I got busy this week and am traveling to Fargo for the game tonight between Wofford and North Dakota State.
We will have a West team in the title game as the one side of the bracket has just West teams included after the upset win for Illinois State on the road over Appalachian State. That was the lone road win in the 2nd round.
I think that trend will hold true this weekend as well. Here are my picks.
North Dakota State 21 Wofford 16 in a close, defensive
Only four playoff games as we get down to the nitty gritty of the D-I Championships. Add in the SWAC Champ game and we have a nice weekend spread over two days.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Final Sam Houston State 34, #2 Seed MONTANA STATE 16
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Final #2 Seed EASTERN WASHINGTON 51, Illinois State 35
Final #5 Seed Georgia Southern 49, #4 Seed OLD DOMINION 35
Final ARK-PINE BLUFF 24, Jackson State 21 (OT) - SWAC Champ Game
Back to the 16 teams slugging it out. Add in a Pioneer Football League fest and Nicholls State facing an FBS team and the weekend is complete. Check out our full coverage of the D-I tournament here.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
San Diego 34 MARIST 10
Illinois State 38 APPALACHIAN ST 37 (OT)
GA SOUTHERN 24 Central Arkansas 16
OLD DOMINION 63 Coastal Carolina 35
WOFFORD 23 New Hampshire 7
NORTH DAKOTA ST 28 South Dakota St 3
SAM HOUSTON ST 18 Cal
Updated 12-01-2012 at 02:27 PM by rwallace
BROOKINGS, S.D.--I am at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium for today's first round playoff game between the Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Missouri Valley Conference runner-up South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
And it's rather chilly in the pressbox, I might add. I should have remembered this time of year as it was around this temperature when SDSU played North Dakota State in both team's last Great West game for each team in 2007.
This is the
We have the opening round of the 2012 playoffs plus a couple of classic games this week.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuskegee 27 ALABAMA STATE 25
Saturday, November 24, 2012
WAGNER 31 Colgate 20
Coastal Carolina 24 BETHUNE-COOKMAN 14
SOUTH DAKOTA ST 58 Eastern Ill 10
STONY BROOK 20 Villanova 10
SOUTHERN U 38 Grambling St 33
Updated 11-24-2012 at 01:32 PM by rwallace