Stanford went on the road for the first time and led 13-3 late 3Q but on a key play of the game, Washington on 4&1 got a 61 yd Sankey td run to get back in it. They later got a 35 yd td pass with 4:54 left and SU’s last gasp was a 4&4 incomplete pass with 1:46 left. Josh Nunes hit 18-37-170. It was UW’s first win over a top 10 team since 2009 and the student section poured on to the turf of CenturyLink Field at the end and actually gave them more of a home field edge than I thought they would playing away from their home stadium this year. UW finished with a 313-235 yd edge and 13-10 FD edge.
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In 2007 I made the commitment to provide quality in-depth FCS information and I provided a ¼ page on each FCS team in my Pac-10 Regional. There was moderate interest and I increased the coverage to 1/2 page per team in 2008. In 2009, I moved the coverage to my ACC & Big East Regional giving the FCS even more exposure. Two years ago I increased the coverage on each team to a FULL PAGE and the interest increased further. Last year I was very proud to produce a magazine that gave each and every school equal FCS coverage and it was the only stand-alone FCS magazine on the market!
While last year’s response was not overwhelming, this year I will again produce a FCS only magazine and I am counting on you the FCS fans, alumni, school leaders and athletic departments to help spread the word and make this magazine a success allowing me to continue publishing it.
The FCS continues to provide fans with quality football and with nearly a 100 games this season against FBS foes interest will continue to grow. TV contracts are also becoming bigger, which will continue to expand the viewing audience while more and more upsets seem to occur each season. The NFL draft also brings to light the quality of players that come from the FCS with at least 20 players drafted each year from the small schools. It is time the Nation realizes that many of these quality FCS programs can compete day in and day out with many FBS conferences. You will become an instant expert on EVERY FCS team. So get a leg up on one of your favorite team’s possible FCS opponent this year by purchasing the Phil Steele 2012 FCS Preview today!
As you probably know I spend 7 days a week and 365 days a year working on nothing but football. It has made my Phil Steele’s College Football Preview Magazine the “Most Accurate Preseason Magazine The Last 14 Years” and that same type of hard work and dedication goes into this FCS Preview as well as my NFL Magazine.
If you’re an FCS fan I can promise you there is no other preview like it on the market today with nearly 200 pages dedicated to the FCS! You can ONLY order it through our offices by calling us at 1-866-918-7711 or by going to PhilSteele.com and it is just $8.95 (plus $5.30 S&H). It will NOT BE ON THE NEWSSTANDS so please order it thru the office and support your favorite FCS school.
Last week we sent off our 2012 NFL and Fantasy Preview to press and I am excited to say that the magazine will hit the newsstands earlier than ever before as they will be available nationwide on July 3rd. If you’re like me and want to get your hands on it even earlier, we have just received word that a truck will be here at our offices by June 25th at the latest and everyone who orders before then will see their NFL Preview shipped that day. If you’re interested in our NFL and Fantasy Preview (it’s like 2 magazines in one!) the cost is only $7.95 (plus $5.30 S&H) and features 6 pages on each and every one of the 32 teams and more than 288 total pages! Call 1-866-918-7711 or visit the PhilSteele.com Store to order your copy today!
First, I will say that I voted for Trent Richardson on my Heisman ballot and believe this year will be similar to 2005 when Reggie Bush won the Heisman but after the national title game, Vince Young with his dominating performance vs USC would have been the winner on 95% of the ballots. Richardson had a great game in the first meeting with 169 yds vs an outstanding LSU defense and this time I expect him to have even a bigger game. What’s more impressive about Richardson’s season was the fact that he faced 8 Top 50 D’s incl 5 in the top 20 and D’s keyed in on him as they were unafraid of QB McCarron.
I am projecting that Baylor’s Robert Griffin III will win the Heisman and there is no doubt that he has had a great season for the Bears. I do think that some of the Heisman voters wait until the last minute to vote and valued Griffin’s big game vs Texas more than any other game. The reason I did not vote for Griffin was the fact that he did not face many Top 40 D’s and Baylor lost 3 games including trailing Oklahoma St 35-0 at HT and lost to 6-6 A&M by 27. He is surrounded by some great talent including RB Ganaway who had 1,300+ yds and an incredible WR in Wright who catches anything within 20 yards of him. Read more…
For the last couple of years I have had team pages for all 120 FBS teams complete with notes, schedules, results, statistical leaders, game-by-game stats and start charts. With this being the first year of having a stand-alone FCS magazine I have also decided to do team pages on all 126 FCS schools complete with the same amount of info!
I can guarantee you that you will not find any other site on the internet today with as much dedicated to every single FCS school in one place and remember there are 38 matchups opening weekend involving FBS vs FCS teams.
Below is an example of what our William & Mary Page looks like. Read more…
Early this morning the FCS magazines were delivered to our offices and all of you who have Pre-Ordered your FCS magazine I can promise that your magazine will be shipped out of our offices today! For those of you who have not ordered my first stand only FCS Preview here’s a brief history of my FCS coverage over the years:
In 2007, I made the commitment to provide quality in-depth FCS information and I provided a ¼ page on each FCS team in my Pac-10 Regional. There was moderate interest and I increased the coverage to 1/2 page per team in 2008.
In 2009 I moved the coverage to my ACC & Big East Regional giving the FCS even more exposure. Last year I increased the coverage on each team to a FULL PAGE and the interest increased. This season I am very proud to produce a magazine that gives each and every school equal FCS coverage!
The FCS continues to provide fans with quality football and with 96 games this season against FBS foes interest will continue to grow. TV contracts are also becoming bigger, which will continue to expand the viewing audience while more and more upsets seem to occur each season. The NFL draft also brings to light the quality of players that come from the FCS. It is time the Nation realizes that many of these quality FCS programs can compete day in and day out with many FBS conferences. Read more…