Just 7 games this week feature FCS vs. FBS matchups. Two of those are ranked FCS teams as Southeastern Louisiana takes on Tulane and Northern Iowa travels to Hawaii. FCS schools have 3 wins vs. the FBS this year.
Zach Zenner of South Dakota State, Vernon Adams Jr. of Eastern Washington, Carlton Littlejohn of North Dakota State, Stanley Absanon of Eastern Kentucky and Jon Croft Hollingsworth of Furman have been selected as the College Sporting News All-Stars.
Vernon Adams is a pretty well-known name across the landscape of the FCS nation. But thanks to a stellar and record- setting performance against FBS intrastate foe Washington on Saturday, he's a bit more popular than he used to be.
North Dakota State remained the No. 1 team in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll this week. The Bison were nearly a unanimous No. 1 selection, receiving 25 of the 26 first-place votes after extending their FCS-record winning streak to 26 games.
Eastern Kentucky became the third FCS team to beat an FBS school this year, knocking off Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 6. There were several near-misses, including a 7-point loss by McNeese State at Nebraska.