Week Two of the FCS Playoffs might be the most critical week of the season.
We're one week into the FCS Playoffs, and we now know which first-round teams will take aim at the top eight seeded schools. Traditionally, Week Two is often where we see the biggest, most shocking upsets. Since the playoffs expanded to a 24-team field in 2013, there has never been an-all chalk quarterfinal round. One seeded team has lost in the second round of the playoffs every year; at least two seeded teams have lost in every year but 2014.
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Here, in our handy Week Two chart, you'll see our master list of who's playing who, what games are when and which teams have already lost.
|Round 2 Challenger||Round 1 Result||Seeded Opp||Kickoff|
|Montana State (8-4)||Defeated Incarnate Word, 35-14||No. 1 North Dakota State||SAT, 3 p.m. EST|
|Southeast Missouri State (9-3)||Defeated Stony Brook, 28-14||No. 2 Weber State||SAT, 4 p.m. EST|
|Nicholls (9-3)||Defeated San Diego, 49-30||No. 3 Eastern Washington||SAT, 5 p.m. EST|
|Wofford (9-3)||Defeated Elon, 19-7||No. 4 Kennesaw State||SAT, 2 p.m. EST|
|Duquesne (9-3)||Defeated Towson, 31-10||No. 5 South Dakota State||SAT, 3 p.m. EST|
|Northern Iowa (7-5)||Defeated Lamar, 16-13||No. 6 UC Davis||SAT, 7 p.m. EST|
|Jacksonville State (9-3)||Defeated ETSU, 34-27||No. 7 Maine||SAT, 12 p.m. EST|
|James Madison (9-3)||Defeated Delaware, 20-6||No. 8 Colgate||SAT, 1 p.m. EST|
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