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KSU football takes No. 2 ranking on the road

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 12, 2018) — The Kennesaw State football team will travel as the No. 2 team in the nation to North Carolina this Saturday for its first road test of the conference season, taking on Gardner-Webb at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN3 at the Big South Conference Game of the Week.

The Owls continued their climb up the FCS rankings this week, moving up to No. 2 in the AFCA Coaches Poll and No. 3 in the STATS FCS Poll, following a 56-0 win over Presbyterian.

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Chandler Burks paced the KSU offense with five total touchdowns, including four rushing touchdowns. He leads the FCS and is tied for the national lead among all Division I players with 14 rushing touchdowns on the year, recording at least three scores in three of the last five games.

With the 56 points scored against Presbyterian, the Owls set records for most points in league play, and largest margin of victory against an FCS opponent.

During the past five games, the Owls have outscored their opponents 261-46, allowing just 9.2 points per game. The Owls became the first team in Big South history to limit five consecutive opponents to 13 points or less.

KSU leads the Big South and ranks among the top-5 in the FCS for scoring offense (No. 4) and scoring defense (No. 5).  

Week 6 AFCA Coaches Top 10

  1. North Dakota State
  2. Kennesaw State 
  3. Eastern Washington
  4. Wofford
  5. South Dakota State
  6. Elon
  7. Jacksonville State
  8. James Madison
  9. McNeese
  10. North Carolina A&T

Week 6 STATS FCS Top 10

  1. North Dakota State 
  2. South Dakota State 
  3. Kennesaw State 
  4. Eastern Washington 
  5. Elon
  6. James Madison
  7.  Wofford 
  8. Jacksonville State 
  9. McNeese
  10. North Carolina A&T

Fans can purchase single-game tickets to the final game at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Nov. 3 and the historic game at SunTrust Park on Nov. 17 by clicking here or calling the KSU Department of Athletics ticket office at 470-578-4849.


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