FCS vs FBS 1st 2 Weeks Win Margin | Syracusefan.com

FCS vs FBS 1st 2 Weeks Win Margin

44cuse

All Conference
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
2,342
Like
1,602
There was some discussion yesterday in the chat room regarding FCS vs. FBS schools. I went and checked the numbers from this season and it strongly supports that most FCS schools are not competitive against FBS schools. Did not have the time to go and check previous years and also did this comparing scores and recording on a spreadsheet (eyeballing), but I think I caught most of them from weeks 1 and 2.

2011 FBS vs FCS record: 39-2
Avg Margin of Victory: 27 pts
Total Games Under 10 pts: 8 (out of 41)
Total Games Under 20 pts: 14 (out of 41)

For the purposes of this exercise, I considered a "blowout" losing by 4 TD's. 22 of 41 games had point differentials greater than 28 pts. Specifically, beating an FCS school by 7 (or less) is not something that is common (6) and in fact is more than three times LESS common than beating an FCS school by 4 TD's (blowing them out).

44cuse
 

TexanMark

Tailgate Guru
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
22,537
Like
38,461
Decent CAA Schools are basically weak 1As RI might win a game in the BE if they were in the league...a veteran team
 

JJReddawg

All Conference
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,340
Like
6,159
Let's remember that it was also Rhode Island's first game of the season, so they were fresh.
 

44cuse

All Conference
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
2,342
Like
1,602
Decent CAA Schools are basically weak 1As RI might win a game in the BE if they were in the league...a veteran team
The context in the chat room was less about Rhode Island and more about a statement that was made involving the FCS schools not really getting blown out anymore (ie: the gap closing).

44cuse
 

Similar threads

Forum statistics

Threads
157,278
Messages
4,167,406
Members
5,508
Latest member
HouClone

Online statistics

Members online
92
Guests online
429
Total visitors
521




Top Bottom