FCS Playoffs 2011: CAA Teams James Madison And Old Dominion Win First Round Games

The two Colonial Athletic Association teams playing first round games in the 2011 FCS Playoffs, James Madison and Old Dominion, were both victorious Saturday.

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FCS Playoffs 2011: New Hampshire Vs. Montana State Game Time, TV Schedule And More

New Hampshire of the Colonial Athletic Association (8-3) heads to Bozeman, Montana Saturday to face the Montana State Bobcats (9-2) of the Big Sky in the second round of the 2011 FCS Playoffs. The Wildcats will be looking to hand Montana State their first home loss of the season.

The Wildcats are lead by quarterback and CAA Offensive Player of the Year Kevin Decker, and as an offense gain 444.1 yards per game and score 33.6 points per game. However, New Hampshire will not run away from Montana State. The Bobcats are also an offensive force to be reckoned with, gaining 440.4 yards per game and scoring 34.2 points per game.

The Bobcats are looking for their second FCS championship, having won it all in 1984. New Hampshire is making an eighth consecutive playoff appearance, and is 6-1 in their past seven postseason openers.

Location: Bobcat Stadium, Bozeman, Mont.

TV & Streaming: ESPN GamePlan, ESPN3

Series Record: Montana State leads, 1-0

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for all your 2011 FCS Playoff news and notes. For a look at the full bracket, head on over to SB Nation's college football hub.

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FCS Playoffs 2011, Norfolk State Vs. Old Dominion Recap: Monarchs Freshman Quarterback Taylor Heinicke Shines In 35-18 ODU Win

In their first ever trip to the FCS Playoffs, the Old Dominion Monarchs (10-2) scored 35 unanswered points after allowing a 98-yard touchdown run to start the game and defeated the Norfolk State Spartans (9-3) 35-18 Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, Virginia.

ODU freshman quarterback Taylor Heinicke was phenomenal, completing 21 of 30 passes for 269 yards and five touchdowns. The Monarchs led 21-7 at halftime, and stretched the lead to 35-7 entering the fourth quarter, before Norfolk State finally mustered some offense in scoring the final 11 points of the game.

ODU's offensive outburst is even more impressive considering the fact Norfolk State's defense entered the game ranked third in the FCS in total defense, allowing just 266 yards per game, and fourth in scoring, allowing just 15.4 points per game.

ODU's victory advances them to a second round matchup at No. 3 seed Georgia Southern next Saturday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for all your 2011 FCS Playoff news and notes. For a look at the full bracket, head on over to SB Nation's college football hub.

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FCS Playoffs 2011, James Madison Vs. Eastern Kentucky Recap: Dukes Advance On Last Second Field Goal

The James Madison Dukes (8-4) scored ten points in the fourth quarter to erase a 17-10 deficit, and defeated the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (7-5) on a Cameron Starke 35-yard field goal with no time left to advance to the second round of the 2011 FCS Playoffs.

Jordan Anderson was the star of the game for the Dukes, carrying the ball 15 times for 71 yards and two scores, a one yard run that gave JMU a 7-0 lead early and a 24-yard run that tied the game at 17-17 in the fourth quarter. As a team, JMU rushed the ball a whopping 68 times for 244 yards, controlling the pigkin for 40:30.

With the victory, the Dukes will now travel to Fargo to take on the No. 2 seed North Dakota State Bison. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00pm ET next Saturday, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for all your 2011 FCS Playoff news and notes. For a look at the full bracket, head on over to SB Nation's college football hub.

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FCS Playoffs 2011, Eastern Kentucky Vs. James Madison: Dukes Looking For First Round Win On ESPNU

The James Madison Dukes travel to Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon for a first round FCS playoff matchup. Number 17 JMU is facing an Eastern Kentucky team that was on the bubble at 7-4, but managed to get an at-large berth out of the Ohio Valley Conference last Sunday. While the CAA boasts five FCS playoffs squads, the OVC is still looking for its first playoff win in sixteen games. The selection committee's decision to send JMU on the road to Kentucky has been questioned all week.

This is the first time these schools have faced each other. Both are led by workhorse running backs, who should be featured for much of the afternoon. EKU's Matt Denham averages 131.4 yards per game, good enough for 4th in the FCS. JMU's Dae'Quan Scott is coming off a 251 yard performance against UMass. This is JMU's 10th appearance in the playoffs. The winner will face the number two overall seed, North Dakota State, next Saturday in the second round.

James Madison (7-4) vs. Eastern Kentucky (7-4)

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, Kentucky

12:00 ET, Broadcast on ESPNU

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FCS Playoffs 2011, Old Dominion Vs. Norfolk State: The Battle Of Norfolk Features Two Teams Looking For Their First Division One Playoff Win

Norfolk State and Old Dominion face off in the Battle for Norfolk, with each program looking for its first playoff win at the division one level.

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FCS Playoffs 2011: CAA Places Five Teams In FCS Bracket, Including Towson And James Madison

The Colonial Athletic Association put five teams in the FCS bracket, including James Madison, Towson, and Old Dominion. The playoffs begin this Saturday.

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