FCS Playoffs 2019: Second-round games schedule, TV, bracket

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2019 FCS Playoffs continue this weekend with eight second-round games on the schedule. The top eight seeds each host the 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 Internet from an affiliated service provider.

The action on Saturday kicks off at 1:00pm ET with the 2nd-seed James Madison Dukes hosting the Monmouth Hawks. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

At 2:00pm, the No. 7 South Dakota State Jackrabbits play host to the Northern Iowa Panthers. The two schools met earlier this season in Brookings, S.D., with SDSU coming out on top 38-7.

Four FCS Playoff games begin at 3:00pm ET — UAlbany at (5) Montana State, Illinois State at (8) Central Arkansas, Kennesaw State at (3) Weber State, and Southeastern Louisiana at (6) Montana. Thirty minutes following those kickoffs, the North Dakota State Bison, the No. 1 overall seed and reigning national champion, will host the Nicholls Colonels at 3:30pm ET.

Second-round FCS Playoff action wraps up late Saturday evening with one contest. The Austin Peay Governors travel west to take on the 4th-seed Sacramento State Hornets at 9:00pm ET.

Winners will move on to the quarterfinals and will play on Friday, Dec. 13 or Saturday, Dec. 14. The FCS Semifinals will be played the following weekend on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The Division I Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (Noon ET, ABC).

*All games EST and on ESPN3.

(2) James Madison 66, Monmouth 21
Northern Iowa 13, (7) South Dakota State 10
(3) Weber State 26, Kennesaw State 20
(6) Montana 73, Southeastern Louisiana 28
(5) Montana State 47, UAlbany 21
(1) North Dakota State 37, Nicholls 13
Illinois State 24, (8) Central Arkansas 14
Austin Peay 42, (4) Sacramento State 28


Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Northern Iowa at (2) James Madison – 7pm, ESPN2
Austin Peay at (5) Montana State – 8pm, ESPN3
Montana at (3) Weber State – 10pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
Illinois State at (1) North Dakota State – 12pm, ESPN

FCS Playoff Schedule

FCS Playoff Bracket

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