2013 Game of the Week List
by, 08-25-2013 at 10:42 AM (554 Views)
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 the preseason rankings including the ORV (others receiving votes).
Sunday, September 1, 2013
#1HBCU and #ORV Bethune-Cookman @ #4HBCU and #ORV Tennessee State
15th annual John Merritt Classic features a contest between top ranked HBCU squads. This will be the #1 ranked B-CU Wildcats first appearance at the Classic. #4 (and last season's #1) TSU Tigers improved to 10-4 all-time in the Merritt Classic with a 17-14 season opening victory against Florida A&M last year and finished the season 8-3, the most wins in an 11 game season since 2001.
Other projected CSN Games of the week include:
Saturday, September 7, 2013
#14 Wofford @ #ORV The Citadel
Top SoCon teams clash early in the season.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
#12 Illinois State @ #18 Eastern Illinois
MVFC contender travels to OVS playoff perrenial.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
#17 Stony Brook @ #6 Villanova
CAA newcomer matches against a CAA contender.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
#1 North Dakota State @ #9 South Dakota State
The Marker game and a big MVFC game.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
McNeese State @ #10 Central Arkansas
A top Southland bash with title hopes.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Southern Illinois @ #13 Northern Iowa
An epic MVFC rivalry.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
#21 Coastal Carolina @ Liberty
Big South playoff implications.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
#16 Northern Arizona @ #19 Cal Poly
Big Sky champ aspirations in this game.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Stephen F. Austin @ #5 Sam Houston State
Southland and Texas' historic Battle of the Piney Woods.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
#21 James Madison @ #11 New Hampshire
FCS and CAA stalwarts vie for the title again.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Penn @ Harvard
The Ivy League’s dominant programs meet.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
#15 Montana @ #2 Montana State
Brawl of the Wild is a top Big Sky and FCS game.