FCS Football Playoff Pairings: First Round

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Here are the first-round playoff pairings for the Football Championship Subdivision. Special thanks to our College Football America statistician, John Fineran, for compiling these pairings, including TV designations. Our College Football America publisher, Kendall Webb, will be at the Butler Bowl for the Tennessee State-Butler game.

Saturday, Nov. 30 first round
Lafayette (5-6) at (15) New Hampshire (7-4), 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
(12) Bethune-Cookman (10-2) at (11) Coastal Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
(17) Tennessee State (9-3) at Butler, Ind. (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sacred Heart (10-2) at (10) Fordham (11-1), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Furman (7-5) at South Carolina State (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
(25) Southern Utah (8-4) at (14) Sam Houston State (8-4), 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
(16) Samford (8-4) at (21) Jacksonville State (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
(13) South Dakota State (8-4) at (9) Northern Arizona (9-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, Dec. 7 second round
Fordham/Sacred Heart winner at (4) Towson (10-2), 1 p.m.
Butler/Tennessee State winner at (2) Eastern Illinois (11-1), 2 p.m.
New Hampshire/Lafayette winner at (8) Maine (10-2), 2 p.m.
Coastal Carolina/Bethune-Cookman winner at (5) Montana (10-2), 2 p.m.
South Carolina State/Furman winner at (1) North Dakota State (11-0), 3:30 p.m.
Northern Arizona/South Dakota State winner at (3) Eastern Washington (10-2), 4 p.m.
Jacksonville State/Samford winner at (6) McNeese State (10-2), 7 p.m.
Sam Houston State/Southern Utah winner at (7) Southeastern Louisiana (10-2), 8 p.m.


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