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
Well, I am doing a tour of football in going to three games in three days. I will be traveling to three states in three days. I will be covering the following games starting with a game today.
Thurs., Aug. 29 Hampton @ Western Illinois
Fri, Aug. 30 North Dakota State @ Kansas State
Sat. Aug. 31 Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Arkansas State
This should be fun with a number of miles on the road. I will be blogging from each game.
What a great
In the always tough position of choosing FCS games of the week before the season begins I made a 2013 list. So many great games happening in the same week makes it even more difficult.
It is regrettable that some conferences were edged out by other games, notably the SWAC, Patriot League, Pioneer Football League and Northeast Conference. I also did not include any teams that are transitioning out of the FCS. These are games of teams competing for the NCAA Division I title. I noted