s tracker is ‘On’, just use the App when you arrive at your destination to pay the tolls. This will likely save you some time.

***Also, don’t miss the new ‘Year To Date Stats’ section below the ever-present Preseason Stats. Keep scrolling!

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1902
  • This year will be their 50th meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and LFC was in 2015 with MC winning 38 – 7
  • Overall record is 28 MC wins, 19 losses, and 2 ties

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • LFC – 171st out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • LFC – 4-6, 3-2
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • LFC – None
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • LFC – 2002
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • LFC – 123th
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • LFC – 164th
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • LFC – 17 (nine offense, six defense, two specialists)

2016 NCAA Division III Year To Date Stats:

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Prelim forecast for game time is 75°, partly cloudy and dry. Hope it stays that way.

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Lake Forest roster

Posted in 2016 Season |

Ripon Game Preview

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1915
  • This year will be their 61st meeting
  • The last game between the Scots and RC was in 2013 with an MC win.
  • Overall record is 23 MC wins, 36 RC wins, and 2 ties

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
    • RC- 137th out of 248
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • RC – 7-3, 3-2
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – None
    • RC – Plus 4
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • RC – Never
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • RC – 179th
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • RC – 68th
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • RC – 13 (seven offense, five defense, one specialist)

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Ripon roster

Posted in Uncategorized |

UPDATED TAILGATING INFORMATION

NEW TAILGATING LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT BY MONMOUTH ATHLETICS.

Cavanaugh Motors back lot is NO LONGER the home of MC #RollScotsFans tailgating.

The new tailgating location for Monmouth home games is to the North of Cavanaugh Motors, across Route 34.

Click this link to the Athletics page with an embedded map for best understanding.

And please spread the word to your friends!! We don’t want this rich tradition to have ANY snags.

Posted in 2016 Season, Notification, Tailgating |

Wartburg Game Preview

  • The first game of this series occurred in 2006
  • This year will be their sixth meeting
  • Monmouth is winless in the series, coming closest to the first win in the second round of the 2008 NCAA D3 Playoffs. After leading the entire game, Monmouth lost a heartbreaker with seven seconds to go. Galesburg Register article.
  • This year, the Scots are Rolling and have a great chance to get their first victory over the Knights!

2016 D3Football.com Pre-season Statistics:

  • Overall D3 Ranking:
    • MC – 54th out of 248
      • MWC (Midwest Conference); 23rd out of 27
    • WC – 39th out of 248
      • IIAC (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference); 11th out of 27
  • Last Year:
    • MC – 8-2, 5-0
    • WC – 9-1, 6-1
  • Changes in wins from previous year:
    • MC – none
    • WC – Minus 3
  • Last Playoff Appearance:
    • MC – 2011
    • WC – 2014
  • Last Year’s Total Offense Rank:
    • MC – 54th
    • WC – 30th
  • Last Year’s Total Defense Rank:
    • MC – 10th
    • WC – 127th (yes, 127th)
  • Returning Starters:
    • MC – 19 (ten offense, seven defense, two specialists)
    • WC – 10 (five offense, five defense, zero specialists)
      • WC has the fewest returning starters in D3

Forecast for Saturday looks beautiful in Monmouth with a high of 75 and partly cloudy. Great tailgating weather! Click here for hourly game day weather forecast.

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Wartburg roster

PS: For those who take pictures during games, if you would like to share, please email me (matt.schaber@gmail.com) a link to your site and I’ll add it to the Gallaries page. There currently isn’t any usable links on that page, so please consider sharing. Thanks!

Recap/Box Score from Hope game.

Posted in 2016 Season |

Hope Game Preview

A big Thank You to Bart and his family for all they’ve done for Monmouth College! This page has grown significantly over the years and Bart has set a standard of excellence in communicating critical info for the Parents and fans of the Fighting Scots.

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1948.
  • This year game will be the 5th meeting.
  • The series is split 2-2
  • The last Hope victory came in 1949. Monmouth has won the last two (2014, 2015)

D3 Football.com Rankings

  • Hope Preseason Ranking was 158th/Monmouth 54th
  • They ended last season ranked 130th  in offense/Monmouth 54th
  • They ended last season ranked 180th in total defense/Monmouth 10th
  • Monmouth returns 18 Starters ( 9 offense, 7 defense, 2 Specialist)
  • Hope returns 11 Starters ( 3 offense, 8 defense, 0 Specialist)
  • Looks like the weather will be perfect for Tailgating!!

REMEMBER: Holland, MI is on EDST.  There does appear to be considerable construction on I94 and I196. Don’t let that stop you from going! Plan accordingly.

Link to interactive Hope campus map for getting around town.

Link to Hope Football’s provided Parking Map. Note location of Visitor’s designated tailgating area.

Our game will be on the radio on 92.7 The Van FM and online at http://927thevan.com/

They are streaming live video of the game as well at http://www.hope.edu/live

Click here for hourly game day weather forecast.

Hope Roster

If you have any suggestions for this site, please let me know: matt.schaber@gmail.com

Posted in 2016 Season |