Week 8 Preview of FCS Football

Week 8 Preview Of FCS
As we begin week 8, it is time to look ahead to anticipated gameplay that we expect to see in the upcoming week of FCS. Thousands are supporting their local college team in every way they can and making predictions as to what to expect from each game every week. American football is one of the most wagered sports in the world, due to its extremely competitive nature, and being an enjoyable sport to watch for all.
After three weeks of play in the Big Sky conference, an astounding three teams have survived unbeaten – Eastern Washington, Idaho State and UC Davis. However, with many games scheduled to be played over the course of week 8, this lucky streak is likely to come to an end. Keep a watchful eye over these teams in their coming games in week 8 to see where they will end up in the table.
With over one hundred teams in the FCS College, to rank near the top is a great achievement in itself, but of course, these teams want to taste victory, not just smell it! The league, which is split into different conferences, including Missouri Valley and Ivy League, showcases the overall rankings based on the rating of the team. This, of course, is determined by how many wins and defeats the team has faced.
College teams, such as North Dakota, Dartmouth and Towson are currently protecting their position in the top ten of the league, whilst the likes of Texas Southern, Mississippi Valley and Delaware, are battling to not finish at the bottom of the league table. 
Towards the end of week 8, we expect to see a number of highly competitive games held on Saturday. Whilst Princeton Tigers take on Harvard Crimson at the Harvard Stadium, San Diego Toreros and Butler Bulldogs will go head to head at the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl. Numerous games are in place for the remainder of Saturday afternoon and into the evening, which is proving to be an exciting day for FCS.
With Princeton Tigers sailing through without a defeat to date, in this year’s FCS, Harvard Crimson are going to have to give it their all, after they have only won three out of their five games. However, they haven’t been far off in both their games against Rhode Island Rams, where they lost at 16-23, and against Cornell Big Red, which they lost by a margin at 24-28. Due to them winning their last game against Holy Cross Crusaders, by a close 33-31, it is likely that they will be going into their game on Saturday, eager to win and with a lot of determination.
Princeton Tigers, on the other hand, should be feeling rather confident, as they head towards the weekend. With five strong wins under their belt, it is looking likely that they will be taking the win against Harvard Crimson. Having beaten Butler Bulldogs 50-7, Columbia Lions 45-10, and their latest win against Brown Bears a huge 48-10, Princeton Tigers are in an excellent position.
Even though Princeton Tigers went into FCS 2018 without Chad Kanoff, they have still played like champions. It was expected that they would stand up to the challenge of losing one of their greatest players, but they have over excelled themselves so far. The games in week 8 for the team, should demonstrate even more impressive play from the established, historically great team.
Some of the later games in the day will see the likes of Jacksonville Dolphins play against Stetson Hatters at the Spec Martin Municipal Stadium. Jacksonville Dolphins haven’t had the best results so far, by having four losses, one win and one of their games was cancelled against Walsh University Cavaliers. Although they have faced many defeats, their victory against St Augustine’s College Falcons was an extortionate 63-14. This, therefore, demonstrates that the team have the ability to do really well. They will hopefully take that mentality into their game against Stetson Hatters on Saturday, and make week 8 the week that they turn their position in the table upside down.
Although the Stetson Hatters have had more wins on paper so far, compared to their competitors, Jacksonville Dolphins, they have been defeated once and had a game cancelled. Their biggest victory was against Point University Skyhawks, in their first game, where they won 48-7. Even though it looks likely that Stetson Hatters will have another successful win at the weekend, we will have to wait and see what week 8’s match will bring for this team.
All of the games at the end of week 8 should prove to be exciting, exhilarating and have spectators at the edge of their seats, as these competitive teams challenge each other.