- $14 for two general-admission tickets (up to $26.10 value)
- Available opponents: Catawba | Valparaiso | Kentucky Wesleyan | Marist | Campbell | San Diego
- Featured promotions: September 12 is “Black Out at Richardson” night, which will shroud the stadium in dark; October 3 is Homecoming, October 24 is Family Weekend, and November 14 is Senior Day
The Scouting Report
On Saturday, September 12, the Wildcats will dust off the gridiron and spit-shine the goal posts at Richardson Stadium to begin another Pioneer Football League season. Wide receiver and 2014 All-PFL First Team honoree William Morris heads a small group of seniors on a team stocked with underclassmen and all the potential they carry with them. Among this group are a pair of promising sophomores set to take on leadership positions: quarterback Taylor Mitchell and running-back Jeffrey Keil. Mitchell steps into the starting role vacated by J.P. Douglas, whereas Keil returns after a breakout 2014 performance that saw him rush for eight touchdowns and earn Freshman Offensive Player of the Year honors.
At the start of the 20th Century, Davidson athletic teams were often referred to as the "Red and Black" or "Preachers." But on November 20, 1917, that all changed when the school's football team—comprised of 22 players—traveled to Atlanta to take on powerhouse Auburn. Despite major disadvantages in size and yards gained, Davidson pulled out a 21-7 victory. Atlanta sportswriters were shocked, and from then on, began referring to the team's players as "wildcats" for their feisty style of play and long, bushy tails. Today, the Wildcats moniker unites 21 men's and women's athletic teams, including a men's basketball team that boasts 11 NCAA tournament appearances and one magical run to the Elite Eight in 2012.