Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Critics have considered Sam Houston State overrated so often in recent years that the Bearkats are probably underrated these days.
Winning in the regular season hasn't been a problem for Jacksonville State, but getting past the second round of the FCS playoffs as the No. 3 seed has been a struggle.
Eli Dunne threw for 260 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, Nikholi Jaghai caught two of Northern Iowa's four interceptions, and the Panthers cruised past Monmouth 46-7 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
Starting up an FCS program can't be this easy.
Chandler Burks ran for a career-high four touchdowns and threw for another and Kennesaw State distanced itself from Monmouth 52-21 on Saturday and won its first Big South Conference title and secured an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I FCS...
Ben Cheek threw for 122 yards and ran for 96 yards and three touchdowns to lead Presbyterian past Gardner-Webb 31-21 in a regular season closer for both teams on Saturday.
London Johnson accounted for 263 yards running and passing and a rushing touchdown and Tyler Tekac made a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give Charleston Southern a 20-19 win over Liberty on Saturday.
Stephen Calvert threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns as Liberty knocked off Presbyterian College, 47-28 in the Flames final Big South Conference home game Saturday.
Darnell Holland rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns and Kennesaw State rolled over Charleston Southern 38-0 on Saturday, setting up a showdown for the Big South championship next week.
Kenji Bahar threw two of his four touchdown passes to Reggie White Jr. and Monmouth scored 20 first-quarter points to rout Gardner-Webb 41-14 on Saturday, winning its seventh straight to stay undefeated in Big South play.
Carrington Mosley scored the go-ahead points on a 1-yard run late in the fourth quarter and Liberty scored the final 20 points on Saturday to beat Duquesne 27-24.
Justin Thompson kicked three field goals, the last one a 37-yarder with 1:55 to play, and Kennesaw State won its eighth straight game, 16-14 over Montana State on Saturday in the coldest game in Owls' history.
Tyler Tekac booted a 43-yard field goal with no time left to give Charleston Southern a surprising 10-9 win over Gardner-Webb in Big South Conference action on Saturday.
Vinny Grasso returned a Presbyterian College punt 70 yards for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown as Monmouth won its sixth straight game, doubling the Blue Hose 42-21 Saturday afternoon.
Gerron Pendarvis returned an interception 21-yards for a touchdown early in the second half and Monmouth held on to win its fifth-straight, 23-20 over Charleston Southern on Saturday night.
Chandler Burks threw for 93 yards and a touchdown, ran for three scores, and Kennesaw State wore down Presbyterian College 28-0 on Saturday for a school-record seventh straight win.
Stephen Calvert threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and Liberty capitalized on Jeremy Peters' three interceptions to snap a four-game losing streak with a 33-17 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday.
Four Kennesaw State cheerleaders took a knee in the tunnel during the national anthem at the Gardner-Webb-Kennesaw State game on Saturday night.
London Johnson threw four touchdown passes to lead Charleston Southern to a 52-27 victory over Savannah State on Saturday night.
Kenji Bahar threw for two touchdowns and Erik Zokouri ran for two more as Monmouth held onto a big halftime lead to beat Liberty 56-39 on Saturday.
Kennesaw State rushed for 498 yards and five touchdowns to beat Liberty 42-28 on Saturday.
Chauncey Caldwell threw for two touchdowns and ran in another as North Carolina Central took an early lead and held on for a 24-17 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday.