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The FCS Ruined College Football's Shit This Week

As the college football season kicked off, a few of the scheduled FCS cupcakes chose to not play their roles. In the span of three days, six FBS teams lost to their assumed inferior opponents.

It started Thursday night when Towson beat UConn, 33-18. Now, UConn's not exactly expected to do big things this season, but Towson ran for 200 yards and held their opponents to 290 yards of offense, making the Huskies look as sad as their old logo.


Friday night's FCS victory came when North Dakota State upended Kansas State 24-21 after scoring the game-winning touchdown with 28 seconds left. The Bison are back-to-back defending FCS champions, so the program's not a pushover, but this loss gives the Collin Klein-less Wildcats a terrible start to their season.


Those two FCS upsets were apparently just the appetizers. On Saturday, four more FBS teams fell. The biggest was certainly No. 25 Oregon State losing 49-46 to Eastern Washington. The Eagles held a 29-17 lead at halftime, but the Beavers came back. Eastern Washington put them away for good, though, and made history, being the fourth FCS team to defeat a ranked FBS opponent.

The McNeese State Cowboys had the most dominant FCS win, drubbing the South Florida Bulls 53-21. Eastern Illinois, a team that went 2-5 on the road last season, torched San Diego State 40-19 in San Diego. Northern Iowa tipped Iowa State 28-20, the fifth time the Panthers have beaten the Cyclones since 1900.


FBS teams, take note—FCS teams are capable of fucking you up right now.

Photo: Chris O'Meara/AP

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