2023-24 Bryant University Football News

Bryant Football announces game times for 2024
Bryant Football announces game times for 2024

March 29, 2024

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Bryant football team, in conjunction with CAA Football, announced its game times for the upcoming 2024 season on Friday morning. Bryant will play 12 total games this fall, with six set for Beirne Stadium. 

Bryant Football welcomes 28 during signing periods
Bryant Football welcomes 28 during signing periods

March 20, 2024

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant football head coach Chris Merritt is excited to announce the signing of 28 student-athletes during the two signing periods. The group includes 17 that will make up Class of 2028 and will join the Black and Gold in the fall, while 11 come to Smithfield as mid-year transfers.

Football announces 2024 Schedule
Football announces 2024 Schedule

January 09, 2024

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The new era of Bryant University Football is officially underway as it announced its schedule for the Fall of 2024, its first as a member of Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) Football.

Dyson named to All-ECAC Defensive Team
Dyson named to All-ECAC Defensive Team

December 19, 2023

DANBURY, CONN. - Kenny Dyson Jr. of the Bryant University football team was named to the All-ECAC Defensive team. Dyson was the only member of the Bulldogs to make a team. This year, Dyson has also been named to the All-Big South-OVC and All-New England teams.

Eckhaus and Dyson Jr. garner All-New England honors
Eckhaus and Dyson Jr. garner All-New England honors

December 04, 2023

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Bryant University football junior quarterback Zevi Eckhaus and graduate defensive end Kenny Dyson Jr. have been named to the 2023 New England Football Writers Association All-New England team.

Eckhaus named Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Year, ten named to All-Conference Teams
Eckhaus named Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Year, ten named to All-Conference Teams

November 21, 2023

BRENTWOOD, TENN. - Zevi Eckhaus of the Bryant University football team was named the Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Year. Eckhaus, Ahmad Assad, and Kenny Dyson Jr. were named to the First-Team All-Conference. Matthew Prochaska, Anthony Frederick, Konor Lathrop, Jamichael Watts. Michael Otty and Lake Ellis were all named to the Second-Team All-conference. Darnell Shillingford was named to the All-Academic team.

Eckhaus named FCS and Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Week
Eckhaus named FCS and Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Week

November 20, 2023

BRENTWOOD, TENN. - Zevi Eckhaus of the Bryant University football team was named the FCS Offensive Player of the Week and the Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday morning by the organizations. Eckhaus dominated on Saturday, throwing six touchdowns for 394 yards with a completion percentage of 78.6% (22-28).

Bryant dominates SEMO on Senior Day
Bryant dominates SEMO on Senior Day

November 18, 2023

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University football team took down Southeast Missouri State 45-21 to grab the senior day victory and close the season. Eckhaus tied the program record for passing TDs in a game (6) and a season with 28. He threw for a total of 394 yards. Anthony Frederick tallied 118 yards and a score, while Matthew Prochaska had 110 yards and a score. Jalen Powell recorded 76 yards and a touchdown, and Konor Lathrop hauled in his sixth touchdown of the season. Kenny Dyson Jr. had two sacks and a forced fumble, while Christopher Eaton Jr. also recorded a forced fumble.

Bryant hosts SEMO on Senior Day
Bryant hosts SEMO on Senior Day

November 17, 2023

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University football team closes out the 2023 season on Saturday afternoon when it hosts Southeast Missouri State at Beirne Stadium. Kick is set for 1:00 p.m.

Eckhaus, Frederick lift Bryant past Lindenwood, 38-3, on Saturday
Eckhaus, Frederick lift Bryant past Lindenwood, 38-3, on Saturday

November 11, 2023

ST. CHARLES, MO. - The Bryant University football team defeated Lindenwood 38-3 in the road victory on Saturday. Eckhaus threw for 367 yards and four TDs. Anthony Frederick caught three of those touchdowns and added eight catches for 131 yards. Jalen Powell recorded a receiving TD, and Matthew Prochaska had seven catches for 82 yards. Olatunde Mkparu and Sean Hunt tallied an interception, and Chris Eaton Jr. forced a fumble. Dontae Lunan, Kenny Dyson Jr., and Beau Shugarts registered a sack. 

Bryant faces Lindenwood on Saturday afternoon
Bryant faces Lindenwood on Saturday afternoon

November 10, 2023

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University football team hits the road for the final time this season as it travels to Lindenwood on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

Bryant falls to GWU at home in OT thriller
Bryant falls to GWU at home in OT thriller

November 04, 2023

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University football team falls to Gardner-Webb at home in an overtime thriller by a score of 45-44. Zevi Eckhaus became the all-time leading passer in program history as he threw for 338 yards and four scores. Matthew Prochaska tallied a career-high nine catches for 149 yards. Jallen Powell had 75 yards and scored. Anthony Frederick and Konpr Lathrup both caught receiving TDs. Defensively, Robert Crockett III had a pick-six, Michael Otty tallied 2.5 TFLs, a sack, and a forced fumble. Hollis Dirstine posted his first career sack, and Dontae Lunan registered 1.5 TFLs and a FF. Jayvis Rayside also tallied a forced fumble.

Bryant welcomes Gardner-Webb for Family & Friends Weekend on Saturday
Bryant welcomes Gardner-Webb for Family & Friends Weekend on Saturday

November 03, 2023

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University football team returns home after a two-game road trip to face Gardner-Webb for Family & Friends Weekend at Beirne Stadium with a 1 PM kick-off.

Parking Information for Family and Friends Weekend
Parking Information for Family and Friends Weekend

November 01, 2023

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University has announced additional parking on November 4 for Family and Friends Weekend that includes the Bryant vs Gardner-Webb football game.

Eckhaus named Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Week
Eckhaus named Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Week

October 30, 2023

BRENTWOOD, TENN. - Zevi Eckhaus of the Bryant University football team was named the Big South-OVC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season by the organization on Monday morning.

Bulldogs have wire to wire road win against Charleston Southern
Bulldogs have wire to wire road win against Charleston Southern

October 29, 2023

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Bryant University football team dominated Charleston Southern during the 47-24 road win. Zevi Eckhaus threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns. Fabrice Mukendi had his second straight multi-TD game. Konor Lathrop, Marc Taglieri Jr., Simi Bakare, and Anthony Frederick caught a touchdown pass. Landon Ruggieri led the way with 97 yards receiving. Defensively, Lake Eills hauled in an interception for the third straight game. Kenny Dyson Jr. had a pick, the first since 2021, and the Bulldogs defense had three takeaways for the third time this season. Michael Otty had the only sack of the game.