Davidson Wildcats (2-9)


Struggling Davidson to seek turnaround under Abell

(STATS) - Davidson College is hoping the success Scott Abell enjoyed at Washington & Lee will translate into turning around the Wildcats' struggling program.

Abell, 48, was hired as Davidson's 28th coach on Tuesday. He went 39-24 and won three Old Dominion Athletic Conference titles in the last six seasons at W&L.

He replaces Paul Nicholls, who was 7-49 in five seasons, but only one of the wins was against a Division I program. This year's team was 2-9 overall and 0-8 in the Pioneer Football League.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Phelps1620
Passing TDs: T. Phelps6
Rushing Yards: W. Dugger1131
Rushing TDs: W. Dugger8
Receiving Yards: W. Wicks704
Receiving TDs: W. Wicks5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Brevard College W 30 - 7
9/9 at Western Carolina L 17 - 63
9/16 vs. Guilford College W 42 - 21
9/30 vs. Marist L 9 - 31
10/7 at Jacksonville L 21 - 35
10/14 at Stetson L 17 - 28
10/21 vs. Dayton L 22 - 48
10/28 at Drake L 12 - 17
11/4 vs. Campbell L 29 - 42
11/11 vs. San Diego L 7 - 63
11/18 at Morehead State L 14 - 21
Pioneer League
  Conference Overall
23 San Diego 8-0 10-3
Drake 6-2 7-4
Jacksonville 5-3 7-4
Campbell 5-3 6-5
Valparaiso 5-3 6-5
Dayton 4-4 5-6
Butler 4-4 6-5
Marist 3-5 4-7
Morehead State 3-5 4-7
Stetson 1-7 2-9
Davidson 0-8 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3918 (68)
Passing Yards: 2162 (73)
Rushing Yards: 1756 (55)
Points per game: 20.0 (92)
Yards per game: 356.2 (68)
Touchdowns: 25 (89)
Field Goals: 12 (37)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4993 (109)
Passing Yards: 2719 (90)
Rushing Yards: 2274 (102)
Points per game: 34.2 (107)
Yards per game: 453.9 (112)
Touchdowns: 49 (112)
Field Goals: 2 (2)
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