It took New Hampshire 21/2 minutes to score its first touchdown Saturday afternoon. But the statements the Wildcats made in doing that were far more significant than the seven points that went on the board.
Bigger. Faster. Stronger. It was as simple as that.
When Tennessee State was a football powerhouse decades ago, the Tigers featured dominating defenses with names like Richard Dent, Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Claude Humphrey.
In returning to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, the Tigers gave a nod to their past on Saturday, using a suffocating defensive performance to pound overmatched Butler 31-0 in an FCS first-round game at the Butler Bowl.
Get ready for Sam Houston State-Southeastern Louisiana II.
Like they’ve done during the playoffs over the previous two seasons, the Bearkats made short work of Southern Utah from the Big Sky Conference on Saturday afternoon in the first-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game.
When the Missouri Valley Football Conference expanded into the Dakotas in 2008, it was seen as a clever move to turn an already-powerful league into a superpower.
Soon after, the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field grew from 16 to 20 — and this season to 24 — and it seemed a lead-pipe cinch that the Valley was going to have three, four, maybe even five teams some years in the postseason.
Or maybe not.
Even ones with bowl experience prefer playoffs
For years fans of big-time college football have been clamoring for what the Football Championship Subdivision has had for decades: a playoff system.
Grambling’s athletic department made headlines after the school’s football players staged a boycott because of issues with university leaders, disgusted at what they saw as rundown facilities, needless long bus trips to road games and questionable personnel decisions.
With a 41-14 victory over Stetson on Saturday, Mercer picked up its tenth win of the season and broke the NCAA’s all-time record for victories by a start-up program.
The previous mark for wins by a start-up program, set in 2009, was nine.
“I can’t say enough about our players,” Mercer Coach Bobby Lamb said after the win. “This exactly what I’ve dreamed Mercer football would be and I think we’re off to an incredible start and now we’ve got to take another step up.”
Delaware Stadium’s student section has been largely empty this season, to the chagrin of university officials.
For the fourth straight year, attendance at home football games has fallen to the lowest level in a decade. Since reaching its highest level of 22,177 per game in 2005, the program has seen its attendance fall to 18,108 per game in 2013.
UNI football coach feels bad for Missouri Valley
Northern Iowa Coach Mark Farley didn’t know what to expect while watching the Football Championship Subdivision playoff selection show on Sunday.
After the show ended and the Panthers weren’t a part of the 24-team playoff bracket, Farley still is looking for answers.
The field of 24 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee. The top eight national seeds will host winners from the first round match-ups.
Youngstown State athletic director Ron Strollo served on the FCS playoff committee the previous four years. With YSU hoping to earn its first playoff berth since 2006, he shed some light on the selection process.
The NCAA Division I Football Committee has announced that the top four seeds in the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship will be released in alphabetical order this Sunday at 11 a.m. (ET) prior to the 24-team bracket selection show at 11:30 a.m. (ET).
It’s that time. It’s time for Montana to once again divide, and I’m not talking the Continental Divide either.
No, it’s time for all the love to be thrown out the window as Montana and Montana State fans gear up for the annual Griz-Cat showdown, which takes place Saturday in Bozeman.