The FCS quarterfinals have arrived with four intriguing games on Sunday
If the NFL draft has you yearning for more football, look no further than the FCS playoffs, which have reached the quarterfinals. Trey Lance won't be playing after he went third overall in the draft, but his North Dakota State Bison are among the eight teams lined up for rare Sunday college football action.
The first round last week was mostly chalk with all top four seeds advancing, but Southern Illinois did upset Weber State, which ended the regular season at No. 3 in Athlon's Top 25 FCS Power Poll. That means that half of the teams remaining are from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, adding rivalries on top of an already competitive bracket.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are four involving FCS teams scheduled for today, Sunday, May 2.
Note: All times are ET. Times and broadcast outlets are subject to change.
FCS Playoff Games on TV Today
Delaware vs. No. 4 Jacksonville State, 3 p.m. on ESPN3
Two of the best remaining defensive teams are set to face off in a battle that will largely take place on the ground. The three-headed attack of Josh Samuel, Uriah West, and dual-threat QB Zion Webb has Jacksonville State looking dangerous, but Delaware's Dejoun Lee may be the best player in this game.
North Dakota State vs. No. 2 Sam Houston, 3 p.m. on ESPN
The Bearkats have lost to the Bison in the FCS playoffs three times in the past decade. They'll have a chance for revenge and an opportunity to end NDSU's stretch of eight national titles in nine years. Both teams needed comeback wins last week to advance to this stage.
North Dakota vs. No. 3 James Madison, 6 p.m. on ESPN2
North Dakota had one of the most impressive performances in the first round, with a 44-10 thrashing of Missouri State. But now the Fighting Hawks will have to contend with JMU, which sits atop Athlon's FCS Power Poll. The Dukes have one of the nation's top rushers in Percy Agyei-Obese along with perhaps the nation's top defense.
Southern Illinois vs. No. 1 South Dakota State, 9 p.m. on ESPN2
Two MVFC rivals will face off in the final game of the night. The top-seeded Jackrabbits have already defeated the Salukis this season, a 44-3 blowout on March 20, but Southern Illinois has its hopes high after an impressive second-half comeback against Weber State last week.