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North Carolina Central Eagles (7-4)


Mack departs N.C. Central; Eastman named interim coach

(STATS) - North Carolina Central football coach Jerry Mack has resigned after four seasons to become the defensive coordinator on new Rice coach Mike Bloomgren's staff.

The MEAC school then promoted Granville Eastman to serve as interim head football coach. He's served the past four years as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

Mack posted a 31-15 record, including 26-6 in the MEAC while the Eagles shared conference titles in 2014 and '15 and was the outright champion in 2016. This year's team finished 7-4.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Caldwell1411
Passing TDs: C. Caldwell10
Rushing Yards: I. Totten718
Rushing TDs: C. Caldwell5
Receiving Yards: J. Murphy742
Receiving TDs: J. Murphy5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Duke L 7 - 60
9/9 vs. Shaw W 41 - 0
9/21 vs. South Carolina State W 33 - 28
9/28 at Florida A&M W 21 - 14
10/7 at Howard W 13 - 7
10/14 vs. Gardner-Webb W 24 - 17
10/21 vs. Norfolk State L 21 - 28
10/28 vs. Delaware State W 42 - 14
11/4 at Hampton W 14 - 6
11/11 vs. Bethune-Cookman L 10 - 13
11/18 at North Carolina A&T L 10 - 24
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
7 North Carolina A&T 8-0 12-0
Howard 6-2 7-4
Bethune-Cookman 6-2 7-4
North Carolina Central 5-3 7-4
Hampton 5-3 6-5
Norfolk State 4-4 4-7
Savannah State 3-5 3-8
South Carolina State 2-6 3-7
Florida A&M 2-6 3-8
Delaware State 2-6 2-9
Morgan State 1-7 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3533 (84)
Passing Yards: 2019 (85)
Rushing Yards: 1514 (74)
Points per game: 21.5 (78)
Yards per game: 321.2 (86)
Touchdowns: 27 (82)
Field Goals: 9 (78)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3511 (23)
Passing Yards: 2286 (56)
Rushing Yards: 1225 (14)
Points per game: 19.2 (21)
Yards per game: 319.2 (23)
Touchdowns: 27 (27)
Field Goals: 5 (10)
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