It started in November when W&M Football clinched the CAA title in a 37-26 win over Richmond. Then William & Mary advanced to the NCAA FCS playoffs.
The team was ready. The Tribe was hopeful. W&M started the playoffs strong by dominating Gardner-Webb 54-14 in an exciting home game. The Tribe then advanced to the quarterfinal round for the first time since 2009.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Williamsburg community gathered to cheer on the team in a formal sendoff as they boarded the buses for Montana outside Kaplan Arena on Dec. 7, 2022. They were on their way to play the No. 4 seed, Montana State.
As the cheerleaders yelled to the crowd, “Let’s go All In for the win,” the Griffin gave high-fives to children and their parents who proudly saw the team off to the airport.
At watch parties on campus and around the country, the W&M community went All In to support the team, watching with bated breath as W&M Football charged forward into the NCAA championships.