Outside of an upset win over a struggling Samford team, Mercer won the games they were favored in and lost the games where they were an underdog. That added up to a 5-6 record with a 4-4 Southern Conference mark.
The Wildcats left a good taste in the mouths of their fan base winning 4 of their last 5 games including victories over top Southland teams Nicholls and Sam Houston State.
Stony Brook had a solid season in 2018, although they took a step back from their excellent 2017 season. The Seawolves made the FCS playoff field, losing in the first round to Southeast Missouri State 28-14.
Southeastern Louisiana went 4-7 in 2018 and were competitive in a number of games, but had a hard time getting the defense off the field to hold leads or complete comebacks.
Western Carolina started the 2018 season with three straight wins, but it was all downhill from there as the Catamounts lost their last 8 games of the season.
2018 brought a 5-6 overall record, but a respectable 3-2 in conference play.
ichmond came into the 2018 season hoping to make a run at a playoff spot. But a porous defense caused the Spiders to struggle the entire season allowing 27 or more points 8 times.
Eastern Illinois struggled to a 3-8 season in 2018, but their games were not without excitement. The lowest combined point total in any of the Panthers’ games in 2018 was 45 points, and that game went to overtime.
Murray State lost all three of their non-conference games, which sealed their fate in 2018. In the Ohio Valley, the Racers were 5-3 including one of the most improbable comeback victories and crazy plays of the football season.
Tennessee State had two winnable games cancelled by weather leading to a 4-5 overall record. The Tigers really struggled on the road, going 1-4 in 2018.
UConn was winless against FBS competition in 2018 with its only victory coming in a 56-49 shootout against FCS Rhode Island. The defense was historically bad, giving up at least 49 points in 10 games.
Texas-El Paso Miners Location: El Paso, TX Coach: Dana Dimel (1-11) 2nd Season at UTEP Stadium: Sun Bowl (Capacity 51,500) CSJ Projections: 14th: Conference USA 7th: C-USA West Division 16th: Texas 130th: FBS 65th: Group of Five 205th: Division I 2018 In a Sentence: UTEP had an awful season in 2018, starting with an opening […]
Tennessee-Martin struggled to a lowly 2-9 record in 2018. The culprit for the Skyhawks was generally their defense, which had a hard time getting off the field.
In August 2018, long time head coach Jimmye Laycock announced that his 39th season would be his last. William and Mary sent him out with a 4-6 record, which is not what they were looking for.
The Lions finished 7-3 in a schedule split between Division I and Division II.
The Great Danes struggled through a tough CAA schedule, but shocked the league by defeating in-state ranked rival Stony Brook on the last weekend of the season to go out on a high note.
Campbell used a modest non-conference schedule to achieve a winning season in 2018, finishing 6-5.
Win or lose last year, one thing was for certain in Gardner-Webb games: it would not be close. The closest margin of victory in every game the Bulldogs played was 16 points – a 16-0 loss to Charleston Southern.
It’s May. Spring football is over, and the preseason camps don’t start for a couple months. We are in the doldrums of the FCS offseason. But at this point, everyone is 0-0 and hope springs eternal. 127 schools think they have a shot to make the playoffs and compete for an FCS Championship in Frisco. […]
This game features two of the best scorers that college basketball has to offer. This game could be the game of the day on Thursday with two teams who can get the score into the 80s or even the 90s.
With the AAC down overall this season, the Owls had to sweat our selection Sunday. They 13-5 record was enough to get them in despite losing in the quarterfinal of the conference tournament.
In the college basketball landscape we all know about Duke, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky. Some combination of those teams litter the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 every March. But there are always a couple of mid major teams that go on runs and play in the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
The best way to describe the 2018 Memphis Tiger football team would be High Event. The Tigers scored 43.6 points per game on offense, but also allowed 31.5 points per game on defense. Every game was a party in the end zone.
The Sun Devils will come into this game ready to play and looking for the win. They wont be happy to just be in a bowl because as their coach Herm Edwards once famously said, “you play to win the game.”
The Black Bears will need a much better offensive game against a tougher Eastern Washington team and they are going to have to match their defensive pressure to keep Eric Barriere uncomfortable and in the pocket.
(7) Maine at (2) Weber State When: Friday, December 7, 8:00 PM Where: Stewart Stadium, Ogden, UT TV/Streaming: ESPN2, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Maine Black Bears Orono, Maine Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 8,677 FCS Sagarin Rating: 25 How They Got Here: Maine got 4 first half touchdown passes from Chris Ferguson to lead 42-14 at the […]
Nicholls at (3) Eastern Washington When: Saturday, December 1, 5:00 PM Where: Roos Field, Cheney, WA TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux, Louisiana Southland Conference Enrollment: 5,717 FCS Sagarin Rating: 18 How They Got Here: Nicholls State scored over 40 points for the fifth straight week – all wins – in a first round playoff […]
James Madison at (8) Colgate When: Saturday, December 1, 1:00 PM Where: Crown Field at Kerr Stadium, Hamilton, NY TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg, Virginia Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 19,000 FCS Sagarin Rating: 4 How They Got Here: James Madison used a suffocating defense and a good enough offense to defeat Delaware […]
Jacksonville State at (8) Maine When: Saturday, December, 12:00 PM Where: Alfond Stadium, Orono, ME TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville, Alabama Ohio Valley Conference Enrollment: 7,491 FCS Sagarin Rating: 12 How They Got Here: Jacksonville State fell behind 20-10 at the half, but rallied in the second half to defeat East Tennessee […]
At 2:30 Wednesday, Bruce Feldman set JMU Nation ablaze with one tweet: SOURCE: #JMU’s Mike Houston is expected to become the new head coach at #Charlotte. Over the next four and half hours, JMU fan reaction ranged from rage to congratulatory and everywhere in between. There were people calling him a liar, classless and a […]
James Madison 20, Delaware 6 Video Highlights Courtesy NCAA.com HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison used a suffocating defense and just enough offense to defeat Delaware 20-6. QB Ben DiNucci had an efficient day for the Dukes, going 23 of 31 for 223 yards passing and a touchdown. The early part of the game was a […]
Delaware at James Madison When: Saturday, November 24, 3:00 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Delaware Blue Hens Newark, Delaware Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 18,353 FCS Sagarin Rating: 22 Season Recap: Delaware’s season started with a thud, losing to Rhode Island. After four weeks they were 4-4 and had questions after a loss […]
Elon at Wofford When: Saturday, November 24, 2:00 PM Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Elon Phoenix Elon, North Carolina Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 5,900 FCS Sagarin Rating: 23 Season Recap: Elon lost their season opening game against FBS South Florida, but then the Phoenix then won four straight games, including breaking James Madison’s […]
Duquesne at Towson When: Saturday, November 24, 2:00 PM Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA Northeast Conference Enrollment: 5943 FCS Sagarin Rating: 79 Season Recap: Duquesne tested itself in its non-conference schedule, playing two FBS teams along the way. The Dukes went 8-1 against the FCS this year with […]
Jacksonville State at Kennesaw State When: Saturday, November 17, 3:00PM Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA TV/Streaming: Fox Sports Southeast, Fox College Sports Central, Fox Sports Go (Subscription req’d) Jacksonville State For the fifth straight year, Jacksonville State won the Ohio Valley Conference outright to secure the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. The difference this […]
Elon at Maine When: Saturday, November 17, 12:00PM Where: Alfond Stadium, Orono, ME TV/Streaming: ABC, WPME, Fox College Sports Central, Fox Sports Go (subscription req’d) Elon Phoenix Elon is hobbling coming into their last game of the season. The Phoenix are 6-3 and need a win to secure an FCS playoff berth. What looked like […]
James Madison at Towson When: Saturday, November 17, 2:00PM Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD TV/Streaming: College Sports Live James Madison Dukes One week after getting pulled in the first quarter in an ugly loss to New Hampshire, James Madison quarterback Ben DiNucci had a great bounce back game in a big win over Rhode […]
Half of the automatic bids have been handed out with one week to play: North Dakota State (MVFC), Colgate (Patriot League), Kennesaw State (Big South), San Diego (Pioneer) and Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley). Southeast Missouri State suffered the toughest loss of the week last week, losing on a last second kick return to Murray State […]
Rhode Island at James Madison When: Saturday, November 10, 2:00 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: MASN, SNY, Eleven Sports Next/Twitch, CAA.tv Rhode Island Rams Rhode Island got JuJuan Lawson back in the lineup last week against Elon after missing four games due to injury. Lawson threw for 349 yards and 3 touchdowns but […]
Delaware at Stony Brook When: Saturday, November 10, 1:00 PM Where: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, NY TV/Streaming: College Sports Live Delaware Blue Hens Over the last five weeks, Delaware has looked like the best team in the CAA and a solid top ten team in the entire FCS. After two early stumbles that […]
Towson at Elon When: Saturday, November 10, 12:00PM Where: Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC TV/Streaming: ElonPhoenix.Com Towson Tigers Towson won its first give CAA games to shoot into the top 10 of the rankings. However, the Tigers have dropped their last two games in conference play to Delaware and Maine. The schedule makers were not kind […]
North Dakota State and Colgate were the first two teams to officially punch their ticket to the FCS playoffs this year, winning the Missouri Valley and Patriot Conferences, respectively. The rest of the playoff picture was muddied up by losses by James Madison, Towson and Wofford. With two weeks of play left before selection Sunday, […]
Maine at Towson When: Saturday, November 3, 4:00PM Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD TV/Streaming: College Sports Live Maine Black Bears Maine bounced back from a bad loss to William & Mary by easily beating Albany last week. The loss to William & Mary lands the Black Bears in a tie with 3 other teams […]
For the first time in a long time, the top teams all won. Towson suffered an upset loss, but it was to a Delaware team that is on the rise. The biggest loss of the week went to Northern Iowa. The Panthers were riding high off their win against South Dakota State only to lose […]
Central Arkansas at McNeese State When: Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM Where: Cowboy Stadium, Lake Charles, LA TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Central Arkansas Bears Central Arkansas won the Southland last year, but appears to get lost in the discussion this year when talking about top conference teams. However, the Bears are 4-1 and tied for the top […]
Towson at Delaware When: Saturday, October 27, 3:30PM Where: Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE TV/Streaming: Fox College Sports Atlantic/Fox Sports Go (subscription req’d) Towson Tigers The Tigers were projected as the 10th place team in the CAA preseason polls. They have clearly exceeded expectations with the leadership of Coach Rob Ambrose and the play of quarterback […]
Stony Brook at James Madison When: Saturday, October 27, 3:30 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: MASN/SNY/Eleven Sports/CAA.TV Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook has been lighting up the scoreboard this season, scoring at least 28 points in ever contest except their opening weekend loss at Air Force. The Seawolves are led on offense by […]
Another week in the FCS, another set of upsets. The only consistent is North Dakota State. Every other team is vulnerable at this point in the season. Wofford picked up a big win to reassert itself as the top dog in the Southern Conference. The worst loss of the week was Maine in the CAA. […]
Rhode Island at Stony Brook When: Saturday, October 20, 6:00 PM Where: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, NY TV/Streaming: Stretch Internet Rhode Island Rams Rhode Island enters this weeks big CAA matchup with Stony Brook coming off its first conference loss of the season to Maine. The Rams led the game most of the […]
East Tennessee State at Wofford When: Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC TV/Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription req’d) East Tennessee State Buccaneers East Tennessee State has played a number of close games this year, but each time the game has been close, the Buccaneers have come out with the win. Their lone loss […]