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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Stephen F. Austin State University located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southland Conference. Stephen F. Austin's first football team was fielded in 1923. The team plays its home games at the 14,575 seat Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
2019 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football team
Stephen F. Austin Athletics wordmark.svg
First season1923
Athletic directorRyan Ivey
Head coachColby Carthel
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumHomer Bryce Stadium
(Capacity: 14,575)
Field surfaceHellas Matrix Turf
LocationNacogdoches, Texas
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceSouthland Conference
All-time record370–468–30 (.444)
Bowl record1–0 (1.000)
RivalriesNorthwestern State Demons
Sam Houston State Bearkats
ColorsPurple and White[1]

Head coachesEdit

Red Conkright was head coach from 1959 to 1961.

Notable former playersEdit

Postseason historyEdit

The Lumberjacks earned a berth in the FCS playoffs in 2009, the first postseason appearance for the team since 1995. The 2010 season marked the first time that the school had won an outright conference championship since 1989.

The team's only bowl game was the 1973 Poultry Bowl, in which the team defeated Gardner-Webb, 31–10, in Gainesville, Georgia.

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Lumberjacks have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs seven times with an overall record of 7–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1988 First Round
Jackson State
Georgia Southern
W 24–0
L 6–27
1989 First Round
National Championship Game
Grambling State
Southwest Missouri State
Georgia Southern
W 59–56
W 55–25
W 21–19
L 34–37
1993 First Round Troy State L 20–42
1995 First Round
Eastern Illinois
Appalachian State
W 34–29
W 27–17
L 14–70
2009 First Round
Eastern Washington
W 44–33
L 0–51
2010 Second Round Villanova L 24–54
2014 First Round Northern Iowa L 10–44


The Lumberjacks have active rivalries with the Northwestern State Demons and the Sam Houston State Bearkats.


  1. ^ SFA Official University Identity Standards (PDF). Retrieved April 2, 2016.

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