2019 College Football America Yearbook excerpt: Division III preview

NCAAThe 2019 College Football America Yearbook is out now at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and provides a preview for more than 900 college football teams and more than 90 college football conferences.

For the next several days we’re providing excerpts from our overall division preview for FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA, junior college and U Sports (Canada).

Today you’ll find an excerpt from our Division III preview below, written by Kendall Webb:

Mount Union QB D’Angelo Fulford. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Matthew Postins)

No. 1 is Mount Union, as the Purple Raiders look to get back to the top of the division with four preseason All-Americans on the field. The Purple Raiders fell just short of a national title in a 24-16 loss to our preseason No. 2, the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders. Those two teams have played against each other for the title the past two seasons, with the Purple Raiders winning the 2017 game, 12-0. Prior to that, the Crusaders captured their own Division III title in a 10-7 win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2016. Mount Union won the 2015 title, so pardon us if it feels inevitable that these two programs will meet for a third straight time in 2019.

Mount Union’s All-Americans include wide receiver Justin Hill, defensive lineman Andrew Roesch, linebacker Trey Williams and defensive back Gabe Brown. However, the most important Purple Raider is quarterback D’Angelo Fulford who passed for 2,837 yards with 37 touchdowns and just six interceptions a year ago. He’ll team up again with running back Josh Petruccelli, and the success of the Raiders’ season will depend on how well those two play down the stretch in the playoffs, which will presumably end in the same place its ended 13 of the past 14 years — in the NCAA Division III Championship Game.

Saint John’s QB Jackson Erdmann is in the 2019 College Football America Yearbook. (RoadTripSports.com photo by Chuck Cox)

Webb then goes into the weapons Mary Hardin-Baylor brings back to mount its title defense and the situation at St. Thomas (MN), where the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference unceremoniously dumped the Tommies this summer. Plus, we preview every conference and have capsules for all 248 Division III teams, including 2018 results and 2019 schedules. Plus, there are photos of players like Saint John’s QB Jackson Erdmann, who happens to be on our Division III section cover.

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff.

The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

2019 Book links:

Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2Gcb20X

BarnesandNoble.com: http://bit.ly/2jQUN1F

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