I am in Iowa City today for Missouri State Coach Terry Allen's return to the state. If you remember Allen was the coach at Northern Iowa nearly two decades ago.
Both teams are coming in at 0-1 with home losses to start the season. Missouri State lost 23-17 to Northwestern State last week, while Iowa lost to Northern Illinois 30-27.
The weather today in eastern Iowa is scheduled to be hot today with a high in the upper 90s.
I thin it will be key
Mostly Saturday games on this 3-day weekend. Three wins over FBS and many close calls were highlights. (Four D-II losses too...)
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sacramento St @ ARIZONA STATE
Friday, September 6, 2013
Merrimack @ WAGNER
Saturday, September 7, 2013
ABIL CHRISTIAN 60 McMurry 17
AKRON 35 James Madison 33
ARKANSAS 31 Samford 21
Albany 37 COLGATE 34
Jonesboro, Ark--I am seeing my first SWAC team in action this evening with Arkansas-Pine Bluff visiting the FBS's Arkansas State out of the Sun Belt Conference.
I hope to see some good action and another close game in this FCS vs. FBS matchup.
We shall see.
Manhattan, Kan.--I am in Manhattan tonight for two time defending champion North Dakota State's first game against the Big 12's Kansas State. And boy is it hot. It is 98 degrees as we approach opening kickoff.
This should be a good test for our champions. The Bison return most of the team that won that last two titles.
The Bison will be going against a team with six starters returning from the offensive line so I would anticipate them running the ball.
The 2013 FCS season begins with 8 wins over FBS.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
A couple big FCS wins over the FBS (and a couple non-D-I losses ):
BALL STATE 51 Illinois State 28
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 58 Incarnate Word 7
DELAWARE 51 Jacksonville 35
EASTERN KY 38 Robert Morris 6
FORDHAM 51 Rhode Island 26
Grand View 21 DRAKE 16
INDIANA 73 Indiana State 35
KENT STATE 17 Liberty 10
MIDDLE TENNESSEE 45 Western Carolina 24