Rocky Long: The top 8 FCS teams could beat 70% to 80% of FBS teams

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.

"We don't look back, we look forward"

Wyoming takes on Idaho tomorrow at 5pm ET in a battle of teams looking for their first win of the year. A year ago, Wyoming finished 8-5. 

Here's a pretty good motivational video focused on the Cowboy's getting back on track with some good quotes.

Friday TV - College and prep action

Baylor takes on Louisiana-Monroe along with a quality Midwest high school match up tonight.

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Georgetown at Princeton - 7 - ESPNU

Baylor at Louisiana-Monroe - 8 - ESPN

High School:

Trinity (KY) vs. Cathedral (IN) - 8:30 - ESPN2

Mic'd up at Tulane with Mike Neu

Tulane quarterbacks coach Mike Neu got mic'd up for this clip. Coach Neu talks about his background as a scout with the Saints (and his respect for Curtis Johnson) and as a head coach in the Arena league with the Voodoo for a few seasons.

In the clip Neu coaches up the three step drop during a fade in the red zone. getting depth on their roll outs, and the importance of snapping their head around on the play action, as well as a handful of other coaching points.

Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Summers explains slide side pass pro

Here's Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Summers coaching up the slide side of their pass protection via Fox Sports South.

Through three games, Kentucky is allowing just over a sack per game (1.33 average), and they're airing it out quite a but, ranking #5 nationally in pass attempts (151).

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