|2019 William & Mary Tribe football|
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|2019 record||5–7 (3–5 CAA)|
|Offensive coordinator||Brennan Marion (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Vincent Brown (1st season)|
|Captain||Nate Atkins, Bill Murray, Corey Parker, Mark Williamson|
|Home stadium||Zable Stadium|
|2019 Colonial Athletic Association football standings|
|No. 2 James Madison $^||8||–||0||14||–||2|
|No. 18 Albany ^||6||–||2||9||–||5|
|No. 15 Villanova ^||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|William & Mary||3||–||5||5||–||7|
Rankings from STATS Poll
The 2019 William & Mary Tribe football team represented the College of William & Mary as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tribe, led by first-year head coach Mike London, played their home games at Zable Stadium. They finished the season 5–7 overall and 3–5 in CAA play to tie for ninth place.
The Tribe finished the 2018 season 4–6, 3–4 in CAA play to finish in eighth place.
On August 5, 2018, Laycock announced that he would be retiring after the conclusion of the 2018 season. He finished at William & Mary with a 39-year record of 249–194–2.
In the CAA preseason poll released on July 23, 2019, the Tribe were predicted to finish in eleventh place.
|Predicted finish||Team||Votes (1st place)|
|1||James Madison||238 (20)|
|11||William & Mary||58|
Preseason All–CAA team
The Tribe had two players selected to the preseason all-CAA team.
Tyler Crist – FB
Isaiah Laster – S
|August 31||6:00 p.m.||Lafayette*||FloSports||W 30–17||10,176|
|September 6||8:00 p.m.||at Virginia*||ACCN||L 17–52||45,250|
|September 14||6:00 p.m.||Colgate*||FloSports||W 38–10||6,777|
|September 21||6:00 p.m.||at East Carolina*||ESPN3||L 7–19||38,004|
|September 29||3:30 p.m.||at Albany||FloSports||L 31–39||3,329|
|October 5||3:30 p.m.||No. 5 Villanova||FloSports||L 28–35||9,164|
|October 19||3:30 p.m.||No. 2 James Madison||FloSports||L 10–38||11,821|
|October 26||1:00 p.m.||at Maine||FloSports||L 25–34||8,123|
|November 2||2:00 p.m.||at Elon||FloSports||W 31–29 5OT||9,216|
|November 9||1:00 p.m.||Rhode Island||FloSports||W 55–19||7,063|
|November 16||1:00 p.m.||No. 20 Towson||FloSports||L 10–31||6,738|
|November 23||12:00 p.m.||at Richmond||FloSports||W 21–15 OT||7,020|
at East Carolina
|No. 5 Wildcats||14||7||0||14||35|
|No. 2 Dukes||7||14||10||7||38|
The five-overtime match-up against Elon marked the longest game in school history (the Tribe had never played in a game longer than two overtimes). This contest was also the first time a new NCAA football overtime rule was used (effected in 2019): starting with the fifth overtime period, each team will line up to attempt a two-point conversion instead of snapping the ball from the 25-yard-line. William & Mary converted their attempt while Elon did not.
|No. 20 Tigers||14||10||7||0||31|
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- Washburn, Rob (July 23, 2019). "James Madison Picked to Capture CAA Football Championship in 2019". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
- "2019 William & Mary football schedule". TribeAthletics.com. The College of William & Mary Department of Athletics. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
- Plain, Megan (November 2, 2019). "William & Mary football wins in thrilling five-overtime game". WTKR. Scripps TV Station Group. Retrieved November 4, 2019.