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Round one of FCS playoffs in the books

Sports Editor

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 00:11

Eric Fite | The Houstonian

Eric Fite | The Houstonian

While the Sam Houston State Bearkats received a first-round bye week for the 2012 FCS playoffs, four games were played over Thanksgiving weekend. On their road to the National Championship, Sam Houston defeated Stony Brook, Montana and Montana State. Stony Brook and Montana State return to the playoffs this season and pose as possible opponents for the Bearkats.

Stony Brook topped Villanova 20-10 from the legs of running back Miguel Maysonet. He rushed 25 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Stony Brook will go on to play Montana State in the second round on Dec.  1.

Wagner knocked out Colgate 31-20 in their first playoff appearance since 1988 back when the team only competed at the Division III level. The Seahawks will travel to Washington to face No. 2 seeded Eastern Washington on Dec. 1.

Coastal Carolina edged out Bethune-Cookman 24-14 as quarterback Aramis Hilary threw for 180 yards, a touchdown and added 50 yards rushing to lead the Chanticleers to their sixth straight win this season. This was Coastal Carolina’s first win in the playoffs as an FCS team. They will play No. 4 seeded Old Dominion in the second round on Dec. 1.

South Dakota State silenced Eastern Illinois 58-10 as running back Zach Zenner rushed for a school-record 295 yards and three touchdowns. They will play Missouri Valley conference rival and defending FCS champions North Dakota State for the teams’ second meeting of the season.

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