Rocky Long: The top 8 FCS teams could beat 70% to 80% of FBS teams
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
Last week, San Diego State beat FCS North Dakota in a 49-41 shootout. During Rocky Long's weekly radio show, he noted how good North Dakota was, especially at the skill positions and up front on the offensive line, and that he believes the top 8 teams in the FCS can beat "70% to 80% of teams at the Division I level."
So far this season, the top eight FCS teams are 2-4 against FBS schools. #1 North Dakota State (Colorado State), and #4 Youngstown State (Pitt) have both collected wins.
That record could easily be flipped to 4-2. Northern Iowa (1-2) has played two of their three games against Big Ten teams (Wisconsin and Iowa), losing by a combined 15 points.
If you expand to the top ten FCS teams, Eastern Washington is a combined 1-1 against FBS opponents, beating Idaho 20-3 and losing a four point ball game to Washington State (20-24) making the top ten FCS teams 3-5 against FBS competition.
Hear Coach Long's thoughts below.