The first weekend of the season featured non-conference games that will go a long way to determining playoff positioning in November. For the NE-10, they went 3-7 in those games but despite the losing record, there were a lot of positives to take away from the weekend.
To start, Pace played well on the road and nearly pulled out a victory. They matched Alderson Broaddus in the first half before rallying in the second half to come up short. The
Here are some of the recaps from the first weekend of football.
SCSU hangs tough with #10 IUP:
#19 New Haven struggles
Welcome to another football season. The NE-10 now has 10 teams playing football with the return of LIU-Post to the fold. Let's get the season started.
Week 1 Capsules
AIC (0-0, 0-0 NE-10) at East Stroudsburg (0-0, 0-0 PSAC)
When: September 5th, 6:00 PM
All-Time Series: ESU leads the series, 3-0-0
My thoughts: The preseason favorite for the NE-10 have a formidable challenge on the road to open the season.
The NE-10 coaches poll was released today. AIC is the favorite based on the coaches' thoughts for 2013.
Here is the final preview for the NE-10 this year and my pick to win the league in 2013, the University of New Haven Chargers. The three time defending champs were hit hard by graduation last year but this team is still deep and talented.
We are eight days from opening night and 10 days from opening weekend. The preseason coaches poll will be released tomorrow.
Here is the my pick for # 1 in the league in 2013:
New Haven Chargers (10-1, 8-0 NE-10)