“It was bliss.” That is what former Delaware quarterback Andy Hall said he felt as the final seconds ticked away on Dec. 19, 2003, in Chattanooga, Tenn. On that night, Delaware defeated Colgate University 40-0 in the National Championship Game to win the Hens’ sixth title in football.
Hall was among the 60 members of the 2003 team—some of whom were in town for the first time in years—to reconvene in Newark over the weekend, as the university celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the championship season.
Stetson plays its first Pioneer Football League game Saturday, and guess which team the Hatters play?
Two-time defending champion University of San Diego, which also ranked first in the league’s preseason coaches poll this season.
A thank-you note to the PFL from Stetson coach Roger Hughes surely is in the mail. This matchup is a baptism by fire for Stetson.
The great state a Texas’ best chance of winning the national title died when Texas A&M lost against Alabama. Right now, only the mighty Aggies are ranked in the top 10. The other Texas teams that are ranked are Baylor (19) and Texas Tech (24).
For shame, doc’.
Fargo is the current capital city of the Football Championship Subdivision.
That’s indisputable after ESPN’s College GameDay – the unofficial pregame show of the college football world – took over downtown last week to highlight North Dakota State, a rare trip outside the power conferences.
It certainly hasn’t been easy for Jacksonville State in the first four games of the Bill Clark era, but the Gamecocks have come out on top every time.
With the exception of a 48-13 blowout win over Jacksonville, the other three wins have been decided by a total of 11 points. The last two wins have gone beyond regulation.
The matchup is billboard material, and Mark Farley believes McNeese State at Northern Iowa deserves big-game status.
“We haven’t had this kind of game in the Dome in a long, long time during the season,” said the Panthers’ head football coach. “This is the real deal.”
In 1984, tight end Joe Bignell had a monster year, hauling in 88 passes for 1,149 yards while helping Montana State catch lightning in a bottle and win a national championship.
Those numbers still stand as single-season school records, but they might not last much longer.
Right now, Bobcats wideout Tanner Bleskin is on a blistering pace to finish the 2013 regular season with 93 catches and 1,263 yards. And, provided MSU makes it, anything Bleskin does in the postseason will be decorative.
Containing Zach Bauman is a little like trying to rope a squirrel.
“He’s one of those guys who can make you miss in a phone booth,” Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp said of Northern Arizona’s standout running back.
“He’s a very explosive runner, so you have to be on top your game, take good angles and make sure you attack and hit and stop him before things get started. We have to make sure where he’s at.”
Dae’Quan Scott’s legs have been a little weary after game days the past few weeks.
“It’s nothing outrageous that I couldn’t handle,” he said, citing the recuperative effects of sessions in the cold and hot tubs.
The workload for Scott, James Madison’s senior tailback, has increased significantly in the past three games. It hasn’t necessarily been by design, but Scott isn’t complaining.
Without Jamaine Cook, the third-leading rusher in the Missouri Valley Football Conference last year, Youngstown State has rebuilt a ground game by committee this season.
The Penguins (3-1), who re-entered the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll Monday at No. 25, have started two different tailbacks and distributed carries to five runners.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Football Bowl Subdivision Athletic Directors’ Association, in addition to NACDA’s Affiliate Associations, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) and the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA), are working as a cohesive unit in developing recommendations that will help improve the governance and operation of intercollegiate athletics.
Last year, UC Davis and Idaho State engaged in an entertaining shootout that the Aggies won 52-45 in Pocatello.
It was the most points scored by UC Davis in 2012, and the Aggies’ 640 yards were their most since 2008.
While UC Davis coach Ron Gould isn’t sure what to expect when the Bengals (2-1) visit the Aggies (0-4) on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference opener, all that matters is getting a victory. UC Davis is trying to avoid its worst start since going 0-5 in 1960.
It took the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga nine possessions to score its first points of this football season. Points have come a lot easier since.
The Mocs were shut out in the first half of their season-opening 31-21 loss to UT-Martin, finally scoring on their sixth possession of the second half. UTC then scored on three of its next five, a trend that continued the next two weeks.
Plenty of good seats are generally available on the visiting side of Goodman Stadium for all Lehigh University football home games; except, of course, for that special game that happens there every other November when Lafayette stops by.
However when the Mountain Hawks welcome the University of New Hampshire on Saturday in a battle of nationally ranked FCS [Football Championship Subdivision] teams, the visiting side may not offer as much open space as usual.
Take a quick glance up and down the South Dakota State University roster and it becomes quickly apparent that Nebraskans make quite an impact on Jackrabbit football.
Thirteen kids from places like Omaha to Columbus to Cambridge, who suit up for the sixth-rated team in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), made the trip back to their home state on Saturday.
While the SDSU roster has a local flavor, defensive coordinator Clint Brown is about as local as you can get.