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FCS Playoffs 2011, First Round Recap: Stony Brook Battles Sam Houston State In Second Round

The first round of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs were completed Saturday and the 20-team field is now narrowed down to 16. One of those schools left is Stony Brook University, which moved onto the second round with a thrilling 31-28 victory over the University at Albany. With the victory the Seawolves advanced to play the tournament's No. 1-overall seed, Sam Houston State, Saturday, Dec. 3.

Here are the first-round results of the 2011 FCS playoffs:

  • James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17
  • Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 28
  • Stony Brook 31, Albany 28
  • Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14.

Here are the second-round match ups (all games played Saturday, Dec. 3):

  • Stony Brook (9-3) at No. 1-seeded Sam Houston State (11-0)
  • New Hampshire (8-3) at Montana State  (9-2)
  • Wofford (8-3) at No. 5 University of Northern Iowa (9-2)
  • Central Arkansas (9-3) at No. 4 Montana (9-2)
  • Old Dominion (10-2) at No. 3 Georgia Southern (9-2)
  • Maine (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3)
  • Lehigh (10-1) at Towson (9-2)
  • James Madison (8-4) at No. 2 North Dakota State (10-1) 

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