VILLANOVA, Pa. — For everyone who wondered what Villanova might have looked like without Matt Szczur in the lineup, they got a glimpse early during the Wildcats' Saturday night home game against Penn.
Szczur, who has been suffering with a tender ankle since training camp, ran back the opening kickoff for 15 yards and ran for a one-yard loss on the second play from scrimmage before exiting to the training table at Villanova Stadium.
The Wildcats managed two first downs
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Ca. — One of my favorite aspect of covering the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision are rivalry games. And one of the best non-conference showdowns in FCS from year to year is the matchup between Cal Poly and Montana.
In a couple of years, this showdown will become a Big Sky Conference game, a fact that will likely boost the rivalry further.
The first quarter of the latest Mustang-Grizzly blockbuster has been all you would expect.
I am in the UNI Dome right now awaiting the NDSU-UNI game. This is the season opener for UNI, where as NDSU has a game and a win, a big win over a BCS conference foe in Kansas. I just saw the score that Kansas defeated Georgia Southern, who was ranked in the FCS Top 25.
I will take that with a grain of salt for this one as UNI has won the two MVFC games played between these two teams so I think I am in for a good contest tonight.
And need to send a good shotout to
I'll repeat something that I always feel about the first couple weeks of the FCS, they are my least favorite.
It's not because the teams are rusty, not because the newer coaches are still refining their systems, and not because it's difficult keeping up with all the new players and missing the matriculated stars. No, it is because there are too many mismatches in the form of money games and cupcakes for our FCS.
Look at Thursday, September 2 the opening day. 20 games
After a long wait, at last, football is here. I am in Iowa City, Iowa today covering the Eastern Illinois - Iowa game that starts at 11:00am Central time. Hoping for a good game from these Panthers after the Hawkeyes nearly lost to a Pathers team a season ago in the Northern Iowa Panthers.
And today is a double-header day for me with me going to Des Moines after this contest to see one of my games of the week in the Lehigh Mountain Hawks play the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines,