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 12:32 PM by rwallace
In this last projection, I will go through what I think the committee will do. I see the last spot the one up for the most debate and we will see several 8 win teams not get in the field this year.
The following are the automatic bids in alphabetical order:
Coastal Carolina--Big South
Eastern Illinois--IOhio Valley
Eastern Washington--Big Sky
NORMAL, Ill--I am in Normal today with this matchup that will decide the Missouri Valley Football Conference autobid. Hancock Stadium is going through a renovation where the east side of the field is completely empty with cement starting to be poured for the foundation of the new side seating. Capacity this year is just 7,700 with seating just on the west and south sides of the field that runs north to south.
It is the winner take all in this match-up with the winner likely getting
Updated 11-17-2012 at 02:24 PM by rwallace
The final finish for the playoff contenders with lots of big games. Selection Sunday looms large.
11/12/2012 GPI Top 25
1. North Dakota State won 38-20 at (6) Illinois State
2. Montana State won 16-7 at Montana
3. Sam Houston State lost 47-28 at (FBS) Texas A&M
4. Eastern Washington won 41-34 at (46) Portland State
5. Georgia Southern lost 45-14 at (FBS) Georgia
6. Illinois State hosted and lost 38-20 vs. (1) North Dakota State
Updated 11-17-2012 at 09:52 PM by rwallace