2019 West Florida Argonauts football
NCAA Division II National Champion
ConferenceGulf South Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
2019 record13–2 (7–1 GSC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJammie Deese (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorDarian Dulin (3rd season)
Home stadiumBlue Wahoos Stadium
(Capacity: 5,038)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Gulf South Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Valdosta State $^   8 0         10 1  
No. 1 West Florida ^   7 1         13 2  
Delta State   5 3         6 4  
West Georgia   4 4         6 5  
Mississippi College   4 4         5 5  
West Alabama   3 5         6 5  
Florida Tech   3 5         5 6  
North Greenville   2 6         3 7  
Shorter   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from AFCA Poll

The 2019 West Florida Argonauts football team represented the University of West Florida in the 2019 NCAA Division II football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Pete Shinnick. The Argonauts played their home games at Blue Wahoos Stadium and are members of the Gulf South Conference. The Argonauts won the 2019 NCAA Division II Football Championship by defeating Minnesota State, 48–40 in the 2019 NCAA Division II Football Championship Game.[1]

Preseason

Gulf South Conference coaches poll

On August 1, 2019, the Gulf South Conference released their preseason coaches poll with the Argonauts predicted to finish in 4th place in the conference.[2]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Valdosta State 64 (8)
2 West Georgia 55
3 West Alabama 49
4 West Florida 44 (1)
5 Florida Tech 37
6 Delta State 28
7 North Greenville 24
8 Mississippi College 15
9 Shorter 8

Preseason All-Gulf South Conference Team

The Argonauts had three players at two positions selected to the preseason all-Gulf South Conference team.[3]

Schedule

West Florida 2019 football schedule consists of five home and five away games in the regular season. The Argonauts will host GSC foes Delta State, Mississippi College, North Greenville, and West Alabama, and will travel to Florida Tech, Shorter, Valdosta State, and West Georgia.[4]

The Argonauts will host one of the two non-conference games against Virginia-Lynchburg and will travel to Carson–Newman from the South Atlantic Conference (SAC).

Two of the ten games will be broadcast on ESPN3 and ESPN+, as part of the Gulf South Conference Game of the Week.[5]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 p.m.at Carson–Newman*YouTubeL 13–204,027
September 1412:00 p.m.at ShorterESPN3W 42–141,177
September 216:00 p.m.Virginia–Lynchburg*YurView SportsW 69–04,847
September 286:00 p.m.Mississippi College
  • Blue Wahoos Stadium
  • Pensacola, FL
YurView SportsW 27–21 OT4,909
October 56:00 p.m.Delta Statedagger
  • Blue Wahoos Stadium
  • Pensacola, FL
YurView SportsW 48–36,088
October 191:00 p.m.at West GeorgiaNo. 24W 30–21,092
October 2612:00 p.m.at Florida TechNo. 20ESPN+W 38–142,215
November 24:00 p.m.North GreenvilleNo. 20
  • Blue Wahoos Stadium
  • Pensacola, FL
YurView SportsW 17–145,042
November 96:00 p.m.at No. 1 Valdosta StateNo. 20ESPN3L 21–266,002
November 164:00 p.m.West AlabamaNo. 22
  • Blue Wahoos Stadium
  • Pensacola, FL
YurView SportsW 48–375,619
November 2312:00 p.m.at No. 16 Wingate*No. 20ESPN3W 38–171,050
November 3012:00 p.m.at No. 1 Valdosta State*No. 20
W 38-354,261
December 712:00 p.m.at No. 6 Lenoir–Rhyne*No. 20Bears Sports NetworkW 43–384,756
December 142:30 p.m.at No. 2 Ferris State*No. 20ESPN3W 28–143,162
December 212:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 Minnesota State*No. 20ESPNUW 48–403,417
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AFCA Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final 
AFCA RV NR RV RV RV 25 24 20 20 20 22 20 1

References

  1. ^ Wallace, Eric J. (December 21, 2019). "UWF football wins national championship with historic offensive explosion". Pensacola News Journal. Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "UWF Picked Fourth In GSC Football Coaches Poll". University of West Florida Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 5, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/gulfsouthconference.com/documents/2019/8/1/FB_2019_Preseason_All_GSC.pdf
  4. ^ a b "Football Season Tickets Now On Sale" (Press release). University of West Florida Department of Athletics. September 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "GSC Announces 2019 Football Game of the Week Schedule". Gulf South Conference. Retrieved September 5, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)