Tuesday, June 18, 2024

No. 4/5 W&M Football Honored as FedEx Ground FCS National Team of the Week

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — After extending its season-opening winning streak to four games with an impressive 28-3 victory against Maine on Saturday at Zable Stadium, the No.4/5 William & Mary football team was selected as the FedEx Ground FCS National Team of the Week.

En route to securing the lopsided conference victory, W&M’s defense held Maine to just 138 total yards and a field goal. It marked the third consecutive game in which the Tribe’s defense did not allow an offensive touchdown, as the unit has held opponents to just 123.6 total yards per game during the impressive three-game stretch.

W&M’s offense was equally dominant on the ground and rushed for 331 yards, which included three rushing touchdowns. The Tribe scored touchdowns on all four of its trips into the red zone.

With the win, W&M improved to 4-0 and is off to its best start since 2009 when it also opened the year with four consecutive victories. Additionally, the Tribe has won a school-record nine consecutive CAA games and 11 straight regular season contests. The triumph also extended W&M’s home winning streak to six games.

The Tribe will return to action when it continues its conference slate at Elon on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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