June 23, 2024

FCS playoff bracket 2023: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for college football quarterfinal games


The FCS championship playoffs enter their quarterfinal spherical this weekend, leaving just a few games left to find out the champion for the 2023 season.

One of these games already occurred Friday, when No. 2 Montana beat No. 7 Furman in an time beyond regulation thriller. Montana will tackle the winner of No. 3 South Dakota vs. North Dakota State within the FCS semifinals.

North Dakota State superior in an exhilarating time beyond regulation win over Montana State after the Bison blocked a game-tying additional level that may have compelled time beyond regulation. South Dakota, in the meantime, superior after it beat Sacramento State by 10 factors thanks to a few second quarter touchdowns.

The different two matchups embody 2022 defending champion and No. 1-ranked South Dakota State vs. No. 8 Villanova and No. 4 Idaho vs. No. 5 UAlbany. The winners of these games will face one another within the semifinals.

South Dakota State cruised to the quarterfinals in a 41-0 drubbing of Mercer, whereas Villanova poured on the factors in a 45-28 win over Youngstown State. Idaho eked out a 20-17 win over Southern Illinois with an time beyond regulation discipline purpose, whereas UAlbany crushed Richmond, 41-13.

Here’s every thing you must know concerning the quarterfinal games, together with scores and TV data.

FCS playoff bracket 2023

Quarterfinals

No. 1 South Dakota State vs. No. 8 Villanova
No. 2 Montana 35, No. 7 Furman 28
No. 3 South Dakota vs. North Dakota State
No. 4 Idaho vs. No. 5 UAlbany

Semifinals

No. 2 Montana vs. No. 3 South Dakota or North Dakota State

No. 1 South Dakota State or. No. 8 Villanova vs. No. 4 Idaho or. No. 5 UAlbany

FCS football scores

Friday, Dec. 9

Game Time (ET) TV channel
No. 2 Montana 35, No. 7 Furman 28 9 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV

Saturday, Dec. 10

Game Time (ET) TV channel
No. 1 South Dakota State vs. No. 8 Villanova Noon ESPN/ESPN+, fuboTV
No. 3 South Dakota vs. North Dakota State 2:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
No. 4 Idaho vs. No. 4 UAlbany 10 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV

How to observe FCS playoff games

  • TV channel: ESPN household of networks
  • Live stream: ESPN app | fuboTV

One of the three FCS quarterfinal games will air on ESPN, one will air on ESPN+, and one will air on ABC. 

No. 1 South Dakota State vs. No. 8 Villanova will air on ESPN and ESPN+, whereas No. 4 Idaho vs. No. 4 UAlbany will air on ESPN+. No. 3 South Dakota vs. North Dakota State will air on ABC.

All three games will be capable to be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.



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