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2011 Albany Great Danes football team

The 2011 Albany Great Danes football team represented the University at Albany, SUNY in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Great Danes were led by 39th year head coach Bob Ford and played their home games at University Field. They are a member of the Northeast Conference. They finished the season 8–4, 7–1 in NEC play to share the conference championship with Duquesne. Due to their win over Duquesne, the Great Danes earned the conference's automatic bid into the FCS playoffs where they lost in the first round to Stony Brook.

2011 Albany Great Danes football
Albany Great Danes logo.svg
Northeast Conference Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs First Round vs Stony Brook, L 28–31
ConferenceNortheast Conference
2011 record8–4 (7–1 NEC)
Head coachBob Ford (39th season)
Offensive coordinatorRyan McCarthy
Defensive coordinatorMike Simpson
Home stadiumUniversity Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 NEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Duquesne +   7 1         9 2  
Albany +^   7 1         8 4  
Bryant   5 3         7 4  
Monmouth   4 4         5 6  
Wagner   4 4         4 7  
Sacred Heart   3 5         5 6  
Central Connecticut   3 5         4 7  
Robert Morris   2 6         2 9  
Saint Francis (PA)   1 7         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

ScheduleEdit

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DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 PMat Colgate*L 34–37 OT6,748
September 176:00 PMMaine*L 15–314,944
September 2412:30 PMat Columbia*W 44–213,457
October 11:00 PMat Saint Francis (PA)W 41–20868
October 81:00 PMDuquesne
  • University Field
  • Albany, NY
W 38–103,223
October 151:00 PMRobert Morris 
  • University Field
  • Albany, NY
W 28–175,878
October 2212:00 PMat Central ConnecticutW 63–353,112
October 291:00 PMat WagnerW 24–01,012
November 51:00 PMBryant
  • University Field
  • Albany, NY
L 17–312,680
November 1212:00 PMat MonmouthW 41–243,768
November 191:00 PMSacred Heart
  • University Field
  • Albany, NY
W 31–212,914
November 262:00 PMat No. 22 Stony Brook*ESPN3L 28–318,286

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