COLLEGE FOOTBALL: League coaches pick Lenoir-Rhyne as favorite to win title

Published Monday, August 23rd, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

The football head coaches in the South Atlantic Conference on Monday selected Lenoir-Rhyne University as the favorite to win a title.

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The Bears gained 69 points in the voting by coaches — five of whom picked them to win a title — with Wingate (63, one first-place vote), Newberry, S.C. (58, one first-place vote) and Tusculum (52,two first-place votes) rounding out the top four.

Carson-Newman (46) was picked fifth, followed by Limestone (32) and Mars Hill (29).

LRU went 3-1 last season, the loss coming April 10 in Hickory against Tusculum in the SAC title game, 28-23.

The Bears open this season on Sept. 4 with a 6 p.m. game at Virginia State. They play a 10-game schedule with the home opener set for Sept. 25 against Mars Hill (6 p.m.).

This will be head coach Mike Jacobs’ second season at LRU.

SAC PRESS RELEASE: 2021 sac football preseason release

LRU’S 2021 SCHEDULE: https://lrbears.com/sports/football/schedule/2021

BEARS’ 2020 ROSTER: https://lrbears.com/sports/football/roster

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