FCS Playoffs 2018: Second-round schedule, TV

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2018 FCS Playoffs continue this weekend with eight second-round games on the schedule. The top eight seeds will each host winners from the eight first-round matchups.

All eight second-round games of the FCS Playoffs will be available to stream via ESPN3. The network is available to individuals who receive cable/satellite and/or high-speed Internet from an affiliated service provider.

The action on Saturday kicks off at noon with the 7th-seeded Maine Black Bears hosting the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

At 1:00pm, the Colgate Raiders play host to the James Madison Dukes. JMU could be somewhat distracted this week as their head coach has been mentioned for new openings at Charlotte and East Carolina.

Kennesaw State, the No. 4 seed, started their football program in 2015 and will be playing in their second FCS Playoffs. They host the Wofford Terriers at 2:00pm.

Two playoff games will kick off at 3:00pm ET — defending FCS champion and top-seeded North Dakota State hosts Montana State while Duquesne travels to take on No. 5 seed South Dakota State.

Second-round FCS Playoff action wraps up late Saturday afternoon and early evening with three contests — Southeast Missouri at (2) Weber State at 4:00pm, Nicholls at (3) Eastern Washington at 5:00pm, and UNI at (6) UC Davis at 7:00pm.

Winners will move on to the quarterfinals and will play on Friday, Dec. 7 or Saturday, Dec. 8. The FCS Semifinals are set for Friday, Dec. 14 at 8:00pm on ESPN2 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2:00pm on ESPN2.

The 2019 Division I Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (Noon ET, ESPN2).

*All games EST and on ESPN3.

Jacksonville State at (7) Maine – Noon
James Madison at (8) Colgate – 1pm
Wofford at (4) Kennesaw State – 2pm
Montana State at (1) North Dakota State – 3pm
Duquesne at (5) South Dakota State – 3pm
Southeast Missouri at (2) Weber State – 4pm
Nicholls at (3) Eastern Washington – 5pm
UNI at (6) UC Davis – 7pm

FCS Playoff Schedule

FCS Playoff Bracket