2018 Week 12 - Around the MVFC (and other games of interest)

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MVFC Games
12:00 PM - Youngstown State at Illinois State, ESPN+ and NBC Sports Chicago
1:00 PM - #22 Indiana State at Western Illinois, ESPN3
2:00 PM - South Dakota at #5 South Dakota State, ESPN+
2:30 PM - Southern Illinois at #1 North Dakota State, ESPN+
4:00 PM - Missouri State at Northern Iowa, ESPN+

Other FCS of Interest
11:00 AM - #14 Elon at #10 Maine, Fox Sports - Maine could win the CAA autobid and a top 8 seed with a win, Elon could secure a playoff spot if they win
11:00 AM - Harvard vs Yale, ESPN2 - "The Game"...this year at Fenway Park
1:00 PM - #25 Montana State at Montana - "The Brawl of the Wild" is also a matchup of two of WIU's opponents this season and with both teams at 6-4, could heavily play into who makes it into the playoffs.
1:00 PM - #8 James Madison at #11 Towson - both should be playoff teams, but a possible seed is on the line and both are looking for momentum heading into the postseason
1:00 PM - Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri State, ESPN3 - fairly local teams, plus SEMO has a shot at a playoff spot (and I've seen some brackets that have WIU playing SEMO in the first round if we both win this weekend)
2:00 PM - #16 Jacksonville State vs #3 Kennesaw State at Suntrust Park in Atlanta (ATL Braves stadium), Fox Sports Southeast
3:35 PM - #4 Weber State at #21 Idaho State - WSU fighting for a good seed, ISU fighting for a playoff spot

FBS Games of Interest
11:00 AM - #22 Northwestern at Minnesota, BTN
2:30 PM - Iowa at Illinois, BTN
Northern Illinois lost to Miami (OH), 13-7, on Wednesday evening this week
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Attendance for that Wednesday MACtion game at DeKalb = 4,878. This was "Senior Night" for Northern Illinois.

Northern Illinois has won the MAC-West and will play the winner of the MAC-East on November 30 in Detroit.
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Illinois State beat Youngstown State 35-28. Attendance at Illinois State = 5,583.

South Dakota State beat South Dakota 49-27. Attendance at South Dakota State = 8,517.

North Dakota State beat Southern Illinois 65-17. Attendance at North Dakota State = 18,008.

Northern Iowa beat Missouri State 37-0. Attendance at Northern Iowa = 10,072.

Final Standings:
North Dakota State 8-0
South Dakota State 6-2
Northern Iowa 5-3
Indiana State 5-3
Western Illinois 4-4
Illinois State 3-5
South Dakota 3-5
Missouri State 2-6
Southern Illinois 1-7
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EIU fired their football coach today
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So UNI gets in and get a very favorable 1st round game that just shows how weak the playoffs are this year.
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Indiana State gets left at home while much worse teams make it in. I do feel that most of the at-large teams were pretty weak-looking at times, but still...some seriously questionable decisions.


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ST_Lawson wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Indiana State gets left at home while much worse teams make it in. I do feel that most of the at-large teams were pretty weak-looking at times, but still...some seriously questionable decisions.


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I know its hard to say, but do you think we get in if we won Saturday. I can't imagine they take UNI over WIU. Or do you think both would have made it.
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meganeck wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:36 am
ST_Lawson wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Indiana State gets left at home while much worse teams make it in. I do feel that most of the at-large teams were pretty weak-looking at times, but still...some seriously questionable decisions.


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I know its hard to say, but do you think we get in if we won Saturday. I can't imagine they take UNI over WIU. Or do you think both would have made it.
If we won on Saturday, I think we would be in. Indiana State was listed as one of the first 3 out (probably the first one out actually) and we had a head to head win over UNI. UNI was not listed as one of the last 3 in, but I think that if we'd made it in ahead of them, they still might have been in. They wouldn't have taken UNI ahead of WIU, but UNI might still have had a shot. Probably Lamar or UIW would have been pushed just outside the bracket if we'd gotten in.
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Playoff teams by Conference:

Colonial Athletic Conference (6):
Maine
Delaware
Elon
James Madison
Stony Brook
Towson

Big Sky Conference (4):
Weber State
Eastern Washington
Montana State
UC Davis

Southland Conference (3):
Nicholls State
Incarnate Word
Lamar

Missouri Valley Football Conference (3):
North Dakota State
South Dakota State
Northern Iowa

Southern Conference (2):
Wofford
East Tennessee State

Ohio Valley Conference (2):
Jacksonville State
Southeast Missouri State

Big South Conference (1):
Kennesaw State

Patriot League (1):
Colgate

Pioneer Football League (1):
San Diego

Northeast Conference (1):
Duquesne
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