Delaware faces off against South Dakota State, while James Madison plays Sam Houston State with two FCS championship berths at stake.
- CAA's football season canceled by pandemic
- Top FCS prospect Adderley injured at pro day
- No. 1 North Dakota St. tops FCS playoff bracket
- Future PSU schedules include Delaware, Villanova
Expect some big plays and tight games when the FCS quarterfinals kick off on Sunday.
The FCS college football playoffs are here! From South Dakota State to James Madison to the incredible Cinderella story of VMI, here's everything you need to catch up on the season.
With the tournament field being selected on Sunday, this is the last week for FCS teams on the fringe to make a case. SDSU-NDSU reignite the rivalry, No. 1 James Madison hits the field again and more in this week's FCS preview.
North Dakota State looks to bounce back after a baffling blowout loss, Deion Sanders and Jackson State face the first test of the season, and newly anointed No. 1 James Madison has a chance to prove its ranking.
CAA football became the latest domino to tumble in college football, announcing on Friday it will not have a conference schedule this fall because of concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Daniel Smith threw four of his five touchdown passes to Changa Hodge and ran for a sixth score as Villanova crushed Delaware 55-33 in the annual rivalry game Saturday afternoon.
Will Knight rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown, Johnny Buchanan returned an interception for a touchdown and Delaware defeated Stony Brook 17-10 on Saturday.
Jeff Undercuffler threw three touchdown passes -- two of them to Juwan Green -- and Albany held off Delaware 21-17 on Saturday.
Yeedee Thaenrat ran for three touchdowns, including one late in the fourth for the win, as Towson beat Delaware 31-24 on Saturday.
Aaron Dykes ran back two kickoff returns for touchdowns -- the first time that has happened in Richmond history -- and the Spiders knocked off Delaware 35-25 on Saturday.
Jake Roth kicked two second-half field goals and Delaware held New Hampshire scoreless after the break for a 16-10 victory on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association clash between ranked teams in the FCS.
Elon scored three touchdowns in a 6:29 span of the third quarter, capped by Greg Liggs Jr.'s 42-yard interception-return score, and Elon stunned Delaware 42-7 on Saturday.
Backup Nick Patti capped a fourth-quarter drive with a touchdown pass to help Pittsburgh survive a scare from Delaware, 17-14, on Saturday.
Nolan Henderson threw three touchdown passes and Delaware scored 21 consecutive points in the second half to rally past Pennsylvania 28-27 on Saturday.
So much focus at national champion North Dakota State this offseason centered around the Bison replacing the winningest quarterback in FCS history that the many changes on defense flew under the radar.
Justis Henley picked off a Vito Priore pass in the end zone in the third overtime period to give Delaware a 44-36 victory over Rhode Island, spoiling the Rams' home opener and the Colonial Athletic Association opener on Saturday night.
Pat Kehoe ran for one touchdown and threw for two more as Delaware won its ninth straight over in-state rival Delaware State, 32-13 on Thursday night.
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Delaware safety Nasir Adderley has the coverage skills and range to make plays on the ball. With the Chargers, Adderley fits as the post safety in Gus Bradley's defense. Cover 3 scheme where Adderley can overlap the seams and break downhill on the throw.
Safety Nasir Adderley, the top FCS prospect heading into the NFL draft, injured his hamstring while participating at Delaware's pro day.
CAA Football set an FCS playoff record by getting in six teams on the bracket, but North Dakota State's dynasty will be pursuing an even bigger mark in the 24-team field.
While Penn State hasn't played an FCS team since 2011, it will host regional FCS opponents Villanova and Delaware in the next decade. Delaware has never played Penn State, while Villanova last faced the Nittany Lions in 1951.