Christopher Newport Captains

Overall record: 6-5 - Conference: 5-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/7 at Salisbury L, 20-13
9/14 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 21-19
9/21 vs. Rowan L, 34-7
9/28 at Bridgewater L, 25-6
10/5 at Shenandoah * • L, 19-15
10/12 vs. Greensboro * • W, 27-13
10/19 at Chowan * • W, 35-3
10/26 at Methodist * • W, 20-9
11/9 vs. Averett * • W, 27-0
11/16 vs. Ferrum * • W, 35-7
11/23 at Washington and Jefferson L, 24-10
Overall record: 6-5 - Conference: 5-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/5 at Shenandoah * • L, 19-15
10/12 vs. Greensboro * • W, 27-13
10/19 at Chowan * • W, 35-3
10/26 at Methodist * • W, 20-9
11/9 vs. Averett * • W, 27-0
11/16 vs. Ferrum * • W, 35-7
Christopher Newport 5-1 6-5
Ferrum 5-1 5-5
Shenandoah 4-2 5-5
Greensboro 4-2 4-6
Methodist 2-4 3-7
Averett 1-5 2-7
N.C. Wesleyan 0-0 0-0
Maryville (Tenn.) 0-0 0-10

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 NJAC)
2015 (4-6, 4-5 NJAC)
2014 (8-4, 7-1 USAC)
2013 (8-2, 5-2 USAC)
2012 (6-5, 5-2 USAC)
2011 (8-3, 7-0 USAC)
2010 (6-5, 6-1 USAC)
2009 (5-5, 4-3 USAC)
2008 (8-2, 7-0 USAC)
2007 (7-3, 6-1 USAC)
2006 (8-3, 6-1 USAC)
2005 (6-4, 5-2 USAC)
2004 (9-3, 5-1 USAC)
2003 (8-3, 5-1 USAC)
2002 (6-5, 5-1 USAC)
2001 (5-4, 5-1 USAC)

Team Quick Facts

Christopher Newport


Coach: Matt Kelchner (Susquehanna '82)
Conference: USAC
Enrollment: 4962
Location: Newport News, VA
Colors: Royal Blue, Silver
Stadium: Pomoco Stadium (4200)
Surface: Grass

News Releases

October 15, 2016
Captains Stage Dramatic Comeback...Defeat Montclair State in Double Overtime, 28-21
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Christopher Newport posted a fourth quarter comeback Saturday, and outlasted...
September 17, 2016
Saints, Cardinals win Top 25 battles
Thomas More pulled away from W&J in the second half, while St. John Fisher picked off Cortland...
September 14, 2016
CNU trying to restore tradition
Christopher Newport started off its Division III football program with a bang, but the Captains...
September 10, 2016
Kearney's Record-Setting Performance Leads Captains to 45-27 Victory at Hampden-Sydney
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va.- The Christopher Newport football squad improved to 2-0 Saturday, pulling away...
August 10, 2016
CNU's only head coach to step down
Matt Kelchner has been the only head coach in the 16-year history of Christopher Newport football....
November 3, 2015
Big pick puts opponent on edge
When you're reduced to playing spoiler, then the best thing to do is embrace the role and give it...
October 31, 2015
Top 25: Cowboys turn heads; Captains end slide
Hardin-Simmons turned one playoff race on its head after a wild fourth quarter, while St. Thomas...
October 31, 2015
CNU Football Stuns 18th-Ranked Salisbury, 51-39, for 100th Victory in Program History
SALISBURY, MD.- Christopher Newport knocked off 18th-ranked Salisbury Saturday, 51-39, to snap a...
September 5, 2015
CNU Football Jumps to Early Lead and Holds Off TCNJ, 31-21, in Season Opener
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Christopher Newport got off to a fast start Saturday by building a 24-0 lead by...
November 27, 2014
Captains enjoying the ride
Mason Studer's kick gave Christopher Newport its first playoff win in a decade, and the Captains...
November 22, 2014
UMHB bracket: Late kicks give MAC split
Widener lived by the late field goal, but Delaware Valley died by it as Christopher Newport's Mason...
November 8, 2014
MIT, CNU wrap up bookending automatic bids
MIT won the NEFC for the first time, CNU won the USAC for the last time, and other teams clinched...
November 4, 2014
Captains, Quakers take driver's seat
A pair of upsets on Saturday handed the keys to the conference to the Captains and the Quakers. One...
October 8, 2014
USAC has veterans under center
The USA South Athletic Conference has five quarterbacks who have three or more years as starters...
September 30, 2014
When you've already done it all
The quarterback had already seemingly done it all through one overtime in a shootout with a fellow...
March 3, 2014
NJAC goes big for 2015
The New Jersey Athletic Conference is getting a lot bigger and a lot stronger in football in 2015,...
September 21, 2013
No. 25 CNU Improves to 3-0 With 34-6 Win Over Shenandoah
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- For the second straight Saturday night, more than six thousand fans filled POMOCO...
September 14, 2013
CNU Defeats Hampden-Sydney, 17-7, to go 2-0 For First Time in Program History
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Christopher Newport's football team has accomplished many things in more than...
September 10, 2013
CNU makes a statement against Salisbury
The Captains had not defeated a ranked opponent since the 2007 season, and some recent lopsided...
September 7, 2013
CNU Opens Season With Thrilling 17-10 Win Over No. 16 Salisbury
SALISBURY, MD- The Christopher Newport football team opened the 2013 season Saturday night, and...
August 12, 2013
Best road trips: Week 10
Two Virginia teams, playoff regulars both, play host to this week's recommended Division III...
October 20, 2012
Morrast Leads Captains to Road Win Over Averett, 28-13
DANVILLE, Va.- Christopher Newport was powered by sophomore quarterback Marcus Morrast Saturday as...
September 29, 2012
Captains Hold Off Maryville For Second Straight Win, 45-31
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- For the eighth straight season, the Christopher Newport University football team...
June 25, 2012
Is CAC football next?
The Capital Athletic Conference announced Southern Virginia will join the fold in 2013. With CNU,...
November 8, 2011
CNU proves averse to adversity
On its second running back and third quarterback, Christopher Newport rolls to the USA South...
November 5, 2011
CNU Football Dominates Ferrum, 48-30, to capture 8th NCAA Bid
FERRUM, VA.- In a first-place showdown in the USA South with an NCAA berth on the line, the Captains...
October 29, 2011
CNU Football Holds Off Greensboro, 27-22, to improve to 5-0 in USA South
GREENSBORO, N.C.- It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. The Christopher Newport football squad is now...
October 22, 2011
CNU Football beats North Carolina Wesleyan, 51-33, in front of record crowd of 6,141
NEWPORT NEWS, VA- A POMOCO Stadium record crowd of 6,141 went home happy Saturday night as the...
October 8, 2011
CNU Football Survives Late Scare...Wins in Overtime over Shenandoah
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The old saying goes, "I'd rather be lucky than good." Saturday night at...
October 1, 2011
Captains Win Conference Opener at Methodist, 26-14
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Christopher Newport evened its record at 2-2 on the season by winning its...
September 17, 2011
Captains Lose Late to Salisbury, 27-23
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The Christopher Newort football squad fell to 1-2 Saturday night with a 27-23...
September 10, 2011
CNU Football Falls at Stevenson in Double Overtime, 46-43
OWINGS MILLS, MD- In the highest scoring game in CNU football history, the Captains fell to...
November 13, 2010
Captains Headed to NCAA Tournament for Seventh Time After 49-10 Victory Over Methodist
NEWPORT NEWS, VA- The Captains of Christopher Newport University earned their seventh NCAA bid in 10...
October 30, 2010
Christopher Newport Stands Up Ferrum in Homecoming Game, 27-21
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Christopher Newport University football team won for the third straight...
October 26, 2010
Statistical Spotlight
Every time we read the Lewis and Clark-Puget Sound box score, we find something new. That and more...
October 23, 2010
Kentel Noel Shatters USA South Punt Return Record in 37-7 Win Over Greensboro
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Christopher Newport University football squad jumped to an early lead...
October 16, 2010
Defense Leads Captains Past N.C. Wesleyan in Big Road Win, 23-15
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- In the 100th game in program history, the Christopher Newport University...
November 3, 2009
Ogun's season reshaped by injury
Sometimes the mountain a player has to climb doesn't involve a difficult opponent or a week of...
September 14, 2006
Inside a cross-country showdown
Christopher Newport, looking at going 0-2 against a challenging early schedule it was thrilled to...
February 4, 2006
Adding football: Why and how
Football dreams abound. Seventeen schools currently in Division III have added the sport in the past...
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