2013 Samford Bulldogs football team

The 2013 Samford Bulldogs football team represented Samford University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by seventh year head coach Pat Sullivan and played their home games at Seibert Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in SoCon play to share the conference title with Chattanooga and Furman. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost in the first round to Jacksonville State.

2013 Samford Bulldogs football
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SoCon co-champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 19
FCS CoachesNo. 18
2013 record8–5 (6–2 SoCon)
Head coachPat Sullivan (7th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBrandon Herring (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorTravis Trickett (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill D'Ottavio (7th season)
Home stadiumSeibert Stadium
(Capacity: 6,700)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 23 Chattanooga +   6 2         8 4  
No. 19 Samford +^   6 2         8 5  
No. 22 Furman +^   6 2         8 6  
Georgia Southern*   4 4         7 4  
Wofford   4 4         5 6  
The Citadel   4 4         5 7  
Appalachian State*   4 4         4 8  
Elon   1 7         2 10  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Appalachian State and Georgia Southern ineligible for conference championship and FCS playoffs as part of FBS transition
Rankings from The Sports Network Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 PMat Georgia State*W 31–2117,606
September 76:00 PMat Arkansas*PPVL 21–3147,358
September 141:00 PMat Florida A&M*W 27–2010,034
September 212:00 PMSoutheastern Louisiana*SSTVL 31–344,598
September 282:00 PMWestern Carolina
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
SSTVW 63–238,625
October 52:00 PMNo. 16 Georgia Southern
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
SSTVW 44–347,896
October 122:30 PMat Appalachian StateNo. 23W 34–1024,491
October 2612:30 PMat No. 12 WoffordNo. 22W 34–277,936
November 21:00 PMat The CitadelNo. 15ESPN3L 26–2813,828
November 912:30 PMat FurmanNo. 20L 17–359,127
November 162:00 PMNo. 17 Chattanooga
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
ESPN3W 17–14 OT8,415
November 232:00 PMElonNo. 24
  • Seibert Stadium
  • Homewood, AL
SSTVW 33–328,025
November 307:00 PMat No. 20 Jacksonville State*No. 18ESPN3L 14–558,992

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network RV RV RV RV RV RV 23 22 22 15 20 RV 24 18 19 
Coaches RV RV RV RV NR NR RV RV RV 19 22 RV 23 16 18

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