Year: 2017

Appalachian State Blanks Rockets 34-0 In Dollar General Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. — Nate Woody was genuinely worried about the health of his defense when he met a group Mountaineer fans Saturday morning at the team’s hotel several hours before the Dollar General Bowl. Woody quickly rattled off a list of his walking wounded. But the veteran defensive coordinator and his Mountaineer cohorts had little […]

Bearkats Turn Into Pumpkins In FCS Semifinals Once Again

FARGO, N.D. — It might have been a few weeks past Halloween on Friday night at the Fargo Dome, but for the third time in four years, the orange-clad Sam Houston State Bearkats turned into pumpkins in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals. Of course, second-seeded North Dakota State (13-1) might have had something to do […]

North Dakota State Heading Back to National Title Game After 55-13 Rout of Sam Houston State in FCS Semifinal

FARGO, N.D. – Running back Bruce Anderson and #2 seeded North Dakota State advanced to their sixth FCS national championship game in seven years Friday with an imposing 55-13 national semi-final victory over #6 Sam Houston State before 18,279 fans at the Fargodome. The Bison never looked back after scoring touchdowns on their first three […]

Ethan Radke Is the Toast of Harrisonburg After FG Beats Weber State, 31-28

HARRISONBURG, VA. — James Madison knew the road to the defending its Football Championship Subdivision title would be arduous, but the top-seeded Dukes didn’t just how tough it could be until they survived a quarterfinal test from Weber State Friday at Bridgeforth Stadium for a 31-28 victory. Ethan Radke’s second field goal of the final […]

It Was A Senior Day To Remember For App State’s Curtis Fitch

BOONE, N.C. — For any college football player, it is the ultimate fantasy — scoring a touchdown on your senior day. But for rarely-used Appalachian State quarterback Curtis Fitch, his highlight moment in his first game of the season went beyond his wildest dreams. Fitch was summoned from his normal game-day duties of signaling in […]

ULL Scorched by App State, 63-14 As Mountaineers Clinch Share Of Sun Belt Conference Title

BOONE, N.C. — For the first two plays Saturday afternoon, things couldn’t have gone better for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in their battle for football bowl eligibility against first-place Appalachian State. Starting quarterback Jordan Davis scrambled for a season-long 47 yards on first down and then fired a 28-yard scoring strike to senior Devin Scott […]

App State Torches Georgia State 31-10 In Sun Belt Showdown

ATLANTA – Appalachian State was rested and motivated on Saturday afternoon at the former Turner Field and it showed as the Mountaineers torched Georgia State 31-10 in a Sun Belt Conference first-place showdown. Coming off a 17-day break since its 27-6 home victory over arch-rival Georgia Southern on Nov. 9, ASU overcame a few shaky […]

FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: Projecting the 2017 #FCSPlayoff Field, 11/19/2017

Here’s the final FCS Playoff projected bracket from College Sports Journal. In the FCS playoffs, there are 10 conferences that get autobids, the Big Sky, Big South, CAA, Northeast, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Pioneer Football League, Southern, and Southland Conferences. Two conferences, the SWAC and MEAC, choose to send their champions to the […]

CSJ’S HBCU Games of the Week, 11/17/2017-11/20/2017

The Week that was and the Huge Weeks Ahead Last week of HBCU football was a week that sent waves through the MEAC and SWAC landscape, this week isn’t quite over and those waves have now impacted the world of FCS football and we’ve yet to get to the games. Last week we saw Celebration […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings — Week 11

The 2nd time this season TC has ran 80+ yards ➕ Vinatieri in the clutch. Your Wicked Plays of the Week!#GoJacks#WickedPlayWednesday pic.twitter.com/09qBa1vbbz — SDSU Football (@GoJacksFB) November 15, 2017 Just like I stated with the Big Sky power poll, I can’t believe we are already at season’s end. And the Missouri Valley race is still […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week Nov. 12

Six players including Malcolm Perry from Navy, Tyree Jackson from Buffalo, Alexander Mattison from Boise State, Dameon Baber from Nevada, Jackson Abresch from Northern Illinois, and Marcus Jones from Troy have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending November 12th, 2017 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five […]

FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: Projecting the 2017 #FCSPlayoff Field, 11/13/2017

With a week to go, here’s the latest projected bracket from College Sports Journal. This year, we are picking a bracket based on staff picks, Sagarin Ratings, the FCS Coaches’ Poll, and some special sauce to determine who we think will be in the playoff field, who is seeded, who is in, who is out. […]

San Diego’s Hard Work Pays Off With Pioneer Football League Title And 63-7 Win Over Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. — For University of San Diego coach Dale Lindsey, Saturday’s 63-7 victory over Davidson that clinched the Toreros’ third automatic playoff berth in four years and another Pioneer Football League championship was just the culmination of months of hard work. “We’ve been working toward this goal since the first day of practice in […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings — Week 10

Jerry Louie-McGee's punt return vs NAU comes in at No. 5 on the @NCAA_FCS Plays of the Week!#GoGriz pic.twitter.com/WugmuYySFv — Montana Griz Football (@MontanaGrizFB) November 7, 2017 https://twitter.com/NAU_Football/status/926954488019042305 It is looking a lot like honey–that is the honey state of Utah in the Big Sky race. It looks like the two members from that state […]

Appalachian State Resoundingly Becomes Bowl-Eligible After Near-Perfect 27-6 Win Over Georgia Southern

BOONE, N.C. — Just like Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde,” the Appalachian State football team was looking forward to a perfect day Thursday against its arch-rival from Georgia Southern. Unlike Woods, the Mountaineers pulled off that accomplishment with their convincing 27-6 Sun Belt Conference victory over the winless Eagles before 23,110 fans and […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings — Week 10

https://twitter.com/GoJacksFB/status/928353638401093632 Timely turnovers and clutch conversions — here are your Wicked Plays of the Week from our victory over NDSU.#GoJacks#WickedPlayWednesday pic.twitter.com/FYUt1F1VJj — SDSU Football (@GoJacksFB) November 8, 2017 Two weeks remain in the regular season and the playoff potential teams still have so many questions to answer. The MVFC schedule makers really did some good […]

College Sports Journal FCS National Players of the Week Nov. 5

Five players including Daniel Smith from Campbell, Larry Brihm, Jr. from Bethune-Cookman, Ricky Davis from Youngstown State, Connor Strahm from Montana, and Corey McCullough from Alcorn State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 29th, 2017 from the NCAA Division I FCS schools. The honorees are listed here with their achievements and […]

FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: Projecting the 2017 #FCSPlayoff Field, 11/6/2017

With two weeks to go, here’s the latest projected bracket from College Sports Journal. This year, we are picking a bracket based on staff picks, Sagarin Ratings, the FCS Coaches’ Poll, and some special sauce to determine who we think will be in the playoff field, who is seeded, who is in, who is out. […]

Warhawks’ 50 Yard Bomb With 52 Seconds Left Helps Down Appalachian State, 52-45

MONROE, La. — Appalachian State has made a habit of poor starts during the 2017 college football season, but an even worse finish sent the Mountaineers tumbling to their costliest loss of the year Saturday as Louisiana-Monroe scored a 52-45 knockout in Sun Belt Conference action. ULM quarterback Caleb Evans escaped pressure, stepped up in […]

CSJ’s HBCU Games Of The Week, 11/3/2017-11/4/2017

Welcome to November where the road to the Celebration Bowl has officially heated up. Last week in the MEAC we saw Celebration Bowl hopes take a major hit for Hampton and Norfolk State, conference front runner North Carolina A&T enjoyed a much needed bye. In the SWAC, Alabama A&M was left searching for answers after […]