2023 FCS Playoff Schedule

The 2023 FCS Playoff Schedule kicked off on Saturday, Nov. 25 with eight First Round contests. In the FCS Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits defeated the Montana Grizzlies, 23-3, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Season:
FCS Playoff Schedule
Saturday, Nov 25, 2023
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS First Round
Sacramento State 42, North Dakota 35
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, ND
1:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
Delaware 36, Lafayette 34
Delaware Stadium
Newark, DE
2:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
Richmond 49, NC Central 27
E. Claiborne Robins Stadium
Richmond, VA
2:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
Chattanooga 24, Austin Peay 21
Fortera Stadium
Clarksville, TN
3:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
Mercer 17, Gardner-Webb 7
Five Star Stadium
Macon, GA
3:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
Southern Illinois 35, Nicholls 0
Saluki Stadium
Carbondale, IL
3:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
North Dakota State 66, Drake 3
Fargodome
Fargo, ND
3:30pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS First Round
Youngstown State 40, Duquesne 7
Stambaugh Stadium
Youngstown, OH
5:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
Saturday, Dec 2, 2023
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS Second Round
5 UAlbany 41, Richmond 13
Bob Ford Field
Albany, NY
12:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS Second Round
8 Villanova 45, Youngstown State 28
Villanova Stadium
Villanova, PA
12:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS Second Round
7 Furman 26, Chattanooga 7
Paladin Stadium
Greenville, SC
1:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS Second Round
3 South Dakota 34, Sacramento State 24
DakotaDome
Vermillion, SD
2:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS Second Round
1 South Dakota State 41, Mercer 0
Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
Brookings, SD
2:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS Second Round
North Dakota State 35, 6 Montana State 34
Bobcat Stadium
Bozeman, MT
3:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final/OT
FCS Second Round
2 Montana 49, Delaware 19
Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Missoula, MT
9:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
FCS Second Round
4 Idaho 20, Southern Illinois 17
P1FCU Kibbie Dome
Moscow, ID
10:00pm ET
ESPN2/ESPN+
Final/OT
Friday, Dec 8, 2023
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS Quarterfinal
2 Montana 35, 7 Furman 28
Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Missoula, MT
9:00pm ET
ESPN2
Final/OT
Saturday, Dec 9, 2023
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS Quarterfinal
1 South Dakota State 23, 8 Villanova 12
Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
Brookings, SD
12:00pm ET
ESPN
Final
FCS Quarterfinal
North Dakota State 45, 3 South Dakota 17
DakotaDome
Vermillion, SD
2:30pm ET
ABC
Final
FCS Quarterfinal
5 UAlbany 30, 4 Idaho 22
P1FCU Kibbie Dome
Moscow, ID
10:00pm ET
ESPN+
Final
Friday, Dec 15, 2023
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS Semifinal
1 South Dakota State 59, 5 UAlbany 0
Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
Brookings, SD
7:00pm ET
ESPN2
Final
Saturday, Dec 16, 2023
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS Semifinal
2 Montana 31, North Dakota State 29
Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Missoula, MT
4:30pm ET
ESPN2
Final/2OT
Sunday, Jan 7, 2024
Playoff Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
FCS Championship
1 South Dakota State 23, 2 Montana 3
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, TX
2:00pm ET
ABC
Final
FCS Schedule
Saturday, Nov 25, 2023

Sacramento State Hornets Sacramento State
North Dakota Fighting Hawks North Dakota
42
35
Final

Lafayette Leopards Lafayette
Delaware Blue Hens Delaware
34
36
Final

NC Central Eagles NC Central
Richmond Spiders Richmond
27
49
Final

Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga
Austin Peay Governors Austin Peay
24
21
Final

Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Gardner-Webb
Mercer Bears Mercer
7
17
Final

Nicholls Colonels Nicholls
Southern Illinois Salukis Southern Illinois
0
35
Final

Drake Bulldogs Drake
NDSU Bison North Dakota State
3
66
Final

Duquesne Dukes Duquesne
Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown State
7
40
Final
Saturday, Dec 2, 2023

Richmond Spiders Richmond
UAlbany Great Danes 5 UAlbany
13
41
Final

Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown State
Villanova Wildcats 8 Villanova
28
45
Final

Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga
Furman Paladins 7 Furman
7
26
Final

Sacramento State Hornets Sacramento State
South Dakota Coyotes 3 South Dakota
24
34
Final

Mercer Bears Mercer
South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1 South Dakota State
0
41
Final

NDSU Bison North Dakota State
Montana State Bobcats 6 Montana State
35
34
Final/OT

Delaware Blue Hens Delaware
Montana Grizzlies 2 Montana
19
49
Final

Southern Illinois Salukis Southern Illinois
Idaho Vandals 4 Idaho
17
20
Final/OT
Friday, Dec 8, 2023

Furman Paladins 7 Furman
Montana Grizzlies 2 Montana
28
35
Final/OT
Saturday, Dec 9, 2023

Villanova Wildcats 8 Villanova
South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1 South Dakota State
12
23
Final

NDSU Bison North Dakota State
South Dakota Coyotes 3 South Dakota
45
17
Final

UAlbany Great Danes 5 UAlbany
Idaho Vandals 4 Idaho
30
22
Final
Friday, Dec 15, 2023

UAlbany Great Danes 5 UAlbany
South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1 South Dakota State
0
59
Final
Saturday, Dec 16, 2023

NDSU Bison North Dakota State
Montana Grizzlies 2 Montana
29
31
Final/2OT
Sunday, Jan 7, 2024

Montana Grizzlies 2 Montana
South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1 South Dakota State
* in Frisco, TX
3
23
Final