With the end of March Madness, college sports fans can turn back to a full FCS football slate
Now that March Madness has ended, college sports fans can go back to watching football — that is, unless they're keeping an eye out for another Jack Leiter no-hitter.
The FCS spring schedule continues with 23 more scheduled games on Saturday, including a matchup of preseason top-three teams. While most games can be streamed on ESPN+, football fans will even get two on the flagship ESPN networks, with Deion Sanders' Jackson State hitting prime time for the third time and the Route 1 Rivalry getting similar treatment on ESPN2.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are 23 involving FCS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, April 10.
Note: All times are ET. Times and broadcast outlets are subject to change.
Best College Football Game on TV Today
Alabama A&M at Jackson State, 3 p.m. on ESPN
The Bulldogs and Tigers are facing off with the SWAC East potentially on the line. Sanders' Jackson State team has lost two straight after a 3-0 start, while Alabama A&M is playing just its second game after losing much of the spring season due to COVID-related postponements. This should be an excellent matchup of dynamic quarterbacks between preseason SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Aqeel Glass against Jackson State's dual-threat signal-caller Jalon Jones.
Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls, 4 p.m. on ESPN+/Cox Sports TV
Nicholls, No. 21 in the Athlon Sports FCS Power Poll, entered the season as preseason Southland favorites but has stumbled to a 4-2 start. The Colonels will have a chance to bounce back against Southeastern Louisiana, which started the year ranked No. 11 but is down to No. 23 after a 3-1 start. Nicholls running back Lindsey Scott Jr., who is second in the FCS in scoring with 22 touchdowns, is the player to watch.
This is the signature game of Saturday's slate, a game between preseason No. 1 and No. 3. Northern Iowa is down to No. 13 after a 3-3 start, but the Panthers' losses have come by a combined 12 points. Both teams have excellent defenses and heavy ground games, so expect this one to be a slugfest with enormous playoff implications.
Delaware at Delaware State, 6 p.m. on ESPN2
Maybe you're not familiar with the Route 1 Rivalry. It could be because the Blue Hens have won all nine matchups, but this game still gets prime billing. The Hornets are off to a 2-1 start and will have an uphill battle against the No. 7 team in the subdivision, led by dynamic senior running back and returner Dejoun Lee.
Other NCAAF Games on TV Today
- Davidson at Presbyterian, 11 a.m. on ESPN+
- Valparaiso at Morehead State, 12 p.m. on ESPN+
- Drake at Butler, 12 p.m. on YouTube
- Robert Morris at Charleston Southern, 12 p.m. on ESPN+
- Lehigh at Lafayette, 12:30 p.m. on ESPN+
- Kennesaw State at Monmouth, 1 p.m. on ESPN+
- Furman at The Citadel, 1 p.m. on ESPN+
- Central Washington at Montana, 1 p.m. on ABC Montana/SWX
- Fordham at Bucknell, 1 p.m. on ESPN+
- Richmond at William & Mary, 1 p.m. on YurView/FloFootball
- Idaho State at Weber State, 3 p.m. on KJZZ TV/Pluto TV
- MVSU at Alabama State, 3 p.m. on WBMM
- Youngstown State at Missouri State, 3 p.m. on ESPN+
- Stetson at San Diego, 4 p.m. on WCCSports.com
- Idaho at Eastern Washington, 4 p.m. on SWX/Pluto TV
- McNeese at Sam Houston, 5 p.m. on ESPN+
- Northern Arizona at Southern Utah, 6 p.m. on Pluto TV
- ETSU at Mercer, 6 p.m. on ESPN+
- Northwestern State at UIW, 8 p.m. on ESPN+