Wagner’s road to Frisco will begin right on Grymes Hill against a fellow Empire State inhabitant.
When the 2012 NCAA FCS playoff bracket was unveiled during a Selection Show on ESPNU, the NEC champion Seahawks learned they would be hosting Patriot League champion Colgate in a first round affair on Saturday, November 24. The game will air live on ESPN3.
Fresh off its first-ever NEC title, Wagner (8-3, 7-1) is the lone first-time qualifier in the 20-team national championship field. The Seahawks clinched the NEC’s automatic bid when they outlasted Duquesne, 23-17, on Saturday, November 17.
Albany (9-2, 7-1) earned a share of the title alongside Wagner, but the Seahawks held the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Danes thanks to a 30-0 Week 10 win in Albany.
The Great Danes did not receive an at-large berth into the field and will see its season come to a close. The Danes, who have tied Robert Morris with a NEC-record sixth conference crown, had notable non-conference wins over Colgate and then-No. 23 Maine.