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.
Week Dates Games FCS Losses Week 1 September 3 – 6 18 (18 Canceled) 0 Week 2 September 12 7 (7 Canceled) 0 Week 3 September 19 8 (8 Canceled) 0 Week 4 September 24 – 26 3 (3 Canceled) 0 Week 5 October 3 3 (2 Canceled) 0 Week 6 October 10 1 (1 Canceled) 0 Week 7 October 17 5 (4 Canceled) 0 Week 8 October 24 4 (4 Canceled) 0 Week 9 October 31 5 (3 Canceled) 0 Week 10 November 7 2 (1 Canceled) 1 Week 11 November 14 2 (1 Canceled) 0 Week 12 November 21 1 (1 Canceled) 0 Week 13 November 28 0 0 Week One (18)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 9/3 Hastings College (NAIA) Drake Canceled 9/3 Limestone (D-II) Gardner-Webb Canceled 9/3 Mississippi College (D-II) Lamar Canceled 9/3 Black Hills State (D-II) Drake New Addition then Canceled 9/5 North Greenville (D-II) Charleston Southern Canceled 9/5 Western Oregon (D-II) Idaho Canceled 9/5 Central Washington (D-II) Montana Canceled 9/5 Fort Lewis (D-II) Northern Colorado Canceled 9/5 Point University (NAIA) Kennesaw State Canceled 9/5 Mars Hill (D-II) East Tennessee State Canceled 9/5 Tuskegee (D-II) Alabama State Canceled 9/5 Langston (NAIA) Jackson State Canceled 9/5 Ave Maria (NAIA) Stetson Canceled 9/5 Virginia Union (D-II) Hampton Canceled 9/5 Virginia State (D-II) Norfolk State Canceled 9/5 Shaw (D-II) North Carolina A&T Canceled 9/6 Central State (OH) (D-II) Howard Canceled 9/6 Albany State (GA) (D-II) Florida A&M Canceled
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)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 9/12 Fort Valley State (D-II) Alcorn State Canceled 9/12 Butler* DePauw (D-III) Canceled 9/12 Presbyterian* Johnson C. Smith (D-II) Canceled 9/12 Winston-Salem State (D-II) North Carolina Central Canceled 9/12 Louisiana College (D-III) Stetson Canceled 9/12 Texas Wesleyan (NAIA) Houston Baptist Canceled 9/12 Western New Mexico (D-II) Dixie State Canceled
Although Butler and Presbyterian are FCS teams, they will both be on the road against DePauw and Johnson C. Smith, respectively. Week Three (8)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 9/19 Lindenwood (D-II) Indiana State Canceled 9/19 New Haven (D-II) Dartmouth Canceled 9/19 Clark Atlanta (D-II) Tennessee State Canceled 9/19 Taylor (NAIA) Butler Canceled 9/19 Barton College (D-II) Davidson Canceled 9/19 Saint Augustine’s (D-II) Delaware State Canceled 9/19 Virginia-Wise (D-II) Presbyterian Canceled 9/19 Texas-Permian Basin (D-II) Tarleton State Canceled Week Four (3)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 9/24 Saint Andrews (NAIA) Morehead State Canceled 9/26 Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA) Duquesne Canceled 9/26 Middle Georgia State (NCFA) Davidson Canceled Week Five (3)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 10/3 Fort Valley State (D-II) Hampton Canceled 10/3 Eastern New Mexico (D-II) Tarleton State Canceled 10/3 West Texas A&M (D-II) Stephen F. Austin 6-34 Week Six (1)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 10/10 UT-Permian Basin (D-II) Texas Southern Canceled Week Seven (5)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 10/17 Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA) Mississippi Valley State Canceled 10/17 Lake Erie College (D-II) Valparaiso Canceled 10/17 Texas A&M-Kingsville (D-II) Tarleton State Canceled 10/17 West Texas A&M (D-II) Abilene Christian Canceled 10/17 Angelo State (D-II) Stephen F. Austin 12-31 Week Eight (4)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 10/24 Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA) Merrimack Canceled 10/24 Erskine (D-II) Presbyterian Canceled 10/24 Azusa Pacific (D-II) Dixie State Canceled 10/24 Midwestern State (D-II) Tarleton State Canceled Week Nine (5)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 10/31 Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA) Alcorn State Canceled 10/31 Morehouse College (D-II) Southern Canceled 10/31 Florida Memorial (NAIA) Southern Canceled 10/31 Missouri Western (D-II) Central Arkansas 10-52 10/31 Western Colorado (D-II) Stephen F. Austin 7-64 Week Ten (2)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 11/7 Western Colorado (D-II) Dixie State Canceled 11/7 Angelo State (D-II) Abilene Christian 34-21 Week Eleven (2)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 11/14 Arizona Christian (NAIA) Abilene Christian Canceled 11/14 Pittsburg State (D-II) Stephen F. Austin 7-26 Week Twelve (1)
Date Road Team FCS Team Score 11/21 Virginia Lynchburg (NCCAA) Presbyterian Canceled Week Thirteen (No Games)
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