One of the things I have loved for years about the Football Championship Subdivision is the fact that you can catch up on teams around the country by watching Thursday night games.
Tonight, I am viewing the Murray State battle against Tennessee-Martin on Ohio Valley Conference Television and watching Hampton host Bethune-Cookman in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game of the week on ESPNU.
Tennessee-Martin, which suffered a disheartening one-point loss in its OVC
LYNCHBURG, VA. — There is an electric atmosphere at Williams Stadium tonight as James Madison and Liberty faced off before a packed stadium.
JMU has had its issues on offense, so it was surprising to see the Dukes take the ball after winning the coin toss. It proved to be a good move by coach Mickey Matthews as the Dukes broke free to their own 45 on the opening kickoff.
After two awful option plays accounted for negative yardage, JMU quarterback Justin Thorpe put a
TOWSON, MD. — It's better late than never as I traveled the three hours from Lehigh University to Towson University for the second game of my doubleheader as Villanova and Towson open Colonial Athletic Association play.
I arrived in the press box just in time to watch Towson score on a 47-yard screen pass Grant Enders to Dominique Booker as the Tigers took a 7-0 lead.
Both teams moved the ball well on their first drives of the quarter, but only Towson was rewarded.
BETHLEHAM, PA. — It didn't take long for New Hampshire to get on the scoreboard in this matchup between two top-25 FCS teams.
The Wildcats sliced through the Mountain Hawk defense to go 75 yards in nine plays, with Kevin Decker scoring on a third-down, two-yard bootleg to make it 7-0 with 12:17 remaining in the first quarter.
BOONE, N.C. — It's a quiet Sunday afternoon after covering three games in three days — including Saturday's doubleheader of Appalachian State-Virginia Tech and Montana-Tennessee — and I am taking in Bethune-Cookman and Prairie View's matchup on ESPN in the MEAC-SWAC Challenge.
One of these days, I'll make it down to Orlando, Fl. for this classic, but today I am in recuperation mode as I watched Villanova and Temple play in person on Thursday night at the Mayor's Cup game at Lincoln