Those in the upper echelon of the Congrove Computer Rankings largely avoided the rash of upsets that broke out on Saturday as the Top 9 all won. However, there were 5 members of the Top 25 that fell in outright upsets amid the 18 upsets on the day. A total of 9 members of the Top 25 went down to defeat.
Here are the 5 members of the Top 25 who fell in upsets:
No. 10 Chattanooga, a 6.5-point favorite, lost by 4 in a 24-20 decision at No. 20 Furman.
No. 15 Penn, a 13-point favorite, lost by 3 at Brown, 34-31.
No. 16 Delaware, a 3-point favorite, lost by 20 at Elon, 27-7.
No. 17 Austin Peay, a 4.5-point favorite, lost by 24 at home to No. 24 Jacksonville State, 40-16
No. 19 SE Missouri, a 7-point favorite, lost by 5 at home to Eastern Kentucky, 28-23.
Here are the other 4 members of the Top 25 who lost:
No. 11 Montana fell 24-21 at No. 8 Weber State.
No. 21 Fordham lost 53-52 in OT at No. 4 Holy Cross.
No. 22 Idaho lost 31-28 at No. 1 Sacramento State.
No. 23 Rhode Island lost 31-30 at No. 14 William & Mary
These are all 18 upsets on the day, along with the total points differential in the flip of the spread:
Alcorn State (-8) lost 35-6 at Grambling State -- 27 points.
Austin Peay (-4.5) lost 40-16 vs. Jacksonville State -- 28.5 points
Penn (-13) lost 34-31 at Brown -- 16 points
Campbell (-3) lost 45-38 at North Carolina State -- 10 points
Chattanooga (-6.5) lost 24-20 at Furman -- 10.5 points
Delaware (-3) lost 27-7 at Elon -- 23 points
Stetson (-6.5) lost 24-17 at home to Drake -- 13.5 points
Duquesne (-13.5) lost 50-48 in OT at home to LIU -- 15.5 points
SE Missouri (-7) lost 28-23 at home to Eastern Kentucky -- 12 points
Eastern Washington (-10) lost 38-35 at home to Portland State -- 13 points
East Tennessee State (-7.5) lost 48-41 at Wofford -- 14.5 points
Lafayette (-11) lost 30-20 at home to Georgetown -- 21 points
Nicholls State (-7) lost 24-17 at Lamar -- 14 points
Monmouth (-19.5) lost 52-48 at home to Towson -- 23.5 points
South Carolina State (-11.5) lost 41-14 at Morgan State -- 38.5 points
Tennessee State (-15.5) lost 19-3 at Murray State -- 31.5 points
Southern Illinois (-1) lost 37-36 at home to Northern Iowa -- 2 points
Stephen F. Austin (-15) lost 47-44 at home to Utah Tech -- 18 points
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Meanwhile, top-ranked Sacramento State avoided an upset loss at home to Idaho. The Hornets needed a late touchdown for the 31-28 win after coughing up a 24-7 lead with consecutive interceptions in the 4th quarter. After the Vandals had taken the lead with 6:26 to go, the Hornets ran the ball for all 13 plays of the ensuing winning drive, marching 75 yards and capping it off with QB Asher O-Hara's 2-yatrd run. Sacramento State employs a 2-QB system and it was Jake Dunniway who threw the picks.
No. 2 Jackson State, which hosted ESPN's College GameDay, romped to a 35-0 over rival Southern (the win resulted in the Tigers taking back the top spot in the computer rankings that it held two weeks ago).
SEE: New FCS Rankings.
3rd-ranked South Dakota State belted out a 49-7 home win over Indiana State, while No. 4 Holy Cross eked past Fordham 53-52 in overtime.
No. 5 Montana State was the only top 25 team that enjoyed a bye week.
Meanwhile, 6th-ranked Princeton was a 35-9 home victor over Cornell, and 7th-ranked Incarnate Word stopped Texas A&M-Commerce's 4-game winning streak with its 35-7 road win.
No. 8 Weber State recovered from last week's 43-38 loss at Montana State by handing Montana its 3rd straight loss, 24-21 in Ogden.
No. 9 North Dakota State was a 24-7 winner in the FargoDome over Illinois State.
There will be 119 FBS vs. FCS matchups this season with App State, Army and Marshall each playing two such games, and 116 other FBS schools playing one apiece.
Only one such game took place this week with Robert Morris falling 42-9 at Appalachian State.
Lamar visits New Mexico State on November 12, and the final FBS-FCS matchups occur on November 19 with Austin Peay at Alabama, Utah Tech at BYU, ETSU at Mississippi State, and North Alabama at Memphis.
The FBS is 106-8 (.930) vs. the FCS this year, and 1,680-148 (.919) since we began tracking this in 2003.
Here are the FCS wins in 2022:
September 2: William & Mary 41, Charlotte 24
September 3: Delaware14, Navy 7
September 10: Weber State 35, Utah State 7
September 10: Incarnate Word 55, Nevada 41
September 10: Holy Cross 37, Buffalo 31
September 10: Eastern Kentucky 59, Bowling Green 57 (7 OT's)
September 17: Southern Illinois 31, Northwestern 24
September 24: Sacramento State 41, Colorado State 10
PRINCETON - won 9 straight over-all
Last: Won 35-9 at home over Cornell on Saturday, October 29.
Next: Hosts Dartmouth on Saturday, November 5.
MONTANA STATE - Won 17 straight home games.
Last: 43-38 home win over then-No. 3 Weber State on Saturday, October 22.
Next: Visits Northern Arizona on Saturday, November 5.
SACRAMENTO STATE - Won 16 straight conference games, won 8 straight road games.
Last: Won 31-28 at home over Idaho.
Next: Visits Weber State on Saturday, November 5.
LAMAR - Ended 15-game losing streak.
Last: Won 24-17 at home over Nicholls State on Saturday, October 29.
Next: Hosts SE Louisiana on Saturday, November 5.
WESTERN ILLINOIS - Lost 10 straight over-all.
Last: Lost 64-14 at Missouri State on Saturday, October 29.
Next: Hosts North Dakota State on Saturday, November 5.
WAGNER - Lost 18 straight road games.
Last: Lost 34-7 at Central Connecticut State on Saturday, October 29.
Next: Visits Stonehill on Saturday, November 5.
PRESBYTERIAN - Lost 14 straight conference games.
Last: Lost 37-7 at Marist on Saturday, October 29.
Next: Hosts Dayton on Saturday, November 5.
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN - Lost 9 straight home games.
Last: Lost 52-28 at home to UT-Martin on Saturday, October 29.
Next: Visits Incarnate Word on Saturday, November 5.