These college football coaches, including Iowa State's Matt Campbell, are poised to take a step up if this season goes well.
Expect some big plays and tight games when the FCS quarterfinals kick off on Sunday.
- North Dakota State's 39-game win streak halted
- MVC, eyeing FCS playoffs, opts for spring season
- Kansas to play S. Illinois to fill hole in schedule
- Ex-coach Kill named AD at Southern Illinois
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.
James Madison returns after back-to-back postponements, while Incarnate Word looks to continue its hot start.
North Dakota and North Dakota State meet in a crowded and raucous Missouri Valley Football Conference, while Deion Sanders' Jackson State squad looks to move to 4-0.
It's Week 4 of the FCS spring season and the Missouri Valley Conference takes center stage, while Deion goes for 3-0 and Nicholls and Sam Houston meet in a top-12 tussle.
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.
Javon Williams Jr. and Romeir Elliott each had a pair of touchdown runs, and Southern Illinois beat top-ranked North Dakota State 38-14 on Saturday to end the Bison's 39-game winning streak.
With the FCS playoffs shelved for the fall, the Missouri Valley Conference announced Friday that it will move its football season to the spring.
Kansas adds Southern Illinois to open its football season after New Hampshire backed out in accordance with its conference's coronavirus plan.
Kobe Johnson, Adam Cofield and Trey Lance all ran for touchdowns and FCS top-ranked North Dakota State completed a perfect regular season with a 21-7 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday.
D.J. Davis and Javon Williams both had their career-high in rushing yards and Southern Illinois ran past Western Illinois 45-21 on Saturday.
Kare Lyles threw for four touchdowns -- two each to Landon Lenoir and Avante Cox -- and Southern Illinois put away Missouri State early in a 37-14 win on Saturday.
Javon Williams Jr. ran for two touchdowns and Nico Gauldoni kicked three field goals as Southern Illinois beat Indiana State, 23-17 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
Javon Williams Jr. ran for 107 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, Avante Cox had 193 yards from scrimmage and three total TDs, and Southern Illinois beat South Dakota 48-28 on Saturday.
Kare Lyles completed seven passes and two went for touchdowns and Southern Illinois beat Youngstown State 35-10 Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup.
Brady Davis passed for one touchdown and ran for another and the Illinois State defense held on downs twice in the fourth quarter in a 21-7 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday.
J'Bore Gibbs threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jaxon Janke to break open the game in the fourth quarter and South Dakota State beat Southern Illinois 28-10 on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Football League opener.
Logan Bonner passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns and Arkansas State defeated FCS-member Southern Illinois 41-28 on Saturday.
Javon Williams Jr. rushed for 138 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns, D.J. Davis ran for 101 yards and a TD and Southern Illinois scored 28 unanswered points to rally past UT Martin 28-14 on Saturday night.
Javon Williams Jr. ran for two touchdowns and had another score receiving and Stone Labanowitz threw for four touchdowns as Southern Illinois scored 35 unanswered points to beat Massachusetts 45-20 on Saturday.
Daniel Santacaterina ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Southeast Missouri State rolled past Southern Illinois, 44-26 Thursday night in the 87th meeting between the schools located just 45 miles apart.