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.
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.
Expect some big plays and tight games when the FCS quarterfinals kick off on Sunday.
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.
South Dakota State, which will make its 10th FCS playoff appearance, opens against Holy Cross.
With the tournament field being selected on Sunday, this is the last week for FCS teams on the fringe to make a case. SDSU-NDSU reignite the rivalry, No. 1 James Madison hits the field again and more in this week's FCS preview.
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.
With the FCS playoffs shelved for the fall, the Missouri Valley Conference announced Friday that it will move its football season to the spring.
Matthew Cook kicked an 18-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining to give Northern Iowa a 13-10 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Series playoffs.
Austin Simmons passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and South Dakota upset rival South Dakota State 24-21 on Saturday.
Keaton Heide was 15-of-16 passing with two touchdowns, the defense forced two turnovers and South Dakota State overwhelmed Northern Iowa 38-7 on Saturday in a battle of top 10 FCS teams.
San Fenlason kicked four field goals, three in the second half, to lead Illinois State to a 27-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday in a battle of highly-ranked Missouri Valley Conference teams.
Pierre Strong Jr. ran 18 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and completed an 89-yard TD pass to Cade Johnson as South Dakota State beat Missouri State 35-14 on Saturday.