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 02:06 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,
I am at home watching these two games. NDSU @ MSU is to start at 2:07 Eastern time and SEMO @ EWU will start at 4:05 Eastern. The Bison are coming off a first round win at home against Robert Morris 43-17 and the the other three teams had first round byes. Actually, SEMO had a bye to end their season so they had two weeks to prepare for their first ever playoff game in Cheney.
Montana State and North Dakota State are not new to meeting each other in the playoffs. MSU beat NDSU
BOONE, N.C. — Snow was lightly falling on the field turf at Kidd Brewer Stadium as Western Illinois kicked off to Appalachian State to start this second-round FCS playoff game.
This stadium is located in one of the most beautiful settings in college football, but today is even more pretty with snow flocking the trees and rooftops and the nearby mountainsides.
I awoke to snow at my house about 7 a.m. and by the time I arrived at the stadium three hours later, the snow