Talk about games, experiences, teams, etc.
Only two games between top 25 teams this week and one game between a top 25 team and an FBS opponent. Two top 25 teams are idle. Outside of the FBS there's only two out of conference games with a top 25 team. Rankings based on the Gridiron Power Index (GPI).
10/17/2011 GPI Top 25
1. Georgia Southern won 48-14 vs. #80 Presbyterian
2. Wofford lost 26-21 @ #22 Furman
3. Northern Iowa won 17-10 vs. #57 Southern Illinois
4. North Dakota State won 38-14 @ #48
Updated 10-22-2011 at 12:31 PM by rwallace
I have often said how little a fan I am of these non-FCS matchups we endure every year. Yes FBS teams pay well and we pay good enough to non-Division I teams, but there are things I don't understand.
Probably the biggest aspect is how many FCS fans are deep-down FBS wannabes. They LOVE when their FCS team plays at an FBS school. I have a feeling they think to themselves (and some belligerently out loud) that this is "real" college football. Same type of mentality
As anyone who has read my work over the past decade knows, I have a pet peeve with the used naming of the FCS and it's related topics. Often, in my opinion, the mistakes are either purposefully done to demean the division or worse, a company directive. Although I will admit that the confusion was even present on NCAA official material and that fanned the flames of confusion.
For years I battled with my writings, phone calls, emails, messageboard posts, radio show, and any other
Updated 07-28-2011 at 09:43 PM by rwallace
In the huddle the play was called 370 A Middle. On third down and 10 with 14 seconds left, the legend began. Tracy Ham dropped back and found Frankie Johnson in the back of the endzone to win the first of Erk Russell's three NCAA Division I National Championships at Georgia Southern University. The play would become known as "The Catch" in GSU lore.
The legendary bald eagle. Erk Russell is a Football Championship Subdivision icon. He is the spirit of GSU and the FCS. He created every significant
Here are this year's AQs:
2 Appalachian State SoCon 9-2
4 William & Mary CAA 7-3
5 Stephen F. Austin SLC 9-2
7 Montana State Big Sky 9-2
9 Northern Iowa MVFC 7-4
17 Southeast Missouri State OVC 9-2
31 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 10-1
38 Robert Morris NEC 8-2
40 Lehigh PL 9-2
68 Coastal Carolina Big South 6-5
(The rankings are from last week's GPI, the team's conference is noted, and the W/L record has been
Updated 11-20-2010 at 10:17 PM by rwallace