2012 NUC FCS POLL Week 7
There are four huge matchups that will definitely affect next week's rankings and the FCS Playoff picture. #11 Eastern Washington travels to Bozeman, MT to take on the #2 ranked Bobcats. The winner will have the upper hand in winning the Big Sky. #6 Youngstown State travels to #15 Illinois State. Both teams are reeling from losses this past week. The Winner will most likely be the runner-up in the MVC. The Southern Conference is about to take shape. #10 Wofford travels to Statesboro, GA to take on the #8 Eagles of Georgia Southern. #9 Appalachian State travels to Birmingham, AL to battle the #23 Bulldogs of Samford.
The NUC FCS Player of the Week is Jamal Jackson of Appalachian State. Jackson completed 20 of 29 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns. He also carried the ball 17 times for 94 yards and a score in 35 to 23 win over Elon. Jackson has now thrown for 1,581 yards and 12 touchdowns versus five picks while also rushing for 363 yards and an additional four touchdowns.
1. North Dakota State (ND) Bison
Head Coach: Craig Bohl
Last Week: The Bison returned a punt and an interception for a touchdown in huge win over Youngstown State 48 to 7.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Indiana State (4-2)
2. Montana State (MT) Bobcats
Head Coach: Rob Ash
Last Week: Kicker/Punter Rory Perez was 2 for 2 on FG's, 6 for 6 on XP's, and punted four times for 200 yards in 48 to 41 win over UC Davis.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Eastern Washington (4-1)
3. Old Dominion (VA) Monarchs
Head Coach: Bobby Wilder
Last Week: Bye
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Villanova (4-2)
4. James Madison (VA) Dukes
Head Coach: Mickey Matthews
Last Week: Dean Marlowe had two picks in 13 to 10 win over Towson.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. William & Mary (2-4)
5. Stony Brook (NY) Seawolves
Head Coach: Chuck Priore
Last Week: Kyle Essington completed 13 of 19 passes for 263 yards and five touchdowns in 49 to 7 win over Charleston Southern.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Coastal Carolina (2-3)
6. Youngstown State (OH) Penguins
Head Coach: Eric Wolford
Last Week: Lost 48 to 7 to #1 North Dakota State. The Penguins were minus three in turnovers and only produced 211 yards of total offense.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Illinois State (4-2)
7. Sam Houston State (TX) Bearkats
Head Coach: Willie Fritz
Last Week: Brian Bell completed 12 of 20 passes for 168 yards and three scores while also rushing for 69 yards and two scores in 51 to 43 win over Stephen F. Austin.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Nicholls State (1-3)
8. Georgia Southern (GA) Eagles
Head Coach: Jeff Monken
Last Week: The Eagles ran for an amazing 614 yards in 45 to 13 win over Western Carolina.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Wofford (5-0)
9. Appalachian State (NC) Mountaineers
Head Coach: Jerry Moore
Last Week: Jamal Jackson completed 20 of 29 passes for 304 yards and four scores while also rushing for 94 yards and one touchdown in 35 to 23 win over Elon.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Samford (5-1)
10. Wofford (SC) Terriers
Head Coach: Mike Ayers
Last Week: The Terrier defense picked off three passes in 20 to 17 win over Furman.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Georgia Southern (4-1)
11. Eastern Washington (WA) Eagles
Head Coach: Beau Baldwin
Last Week: Freshman Vernon Adams completed 12 of 15 passes for 151 yards and four scores in 55 to 17 win over North Dakota.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Montana State (6-0)
12. New Hampshire (NH) Wildcats
Head Coach: Sean McDonnell
Last Week: Andy Vailas completed 18 of 35 passes for 252 yards and four scores in 44 to 21 win over Georgia State.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Richmond (4-2)
13. Lehigh (PA) Mountain Hawks
Head Coach: Andy Coen
Last Week: Mike Colvin was 29 of 38 for 296 yards and four scores in 35 to 14 win over Columbia.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Georgetown (3-3)
14. Albany (NY) Great Danes
Head Coach: Bob Ford
Last Week: Drew Smith carried the ball 23 times for 104 yards and three scores in 31 to 14 win over Bryant.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. St. Francis (PA) (3-3)
15. Illinois State (IL) Redbirds
Head Coach: Brock Spack
Last Week: Four interceptions, eight penalties, and a blocked punt kept the Redbirds out of the end zone in 17 to 0 loss to rival Southern Illinois.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Youngstown State (4-1)
16. Northern Arizona (AZ) Lumberjacks
Head Coach: Jerome Souers
Last Week: Bye
Next Game: 10/13 @ North Dakota (3-3)
17. Central Arkansas (AR) Bears
Head Coach: Clint Conque
Last Week: The Bears had 511 yards of total offense in 34 to 14 win over Nicholls State.
Next Game: 10/13 @ McNeese State (4-1)
18. Towson (MD) Tigers
Head Coach: Rob Ambrose
Last Week: Three turnovers doomed The Tigers in 13 to 10 loss to James Madison.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Maine (2-3)
19. Indiana State (IN) Sycamores
Head Coach: Trent Miles
Last Week: Calvin Burnett had two picks for 36 yards in 31 to 17 win over Missouri State.
Next Game: 10/13 @ North Dakota State (5-0)
20. Tennessee State (TN) Tigers
Head Coach: Rod Reed
Last Week: NUC alum Michael German completed 17 of 27 passes for 228 yards and one score while also rushing for a score in 23 to 20 win over Eastern Kentucky.
Next Game: 10/13 @ SE Missouri State (2-3)
21. Delaware (DE) Blue Hens
Head Coach: KC Keeler
Last Week: The Blue Hens lost their second game in a row this time 26 to 3 to unranked Maine. 47 yards on 47 carries will just not cut it.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Rhode Island (0-5)
22. Cal Poly (CA) Mustangs
Head Coach: Tim Walsh
Last Game: Andre Broadous only completed six passes but half of them went for scores in 45 to 23 win over Weber State.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Northern Colorado (1-4)
23. Samford (AL) Bulldogs
Head Coach: Pat Sullivan
Last Game: Andy Summerlin was 23 of 32 for 320 yards and one touchdown in 38 to 7 win over The Citadel.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Appalachian State (4-2)
24. Eastern Kentucky (KY) Colonels
Head Coach: Dean Hood
Last Week: The Colonels blew a 20 to 10 fourth quarter lead to Tennessee State and lost 23 to 20.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Austin Peay (0-6)
25. Harvard (MA) Crimson
Head Coach: Tim Murphy
Last Week: Colton Chapple completed 24 of 36 passes for 362 yards and four scores in 45 to 13 win over Cornell.
Next Game: 10/13 vs. Bucknell (1-4)
Just Outside: Alabama A&M (6-0); McNeese State (4-1); Montana (3-3); Northern Iowa (1-4); Richmond (4-2); Samford (5-1); South Dakota State (4-1): Tennessee-Martin (4-2); Villanova (4-2).
Dropped out of Top25
The Citadel (SC) Bulldogs
Head Coach: Kevin Higgins
Last Game: The Bulldogs gave up 569 yards of offense to Samford in 38 to 7 loss.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Western Carolina (1-5)
North Dakota (ND)
Head Coach: Chris Mussman
Last Week: North Dakota gave up 458 yards of offense in 55 to 17 loss to Eastern Washington. Next Game: 10/13 vs. Northern Arizona (4-1)
Villanova (PA) Wildcats
Head Coach: Andy Talley
Last Game: The Wildcats fell to rival Richmond 28 to 17.
Next Game: 10/13 @ Old Dominion (5-0)