Mexico’s ONEFA college football league kicks off

The ONEFA  (Organización Nacional Estudiantil de Futbol Americano)  kicks off its 2018 college football season in Mexico with a slate of nine games starting Friday, September 7.

Unfortunately, the opening weekend has changed as the classic game between the defending champions, the Pumas UNAM and Águilas Blancas IPN has been postponed due to a violent student campus clash earlier in the week.

The Pumas won the 2017 title, beating the Auténticos Tigres 18-15 in front of a sold out crowd of 40,000 at Olympic University Stadium in Mexico City.

However, nine games, including the Classic Tamaulipeco between the Reynosa and  Victoria campuses of the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT), make up for the postponed game on the opening day that is key to the development of student football in Mexico. .

The match schedule for this weekend is as follows:


Auténticos Tigres U.A. Nuevo León vs. Leones U. Anáhuac Norte: Friday at 7:00 p.m., Stadium “Ing. Gaspar Mass Martínez “, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León.

Águilas U.A. Chihuahua vs. Linces UVM: Saturday at 2:00 pm, Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

Bye: Águilas Blancas IPN, Burros Blancos IPN and Pumas UNAM.


Leones U. Anáhuac Querétaro vs. Pumas Acatlán UNAM: Friday at 4:00 p.m., “Selva Naranja” Stadium of the Anáhuac University, Querétaro, Querétaro.

Potros Salvajes UAEM vs. Frailes U. Tepeyac: Friday at 7:00 pm, Stadium “Lic. Juan Josafat Pichardo Cruz “, Toluca de Lerdo, State of Mexico.

Leones U. Anáhuac Cancún vs. Lobos U.A. Coahuila: Saturday at 7:00 p.m., “Coliseo Maya” Stadium, Cancun, Quintana Roo.

Bye:  Toros Salvajes U.A. Chapingo.


Leones Negros U. Guadalajara vs. Tlahuicas Selección Morelos: Saturday at 11:00 hours, Campo del CUCEA, Zapopan, Jalisco.

Correcaminos Victoria UAT vs. Correcaminos Reynosa UAT: Saturday at 2:00 pm, Stadium “Ing. Eugenio Alvizo Porras “, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.

Tecos U.A. Guadalajara vs. Centinelas CGP: Saturday at 18:00 hours, Stadium “3 de Marzo”, Zapopan, Jalisco.

Halcones U. Veracruzana vs. Lobos BUAP: Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Campo de la USBI, Xalapa, Veracruz.

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