When: Saturday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. ET
Where: Kennesaw, Georgia
Samford and Kennesaw State will square off in the first round of the FCS Playoffs, and the matchup is one of only two first-round games that will feature teams who played each other already this season (Elon-Furman the other). Samford pulled off the victory in the first meeting, and it remains Kennesaw's only loss of the season. It was ages ago — back in August. Samford won 28-23.
Kennesaw finished a perfect 5-0 in Big South play, and an impressive 10-1 overall. Samford went 8-3 on the season and finished second in the SoCon, trailing only Wofford. Samford has losses to Western Carolina, Chattanooga and FBS Georgia on the season.
QB COMPARISON: Devlin Hodges vs. Chandler Burks (stat comparison)
RB COMPARISON: Moise Satine vs. Jake McKenzie (stat comparison)
WR COMPARISON: Kelvin McKnight vs. Justin Sumpter (stat comparison)
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Ahmad Gooden vs. Bryson Armstrong (stat comparison)
QUICK HIT: Kennesaw State is only the second team since 2008 to earn a spot in the FCS playoffs in its third year of play. Old Dominion did the same thing in 2011.
Round 2 game: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. ET