2012 NUC FCS POLL- Week 10
Two teams fell out of the latest NUC FCS Top25. Delaware dug itself a hole in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 31 to 26 loss to the Monarchs of Old Dominion. Poor Youngstown State once the toast of the season with a big win over FBS Pittsburgh has fallen on hard times. The Penguins fell 41 to 28 to the Jacks of South Dakota State.
Moving into the new NUC FCS Top25 are South Dakota State and Sacramento State. The Jackrabbits moved to (4-1) in the MVC with a big win over Youngstown State. The Hornets took down unbeaten Cal-Poly 35 to 29. They come into the polls at #22 and #24 respectively.
There will be some serious shakeup in the polls next week as we have four key matchups. First in the Big Sky #2 Montana State travels to Sacramento to take on the #24 Hornets. #9 Eastern Washington, who is reeling from a loss this past week host #19 Cal-Poly. In the Southern Conference #3 Georgia Southern host bitter rival #16 Appalachian State. The Missouri Conference sees the Sycamores at #14 playing #17 Illinois State.
We have Co-Players of the Week. NUC alum Jerick McKinnon guided Georgia Southern to a triple overtime win over Chattanooga. He finished the game with 141 yards rushing and three touchdowns while also throwing for 55 yards. Signal caller Garrett Safron completed 31 of 38 passes for 303 yards and no picks in huge 35 to 29 win over Cal-Poly.
1. North Dakota State (ND) Bison
Head Coach: Craig Bohl
Record: (7-1/4-1 MVC)
Last Week: The Bison defense held Southern Illinois to eight first downs and 177 total yards in 23 to 17 win.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Missouri State (3-6)
2. Montana State (MT) Bobcats
Head Coach: Rob Ash
Record: (7-1/4-1 Big Sky)
Last Week: The Bobcats finally put it all together as they had 40 first downs and 695 yards of offense in 55 to 10 win over North Dakota.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Sacramento State (6-3)
3. Georgia Southern (GA) Eagles
Head Coach: Jeff Monken
Record: (7-1/6-1 Southern)
Last Week: NUC alum Jerick McKinnon came up big in triple overtime has he passed for ran for 141 yards and three scores and passed for 55 yards in 39 to 31 win over Chattanooga.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Appalachian State (6-3)
4. Stony Brook (NY) Seawolves
Head Coach: Chuck Priore
Record: (8-1/4-0 Big South)
Last Week: Miguel Maysonet did it again running for 212 yards and two scores in 56 to 17 win over Presbyterian. Kevin Norrell also caught six passes for 138 yards and three scores for the Seawolves.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. VMI (2-6)
5. Sam Houston State (TX) Bearkats
Head Coach: Willie Fritz
Record: (6-2/4-1 Southland)
Last Week: Tim Flanders ran for 131 yards and four scores in 56 to 7 win over Lamar.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. SE Louisiana (3-5)
6. New Hampshire (NH) Wildcats
Head Coach: Sean McDonnell
Record: (7-2/5-1 CAA)
Last Week: Sean Goldrich was 17 of 27 for 245 yards and one score in 40 to 20 win over hapless Rhode Island.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. William & Mary (2-6)
7. Old Dominion (VA) Monarchs
Head Coach: Bobby Wilder
Record: (7-1/4-1 CAA)
Last Week: Taylor Heinicke threw for 375 yards in 31 to 26 win over Delaware.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Georgia State (1-8)
8. Wofford (SC) Terriers
Head Coach: Mike Ayers
Record: (7-1/ 5-1 Southern)
Last Week: Eric Breitenstein ran for 110 yards and two scores in 24 to 21 win over the Citadel.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Samford (5-3)
9. Eastern Washington (WA) Eagles
Head Coach: Beau Baldwin
Record: (6-2/5-1 Big Sky)
Last Week: The Eagles turned the ball over three times and allowed 492 yards of offense in 30 to 27 loss to Southern Utah.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Cal Poly (7-1)
10. Lehigh (PA) Mountain Hawks
Head Coach: Andy Coen
Record: (8-0/3-0 Patriot)
Last Week: Bye
Next Game: 11/3 @ Holy Cross (1-7)
11. Northern Arizona (AZ) Lumberjacks
Head Coach: Jerome Souers
Record: (7-1/5-0 Big Sky)
Last Week: Andy Wilder kicked an 18-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the game to beat Northern Colorado 12 to 10.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Idaho State (1-7)
12. Albany (NY) Great Danes
Head Coach: Bob Ford
Record: (7-1/ 5-0 NEC)
Last Week: Senior linebacker Jon Morgan had two interceptions in 23 to 20 win over Sacred Heart.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Wagner (5-3)
13. James Madison (VA) Dukes
Head Coach: Mickey Matthews
Record: (6-2/4-1 CAA)
Last Week: Dae'Quan Scott ran for 130 yards and one score while also catching a touchdown pass in 28 to 21 win over Georgia State.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Maine (3-5)
14. Indiana State (IN) Sycamores
Head Coach: Trent Miles
Record: (7-2/5-1 MVC)
Last Week: NUC alum Shakir Bell ran for 150 yards and two scores and caught touchdown pass in 45 to 14 win over South Dakota.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Illinois State (7-2)
15. Central Arkansas (AR) Bears
Head Coach: Clint Conque
Record: (7-2/5-1 Southland)
Last Week: Senior linebacker Seth Allison had two picks in 34 to 14 win over SE Louisiana.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Northwestern State (4-4)
16. Appalachian State (NC) Mountaineers
Head Coach: Jerry Moore
Record: (6-3/ 4-2 Southern)
Last Week: Senior running back Steven Miller had 245 yards rushing and one score in 38 to 27 win over Western Carolina.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Georgia Southern (7-1)
17. Illinois State (IL) Redbirds
Head Coach: Brock Spack
Record: (7-2/4-2 MVC)
Last Week: The Redbirds defense caused four turnovers in 33 to 21 win over Northern Iowa.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Indiana State (7-2)
18. Tennessee State (TN) Tigers
Head Coach: Rod Reed
Record: (8-1/4-1 OVC)
Last Week: NUC alum Michael German threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to former Gator AC Leonard as time expired in 22 to 21 win over Tennessee Tech.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Murray State (3-5)
19. Cal Poly (CA) Mustangs
Head Coach: Tim Walsh
Record: (7-1/5-1 Big Sky)
Last Game: The Mustangs gave up 303 yards passing in 35 to 29 loss to Sacramento State.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Eastern Washington (6-2)
20. Villanova (PA) Wildcats
Head Coach: Andy Talley
Record: (6-3/4-2 CAA)
Last Game: The Wildcats up and down season continues as they allowed 590 yards of offense in 49 to 35 loss to Towson
Next Game: 11/10 vs. James Madison (6-2)
21. Tennessee-Martin (TN) Skyhawks
Head Coach: Jason Simpson
Record: (6-2/4-1 OVC )
Last Week: Bye
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Jacksonville State (5-3)
22. South Dakota State (SD) Jackrabbits
Head Coach: John Stiegelmeier
Record: (6-2/4-1 MVC)
Last Week: The Jacks put the stake in the heart of the Youngstown State football season with a 41 to 28 victory.
Next Game: 11/3 @ Southern Illinois (5-3)
23. Eastern Kentucky (KY) Colonels
Head Coach: Dean Hood
Record: (6-3/5-2 OVC)
Last Week: The Colonels allowed 26 first downs and 437 yards of offense in 24 to 7 loss to Eastern Illinois.
Next Game: 11/3 @ SE Missouri State (3-5)
24. Sacramento State (CA) Hornets
Head Coach: Marshall Sperbeck
Record: (6-3/4-2 Big Sky)
Last Game: Garrett Safron completed 31 of 38 passes for 303 yards and four touchdowns with no picks in 35 to 29 win over Cal Poly.
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Montana State (7-1)
25. Richmond (VA) Spiders
Head Coach: Danny Rocco
Record: (5-3/3-2 CAA)
Last Week: Bye
Next Game: 11/3 vs. Rhode Island (0-8)