The totaled only two wins last season and were picked outside of the Top 3 in the NEC preseason coaches’ poll.
Then, there was the 0-3 start.
Eight weeks later, Central Connecticut won its seventh game in a row and captured the NEC’s automatic bid to the #FCSPlayoffs when a last-second Duquesne field goal attempt went wide.
CCSU’s “improbable” run to the Northeast Conference football crown evoked a great deal of #BlueDevilPride across Twitter.
Check out how some of CCSU’s other athletics teams and Atlanta Falcons Assistant GM Scott Pioli, a Central alumnus, reacted to the news of the Blue Devils’ 28-27 title-clinching victory…
— CCSU Volleyball (@CCSU_VB) November 11, 2017
— CCSU Swim and Dive (@CCSUswimanddive) November 11, 2017
— CCSU Women’s BBall (@CCSU_WBB) November 11, 2017
@CCSUBlueDevils 2017 NEC Champs and first ever trip to IAA football playoffs (FCS) – proud of team and friend/HC @CoachRossomando turning team into champs after opening loss to @CuseFootball – much respect to Pete..https://t.co/FCKwclNKkk
— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51) November 11, 2017
My gift to the CCSU Blue Devils football team maybe the only and best way I know how. pic.twitter.com/Si6kwgn6LG
— Eddie Rosado-Nieves (@EDVERSiTY) November 14, 2017
Dave and Coach Gilbride recap the title tilt…