The FCS Playoffs will begin on Nov. 27 at campus sites, with the field playing for the right to play in the national championship game in Frisco, Texas.
Sam Houston is the defending champion.
The first-round games will be shown on ESPN+, which gives football fans around the country to watch the entire playoff round. The teams playing in the first round are playing for the right to play the eight teams that are seeded in the bracket, all of which have a first-round bye.
The second-round games will be played the weekend of Dec. 4. The national quarterfinals will be played the weekend of Dec. 11, while the national semifinals will be played the weekend of Dec. 18.
The FCS National Championship game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 8, at noon eastern at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
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2021 FCS Playoffs
(Times all eastern)
Incarnate Word 35, Stephen F. Austin 28 (OT)
UT Martin 32, Missouri State 31
Holy Cross 13, Sacred Heart 10
South Dakota State 56, UC Davis 24
Southeastern Louisiana 38, Florida A&M 14
Eastern Washington 19, Northern Iowa 9
Kennesaw State 48, Davidson 21
Southern Illinois 22, South Dakota 10
(Times all eastern)
Holy Cross at No. 5 Villanova, 7 p.m.
Eastern Washington at No. 6 Montana, 9 p.m.
Incarnate Word at No. 1 Sam Houston vs., 3 p.m.
UT Martin at No. 8 Montana State, 4 p.m.
South Dakota State at No. 4 Sacramento State, 9 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana at No. 3 James Madison, 2 p.m.
Kennesaw State at No. 7 East Tennessee, 2 p.m.
Southern Illinois at No. 2 North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m.