#39 Princeton FCS Football 2020 Preview

Princeton Tigers
Overall Rank: #39
#1 Ivy League
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Following a perfect 10-0 2018 season, Princeton slipped down to 8-2 last year. Home defeats to Dartmouth and Yale kept the Tigers out of the Ivy League title chase and they were looking to rectify those losses in 2020. With a decent amount of talent returning on both sides of the ball, Princeton looked ready to do just that. However, the conference will not play in 2020 and the Tigers will have to wait to make a push for another conference title.
2019 Record: 8-2, 5-2
2019 Postseason: None
Coach: Bob Surace (56-44 at Princeton, 74-47 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: Mike Willis
Defensive Coordinator: Steve Verbit
Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Collin Eaddy, RB, 799 yards
Passing: Dylan Classi, WR, 34 yards
Receiving: Jacob Birmelin, WR, 767 yards
Tackles: James Johnson, LB, 67
Sacks: Samuel Wright, DL, 4.5
Interceptions: Sultaan Shabazz, DB, 3
Other Key Returnees: TE Carson Bobo, OL Henry Byrd, LB Jeremiah Tyler, DB Delan Stallworth, P Will Powers
Key Losses: RB Ryan Quigley, QB Kevin Davidson, WR Andrew Griffin, OL Alex Deters, OL Brent Holder, DB T.J. Floyd, DL Joey DeMarco, K Tavish Rice
Projected Postseason: None
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 164.7 (45th in nation, 2nd in conference)
Passing Offense: 260.5 (30, 3)
Total Offense: 425.2 (27, 3)
Scoring Offense: 32.2 (30, 3)
Rushing Defense: 113.1 (12, 3)
Pass Defense: 232.3 (77, 3)
Total Defense: 345.4 (27, 3)
Scoring Defense: 18.1 (9, 2)
Turnover Margin: 0.80 (16, 2)
Sacks: 2.50 (32, 3)
Sacks Allowed: 1.60 (31, 2)
Madness 2020 Recruit Rankings:
34Mac DudaOLNANAJefferson Hills, PAFCS Football
35Tyler PicinicTENANANew Milford, NJFCS Football
47Blaine McAllisterQBNANAAtlanta, GAFCS Football
53Austin NicholasLBNANAEncinitas, CAFCS Football
54Nicholas HilliardDLNANADonaldsonville, LAFCS Football
67Nick PattersonTENANASan Antonio, TXFCS Football
98JoJo HawkinsWRNANAOrange, CAFCS Football
126Caleb ColemanLBNANAWellesley, MAFCS Football
143Wilson LongQBNANAAustin, TXFCS Football
144Jonathan PittmanDLNANAMilton, GAFCS Football
148Chase RobertsonDLNANANashville, TNFCS Football
156Simon BrackinTENANAJacksonvile, FLFCS Football
163Jalen TravisOLNANAMinneapolis, MNFCS Football
170Ashton StredickRBNANANeedville, TXFCS Football
179Mike MaessnerRBNANAKearney, NEFCS Football
253Luke ColellaWRNANAWexford, PAFCS Football
272Niko VangarelliQBNANAKennesaw, GAFCS Football
293Payton TallyDBNANACypress, TXFCS Football