Published on October 25, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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Samford’s football Bulldogs have reached their highest national ranking in more than two decades and are set to host Southern Conference rival Chattanooga Saturday (Oct. 28). The game kicks off at 2 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.


The Bulldogs are ranked eighth in the Football Championship Series (FCS) Coaches poll and ninth in the STATS FCS poll. The highest ranking in program history came in 1992 when the team reached the No. 3 spot.

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The team is one-half game out of first place in the SoCon standings and is riding a three-game conference win streak after last Saturday’s thrilling 24-21 victory at Wofford.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.