Fear not citizens, their is a place in college football where the champion is decided on the field. A few weeks ago we told you about the true college football tournament that exists and you can see the bracket here. After another week of games determined on the field the FCS subdivision of division I football is down to the semifinals. For those of you wondering, the FBS subdivision just announced their bowl pairings and the BCS does not begin for another 23 days.
The big story from the Quarterfinal Round was Richmond's upset of 3-time defending national champion Appalachian State 33-13. The Spiders forced 7 turnovers while committing none to send the Mountaineers home with no hardware for the first time since 2004. ASU only gained 39 yards on the ground, not necessarily a recipe for success. It was a tremendous run for App State that included last year's historic upset of Michigan in the Big House.
Northern Iowa by 2 over New Hampshire which should make Kurt Warner proud. Top-seeded James Madison defeated Villanova as they struggled without Brian Westbrook and Montana beat Weber State probably due to the fact that Weber had no Harold Arceneaux.
This sets up the following match-ups:
(1) James Madison vs (4) Montana
(3) Northern Iowa vs (7) Richmond
The games will take place this Friday and Saturday on ESPN2. Sure they are not household names or teams that have the talent of the FBS, but it's your only chance to see a college football playoff so take it or leave it. The games are actually very competitive and the atmosphere is pretty solid for the following these teams have.