September 17, 2012

Salisbury No. 11 in first American Football Coaches Association poll of season

WACO, Texas – The Salisbury University football team is ranked No. 11 in the first American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll, the organization announced on Monday.

SU (2-1) received 503 points in the poll after closing its non-conference schedule with a 69-6 win over North Carolina Wesleyan College at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday. The Sea Gulls finished just outside the top 10, 57 points behind Baldwin Wallace University. Empire 8 Athletic Conference foe, St. John Fisher College, is ninth with 634 points.

The University of Mount Union with 39 first-place votes and 1,047 points, followed by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (one first-place vote, 986 points) are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. The University of St. Thomas (914), Linfield College (881) and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (two first-place votes, 801 points) rounded out the top five.

The Warhawks fell to Salisbury's next opponent, No. 24 Buffalo State College, 7-6, on Saturday, snapping their 46-game winning streak. After a bye the Gulls travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to open their Empire 8 title defense against the Bengals on Sept. 29 at noon.

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