FCS SUCCESS AGAINST FBS
• Already in 2010, six FCS schools (formerly Division I-AA) have
beaten FBS schools. Those six victories are highlighted by UMass’
fellow CAA member James Madison beating No. 13 Virginia Tech,
21-16, last weekend.
• JMU was just the second FCS school to ever beat a ranked FBS
school. The first was Appalachian State upsetting No. 5 Michigan,
34-32, on Sept. 1, 2007 at Michigan Stadium.
• CAA teams have 10 wins against FBS opponents in the last five
years. JMU’s victory last week was the first of 2010, but in 2009,
four CAA teams beat FBS teams.
• The other FCS teams to beat FBS teams this season are: Jacksonville
State over Ole Miss (49-48, 2OT), North Dakota State over Kansas
(6-3), South Dakota over Minnesota (41-38), Gardner-Webb over
Akron (38-37), and Liberty over Ball State (27-23).