BOONE, N.C. — Pardon a few technical difficulties with the wireless Internet in the Kidd Brewer Stadium press box, but finally we're live from the much anticipated NCAA Division I Football Championship quarterfinal game between Villanova and Appalachian State.
You have the winners of four of the past five national championships meeting up for the first time on a sun-splashed day with temperatures surprisingly in the low 40s, after the area was hit with snow, ice and weather in the teens
NEWARK, De. — There is something extra special about a Friday night football game. While some people think of high school games on Fridays, it reminds me of championship college football.
More precisely the NCAA Division I Football Championships.
In the past, Friday nights in December have been for one of the two FCS semifinals and the national championship game.
But for the first time ever, we have a quarterfinal-round on ESPN2 on Friday night as New Hampshire
Newark will play host Friday night on prime-time ESPN2 to another fantastic matchup of Northeast football as well, as New Hampshire returns to Tubby Raymond Field to face off against Delaware for the first time since quarterback Ricky Santos almost singlehandedly defeated Joe Flacco and the Blue Hens in a 52-49 shootout.
Through the quirks of CAA scheduling, New Hampshire have not played in Newark since 2006, and last played in 2007.
But through the magic of the playoffs, the
BOONE, N.C. — The NCAA Division I Football Committee is always full of surprises and they gave us another on Sunday with the announcement of the schedule for next weekend's Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals.
Many fans expected that the epic round-of-eight battle between top-seeded Appalachian State and defending national champion Villanova would draw the Friday night slot at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN 2.
There was even speculation of that occurring as
Updated 12-05-2010 at 01:06 PM by dcoulson
The matchup between defending national champion Villanova and Stephen F. Austin is like a clash of cultures, as well as divergent teams.
You have the all-business Wildcats going against the fun-loving Lumberjacks.
SFA, led by quarterback Jeremy Moses, found their way around the bar scene last year in the quarterfinals at Missoula, Mt. and were whacked 51-0 by Montana.
The Lumberjacks committed 10 turnovers that day.
A couple of weeks later,