Know Your 2013 Opponents: Monmouth

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In a way, you really have to feel for the football players of the Monmouth football program.

A year ago today, Monmouth was preparing for a season where the Hawks were going to be in competition for the NEC title.

A challenging schedule beckoned, with a trip to nationally-ranked Lehigh and Rhode Island of the CAA heading to Kessler field, but there was a battle with teams like Albany, and nearby rival Wagner, for the NEC championship and an autobid to the FCS playoffs.

But many had no way of knowing that Realignmentaggeddon would hit the Hawks, having them leave their longtime home, the NEC, and in the process find the Hawks scrambling for a new conference home.

It might have even come about thanks to the Patriot League.
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