2020 FCS Versus Lower Division Opponents

While the 2020 college football season’s status is still to be fully determined, we will keep high hopes for the games currently scheduled. We previously listed all the FCS versus FBS games and this list will be the opposite: FCS versus non-FBS and non-FCS teams. Just as FCS teams face tougher competition for non-conference games, so do Division II, Division III, and NAIA teams.

In all, there are 59 games featuring such matchups. FCS programs were originally scheduled to play 42 Division II teams, 2 Division III schools, 9 NAIA programs, 5 NCCAA foes, and 1 NCFA club.

Below is a full list of each FCS lower division game by week with the number of games listed in parentheses. Clicking on the corresponding week number in the table below will bring you to that week’s games.

Please note, this list is subject to change given the current situation. As of Monday, October 14, 2020, six FCS versus Division II and one FCS versus NAIA games remain.

WeekDatesGamesFCS Losses
Week 1September 3 – 618 (18 Canceled)0
Week 2September 127 (7 Canceled)0
Week 3September 198 (8 Canceled)0
Week 4September 24 – 263 (3 Canceled)0
Week 5October 33 (2 Canceled)0
Week 6October 101 (1 Canceled)0
Week 7October 175 (4 Canceled)0
Week 8October 244 (4 Canceled)0
Week 9October 315 (3 Canceled)
Week 10November 72 (1 Canceled)
Week 11November 142
Week 12November 211 (1 Canceled)
Week 13November 280

Week One (18)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
9/3Hastings College (NAIA)DrakeCanceled
9/3Limestone (D-II)Gardner-WebbCanceled
9/3Mississippi College (D-II)LamarCanceled
9/3Black Hills State (D-II)DrakeNew Addition then Canceled
9/5North Greenville (D-II)Charleston SouthernCanceled
9/5Western Oregon (D-II)IdahoCanceled
9/5Central Washington (D-II)MontanaCanceled
9/5Fort Lewis (D-II)Northern ColoradoCanceled
9/5Point University (NAIA)Kennesaw StateCanceled
9/5Mars Hill (D-II)East Tennessee StateCanceled
9/5Tuskegee (D-II)Alabama StateCanceled
9/5Langston (NAIA)Jackson StateCanceled
9/5Ave Maria (NAIA)StetsonCanceled
9/5Virginia Union (D-II)HamptonCanceled
9/5Virginia State (D-II)Norfolk StateCanceled
9/5Shaw (D-II)North Carolina A&TCanceled
9/6Central State (OH) (D-II)HowardCanceled
9/6Albany State (GA) (D-II)Florida A&MCanceled

The four opening week games featuring FCS and NAIA teams were canceled as a result of the NAIA pushing back the start of its season to Saturday, September 12.

Week Two (7)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
9/12Fort Valley State (D-II)Alcorn StateCanceled
9/12Butler*DePauw (D-III)Canceled
9/12Presbyterian*Johnson C. Smith (D-II)Canceled
9/12Winston-Salem State (D-II)North Carolina CentralCanceled
9/12Louisiana College (D-III)StetsonCanceled
9/12Texas Wesleyan (NAIA)Houston BaptistCanceled
9/12Western New Mexico (D-II)Dixie StateCanceled
  • Although Butler and Presbyterian are FCS teams, they will both be on the road against DePauw and Johnson C. Smith, respectively.

Week Three (8)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
9/19Lindenwood (D-II)Indiana StateCanceled
9/19New Haven (D-II)DartmouthCanceled
9/19Clark Atlanta (D-II)Tennessee StateCanceled
9/19Taylor (NAIA)ButlerCanceled
9/19Barton College (D-II)DavidsonCanceled
9/19Saint Augustine’s (D-II)Delaware StateCanceled
9/19Virginia-Wise (D-II)PresbyterianCanceled
9/19Texas-Permian Basin (D-II)Tarleton StateCanceled

Week Four (3)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
9/24Saint Andrews (NAIA)Morehead StateCanceled
9/26Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA)DuquesneCanceled
9/26Middle Georgia State (NCFA)DavidsonCanceled

Week Five (3)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
10/3Fort Valley State (D-II)HamptonCanceled
10/3Eastern New Mexico (D-II)Tarleton StateCanceled
10/3West Texas A&M (D-II)Stephen F. Austin6-34

Week Six (1)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
10/10UT-Permian Basin (D-II)Texas SouthernCanceled

Week Seven (5)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
10/17Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA)Mississippi Valley StateCanceled
10/17Lake Erie College (D-II)ValparaisoCanceled
10/17Texas A&M-Kingsville (D-II)Tarleton StateCanceled
10/17West Texas A&M (D-II)Abilene ChristianCanceled
10/17Angelo State (D-II)Stephen F. Austin12-31

Week Eight (4)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
10/24Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA)MerrimackCanceled
10/24Erskine (D-II)PresbyterianCanceled
10/24Azusa Pacific (D-II)Dixie StateCanceled
10/24Midwestern State (D-II)Tarleton StateCanceled

Week Nine (5)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
10/31Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA)Alcorn StateCanceled
10/31Morehouse College (D-II)SouthernCanceled
10/31Florida Memorial (NAIA)SouthernCanceled
10/31Missouri Western (D-II)Central ArkansasNew Addition
10/31Western Colorado (D-II)Stephen F. AustinNew Addition

Week Ten (2)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
11/7Western Colorado (D-II)Dixie StateCanceled
11/7Angelo State (D-II)Abilene ChristianNew Addition

Week Eleven (2 Games)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
11/14Arizona Christian (NAIA)Abilene ChristianNew Addition
11/14Pittsburg State (D-II)Stephen F. AustinNew Addition

Week Twelve (1)

DateRoad TeamFCS TeamScore
11/21Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA)PresbyterianCanceled

Week Thirteen (No Games)



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