The FCS championship game had an atmosphere that felt like college football was indeed back.
Eric Schmid threw for three touchdowns, including a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left, and Sam Houston State wrapped the longest and most unusual college football season with its first FCS title, beating top-seeded South Dakota State 23-21.
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- Sam Houston St. upsets NDSU, into FCS semis
- WAC expansion could bring football back to FCS
- Southland opts for '21, allows fall nonconference
The FCS will crown a new champion on Sunday as South Dakota State faces Sam Houston. Here's everything to know heading into this game.
Delaware faces off against South Dakota State, while James Madison plays Sam Houston State with two FCS championship berths at stake.
Second-seeded Sam Houston State improved to 8-0 and eliminated defending FCS champion North Dakota State 24-20 on Sunday, to earn a berth in the national semifinals.
Expect some big plays and tight games when the FCS quarterfinals kick off on Sunday.
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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.
The Western Athletic Conference has announced that it will add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13.
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Eric Schmid threw for all four of his touchdowns in the opening 23 minutes during a 27-0 run and Sam Houston cruised past Houston Baptist 37-14 on Saturday.
Shelton Eppler passed for 306 yards and ran for the winning score as Northwestern State came from 14 points down to upset Sam Houston State 31-28 on Saturday.
Ife Adeyi had 197 yards receiving and caught two touchdown passes to lead Sam Houston State past Abilene Christian 24-10 on Saturday.
Breylin Smith threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns, including a 15-yarder to Tyler Hudson with 3:57 remaining, and Central Arkansas held off Sam Houston State 29-25 on Saturday night.
Ryan Humphries threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ife Adeyi and Sam Houston State forced a pair of turnovers, all in the second half, as Sam Houston State beat Nicholls 17-0 on Saturday night.