#29 Central Connecticut State FCS Football 2020 Preview

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
Overall Rank: #29
#1 NEC
During Coach Ryan McCarthy’s first season leading Central Connecticut State, he led the team to their second ever playoff appearance. The Blue Devils did not lose to an FCS opponent until the playoffs, and the only other loss came in a very close 34-29 contest at Eastern Michigan. Albany proved to be way too much for CCSU in the playoffs, but the Blue Devils dominated the NEC. Without quarterback and leading rusher Aaron Winchester the team will look different, but whenever they take the field they should again be the class of the conference.
2019 Record: 11-2, 7-0
2019 Postseason: FCS Playoffs
Coach: Ryan McCarthy (11-2 at CCSU, 11-2 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: Jeff Ambrosie
Defensive Coordinator: Ron DiGravio
Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Danley Exihomme, RB, 631 yards
Passing: Tyshaun James, WR, 34 yards
Receiving: Tyshaun James, WR, 978 yards
Tackles: Foday Jalloh, LB, 81
Sacks: Tre Jones, LB, 8.0
Interceptions: Dexter Lawson Jr, CB, 6
Other Key Returnees: RB Keonte Lucas, WR Kyren Petteway, WR Jiovany Pierre, OL Jake Schena, DB DJ Exilhomme, CB Jahlil Brown, LB Aiden Rosa, LB Mike Mushaw
Key Losses: QB Aaron Winchester, TE Authur Gilmore Jr, OL Cole Phelps, DB Tajik Bagley, DL Brandon Puritt
Projected Postseason: None
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 214.2 (17th in nation, 1st in conference)
Passing Offense: 201.7 (75, 3)
Total Offense: 415.9 (35, 1)
Scoring Offense: 33.8 (21, 1)
Rushing Defense: 73.5 (2, 1)
Pass Defense: 209.8 (48, 7)
Total Defense: 283.3 (5, 1)
Scoring Defense: 20.2 (12, 1)
Turnover Margin: 1.31 (2, 1)
Sacks: 2.38 (42, 2)
Sacks Allowed: 2.08 (57, 5)