By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The football team has been under a culture of change since Goff took over right before the July 4th holiday. Since that time, he’s had to relocate his family from Ohio to New Jersey, set up a new staff and get the ball rolling with his new team for this season.
He took over a team that went 2-8 last season. He’ll hope to get a win his first game out of the season.
In the past nine meetings between these two teams, the Lions hold a 5-4 advantage. The two teams did not play last season, as TCNJ began the season with the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks in Whitewater, Wisconsin, completing the two-game series with the team.
In the last meeting between the two schools, the Devils won 34-29 at Lions Stadium in 2015. TCNJ has gone 3-6 over the past two seasons at home.
One has to go all the way back to the 2014 season to find their last win in this series. The Lions won 17-13 at the Devils campus in Madison, N.J.
The Devils were also 2-8 last season. They ended the season on a five-game losing streak. Their last win of last season came in a 32-28 win over the Wilkes University Colonels on Oct. 1, 2016.
FDU-Florham averaged 19 points per game last year. Their opponents averaged 40.3 points.
Jagger Green led the Devils with 1,933 passing yards with 11 touchdowns in 2016. He also threw 16 interceptions, while completing 61.95% of his passes.
TCNJ, on the other hand, averaged 9.7 points per game last season under interim head coach Rocky Hager, who is now the team’s Special Teams Coordinator and Linebackers Coach. They were giving up 29.10 points to their opponents.
Trevor Osler led the Lions with 1,041 passing yards and four touchdowns last season. He also threw 11 interceptions, while completing 54.14% of his passes.
Scott, who would be a senior this year athletically, is not listed on the football roster. It’s not clear if the former Profs running back elected not to play this season, or is injured.
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