VIDEO: No. 20 Florida Tech Eager To Play In Front of Home Crowd Saturday After Hurricane Matthew

By  //  October 12, 2016

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Saturday against Fort Valley State at 1 p.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: Head coach Steve Englehart reflects on Hurricane Matthew, reviewing the halfway point of the season and a look-ahead to Saturday’s home-matchup with Fort Valley State.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Despite not playing last week’s game against conference foe North Alabama due to Hurricane Matthew, the Panthers climbed up three spots in the AFCA Div. II Coaches Top 25 Poll. 

Florida Tech moved up from No. 23 to No. 20 with a 4-1 overall record on the 2016 season.

Panthers return home to take on Fort Valley St. (GA) in Melbourne Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

The game between Florida Tech and North Alabama will not be rescheduled due to scheduling conflicts for both teams.

Saturday’s game against Fort Valley State (1-5, 1-3) is slated for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff with Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott on the call on 89.5 FM WFIT and

AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll

The AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll was jumbled up for a second straight week after eight teams in last week’s top 25 were beaten, including three of the top 10 again.

The top three were unchanged as Northwest Missouri State, Grand Valley State (Mich.) and Shepherd (W.Va.) are joined by Midwestern State (Texas) and Tuskegee (Ala.), to round out the top five. The Mustangs used a last minute drive to beat then-No. 4 Texas A&M-Commerce, 26-25, while Tuskegee dispatched rival Morehouse (Ga.), 28-19. This is the Golden Tigers highest ranking in the AFCA poll, having been as high as No. 7 in 2001 and 2002.

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Tech’s junior QB Mark Cato discusses various topics following the unexpected bye week due to Hurricane Matthew. Cato talks chemistry his wide receiving core, improvements and team goals for this season.