The Husson University football team is off to a 3-1 start to the season and a look at the national stats shows the defense is a major contributor to their success.The Eagles are currently ranked 3rd in the nation among 241 division III schools allowing a stingy 176 yards per game. After a season opening loss to Alfred University the Eagles defense has given up just 16 total points in the last 3 games.

Grant Caserta is in his first season as the Husson Defensive coordinator, taking over a unit that was among the leaders last season and returned all but starters.

Below are other categories where the Husson defense ranks in the top 10 nationally.

  • Total Defense...........................#3       176yds per game
  • Passing Efficiency Defense.......#2        67%
  • Rush Defense.........................#5        56yds per game
  • 1st Down Defense..................#6        46 total allowed
  • Tackles for a Loss...................#6        10 per game
  • Pass Yards Allowed................#8        120yds per game
  • Fumbles Recovered...............T #10    8 fumbles recovered
  • Red Zone Defense..................T #12    .545%