2019 End of Season Around the FCS, etc.

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Instead of doing more weekly threads, this will just be the last one for the season for any remaining games "of interest" and I'll just update things as the playoffs finish up.

FCS Playoff Games 12/13 and 12/14
Friday @ 6 PM - Northern Iowa (10-4) at #2 James Madison (12-1), ESPN2
Friday @ 7 PM - Austin Peay (11-3) at #5 Montana State (10-3), ESPN3
Friday @ 9 PM - #6 Montana (10-3) at #3 Weber State (10-3), ESPN2
Saturday @ 11 AM - Illinois State (10-4) at #1 North Dakota State (13-0), ESPN
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Area Teams in Bowl Games
Friday, December 27 @ 7 PM - Holiday Bowl, #22 USC vs #16 Iowa, FS1
Saturday, December 28 @ 11 AM - Camping World Bowl, #15 Notre Dame vs Iowa State, ABC
Monday, December 30 @ 3 PM - Redbox Bowl, Cal vs Illinois, FOX
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FCS Quarter-finals:
#2 James Madison beat Northern Iowa 17-0. Attendance at James Madison = 8,741.

#5 Montana State beat Austin Peay 24-10. Attendance at Montana State = 14,017.
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That JMU vs UNI score was actually 17-0. UNI didn't score, but their defense held one of the top teams in the FCS to 10 points until the last couple of minutes. UNI went for it on 4th down deep in their own territory near the end, turned it over on downs at their own 1 yard line, and JMU was able to punch it in the final yard for the extra 7.

Also, in the late game, Weber State took down Montana 17-10.


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ST_Lawson wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:51 am
That JMU vs UNI score was actually 17-0.
OOOOPS, I made a typo-error. I knew it was 17-0 as I was watching that game. I need to proof-read things before I click on "Submit". :lol:

#3 Weber State beat #6 Montana 17-10. Attendance at Weber State = 6,422.
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Saturday's Playoff Games:

FCS Quarter-finals:
#1 North Dakota State beat Illinois State 9-3 (all the scoring was field goals). Attendance at North Dakota State = 14,132.


NCAA Division 2 Semi-finals:
#3 Minnesota State beat #1 Slippery Rock 58-15. Attendance at Slippery Rock = 1,420.
#4 West Florida beat #1 Ferris State 28-14. Attendance at Ferris State = 3,162.


NCAA Division 3 Semi-finals:
#4 North Central beat #2 Muhlenberg 45-14. Attendance at Muhlenberg = 3,845.
#2 UW-Whitewater beat #4 St. John's (MN) 35-32. Attendance at UW-Whitewater = 2,830.
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Weekend for defense, I suppose. Highest score for anyone in the FCS was Montana State with 24 and none of the 3 MVFC teams made it into the end zone.
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ST_Lawson wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:51 am
That JMU vs UNI score was actually 17-0. UNI didn't score, but their defense held one of the top teams in the FCS to 10 points until the last couple of minutes. UNI went for it on 4th down deep in their own territory near the end, turned it over on downs at their own 1 yard line, and JMU was able to punch it in the final yard for the extra 7.

Also, in the late game, Weber State took down Montana 17-10.


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I'm not saying this will happen with WIU, but a lot wanted Elliott fired after 2 seasons, saw a stat during the Weber St game that their coach won 8 games in his first 2 season (Elliott has 6), and has now been in the playoffs 4 straight seasons.
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Down to 4 teams left in the FCS playoffs now and only 1 team left is a MVFC team.
Next weekends games are both on Saturday, 12/21.
1:00 PM - #5 Montana State at #1 North Dakota State on ESPN2
5:30 PM - #3 Weber State at #2 James Madison on ESPNU
Winners will meet up on January 11th in Frisco, TX for the championship game.

Also, the Celebration Bowl, between the champions of the SWAC and MEAC will be played at 11 AM on ABC. It will feature 9-3 Alcorn State against 8-3 North Carolina A&T.

FBS Bowls kick off this Friday, but it's mostly no-name bowls featuring unranked teams until the following Friday (12/27).
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NCAA Division 2 Championship Game:
Saturday (December 21) in McKinney, Texas.
#3 Minnesota State (14-0) vs #4 West Florida (12-2).
The game will be on ESPNU. Game time is 2:00 PM.


NCAA Divison 3 Championship Game (Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl):
Friday (December 20) in Shenandoah, Texas.
#4 North Central College (IL, 13-1) vs #2 UW-Whitewater (13-1).
The game will be on ESPNU. Game time is 7:00 PM.


NAIA Championship Game:
Saturday (December 21) in Ruston, Louisiana.
#1 Morningside Colllege (IA, 13-0) vs #2 Marian University (IN, 12-0).
The game will be on ESPN3. Game time is 6:00 PM.
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wiu712 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:37 am

NCAA Divison 3 Championship Game (Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl):
Friday (December 20) in Shenandoah, Texas.
#4 North Central College (IL, 13-1) vs #2 UW-Whitewater (13-1).
The game will be on ESPNU. Game time is 7:00 PM.

NAIA Championship Game:
Saturday (December 21) in Ruston, Louisiana.
#1 Morningside Colllege (IA, 13-0) vs #2 Marian University (IN, 12-0).
The game will be on ESPN3. Game time is 6:00 PM.
Ha...in DIII, you have two teams that are only about 80 miles from each other: North Central College is in Naperville, and Whitewater is a bit south of halfway between Milwaukee and Madison (might actually be faster to get to the IL border than to get to downtown Milwaukee from Whitewater)...and they have to travel to a suburb of Houston to play their game. If there was a domed football stadium in the north suburbs or Rockford, it'd be like an hour drive (or less) for both teams.

NAIA isn't quite as bad, but you still have two midwestern schools playing down south. Midpoint between Sioux City, IA and Indianapolis is essentially the Mississippi River just down a little from Muscatine.
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