2019 Howard Bison football
Howard Bison wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Record2–10 (2–6 MEAC)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorElijah Sandwiess (1st season)
Home stadiumWilliam H. Greene Stadium
(Capacity: 7,086)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 24 Florida A&M *   7 1     9 2  
No. 20 North Carolina A&T +   6 2     9 3  
South Carolina State +   6 2     8 3  
Bethune–Cookman   5 3     7 4  
Norfolk State   4 4     5 7  
North Carolina Central   3 5     4 8  
Howard   2 6     2 10  
Morgan State   2 6     3 9  
Delaware State   1 7     2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * Florida A&M ineligible for conference title due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2019 Howard Bison football team represented Howard University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bison played their home games at William H. Greene Stadium. They were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Bison were led by first-year head coach Ron Prince until he was placed on administrative leave prior to the team's November 9 game, with director of football operations Aaron Kelton named as interim head coach.[1] They finished the season 2–10, 2–6 in MEAC play to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Preseason

MEAC poll

In the MEAC preseason poll released on July 26, 2019, the Bison were predicted to finish in fourth place.[2]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 North Carolina A&T 304 (12)
2 Bethune–Cookman 237 (1)
3 Florida A&M 204 (2)
4 Howard 166
5 North Carolina Central 161 (1)
6 South Carolina State 152
7 Norfolk State 119 (1)
8 Morgan State 87 (1)
9 Delaware State 46

Preseason All–MEAC teams

The Bison had nine different players selected to the preseason all-MEAC teams.[3]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3112:00 p.m.at Maryland*BTNL 0–7932,761
September 72:00 p.m.at Youngstown State*ESPN+L 28–5412,390
September 144:30 p.m.vs. Hampton*NBC 5 ChicagoL 20–4119,425
September 212:00 p.m.at Delaware StateESPN3W 24–94,142
September 281:00 p.m.Bethune–Cookman
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
ESPN3L 29–375,700
October 51:00 p.m.at Harvard*ESPN+L 17–628,234
October 121:00 p.m.Norfolk State
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
ESPN3L 21–497,532
October 261:00 p.m.at No. 18 North Carolina A&TESPN3L 6–6421,500
November 21:00 p.m.North Carolina Central
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
ESPN3L 6–281,096
November 91:30 p.m.at South Carolina StateESPN3L 21–628,515
November 164:00 p.m.at No. 12 Florida A&MESPN3L 7–398,979
November 231:00 p.m.Morgan State
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C. (Rivalry)
ESPN3W 20–15989

[4]

Game summaries

at Maryland

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 0 0 0 0
Terrapins 28 28 16 7 79

See also: 2019 Maryland Terrapins football team

at Youngstown State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 14 0 7 7 28
Penguins 6 21 20 7 54

See also: 2019 Youngstown State Penguins football team

Hampton

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 3 10 0 7 20
Pirates 0 20 14 7 41

See also: 2019 Hampton Pirates football team

at Delaware State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 18 0 6 24
Hornets 7 2 0 0 9

See also: 2019 Delaware State Hornets football team

Bethune–Cookman

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 21 3 0 13 37
Bison 7 0 7 15 29

See also: 2019 Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football team

at Harvard

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 3 0 7 7 17
Crimson 7 34 14 7 62

See also: 2019 Harvard Crimson football team

Norfolk State

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 14 14 14 7 49
Bison 7 14 0 0 21

See also: 2019 Norfolk State Spartans football team

at North Carolina A&T

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 6 0 0 0 6
No. 18 Aggies 10 24 23 7 64

See also: 2019 North Carolina A&T Aggies football team

North Carolina Central

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 7 14 28
Bison 0 0 0 6 6

See also: 2019 North Carolina Central Eagles football team

at South Carolina State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 7 7 7 21
Bulldogs 20 14 21 7 62

See also: 2019 South Carolina State Bulldogs football team

at Florida A&M

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 0 0 7 7
No. 12 Rattlers 3 14 22 0 39

See also: 2019 Florida A&M Rattlers football team

Morgan State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 8 0 0 7 15
Bison 0 7 7 6 20

See also: 2019 Morgan State Bears football team

References

  1. ^ VanHaaren, Tom (November 6, 2019). "Howard places coach Ron Prince on leave amid ongoing investigation". ESPN. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "MEAC Announces 2019 Football Predicted Order of Finish". meacsports.com. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "MEAC Announces 2019 Preseason Football All-MEAC Awards". meacsports.com. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Howard Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved April 7, 2019.