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FCS Roundup: Week Two

Each week we take a look at some of the most interesting storylines from the FCS level. Here's what you need to know about week two.

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We didn't get any FCS-over-FBS upsets, but it was still a pretty entertaining weekend at the lower level of college football.

  • #4 Jacksonville State almost pulled the upset in AuburnLamar hung with Baylor for about a half, and that was about it as far as close encounters with FBS teams. Lamar didn't even get any votes in last week's coaches' poll but did beat up on Beacone College 66-3 in week one. Lamar didn't receive any votes in this week's coaches' poll after the performance on Saturday. Meanwhile, Jacksonville State jumped up from #6 to #4.
  • New #1 Coastal Carolina cruised past South Carolina State, 41-14. The Chanticleers scored 41 straight points before SCS put up some garbage time points.
  • #3 Villanova survived one of its toughest tests of the season at #19 Fordham, winning 14-7. Nova QB John Robertson ran for a four-yard touchdown early in the second quarter, and that proved to be the difference.
  • #11 Northern Iowa upset #15 (then-#7) Eastern Washington, 38-35. The Panthers scored 17 straight points in the fourth quarter to seal the deal, but it was the UNI defense that won the game. They held the Eagles to 26 rushing yards on 25 carries. UNI had two players each rush for over 100 yards.
  • In maybe the most entertaining game of the day, Bethune-Cookman held on to beat Grambling, 56-53. The two teams combined for nine touchdown passes, including three each from BC QBs Quentin Williams and Larry Brihm.
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Morehouse 29-27 in 3OT when Morehouse failed to convert a two-point conversion after scoring a TD in the third overtime. The score was just 7-7 at the end of regulation, but each team was able to put the ball in the endzone at every opportunity in overtime. ARPB QB Marcus Terrell threw for 126 yards and a touchdown, ran for 58 yards and another score, and converted the game-winning two-point conversion in the final overtime period to win the game.
#2 North Dakota State will host North Dakota on Saturday in one of the biggest games of the FCS slate. NDSU should win, but UND beat down Wyoming in week one and could prove to be a tough out. Other games to keep an eye on are Idaho State at Boise State, which will be on CBS Sports Network on Friday night, and #9 Montana State at #15 Eastern Washington.