Final
ESPN2
FCS Playoffs - Championship Game
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
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Youngstown State
(12-4, 6-2 Missouri Valley)
0 7 0 7 14
» James Madison
(14-1, 8-0 Colonial Athletic)
14 7 7 0 28
FCS Polls - Final (Jan. 8)
  • STATS Poll
  • 1. James Madison
  • 2. Youngstown State
  • 3. North Dakota State
  • 4. Eastern Washington
  • 5. Sam Houston State
  • 6. South Dakota State
  • 7. Jacksonville State
  • 8. Richmond
  • 9. Wofford
  • 10. The Citadel
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. James Madison
  • 2. Youngstown State
  • 3. North Dakota State
  • 4. Eastern Washington
  • 5. Sam Houston State
  • 6. South Dakota State
  • 7. Jacksonville State
  • 8. Richmond
  • 9. Wofford
  • 10. The Citadel

Ranking the top position groups

Known through the decades for its innovative offenses and stellar quarterback play, the Pac-12 will have both in 2017. But remove Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Jake Browning and Luke Falk from the equation, and the scale tilts to the other side of the ball. There are more good players on defense than offense, more elite groups of linebackers and defensive backs than receivers and runners … more potentially dominant linemen on defense than offense. That dynamic became clear as I scoured the depth charts to determine which teams possessed the best units at each position. Finding high-end collections of receivers: difficult. Identifying quality secondaries: Easy. Same dynamic with running backs compared

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Urban Meyer: Penn State deserved to be in playoff after winning Big Ten

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The St. Petersburg Bowl is now the BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL

You know the St. Petersburg Bowl. It’s the college football bowl game played every year at the Tampa Bay Rays stadium on turf that looks like it came from the Upside Down in Stranger Things. It’s always a stirring time. Now, some news: Bad Boy Mowers’ website is here. The company sells what it calls “the toughest and most powerful mower.” Again, this bowl game is played on turf, but cool. The sooner we all index “Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl” into our vocabularies, the better off we’ll all be. This is the third 2017 change to CFB’s bowl schedule. The others: The Poinsettia Bowl, long played in San Diego, is dead. That city has lost a lot of football-related things in the last year. The Miami

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Minnesota will unofficially have two starting quarterbacks to open the season

Conor Rhoda is one of two Minnesota QBs who can be considered the starter for the first game of the season. Gophers’ coach P.J. Fleck said Thursday that he’ll have two quarterbacks he can call the “starter” for the team’s game vs. Buffalo on Aug. 31. Both Demry Croft and Conor Rhoda will see significant playing time.

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