FCS Playoffs 2022: Second-round games schedule, TV, bracket

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2022 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 ESPN+. The service is available on a per-month subscription basis and through The Disney Bundle, which also include Hulu and Disney+.

Second-round action begins on Saturday, Dec. 3 at noon ET with the eighth-seed Holy Cross Crusaders hosting the New Hampshire Wildcats. Then at 2:00pm ET, a pair of games kickoff — Furman at (7) UIW and Gardner-Webb at (5) William & Mary.

The action on Saturday continues at 3:00pm ET with three more games — Southeastern Louisiana at (6) Samford, Delaware at (1) South Dakota State, and Weber State at (4) Montana State. At 3:30pm, the third-seed North Dakota State Bison host the Montana Grizzlies.

Second-round FCS Playoff action wraps up late Saturday afternoon with one contest. The Richmond Spiders travel west to take on the second-seed Sacramento State Hornets at 5:00pm ET.

Winners will move on to the quarterfinals and will play on Friday, Dec. 9 or Saturday, Dec. 10. The FCS Semifinals will be played the following weekend, with one game on Friday, Dec. 16 and the other on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The Division I Football Championship Game is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and it will be televised by ABC at 2:00pm ET.

*All games ET and on ESPN+.

New Hampshire 19, (8) Holy Cross 35
Furman 38, (7) UIW 41
GWU 14, (5) William & Mary 54
SLU 42, (6) Samford 48 (OT)
Delaware 6, (1) S. Dakota St. 42
Weber State 25, (4) Montana State 33
Montana 26, (3) NDSU 49
Richmond 31, (2) Sac State 38


Friday, Dec. 9, 2022
(6) Samford at (3) NDSU – 7pm, ESPN2
(5) W&M at (4) Montana St. – 10:15pm, ESPN2
(7) UIW at (2) Sac State – 10:30pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
(8) Holy Cross at (1) SDSU – 12pm, ESPN

FCS Playoff Schedule

FCS Playoff Bracket

Comment (1)

I have 8 different choices of Games or parts of Games to watch Today.

It’s the Top 16 of the Top 25 Franchises playing in the Championship Playoffs!

It’s FB Smorgasbord Time!

It’s FB Buffet Time!

Or… it’s full size Banquet @ my favorite dining Restaurant for a whole Game!