2019 FBS Versus FCS Games

Army is facing two FCS opponents in 2019 just as they did in 2018, 2016, 2015, and 2014. Will they fall into the FCS over FBS upset trap this year? (Photo courtesy of Army’s Athletic Department)

2019 FBS Versus FCS Games

The 2019 college football season starts in four weeks and the first few weeks present what are typically tune up games for the larger programs in Divison I. Below is a list of all 114 of the 2019 FBS versus FCS games by week.

Weekly Breakdown

WeekDatesGamesFCS Wins
18/29 – 8/3140
29/6 – 9/728
39/1420
49/219
59/284
610/50
710/121
810/191
910/260
1011/21
1111/90
1211/164
1311/236

Notes

While it is not uncommon to see FCS teams play multiple FBS opponents during the same season, it is far more uncommon for FBS teams to play two or more FCS teams due to bowl eligibility concerns. Only one of the two wins over an FCS opponent will count towards bowl eligibility. Effectively, 7 wins are needed for FBS teams who play two FCS teams (although this may not always be the case due to 5 win teams and bowl game scenarios).

This season, five FBS teams (Army, East Carolina, Florida, Liberty, and Virginia Tech) will play two FCS teams. Army, Florida, and Liberty all played two FCS opponents in 2018 as well. 27 FCS teams will play two FBS opponents during 2019. Below are the five FBS teams facing two FCS opponents this year.

Army – Morgan State (9/21), VMI (11/16)

East Carolina – Gardner-Webb (9/7), William & Mary (9/21)

Florida – UT Martin (9/7), Towson (9/28)

Liberty – Hampton (9/21), Maine (10/19)

Virginia Tech – Furman (9/14), Rhode Island (10/12)

FCS Upsets

There has been an average of approximately 9 FCS over FBS wins per season since 2010. 2013 marked the high point as 16 FCS teams defeated FBS opponents. Below is a chart showing the number of FCS wins as well as those wins as a percentage of FBS versus FCS games since 2010.

Below are the FCS versus FBS games by week.

Week 1 (40 Games)

DateTime
(EST)
AwayHomeScore
8/297 PMWagnerConnecticut
8/297 PMAlbanyCentral Michigan
8/297 PMMorgan StateBowling Green
8/297 PMRobert MorrisBuffalo
8/297:30 PMGardner-WebbCharlotte
8/297:30 PMCentral ArkansasWestern Kentucky
8/297:30 PMFlorida A&MCentral Florida
8/298 PMAlabama StateUAB
8/299 PMSouth Dakota StateMinnesota
8/2910 PMNorthern ColoradoSan Jose State
8/3112 PMHowardMaryland
8/3112 PMNorthern Iowa Iowa State
8/3112 PMIndiana StateKansas
8/312 PMJames MadisonWest Virginia
8/312 PMRhode IslandOhio
8/313 PMEastern WashingtonWashington
8/313 PMBucknellTemple
8/313:30 PMHoly CrossNavy
8/313:30 PMIdahoPenn State
8/313:30 PMEast Tenn. StateAppalachian State
8/313:30 PMColgateAir Force
8/314 PMPortland StateArkansas
8/314 PMMontana StateTexas Tech
8/316 PMIncarnate WordUT-San Antonio
8/316 PMCampbellTroy
8/316 PMSam Houston StateNew Mexico
8/316:30 PMUC DavisCalifornia
8/316:30 PMVMIMarshall
8/317 PMNorfolk StateOld Dominion
8/317 PMAlcorn StateSouthern Miss.
8/317 PMNichollsKansas State
8/317 PMStephen F. AustinBaylor
8/317 PMIllinois StateNorthern Illinois
8/317 PMMonmouthWestern Michigan
8/317:30 PMAbilene ChristianNorth Texas
8/318 PMHouston BaptistUTEP
8/318 PMArk.-Pine BluffTCU
8/318 PMGramblingUL Monroe
8/319 PMWeber StateSan Diego State
8/3110 PMSouthern UtahUNLV

Week 2 (28 Games)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
9/68 PMWilliam & MaryVirginia
9/610 PMSacramento StateArizona State
9/712 PMSouthernMemphis
9/712 PMKennesaw StateKent State
9/712 PMCharleston SouthernSouth Carolina
9/712:30 PMWestern CarolinaNorth Car. State
9/72 PMFordhamBall State
9/72:30 PMTennessee TechMiami (OH)
9/73:30 PMGramblingLouisiana Tech
9/73:30 PMRichmondBoston College
9/73:30 PMEastern IllinoisIndiana
9/73:30 PMSouthern IllinoisMassachusetts
9/74 PMMurray StateGeorgia
9/74 PMWestern IllinoisColorado State
9/75 PMNorthern ColoradoWashington State
9/76 PMNorth Carolina A&TDuke
9/76 PMMaineGeorgia Southern
9/76 PMGardner-WebbEast Carolina
9/77 PMFurmanGeorgia State
9/77 PMJackson StateSouth Alabama
9/77 PMTennessee StateMiddle Tennessee
9/77 PMEastern KentuckyLouisville
9/77 PMSouth DakotaOklahoma
9/77 PMMcNeeseOklahoma State
9/77:30 PMUT-MartinFlorida
9/77:30 PMStony BrookUtah State
9/78 PMPrairie ViewHouston
9/710:45 PMNorthern ArizonaArizona

Week 3 (20 Games)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
9/1412 PMChattanoogaTennessee
9/1412 PMFurmanVirginia Tech
9/1412:30 PMThe CitadelGeorgia Tech
9/142 PMNorfolk StateCoastal Carolina
9/144 PMSE LouisianaOle Miss
9/144 PMBethune-CookmanMiami (FL)
9/144:15 PMIdaho StateUtah
9/144:15 PMCal PolyOregon State
9/145 PMIdahoWyoming
9/146 PMSouth Car. StateSouth Florida
9/146 PMWeber StateNevada
9/147 PMNew HampshireFlorida Int’l
9/147 PMMurray StateToledo
9/147 PMLamarTexas A&M
9/147:30 PMNorthwestern St.LSU
9/147:30 PMSE Missouri StateMissouri
9/147:30 PMTexas SouthernLouisiana
9/148 PMMissouri StateTulane
9/1410:15 PMPortland StateBoise State
9/1410:45 PMMontanaOregon

Week 4 (9 Games)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
9/21TBDElonWake Forest
9/21TBDWilliam & MaryEast Carolina
9/2112 PMMorgan StateArmy
9/213 PMCentral Conn. St.Eastern Michigan
9/216 PMHamptonLiberty
9/216 PMWagnerFlorida Atlantic
9/217 PMSouthern IllinoisArkansas State
9/2110 PMSacramento StateFresno State
9/2112 AMCentral ArkansasHawaii

Week 5 (4 Games)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
9/28TBDNichollsTexas State
9/28TBDTowsonFlorida
9/28TBDHoly CrossSyracuse
9/28TBDDelawarePittsburgh

Week 6 (No Games)

Week 7 (1 Game)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
10/12TBDRhode IslandVirginia Tech

Week 8 (1 Game)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
10/196 PMMaineLiberty

Week 9 (No Games)

Week 10 (1 Game)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
11/2TBDWoffordClemson

Week 11 (No Games)

Week 12 (4 Games)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
11/16TBDAlabama StateFlorida State
11/1612 PMVMIArmy
11/163 PMIdaho StateBYU
11/164 PMIncarnate WordNew Mexico State

Week 13 (6 Games)

DateTime (EST)AwayHomeScore
11/23TBDMercerNorth Carolina
11/23TBDWestern CarolinaAlabama
11/23TBDSamfordAuburn
11/23TBDUT-MartinKentucky
11/23TBDEast Tennessee StateVanderbilt
11/23TBDAbilene ChristianMississippi State

Those are the 2019 FBS versus FCS games as of this writing. Any updates to dates or times will be provided as soon as they are known. Any missed changes and corrections are welcome!

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