2011 FCS Football Playoffs: First-Round Preview and Predictions

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2011 FCS Football Playoffs: First-Round Preview and Predictions

"Oh man, the BCS sucks. I wish there were a playoff in college football."

Well, there is.  

The FCS football season culminates in a 20-team playoff to determine its champion. Ten of the bids in the playoff go to conference champions, and the other 10 bids go to at-large teams.  

Twelve of the 20 teams receive byes into the second round, and eight of those teams will battle it out this Saturday for a chance to compete for the national championship.  

Here's a look at the first-round matchups on Saturday as well as the schedule through the second round.


First Round (Nov. 26)

Albany at Stony Brook

Central Arkansas at Tennessee Tech

Norfolk State at Old Dominion 

James Madison at Eastern Kentucky


Second Round (Dec. 3)

No. 1 Sam Houston State vs. Albany/Stony Brook winner

New Hampshire at Montana State

Wofford at No. 5 Northern Iowa

No. 4 Montana vs. Central Arkansas/Tennessee Tech winner

No. 3 Georgia Southern vs. Norfolk State/Old Dominion winner

Maine at Appalachian State

Lehigh at Towson

No. 2 North Dakota State vs. James Madison/Eastern Kentucky winner

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