On the first weekend of the FCS playoffs on Nov. 24, the Villanova Wildcats saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Stony Brook Seawolves. South Dakota State defeated Eastern Illinois, Coastal Carolina beat Bethune-Cookman and Wagner defeated Colgate in other first round action on Saturday.
The Villanova loss set up a Dec. 1 matchup with the No. 3 seed Montana State Bobcats for Stony Brook. South Dakota State will play No. 1 seed and defending FCS champion North Dakota State on the other side of the 2012 FCS playoff bracket (click to see the full FCS playoff bracket).
Costal Carolina will play No. 4 seed Old Dominion in the next round while Wagner will face No. 2 seed Eastern Washington in the second round.
The quarterfinal round will be played on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. The semifinals are scheduled for Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. The FCS Championship Game will be played on Jan. 5, 2013, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.