CSJ 2018 FCS Playoff 1st Round Recap: Thrilling First Round Ends With Duquesne Shocking World, UNI Squeaking Past Lamar

Enjoy CSJ’s coverage of all eight Round One games of the 2018 FCS Playoffs.

Wofford 19, Elon 7

FCS Playoffs: Wofford Stifles Elon At Home, 19-7

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford defeated Elon 19-7 at Gibbs Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs. The Phoenix had a 7-6 lead at the half, but the Terriers held Elon scoreless in the second half and scored three times for the win.

Duquesne 31, Towson 7

FCS Playoffs: In Maryland Downpour, Duquesne Grounds Towson, 31-10

TOWSON, Md. – Duquesne scored 31 unanswered points after falling behind 10-0, and held Towson scoreless in the second half, as the Dukes won their first FCS Playoff game in program history with a 31-10 victory over the host Tigers on Saturday in a steady downpour at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Southeast Missouri State 28, Stony Brook 14

FCS Playoffs: SEMO Turns Stony Brook Turnovers Into 28 Point Turnaround, Defeat Seawolves 28-14

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Southeast Missouri (9-3) kept its historic season alive when it erased a 14-point deficit by scoring 28 third-quarter points en route to a 28-14 victory over Stony Brook (7-5) Saturday afternoon.

Montana State 35, Incarnate Word 14

FCS Playoffs: Montana State Pulls Away from Incarnate Word Late, Prevail 35-14

BOZEMAN, Mont.— QB Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another to lead Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the Division I FCS playoffs.

James Madison 20, Delaware 6

FCS Playoffs: James Madison Outslugs Delaware 20-6 In All-CAA Clash

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.

Courtesy The Advocate

Nicholls 49, San Diego 30

FCS Playoffs: Nicholls Goes Up Early, Withstands Late Offensive Fireworks To Defeat San Diego 49-30

THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State raced out to a 32-point lead over San Diego early in the third quarter and held off a late rally to win its first playoff game in 32 years, defeating the Toreros, 49-30, Saturday evening at Manning Field in John L. Guidry Stadium.

Courtesy Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Northern Iowa 16, Lamar 13

FCS Playoffs: Errthum’s 3 Field Goals, Panther Defense Lifts UNI over Lamar, 16-13

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – K Austin Errthum booted three field goals, including a 35-yard field goal with 13:09 left in the game that lifted Northern Iowa to a 16-13 Division I FCS first-round playoff win over Lamar.

Jacksonville State 34, East Tennessee State 27

FCS Playoffs: In Back-And-Forth Affair, Jacksonville State Ends On Top of East Tennessee State 34-27

JACKSONVILLE Al. – Shaq Davidson caught three touchdown passes from Zerrick Cooper, and Marlon Bridges returned an interception for a touchdown as Jacksonville State rallied from a halftime deficit to knock off East Tennessee State 34-27 in the first round of the FCS playoffs.