Owls Return to Top Five in National Polls

The Kennesaw State football team was named the consensus No. 5 team in the country Monday, following a record breaking 62-13 win over Alabama State on Saturday.

The Owls rose two spots from No. 7 in the STATS FCS Top 25 and climbed three spots from No. 8 in the AFCA Coaches’ Top 25.

KSU’s massive performance against Alabama State saw them break their all-time scoring record, with 62 points. The Owls posted 563 yards of total offense, marking their second game in a row with 500+ yards, and also their best offensive performance since putting up 567 yards against Presbyterian in 2016.

Five different Owls found their way into the endzone, led by quarterback Chandler Burks (Douglasville, GA) who, for the second straight game, had three rushing touchdowns. Freshman Isaac Foster (Summerville, GA) made his mark on history as well by returning the second half opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, the longest return in program history.

The Owls currently lead the Big South and rank eighth in the FCS for scoring offense, averaging 43.7 points per game. Their 499 total yards per game ranks first in the Big South and 12th in the nation.

The Owls continue their four-game homestand this Saturday as they host Division II’s Clark Atlanta at 6 PM at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

Week 3 STATS FCS Top 10

  1. North Dakota State
  2. James Madison
  3. South Dakota State
  4. North Carolina A&T
  5. KENNESAW STATE
  6. Eastern Washington
  7. Weber State
  8. Wofford
  9. McNeese
  10. Jacksonville State

 

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