2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season

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2013 NCAA Division I FCS season
Duration August 29 – November 23, 2013
Playoff
Duration November 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Championship site Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Champion North Dakota State
Payton Award Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
Buchanan Award Brad Daly, DE, Montana State
Division I FCS football season

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]

School 2012 Conference 2013 Conference
Abilene Christian Lone Star (DII) Independent
Albany NEC CAA
Charlotte New for 2013 Independent
Georgia State CAA Sun Belt (FBS)
Houston Baptist New for 2013 Independent
Incarnate Word Lone Star Independent
Mercer New for 2013 Pioneer League
Monmouth NEC Independent
Old Dominion CAA Independent
Stetson New for 2013 Pioneer League
Stony Brook Big South CAA

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

New stadiums[edit]

  • Albany made its CAA debut in Bob Ford Field, a new 8,500-seat on-campus stadium. University Field, which Albany had used for both football and track since 1970, is now solely a track venue.
  • Charlotte made its football debut in Jerry Richardson Stadium, a new on-campus facility. Its initial capacity is 15,300, but it can be expanded to 25,000 with temporary seating. The stadium design allows future expansion to 40,000.
  • Mercer plays at the Moye Complex, a new on-campus venue with a capacity of 10,200.
  • Stetson plays at the already-existing Spec Martin Stadium, an off-campus stadium owned by Stetson's home city of DeLand, Florida. The stadium holds 6,000.

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 ^   8 0         12 3  
#15 Northern Arizona ^   7 1         9 3  
#8 Montana ^   6 2         10 3  
#21 Southern Utah ^   5 3         8 5  
#20 Montana State   5 3         7 5  
Cal Poly   5 3         6 6  
UC Davis   5 3         5 7  
Sacramento State   4 4         5 7  
Portland State   3 5         6 6  
North Dakota   2 6         3 8  
Idaho State   1 7         3 9  
Weber State   1 7         2 10  
Northern Colorado   0 8         1 11  
† – 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 §^   4 1         12 3  
Liberty §   4 1         8 4  
#24 Charleston Southern   3 2         10 3  
Gardner–Webb   2 3         7 5  
Presbyterian   1 4         3 8  
VMI   1 4         2 10  
§ – 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 ^   7 1         10 3  
#2 Towson ^   6 2         13 3  
#5 New Hampshire ^   6 2         10 5  
Villanova   5 3         6 5  
Delaware   4 4         7 5  
William & Mary   4 4         7 5  
Richmond   4 4         6 6  
James Madison   3 5         6 6  
Stony Brook   3 5         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 9  
Albany   0 8         1 11  
† – 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           8 4  
Abilene Christian           6 5  
Incarnate Word           6 5  
Monmouth           6 6  
Charlotte           5 6  
Houston Baptist           3 4  
*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 §   6 1         9 1  
Princeton §   6 1         8 2  
Dartmouth   5 2         6 4  
Brown   3 4         6 4  
Yale   3 4         5 5  
Penn   3 4         4 6  
Cornell   2 5         3 7  
Columbia   0 7         0 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
2013 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#16 Bethune-Cookman §^   7 1         10 3  
#25 South Carolina State §^   7 1         9 4  
Morgan State   5 3         5 7  
Delaware State   5 3         5 6  
North Carolina A&T   4 4         7 4  
Howard   4 4         6 6  
Hampton   4 4         4 8  
North Carolina Central   3 5         5 7  
Norfolk State   3 5         3 9  
Florida A&M   2 6         3 9  
Savannah State   0 8         1 11  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
2013 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 North Dakota State ^   8 0         15 0  
#13 South Dakota State ^   5 3         9 5  
#18 Youngstown State   5 3         8 4  
Southern Illinois   5 3         7 5  
Missouri State   5 3         5 7  
Illinois State   4 4         5 6  
South Dakota   3 5         4 8  
Northern Iowa   3 5         7 5  
Western Illinois   2 6         4 8  
Indiana State   0 8         1 11  
† – 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 §^   4 2         10 3  
Duquesne §   4 2         7 4  
Robert Morris   3 3         5 6  
Saint Francis (PA)   3 3         5 6  
Bryant   3 3         5 7  
Central Connecticut   2 4         4 8  
Wagner   2 4         3 8  
§ – 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 †^   8 0         12 2  
#17 Tennessee State ^   6 2         10 4  
#10 Jacksonville State ^   5 3         11 4  
Tennessee–Martin   5 3         7 5  
Eastern Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Murray State   4 4         6 6  
Tennessee Tech   2 6         5 7  
SE Missouri State   2 6         3 9  
Austin Peay   0 8         0 12  
† – 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 ^   4 1         5 7  
Lehigh   3 2         8 3  
Bucknell   3 2         6 5  
Colgate   3 2         4 8  
Holy Cross   1 4         3 9  
Georgetown   1 4         2 9  
#9 Fordham ^   0 0         12 2  
† – 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 §^   7 1         9 4  
Marist §   7 1         8 3  
Mercer   6 2         10 2  
Dayton   5 3         7 4  
Drake   5 3         6 5  
Jacksonville   4 4         5 6  
Morehead State   3 5         3 9  
Campbell   2 6         3 9  
Stetson   1 7         2 9  
Valparaiso   1 7         1 10  
Davidson   0 8         0 11  
San Diego   0 0         8 3  
§ – 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 §   6 2         8 4  
#19 Samford §^   6 2         8 5  
#22 Furman §^   6 2         8 6  
Georgia Southern*   4 4         7 4  
Wofford   4 4         5 6  
The Citadel   4 4         5 7  
Appalachian State*   4 4         4 8  
Elon   1 7         2 10  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 10  
§ – 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 ^   7 0         11 3  
#11 McNeese State ^   6 1         10 3  
#14 Sam Houston State ^   4 3         9 5  
Central Arkansas   4 3         7 5  
Northwestern State   3 4         6 6  
Lamar   2 5         5 7  
Nicholls State   1 6         4 8  
Stephen F. Austin   1 6         3 9  
† – 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   8 1         8 4  
Alcorn State   7 2         9 3  
Alabama State*   7 2         8 4  
Alabama A&M   4 5         4 8  
Mississippi Valley State*   2 7         2 9  
West
Southern xy   7 2         9 4  
Prairie View A&M   5 4         6 6  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   2 7         2 9  
Texas Southern*   2 7         2 9  
Grambling State   1 8         1 11  
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]

Conference Champion Runner-up Score Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
SWAC Southern Jackson State 34-272OT Dray Joseph, QB, Southern
Arnold Walker, RB, Alcorn State
Jer-ryan Harris, LB, Arkansas-Pine Bluff Dawson Odums, Southern

Other conference winners[edit]

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

Conference Champion Record Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
Big Sky Eastern Washington 10-2 (8-0) Vernon Adams, QB (Eastern Washington) Brad Daly (Montana State)
Sullivan Grosz (Cal Poly)
Beau Baldwin (Eastern Washington)
Big South Coastal Carolina
Liberty
10-2 (4-1)
8-4 (4-1)
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB (Coastal Carolina) Quinn Backus, LB (Coastal Carolina)
CAA Maine 10-2 (7-1) Terrance West, RB (Towson) Stephon Robertson, LB (James Madison) Jack Cosgrove (Maine)
Ivy Harvard
Princeton
9-1 (6-1)
8-2 (6-1)
Quinn Epperly, QB (Princeton) Zach Hodges, DE (Harvard)
MEAC Bethune-Cookman
South Carolina State
10-2 (7-1)
9-3 (7-1)
Greg McGhee, QB (Howard) Joe Thomas, LB (South Carolina State) Brian Jenkins (Bethune-Cookman)
MVFC North Dakota State 11-0 (8-0) Brock Jensen, QB (North Dakota State)[9] Tyler Starr, LB (South Dakota)[9] Craig Bohl (North Dakota State)[9]
NEC Sacred Heart
Duquesne
10-2 (4-2)
6-4 (4-2)
Keshaudas Spence, RB (Sacred Heart) Troy Moore, DL (Sacred Heart) Mark Nofri (Sacred Heart)
OVC Eastern Illinois 11-1 (8-0) Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (Eastern Illinois) Anthony Bass, DE (Tennessee State) Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois)
Patriot Lafayette 5-6 (4-1) Michael Nebrich, QB (Fordham) Stephen Hodge, LB (Fordham) Joe Moorhead (Fordham)
Pioneer Butler
Marist
9-3 (7-1)
8-3 (7-1)
Mason Mills, QB (San Diego) Terrence Fede, DE (Marist) Jim Parady (Marist)
Southern Chattanooga
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)
Southland Southeastern Louisiana 10-2 (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

                                               
       Furman 7  
   Furman 30     1  North Dakota State* 38    
   South Carolina State* 20         1  North Dakota State* 48  
     Coastal Carolina 14    
     Coastal Carolina 42    
   Bethune-Cookman 24     8  Montana* 35
   Coastal Carolina* 48
    1  North Dakota State* 52  
     New Hampshire 14    
       Sam Houston State 29  
   Southern Utah 20     4  Southeastern Louisiana* 30    
   Sam Houston State* 51         4  Southeastern Louisiana* 17  
     New Hampshire 20  
     New Hampshire 41    
   Lafayette 7     5  Maine* 27
   New Hampshire* 45
    1  North Dakota State 35
    7  Towson 7
       Tennessee State 10  
   Tennessee State 31     2  Eastern Illinois* 51    
   Butler* 0         2  Eastern Illinois* 39  
    7  Towson 49    
     Fordham 28    
   Sacred Heart 27     7  Towson* 48
   Fordham* 37
    7  Towson 35  
    3  Eastern Washington* 31  
       South Dakota State 17  
   South Dakota State 26     3  Eastern Washington* 41    
   Northern Arizona* 7         3  Eastern Washington* 35  
     Jacksonville State 24  
     Jacksonville State 31    
   Samford 14     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.

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
North Carolina Central Henry Frazier, III August 22 Fired[10] Dwayne Foster (interim)[10]
Grambling State Doug Williams September 11 Fired[11] George Ragsdale (interim)[12]
Grambling State George Ragsdale October 17 Fired[12] Dennis Winston (interim)[12]
Valparaiso Dale Carlson November 10 Fired Mike Gravier (interim)[13]

End of season[edit]

School Outgoing coach Date announced Reason Replacement
Albany Bob Ford August 13 Retired[14] Greg Gattuso[15]
Rhode Island Joe Trainer November 18 Fired[16] Jim Fleming[17]
North Dakota Chris Mussman November 18 Fired[18] Kyle "Bubba" Schweigert[19]
Robert Morris Joe Walton November 21 Retired John Banaszak[20]
Central Connecticut Jeff McInerney November 25 Resigned[21] Peter Rossomando[22]
James Madison Mickey Matthews November 25 Fired[23] Everett Withers[24]
Elon Jason Swepson November 25 Fired[25] Rich Skrosky[26]
Morgan State Donald Hill-Eley November 25 Fired[27] Lee Hull[28]
Stephen F. Austin J. C. Harper November 25 Fired[29] Clint Conque[30]
Southeast Missouri State Tony Samuel November 26 Fired[31] Tom Matukewicz[32]
Weber State Jody Sears November 26 Fired[33] Jay Hill[34]
Alabama A&M Anthony Jones December 1 Fired[35] James Spady[36]
Colgate Dick Biddle December 2 Retired[37] Dan Hunt
Grambling State Dennis Winston December 4 Permanent replacement[38] Broderick Fobbs
North Dakota State Craig Bohl December 7 Hired by Wyoming[39] Chris Klieman[40]
Mississippi Valley State Karl Morgan December 9 Fired[41] Rick Comegy[42]
Valparaiso Mike Gravier December 11 Permanent replacement Dave Cecchini[43]
Drake Chris Creighton December 11 Hired by Eastern Michigan[44] Rick Fox[45]
Central Arkansas Clint Conque December 14 Hired by Stephen F. Austin[30] Steve Campbell[46]
The Citadel Kevin Higgins December 16 Hired by Wake Forest (Assistant)[47] Mike Houston[48]
Hampton Donovan Rose December 17 Fired Connell Maynor[49]
Eastern Illinois Dino Babers December 18 Hired by Bowling Green[50] Kim Dameron[51]
Jackson State Rick Comegy December 18 Fired[52] Harold Jackson[53]
North Carolina Central Dwayne Foster December 19 Permanent replacement[10] Jerry Mack[10]
Georgia Southern Jeff Monken December 24 Hired by Army[54] Willie Fritz[55]
Sam Houston State Willie Fritz January 10 Hired by Georgia Southern[55] K. C. Keeler[56]
Jacksonville State Bill Clark January 21 Hired by UAB[57] John Grass[58]
Georgetown Kevin Kelly January 30 Resigned[59] Rob Sgarlata[60]
Sacramento State Marshall Sperbeck April 25 Resigned Jody Sears (interim)[61]

NFL Draft Selections[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft

Listed below are all FCS players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft

Round Selection Player Position School NFL Team
2 62 Jimmy Garoppolo Quarterback Eastern Illinois New England Patriots
3 67 Billy Turner Offensive Tackle North Dakota State Miami Dolphins
3 94 Terrance West Running Back Towson Cleveland Browns
3 96 Jerick McKinnon Running Back Georgia Southern Minnesota Vikings
4 125 Walt Aikens Cornerback Liberty Miami Dolphins
4 137 Dakota Dozier Offensive Tackle Furman New York Jets
4 138 Lorenzo Taliaferro Running Back Coastal Carolina Baltimore Ravens
5 143 Kadeem Edwards Offensive Guard Tennessee State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 158 Caraun Reid Defensive Tackle Princeton Detroit Lions
5 171 Jordan Tripp Outside Linebacker Montana Miami Dolphins
6 184 Kendall James Cornerback Maine Minnesota Vikings
6 190 Matt Hazel Wide Receiver Coastal Carolina Miami Dolphins
6 196 Walt Powell Wide Receiver Murray State Arizona Cardinals
7 226 Mitchell Van Dyk Offensive Tackle Portland State St. Louis Rams
7 234 Terrence Fede Defensive End Marist Miami Dolphins
7 235 Shelby Harris Defensive End Illinois State Oakland Raiders
7 250 Demetrius Rhaney Center Tennessee State St. Louis Rams
7 252 Lavelle Westbrooks Cornerback Georgia Southern Cincinnati Bengals
7 255 Tyler Starr Outside Linebacker South Dakota Atlanta Falcons

See also[edit]

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