WACO, Tex. (WLUC) – The Michigan Tech football team received votes in the first regular season 2019 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll, released Monday afternoon.
The Huskies defeated Hillsdale 29-14 in the 2019 season opener Saturday afternoon on the road. The Huskies held the Chargers to 160 yards of total offense and negative nine yards rushing over the course of 60 minutes. Tech has now won a season opener for the 10th straight time dating back to 2010 when they defeated Lake Erie College 42-13.
As a team, the Huskies piled up 411 yards of total offense on 83 total plays. Tech generated 214 yards on the ground and 197 through the air at Hillsdale. The Huskies also converted on four of five fourth down conversions and were 8 of 17 on third down conversions. The Chargers offense was just 2 of 11 on third down conversions and had the ball for only 18:51. Tech's defense forced four turnovers which setup points and kept the Chargers off balance. Quarterback Luke Keller was consistently under pressure and the running lanes were very limited due to multiple excellent performances from the middle of the Huskies defense.
Five total Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams are ranked or receiving votes in the poll this week, including two teams who made their way into the top 10. Ferris State checks in at No.2 following a 24-23 win over Findlay in week one. Grand Valley State University checks in at No. 10 after defeating Edinboro 35-10 to kick off the season. Ashland (38), Saginaw Valley State (9), and Michigan Tech (4) are the teams receiving votes this week.
The Huskies are on the road again this Saturday when they travel to McKendree University for their second straight non-conference game. The kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. eastern time. The official AFCA press release and complete top 25 poll can be viewed by clicking here .