2013 Howard Bison football
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2013 record6–6 (4–4 MEAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTed White (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorRayford Petty (3rd current/8th overall season)
Home stadiumWilliam H. Greene Stadium
(Capacity: 7,086)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 16 Bethune-Cookman +^   7 1     10 3  
No. 25 South Carolina State +^   7 1     9 4  
Morgan State   5 3     5 7  
Delaware State   5 3     5 6  
North Carolina A&T   4 4     7 4  
Howard   4 4     6 6  
Hampton   4 4     4 8  
North Carolina Central   3 5     5 7  
Norfolk State   3 5     3 9  
Florida A&M   2 6     3 9  
Savannah State   0 8     1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Savannah State ineligible for FCS playoffs due to Academic Progress Rate sanctions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

The 2013 Howard Bison football team represented Howard University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by interim head coach Rayford Petty, who was conducting the season after Gary Harrell took a leave of absence for the 2013 season.[1] Petty was previously head coach at Howard from 2002–2006, compiling a 25–30 record in those 5 seasons. Harrell plans to return for the 2014 season. The Bison played their home games at William H. Greene Stadium. They were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Howard entered the season having been picked to finish eighth in the MEAC.[2] Howard entered the season with 3 players having been selected to the MEAC-first team and six players having been selected to the 2nd team.[3]

They finished the season 6–6, 4–4 in MEAC play to finish in a three way tie for fifth place.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 pmat Eastern Michigan*ESPN3L 24–347,668
September 73:30 pmvs. Morehouse*
W 27–1617,012
September 146:00 pmat Old Dominion*L 19–7620,118
September 267:30 pmat North Carolina A&TESPNUL 19–2716,011
October 51:00 pmNorth Carolina CentralL 28–375,101
October 121:00 pmNo. 16 Bethune-Cookman
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
L 6–271,052
October 192:00 pmat Florida A&MW 21–1015,342
October 261:00 pmMorgan Statedagger
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C. (Rivalry)
W 28–147,053
November 22:00 pmat Delaware StateL 20–222,039
November 91:00 pmSavannah State
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
W 42–143,053
November 163:00 pmat Texas Southern*CSNH*W 40–61,562
November 231:00 pmat HamptonW 42–393,355

*Tape Delayed

References

  1. ^ Network, Sports (March 11, 2013). "Howard football coach Harrell to miss 2013 season". Fox News. New York City. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  2. ^ McCann, John (July 26, 2013). "NCCU picked to finish 4th in MEAC, B.C. No. 1". The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina). Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Buchanan, Josh. "Phil Steele's College Football Preview". JBScouting.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013.