What a weekend of FCS football — let's get to the best FCS highlights of Week 11. Vote for your favorite at the bottom of the page. The poll closes Thursday at noon Pacific.
Let's get to it.
— Brady Renard KPLC (@BradyRenardKPLC) November 12, 2017
With his dad (LSU head coach Ed Orgeron) in attendance after the Tigers beat Arkansas earlier in the day, Parker Orgeron made the best catch of his McNeese career. This made the score 30-3 Cowboys over Louisiana rival Northwestern State in the 2nd quarter, and McNeese would go on to win 44-24.
Houston Baptist's Raphael Lewis to the house
#FCS Play of the Week nominee: @HBU_Football's Raphael Lewis returns INT 96 yards for TD, longest scoring play of any kind in @HoustonBaptistU history. #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/2qXw6sxhHb
— Chris Mycoskie (@mycoskie) November 12, 2017
Houston Baptist's Raphael Lewis returned interception 96 yards for touchdown vs. Lamar, the longest scoring play of any kind in HBU history. It enough for the Huskies, though as the Cardinals won 23-16.
1 Play, 1 Pick Six for Central Arkansas' Juan Jackson
— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 12, 2017
On the first play from scrimmage for No. 3 Central Arkansas against Incarnate Word, Juan Jackson intercepted a tipped pass and went 43 yards for the score. The Bears rolled 56-10 and secure at least a share of the Southland title, and will look to secure the league’s AQ to the NCAA FCS playoffs this Saturday.
Davion Davis scores clinching punt return for Sam Houston State
FB: @BearkatsFB needed a knockout punch vs. upset-minded @ACUSports. Davis may have provided it. 52-yard kickoff return makes the count 44-35 SHSU w/ 3:30 to go on ESPN3. #SHSUvsACU pic.twitter.com/dbQodZIExe
— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 11, 2017
Up by just two points against upset-minded Abilene Christian, the Sam Houston State Bearkats needed a knockout punch. Davion Davis provided it — his 52-yard punt return made it a two possession game with 3:30 to go. Bearkats won 44-35.
Bethune-Cookman's Hail Mary winner
— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) November 13, 2017
Bethune-Cookman knocked off North Carolina Central on Saturday thanks to some late-game heroics as Larry Brihm heaved a last second pass to the end zone, where Keavon Mitchell hauled it in after it was tipped. Bethune-Cookman won 13-10.
Portland State's Trent Riley stays in bounds
— Portland State FB (@viks_football) November 12, 2017
Portland State receiver Trent Riley keeps his feet in bounds on this 30-yard sideline touchdown grab.
Towson's Jabari Allen only needs 1 hand
— Towson Football (@Towson_FB) November 11, 2017
Jabari Allen is a highlight machine — check out this one-handed grab as he goes out of bounds against Williams & Mary.