2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season

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The 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season, part of college football in the United States, is organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level.

Notable changes[edit]

For 2013, the FCS playoffs expanded for the first time since 2010. The Pioneer Football League champion now receives an automatic bid into the FCS playoffs, which increased to 24 teams.

Under a standard provision of NCAA rules, all FCS programs were allowed to play 12 regular-season games (not counting conference title games) in 2013, and also in 2014. In years when the period starting with the Thursday before Labor Day and ending with the final Saturday in November contains 14 Saturdays, FCS programs may play 12 games instead of the regular 11. After 2014, the next season in which 12-game seasons are allowed will be 2019.[1]

Conference changes and new programs[edit]

Several teams changed conferences from the 2012 season, with all moves officially taking effect on July 1, 2013.

Albany and Stony Brook became football-only members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Previously, they had respectively been football-only members of the Northeast Conference and Big South Conference.

Georgia State left the FCS ranks to become a member of the Sun Belt Conference. As it began its FBS transition in 2012, it was counted as an FBS member for scheduling purposes in 2013.[2]

Old Dominion joined Conference USA (C-USA) and started its FBS transition. ODU was technically an FCS independent in 2013 before becoming a provisional FBS member in 2014 and a full FBS member in 2015.

The Southland Conference added four schools—two with established football programs, one launching a new program, and another (New Orleans) without varsity football. The established programs were Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word, both joining from the Division II Lone Star Conference. While technically considered FCS independents in 2013, they played Division II schedules this season. Both will be counted as FCS members for scheduling purposes in 2014, at which time they will start playing full Southland Conference schedules. Houston Baptist, arriving from the Division I Great West Conference, fielded a football team for the first time in 2013, but only played a partial schedule. Houston Baptist will also begin playing a full Southland schedule in 2014.

Monmouth announced in December 2012 that it would leave the Northeast Conference (NEC) for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), effective in July 2013.[3] As the MAAC has not sponsored football since 2007, Monmouth's football plans were uncertain. Those plans became clear on February 14, 2013, when the Big South Conference announced that Monmouth would become a football-only member of that league in 2014. Since Monmouth was transitioning from the limited-scholarship NEC to a conference that allows the full FCS limit of 63 scholarship equivalents, the Hawks played the 2013 football season as an independent.[4]

In addition to the schools changing conferences, three others launched FCS football programs. Charlotte, which rejoined C-USA after eight years in the Atlantic 10 Conference, played as an FCS independent in its first football season, as part of its announced plan to become a full FBS member in 2015. The 49ers will be counted as an FBS program for scheduling purposes in 2014 and will become a C-USA football member in 2015. Two other schools, Mercer and Stetson, reinstated varsity football after decades-long absences—Mercer had last played in 1941 and Stetson in 1956. Both initially planned to operate as non-scholarship programs in the Pioneer Football League. However, Mercer would later commit to scholarship football when it accepted an invitation to join the Southern Conference (SoCon) in 2014.[5]

Two other SoCon members, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, were officially announced on March 27, 2013 as future Sun Belt members. Both schools began FBS transitions in 2013 in advance of their 2014 entry into the Sun Belt. They will be counted as FBS members for scheduling purposes in 2014, and will be eligible for the Sun Belt football championship, but will not be eligible for bowl games until completing their transitions in 2015.[6][7]

This was also the last season for two other programs in their then-current conferences. Elon will leave the SoCon for the CAA in July 2014;[8] at the same time, VMI will leave the Big South and return to the SoCon after an 11-year absence.[5]

School2012 Conference2013 Conference
Abilene ChristianLone Star (DII)Independent
AlbanyNECCAA
CharlotteNew for 2013Independent
Georgia StateCAASun Belt (FBS)
Houston BaptistNew for 2013Independent
Incarnate WordLone StarIndependent
MercerNew for 2013Pioneer League
MonmouthNECIndependent
Old DominionCAAIndependent
StetsonNew for 2013Pioneer League
Stony BrookBig SouthCAA

New, expanded, renovated, and temporary stadiums[edit]

New stadiums[edit]

Expanded stadiums[edit]

Renovated stadiums[edit]

Temporary stadiums[edit]

FCS team wins over FBS teams[edit]

(FCS rankings from the Sports Network poll; FBS rankings from the AP Poll)

Conference standings[edit]

2013 Big Sky football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#3 Eastern Washington ^ 80    123 
#15 Northern Arizona ^ 71    93 
#8 Montana ^ 62    103 
#21 Southern Utah ^ 53    85 
#20 Montana State 53    75 
Cal Poly 53    66 
UC Davis 53    57 
Sacramento State 44    57 
Portland State 35    66 
North Dakota 26    38 
Idaho State 17    39 
Weber State 17    210 
Northern Colorado 08    111 
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 Big South football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#7 Coastal Carolina §^ 41    123 
Liberty § 41    84 
#24 Charleston Southern 32    103 
Gardner–Webb 23    75 
Presbyterian 14    38 
VMI 14    210 
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 CAA football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#12 Maine ^ 71    103 
#2 Towson ^ 62    133 
#5 New Hampshire ^ 62    105 
Villanova 53    65 
Delaware 44    75 
William & Mary 44    75 
Richmond 44    66 
James Madison 35    66 
Stony Brook 35    56 
Rhode Island 26    39 
Albany 08    111 
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 NCAA Division I FCS independents football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Old Dominion     84 
Abilene Christian     65 
Incarnate Word     65 
Monmouth     66 
Charlotte     56 
Houston Baptist     34 
*Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word ineligible for FCS playoffs as part of reclassification from Division II
  • Charlotte and Old Dominion ineligible for FCS playoffs as part of FBS transition
  • Houston Baptist ineligible for FCS playoffs due to playing only a partial exhibition schedule
    As of December 6, 2013; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Harvard § 61    91 
Princeton § 61    82 
Dartmouth 52    64 
Brown 34    64 
Yale 34    55 
Penn 34    46 
Cornell 25    37 
Columbia 07    010 
§ – Conference co-champions
2013 MEAC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#16 Bethune-Cookman §^ 71    103 
#25 South Carolina State §^ 71    94 
Morgan State 53    57 
Delaware State 53    56 
North Carolina A&T 44    74 
Howard 44    66 
Hampton 44    48 
North Carolina Central 35    57 
Norfolk State 35    39 
Florida A&M 26    39 
Savannah State 08    111 
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
2013 MVFC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#1 North Dakota State ^ 80    150 
#13 South Dakota State ^ 53    95 
#18 Youngstown State 53    84 
Southern Illinois 53    75 
Missouri State 53    57 
Illinois State 44    56 
South Dakota 35    48 
Northern Iowa 35    75 
Western Illinois 26    48 
Indiana State 08    111 
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 NEC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Sacred Heart §^ 42    103 
Duquesne § 42    74 
Robert Morris 33    56 
Saint Francis (PA) 33    56 
Bryant 33    57 
Central Connecticut 24    48 
Wagner 24    38 
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 OVC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#4 Eastern Illinois †^ 80    122 
#17 Tennessee State ^ 62    104 
#10 Jacksonville State ^ 53    114 
UT Martin 53    75 
Eastern Kentucky 44    66 
Murray State 44    66 
Tennessee Tech 26    57 
SE Missouri State 26    39 
Austin Peay 08    012 
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Lafayette ^ 41    57 
Lehigh 32    83 
Bucknell 32    65 
Colgate 32    48 
Holy Cross 14    39 
Georgetown 14    29 
#9 Fordham ^ 00    122 
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Fordham ineligible for conference title because they previously offered football scholarships while other Patriot League members did not; Fordham's official conference record will be 0–0 and won't occupy a spot in the conference standings
    Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Butler §^ 71    94 
Marist § 71    83 
Mercer 62    102 
Dayton 53    74 
Drake 53    65 
Jacksonville 44    56 
Morehead State 35    39 
Campbell 26    39 
Stetson 17    29 
Valparaiso 17    110 
Davidson 08    011 
San Diego 00    83 
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • San Diego declared itself ineligible for conference title because of improper scholarships for football players; it will have an official conference record of 0–0 and will not have a place in the conference standings.
    Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#23 Chattanooga § 62    84 
#19 Samford §^ 62    85 
#22 Furman §^ 62    86 
Georgia Southern* 44    74 
Wofford 44    56 
The Citadel 44    57 
Appalachian State* 44    48 
Elon 17    210 
Western Carolina 17    210 
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Appalachian State and Georgia Southern ineligible for conference championship and FCS playoffs as part of FBS transition
    Rankings from The Sports Network Poll
2013 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#6 Southeastern Louisiana ^ 70    113 
#11 McNeese State ^ 61    103 
#14 Sam Houston State ^ 43    95 
Central Arkansas 43    75 
Northwestern State 34    66 
Lamar 25    57 
Nicholls State 16    48 
Stephen F. Austin 16    39 
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2013 SWAC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
Jackson State xy 81    84 
Alcorn State 72    93 
Alabama State* 72    84 
Alabama A&M 45    48 
Mississippi Valley State* 27    29 
West
Southern xy 72    94 
Prairie View A&M 54    66 
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 27    29 
Texas Southern* 27    29 
Grambling State 18    111 
Championship: December 7, 2013
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Texas Southern was ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to failing to fulfill NCAA graduation rate requirement (2012), repeated infractions, and lying to NCAA about self-imposed restrictions (2013 & 2014)
  • Alabama State and Mississippi Valley State were ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to Academic Progress Rate sanctions, pending appeal
    Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Conference summaries[edit]

Championship games[edit]

ConferenceChampionRunner-upScoreOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCoach of the Year
SWACSouthernJackson State34-272OTDray Joseph, QB, Southern
Arnold Walker, RB, Alcorn State
Jer-ryan Harris, LB, Arkansas-Pine BluffDawson Odums, Southern

Other conference winners[edit]

Note: Records are regular-season only, and do not include playoff games.

ConferenceChampionRecordOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCoach of the Year
Big SkyEastern Washington10-2 (8-0)Vernon Adams, QB (Eastern Washington)Brad Daly (Montana State)
Sullivan Grosz (Cal Poly)
Beau Baldwin (Eastern Washington)
Big SouthCoastal Carolina
Liberty
10-2 (4-1)
8-4 (4-1)
CAAMaine10-2 (7-1)Terrance West, RB (Towson)Stephon Robertson, LB (James Madison)Jack Cosgrove (Maine)
IvyHarvard
Princeton
9-1 (6-1)
8-2 (6-1)
MEACBethune-Cookman
South Carolina State
10-2 (7-1)
9-3 (7-1)
MVFCNorth Dakota State11-0 (8-0)
NECSacred Heart
Duquesne
10-2 (4-2)
6-4 (4-2)
OVCEastern Illinois11-1 (8-0)Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (Eastern Illinois)Anthony Bass, DE (Tennessee State)Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois)
PatriotLafayette5-6 (4-1)Michael Nebrich, QB (Fordham)Stephen Hodge, LB (Fordham)Joe Moorhead (Fordham)
PioneerButler
Marist
9-3 (7-1)
8-3 (7-1)
SouthernChattanooga
Samford
Furman
8-4 (6-2)
8-4 (6-2)
7-5 (6-2)
Jacob Huesman, So., QB (Chattanooga)Davis Tull, Jr., DL (Chattanooga)Russ Huesman (Chattanooga)
SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana10-2 (7-0)Bryan Bennett (Southeastern Louisiana) POY
Cody Stroud (McNeese State) OPOY
Cqulin Hubert (Southeastern Louisiana)Ron Roberts (Southeastern Louisiana)

Playoff qualifiers[edit]

Automatic berths for conference champions[edit]

At large qualifiers[edit]

Abstentions[edit]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA FCS Playoff bracket[edit]

 First Round
November 30
Campus Sites
  Second Round
December 7
Campus Sites
  Quarterfinals
December 13 and 14
Campus Sites
  Semifinals
December 20 and 21
Campus Sites
  National Championship Game

January 4
1:00 PM CST
Toyota Stadium,
Frisco, Texas
ESPN2
Dial Global Sports

                        
    Furman7 
  Furman30  1 North Dakota State*38  
  South Carolina State*20    1 North Dakota State*48 
   Coastal Carolina14  
   Coastal Carolina42  
  Bethune-Cookman24  8 Montana*35
  Coastal Carolina*48
  1 North Dakota State*52 
   New Hampshire14  
    Sam Houston State29 
  Southern Utah20  4 Southeastern Louisiana*30  
  Sam Houston State*51    4 Southeastern Louisiana*17 
   New Hampshire20 
   New Hampshire41  
  Lafayette7  5 Maine*27
  New Hampshire*45
  1 North Dakota State35
  7 Towson7
    Tennessee State10 
  Tennessee State31  2 Eastern Illinois*51  
  Butler*0    2 Eastern Illinois*39 
  7 Towson49  
   Fordham28  
  Sacred Heart27  7 Towson*48
  Fordham*37
  7 Towson35 
  3 Eastern Washington*31 
    South Dakota State17 
  South Dakota State26  3 Eastern Washington*41  
  Northern Arizona*7    3 Eastern Washington*35 
   Jacksonville State24 
   Jacksonville State31  
  Samford14  6 McNeese State*10
  Jacksonville State*55

Home team    † Overtime

Coaching changes[edit]

Preseason and in-season[edit]

This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2013. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2013, see 2012 NCAA Division I FCS end-of-season coaching changes.

SchoolOutgoing coachDateReasonReplacement
North Carolina CentralHenry Frazier, IIIAugust 22Fired[9]Dwayne Foster (interim)[9]
Grambling StateDoug WilliamsSeptember 11Fired[10]George Ragsdale (interim)[11]
Grambling StateGeorge RagsdaleOctober 17Fired[11]Dennis Winston (interim)[11]
ValparaisoDale CarlsonNovember 10FiredMike Gravier (interim)[12]

End of season[edit]

SchoolOutgoing coachDate announcedReasonReplacement
AlbanyBob FordAugust 13Retired[13]Greg Gattuso[14]
Rhode IslandJoe TrainerNovember 18Fired[15]Jim Fleming[16]
North DakotaChris MussmanNovember 18Fired[17]Kyle "Bubba" Schweigert[18]
Robert MorrisJoe WaltonNovember 21RetiredJohn Banaszak[19]
Central ConnecticutJeff McInerneyNovember 25Resigned[20]Peter Rossomando[21]
James MadisonMickey MatthewsNovember 25Fired[22]Everett Withers[23]
ElonJason SwepsonNovember 25Fired[24]Rich Skrosky[25]
Morgan StateDonald Hill-EleyNovember 25Fired[26]Lee Hull[27]
Stephen F. AustinJ.C. HarperNovember 25Fired[28]Clint Conque[29]
Southeast Missouri StateTony SamuelNovember 26Fired[30]Tom Matukewicz[31]
Weber StateJody SearsNovember 26Fired[32]Jay Hill[33]
Alabama A&MAnthony JonesDecember 1Fired[34]James Spady[35]
ColgateDick BiddleDecember 2Retired[36]Dan Hunt
Grambling StateDennis WinstonDecember 4Permanent replacement[37]Broderick Fobbs
North Dakota StateCraig BohlDecember 7Hired by Wyoming[38]Chris Klieman[39]
Mississippi Valley StateKarl MorganDecember 9Fired[40]Rick Comegy[41]
ValparaisoMike GravierDecember 11Permanent replacementDave Cecchini[42]
DrakeChris CreightonDecember 11Hired by Eastern Michigan[43]Rick Fox[44]
Central ArkansasClint ConqueDecember 14Hired by Stephen F. Austin[29]Steve Campbell[45]
The CitadelKevin HigginsDecember 16Hired by Wake Forest (Assistant)[46]Mike Houston[47]
HamptonDonovan RoseDecember 17FiredConnell Maynor[48]
Eastern IllinoisDino BabersDecember 18Hired by Bowling Green[49]Kim Dameron[50]
Jackson StateRick ComegyDecember 18Fired[51]Harold Jackson[52]
North Carolina CentralDwayne FosterDecember 19Permanent replacement[9]Jerry Mack[9]
Georgia SouthernJeff MonkenDecember 24Hired by Army[53]Willie Fritz[54]
Sam Houston StateWillie FritzJanuary 10Hired by Georgia Southern[54]K. C. Keeler[55]
Jacksonville StateBill ClarkJanuary 21Hired by UAB[56]John Grass[57]
GeorgetownKevin KellyJanuary 30Resigned[58]TBD

See also[edit]

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