The Elon Football team has had several great successes throughout the season, but Elon will make a FCS playoff appearance for the first time ever this coming Saturday, November 28th! Below is an excerpt from the E-Net article written by Dan Anderson. Enjoy!
“The Elon Phoenix football team, ranked ninth in the nation by The Sports Network, will make its first Division I Football Championship appearance on Nov. 28 by visiting the defending national champion Richmond Spiders for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
The Phoenix finished its regular-season with a 9-2 overall record and garnered a program-best 7-1 Southern Conference ledger in 2009.
Richmond, ranked fourth in The Sports Network poll and seeded fourth in the tournament, ended its regular-season with a 10-1 overall mark and a 7-1 record in the Colonial Athletic Association, sharing the league title.
The football playoff appearance will be the first at any level for Elon since the 1981 team captured the NAIA National Championship. The nine wins are the most for the program since the 1999 team went 9-2 in Elon’s first season at the Division I level. “