2012 NUC FCS POLL
For the first time this year an FCS school failed to beat an FBS school. This week on upset alert the Cadets of Army host #7 Stony Brook. Stony Brook gave Syracuse all they could handle a couple weeks ago.
There are three top matchups that will affect the NUC FCS Top25. #1 North Dakota State travels to the UNI-Dome to take on the Panthers. The Panthers may be (1-3) but they have played the toughest schedule in FCS this year. Their losses are to Wisconsin, Iowa, and #4 Youngstown State by a total of 23 points. #6 Delaware goes on the road to take on the #16 Wildcats of New Hampshire. Finally fast rising and #19 North Dakota travel to take on an undefeated Cal Poly (3-0).
Head Coach: Craig Bohl
Last Week: The Bison whacked Prairie View A&M 66 to 7 gaining 597 total yards to just 192 by the Panthers.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Northern Iowa (1-3)
2. Montana State (MT) Bobcats
Head Coach: Rob Ash
Last Week: DeNarius McGhee completed 34 of 44 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns in 41 to 16 win over Northern Colorado.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Southern Utah (2-2)
3. Old Dominion (VA) Monarchs
Head Coach: Bobby Wilder
Last Week: Old Dominion outscored UNH 26 to 7 in the fourth quarter to win 64 to 61. Sophomore QB Taylor Heinicke threw for a new DI record 730 yards and five scores; he also had 61 yards rushing and one score.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Richmond (3-1)
4. Youngstown State (OH) Penguins
Head Coach: Eric Wolford
Last Week: Kurt Hess completed 20 of 298 passes for 290 yards and four scores in 42 to 35 win over visiting Northern Iowa.
Next Game: 10/6 @ North Dakota State (4-0)
5. James Madison (VA) Dukes
Head Coach: Mickey Matthews
Last Week: The Dukes held Rhode Island to 183 Total yards in 32 to 7 victory.
Next Game: 10/6 vs. Towson (2-1)
6. Delaware (DE) Blue Hens
Head Coach: KC Keeler
Last Week: The opportunistic Blue Hens returned a blocked FG 90 yards for a score and had two defensive touchdowns in 51 to 21 win over William & Mary.
Next Game: 9/29 @ New Hampshire (2-2)
7. Stony Brook (NY) Seawolves
Head Coach: Chuck Priore
Last Week: Workhorse Miguel Maysonet carried the ball 27 times for 198 yards and one score in 32 to 32 win over Colgate.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Army (0-3)
Head Coach: Willie Fritz
Last Week: The Bearkats fell on the road 24 to 20 after surrendering 318 yards through the air by Central Arkansas.
Next Game: 9/27 @ Texas Southern (1-3)
Head Coach: Jeff Monken
Last Week: The Eagles ran for 342 yards in 26 to 23 win over Elon.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Samford (4-0)
Head Coach: Jerry Moore
Last Week: The Mountaineers outscored the Mocs 24 to 0 in the fourth quarter to claim a 34 to 17 win.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Coastal Carolina (2-2)
Head Coach: Rob Ambrose
Last Week: Grant Enders completed 14 of 18 passes for 179 yards and two scores in 46 to 17 win over St. Francis, PA.
Next Game: 9/29 @ LSU (4-0)
Head Coach: Mike Ayers
Last Week: Bye
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Elon (2-2)
Head Coach: Brock Spack
Last Week: The Redbirds were stingy as they surrendered only 137 total yards and forced three turnovers in their 23 to 3 win over Western Illinois.
Next Game: 9/29 @ South Dakota (1-2)
14. Central Arkansas (AR) Bears
Head Coach: Clint Conque
Last Week: Wynrick Smothers ran for a 17-yard score with 3:18 left in the fourth quarter and then threw the winning touchdown pass with 57 seconds left in the game. His herculean effort allowed the Bears to upset Sam Houston State 24 to 20.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Stephen F. Austin (1-3)
Head Coach: Beau Baldwin
Last Week: Junior receiver Brandon Kaufman had six catches for 126 yards and one score in 32 to 26 win over Weber State.
Next Game: 9/22 vs. Montana (2-2)
Head Coach: Sean McDonnell
Last Week: The Wildcats has 725 yards of total offense problem is they allowed 824 yards of offense in 64 to 61 loss to Old Dominion.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Delaware (4-0)
Head Coach: Kevin Higgins
Last Game: The Bulldogs fell to ACC member NC State 52 to 14.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Chattanooga (1-3)
Head Coach: Mark Farley
Last Week: Freshman signal caller Sawyer Kollmorgen completed 23 of 38 passes for 333 yards and three scores in 42 to 35 loss to Youngstown State.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. North Dakota State (4-0)
Head Coach: Chris Mussman
Last Week: Mitch Sutton carried the ball 23 times for 162 yards and three scores in 35 to 13 win over Sacramento State.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Cal Poly (3-0)
Head Coach: Mick Delaney
Last Week: The Griz were outscored 27 to 7 in the second half in 41 to 31 loss to Northern Arizona.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Eastern Washington (2-1)
Head Coach: Andy Coen
Last Week: Mike Colvin was 14 of 24 for 195 yards while also rushing for 77 yards and two scores in 28 to 26 win over Liberty.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Fordham (3-1)
Head Coach: Bob Ford
Last Week: Drew Smith carried the ball 18 times for 114 yards and two scores in 30 to 20 win over Maine.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Monmouth
Head Coach: Dean Hood
Last Week: Matt Denham ran for 218 yards and two scores while also catching a 28-yard scoring pass in 51 to 21 win over Jacksonville State.
Next Game: 9/29 @ UT-Martin (3-1)
Head Coach: Jerome Souers
Last Week: It was the first win for Coach Souers in 15 attempts as the Lumberjacks chopped down FCS power Montana 41 to 31.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Portland State (1-3)
Head Coach: Trent Miles
Last Week: The Sycamores allowed 297 yards on the ground in 24 to 10 loss to the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State.
Next Game: 9/29 @ Southern Illinois (2-2)
Just Outside: Alabama A&M (4-0); Cal Poly (3-0); Harvard (2-0); McNeese State (3-1); Monmouth (3-1); Samford (4-0); South Dakota State (3-1); Tennessee State (4-0); Villanova, PA (3-1).
Dropped out of Top25
Jacksonville State (AL) Gamecocks
Last Week: The Gamecocks surrendered 558 yards of offense in 51 to 21 loss to Eastern Kentucky.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Southeast Missouri State (2-2)
McNeese State (LA) Cowboys
Head Coach: Matt Viator
Last Game: The Cowboys were outscored 15 to 0 in the second half which allowed Southeastern Louisiana to win the game 25 to 24.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Northwestern State (2-2)
Maine (ME) Black Bears
Head Coach: Jack Cosgrove
Last Week: Marcus Wasilewski was 23 of 36 for 264 yards and two scores but it was not enough as the Black Bears were bitten 30 to 20 by the Great Danes.
Next Game: 9/29 vs. Villanova (3-1)