Coach Gabby Price and his Husson Eagles are picked as the team to beat in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference preseason coaches poll.The Eagles are coming off a 7-3 (6-1 ECFC) season a year ago. The league title went to Norwich because of the head-to-head tiebreaker. Husson was picked to play in the ECAC Bowl.

While the Eagles will need to replace graduated QB Joe Seccareccia, record breaking running back John Smith returns for his junior year. He has rushed for 1,733 yards in his first two season.

Seven of the top ten tacklers last year return on defense.

Husson's 10-game schedule begins September 3rd at Alfred State(NY).

Complete 2016 ECFC Coaches Preseason Poll

Institution Total Points
Husson (5) 59
Norwich (2) 55
Castleton 45
Becker College (1) 37
SUNY Maritime 36
Mount Ida 30
Gallaudet University 16
Anna Maria College 10

(First-Place votes in parentheses)

NOTE: Selected Husson football games will air live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and The first broadcast is September 24th vs Alfred State.


Sat. 3

at Alfred

12:00 PM EDT
Fri. 16


7:00 PM EDT
Sat. 24

Alfred State

1:00 PM EDT
Sat. 1

at SUNY Maritime *

1:00 PM EDT
Sat. 8

Gallaudet *

1:00 PM EDT
Sat. 15

at Castleton *

1:00 PM EDT
Sat. 22

Anna Maria *

12:00 PM EDT
Sat. 29

at Becker *

12:00 PM EDT
Sat. 5

Norwich *

12:00 PM EDT
Sat. 12

at Mount Ida *

12:00 PM EST
* Conference