After posting an alphabetical list and total wins list of FCS versus FBS record for each team that has played in the FCS subdivision since 1978, we have one additional entry.

Below is the list of FCS upsets against FBS teams by win percentage. North Dakota State leads the way with a win percentage of 75 against FBS opponents, Troy is second with 63% from its time in the FCS, and Nevada posted a win percentage of 60 during its time. The next top win percentage teams still in the FCS are Delaware and Lehigh both at 47%.

This list includes teams that were previously part of the FCS and have now moved to the FBS, Division II, or disbanded the program. For example, Akron was an FCS team from 1980 through 1986 and moved to the FBS starting in 1987. The record shown below is only for Akron’s time as an FCS member.

Ties were a possible outcome prior to the 1996 season. The records below are based on this spreadsheet that we cultivated from historical records. A list of all FCS over FBS victories can be found here.

The below table is current through games as of October 24, 2020.

TeamRecordWin %
North Dakota State9-375%
Troy*5-363%
Nevada*12-860%
Akron*8-753%
Boise State*14-1450%
Lehigh8-9-247%
Delaware15-1747%
Boston University*6-746%
Texas-Arlington*5-742%
New Hampshire8-12-140%
Marshall*6-940%
Morehead State2-340%
Youngstown State20-32-139%
North Carolina A&T3-538%
Tennessee State4-736%
Central Florida*3-633%
Alabama-Birmingham*1-233%
Louisiana-Monroe*6-1332%
Idaho9-2130%
Louisiana Tech*8-2029%
West Texas A&M*5-1328%
Eastern Washington10-2727%
Northern Iowa11-3027%
McNeese8-23-127%
Massachusetts8-2326%
Cal State Northridge*3-925%
Penn1-325%
Northwestern State17-5324%
North Texas*7-2224%
Bucknell4-1324%
Montana7-2423%
Northeastern*2-722%
Connecticut*4-16-121%
Bethune-Cookman3-1121%
Lafayette5-20-121%
Jacksonville State6-2221%
James Madison7-2820%
Fordham2-820%
Albany1-420%
Florida Atlantic*1-420%
Harvard1-420%
Hofstra*1-420%
Cal Poly5-2119%
Western Illinois8-3419%
Arkansas State*5-28-419%
Liberty*5-2219%
Appalachian State*7-35-117%
Illinois State8-3817%
Villanova4-1917%
Furman6-32-117%
Southeastern Louisiana5-2517%
Texas State*4-2017%
Central Arkansas3-1517%
Holy Cross3-1517%
South Dakota2-1017%
Maine4-2116%
Indiana State11-5816%
The Citadel8-4615%
Eastern Kentucky6-3515%
Drake2-1214%
Eastern Illinois6-3714%
Richmond6-3814%
UC Davis3-1914%
Middle Tennessee*2-16-113%
Yale1-713%
Portland State4-3111%
Colgate4-3211%
East Tennessee State3-2411%
Southern Utah3-2710%
South Dakota State1-910%
Nicholls5-4610%
William & Mary5-4710%
Montana State4-3810%
Southern Illinois4-409%
Sam Houston State3-309%
Georgia Southern*2-209%
North Dakota1-109%
Stony Brook1-109%
Sacramento State2-219%
Idaho State5-539%
Murray State2-32-28%
Abilene Christian1-118%
Delaware State1-118%
Lamar2-238%
Rhode Island2-238%
Northern Arizona3-368%
Towson1-128%
Stephen F. Austin2-257%
Western Kentucky*2-257%
Chattanooga3-407%
Alcorn State1-166%
Gardner-Webb1-166%
Weber State3-525%
Tennessee Tech2-365%
Howard1-185%
Grambling State1-215%
Florida A&M1-224%
Southeast Missouri State1-244%
Wofford1-244%
Samford1-254%
Tennessee-Martin1-283%
Austin Peay1-303%
Missouri State1-383%
Brown0-10%
Buffalo*0-10%
Columbia0-10%
North Alabama0-10%
Robert Morris0-10%
San Diego0-10%
South Florida*0-10%
Cornell0-20%
Dartmouth0-20%
Florida International*0-20%
Kennesaw State0-20%
South Alabama*0-20%
Duquesne0-30%
Central Connecticut State0-40%
Georgia State*0-40%
Monmouth0-40%
Princeton0-40%
Hampton0-50%
Mississippi Valley State0-50%
Mercer0-60%
Davidson0-60%
Campbell0-70%
Coastal Carolina*0-70%
Incarnate Word0-70%
Arkansas-Pine Bluff0-80%
Houston Baptist0-80%
Alabama State0-100%
Jackson State0-100%
Prairie View A&M0-100%
Wagner0-110%
Alabama A&M0-120%
Elon0-120%
North Carolina Central0-120%
Norfolk State0-130%
Northern Colorado0-130%
Presbyterian0-140%
Savannah State*0-150%
Southern0-160%
Texas Southern0-160%
Morgan State0-170%
South Carolina State0-180%
Charleston Southern0-230%
VMI0-370%
Western Carolina0-570%
Bryant0-0N/A
Butler0-0N/A
Canisius*0-0N/A
Charlotte*0-0N/A
Dayton0-0N/A
Dixie State0-0N/A
Evansville*0-0N/A
Fairfield0-0N/A
Georgetown0-0N/A
Iona*0-0N/A
Jacksonville*0-0N/A
La Salle*0-0N/A
Long Island University0-0N/A
Marist0-0N/A
Merrimack0-0N/A
Morris Brown*0-0N/A
Old Dominion*0-0N/A
Sacred Heart0-0N/A
Saint Francis (PA)0-0N/A
Saint John’s (NY)*0-0N/A
Saint Mary’s (CA)*0-0N/A
Saint Peter’s*0-0N/A
Siena*0-0N/A
Stetson0-0N/A
Tarleton State0-0N/A
Texas-San Antonio0-0N/A
Valparaiso0-0N/A
Winston-Salem State0-0N/A

* Denotes that a team is no longer a member of the FCS