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Great listen!

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Appreciate the effort you’ve put into this podcast. Great content. -jmu007

Well-prepared and insightful

By eaglet12 - Oct 10 2019
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Good to listen and hear explanations. Enjoy the conversation.

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Great listen!

By butlerjonp - Nov 18 2019
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Appreciate the effort you’ve put into this podcast. Great content. -jmu007

Well-prepared and insightful

By eaglet12 - Oct 10 2019
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Good to listen and hear explanations. Enjoy the conversation.
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The FCS Wedge

Latest release on Jan 07, 2020

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Rank #1: The FCS Wedge – 2018-1030 - Wk9 REVIEW

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This wee's look back at the big games from last week goes a little something like this:

James Madison 13 Stony Brook 10

Delaware 40 Towson 36

Western Illinois 37 Northern Iowa 17

South Dakota State 38 Illinois State 28

Weber State 35 North Dakota 30

A trip down the AGS Poll is next up as usual to see who should be where and how the voters did this week...according to these two soothsayers.

Next up Lance & Kris go over some things they think we all learned this week including...

Conference title and especially auto-bid races are looking to getting exciting while a few appear to be all but clinched including MVFC, Southland, & Patriot.

Northern Iowa hates letting their fans feel comfortable in November.

The OVC may very well be a 2 bid league.

Colgate’s defense is nasty good.

Oct 30 2018

26mins

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Rank #2: The FCS Wedge – 2018-0919 - Week 4 PREVIEW

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Here is the The FCS Wedge topic lineup for the Week 4 Preview.

Samford @ Chattanooga

The Bulldogs need this game more than the Mocs do, will that make a difference?

Sacramento State @ Montana

Montana is giving up less than 70 yards rushing per game but the Hornet’s Kevin Thompson is a very capable passer averaging around 300 yards per game so far this year.

Sam Houston State @ Nicholls State

Is this a must win game for either team?

Richmond @ Stony Brook

Seems like this could be a very good, close game in the CAA this week.

Idaho @ UC-Davis This is the first Big Sky game for Idaho since 1995 when they beat Boise State University in both teams final game in the BSC before their move to FBS.

Casey Kasem visited me in a dream and asked me to include that the #1 song that week was...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq09UkPRdFY

How will cancelled games affect the rest of the season and potential playoff selections?

A discussion on some slow starts.

Samford 1-2

Furman 0-2

USD 1-2

SHSU 1-1

NAU 1-2

Nicholls 1-2

UNH 0-3

WIU 1-2

Sep 19 2018

23mins

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Rank #3: The FCS Wedge – 2019-0807 - Wk0.1 PREVIEW

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Topic 1: Preseason Poll
Preseason ballots and the way a voter (these two at least) comes up with their T25 submission.  It involves a little help from SID's around the country, surfing websites, and generally being attentive in the off season to personnel changes.
Topic 2:  Discussing the poll results
AGS Poll Preseason 2019 Top 25 ResultsLance & Kris go over the entire T40 but in this episode (1 of 4 preseason episodes) they go into the 31-40 a bit more in depth to look at what might be expected this season.
This is the first show of the 2019 season and if you haven't done so go subscribe to The FCS Wedge on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher and get it sent right to your phone.  We will love having you stop by this site each Wednesday going forward for our new episodes.

Aug 06 2019

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Rank #4: 2019-1030 - Wk9 REVIEW

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1) The Big Story

No. 1 NDSU 23 No. 3 SDSU 16

The showdown in Brookings was well worth the wait.

Adam Coffield broke loose on a 4th and inches from the Bizon’s own 29 yardline with 2 and half minutes remaining for the game winner. Jack’s QB J’Bore Gibbs went down in the first half with a leg injury and did not return. NDSU rushed it for 332 yards to the Jackrabbits 220. Neither team moved the ball much through the air and didn’t even try to with a total of 30 attempts between the two teams.

Recaps

Montana 34 Eastern Washington 17

Stony Brook 36 Villanova 35

North Dakota 16 Montana State 12

James Madison 27 Towson 10

Wofford 35 Chattanooga 34

Southeast Missouri State 17 UT Martin 10

Central Arkansas 29 Sam Houston State 25

Abilene Christian 37 Nicholls State 31 OT

Weber State 36 UC Davis 20

Other embarrassing.exciting finishes, Campbell blocked punt to force OT, St. Francis misses 25 yard chip shot that would have won the game. Cornell drives the length of the field with :36 seconds to play to nail game winning field goal. Northwestern State gets their first win of the season in OT on the road against an on the rise Incarnate Word.

2.) AGS Poll

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Oct 29 2019

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Rank #5: The FCS Wedge – 2018-0926 - 4 REVIEW

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This week Lance tells Kris it is getting cold out, Kris agrees with him.  They move on to a discussion of these games to start the show.

Morgan State Bears 16 North Carolina A&T Aggies 13

Nicholls State Colonels 27 Sam Houston State Bearkats 7

From here they analyze the AGS Poll for week four.  94 voters this week so good job again this week poll voters!

A few other recaps

Illinois State Redbirds 35  Colorado State Rams 19

Chattanooga Mocs 27 Samford Bulldogs 20

Montana Grizzlies 41 Sac State Hornets 34

Idaho State Bengals 25 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 21

Sep 25 2018

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Rank #6: 2019-1106 - Wk10 REVIEW

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1) The Big Story

Weber State 36 Sacramento State 17

Recaps

New Hampshire 28 Villanova 20

Northern Iowa 27 Illinois State 10

Monmouth 45 Kennesaw State 21

Furman 35 Chattanooga 20

Nicholls State 27 Incarnate Word 23

Austin Peay 28 Eastern Kentucky 21 (OT)

San Diego 49 Drake 7

Holy Cross 24 Lehigh 17

2.) AGS Poll

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Nov 05 2019

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Rank #7: The FCS Wedge – 2018-1204 - Rd.2 REVIEW

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A Nicholls fan reached out on social media hoping to tailgate with some EWU folks with the promise of Cajun food. Kris invited him up....listen in to hear a good story about FCS fans and the good bonds that are easily made between fan bases.

TOPIC 1: Games

Maine 55 Jacksonville State 27

Weber State 48 Southeast Missouri State 23

North Dakota State 52 Montana State 10

Colgate 23 James Madison 20

South Dakota State 51 Duquesne 6

Kennesaw State 13 Wofford 10

Eastern Washington 42 Nicholls State 21

UC Davis 23 Northern Iowa 16

Topic 2: What did we learn?

1) Maine and Weber have offenses

2) The Playoff Commitee got the seeds right

3) Less rationalization can mean two conferences get 5 teams in the quarters. Is that a bad thing?

Dec 04 2018

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Rank #8: 2019-1113 - Wk12 PREVIEW

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1.) Games of the week/previews

Weber State @ Montana

Northern Iowa @ South Dakota State

Furman @ Wofford

Montana State @ UC Davis

McNeese State @ Nicholls State

New Hampshire @ Albany

2.) Three Big Questions

Give me a dark horse for one of the last two seeds.

What do you do to keep from spoiling the results of a game to friends who can’t accept reality and have to wait 6-8 weeks before watching the game?

At large discussion

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Nov 12 2019

42mins

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Rank #9: The FCS Wedge – 2018-1120 - RD1 PREVIEW

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TOPIC 1:

Round 1 previews

Delaware @ James Madison

Incarnate Word @ Montana State

Duquesne @ Towson

Elon @ Wofford

Lamar @ Northern Iowa

Stony Brook @ Southeast Missouri State

East Tennessee State @ Jacksonville State

San Diego @ Nicholls State
TOPIC 2:

Three Big Questions

1. Who’s on upset alert in the opening round? (With the exception of Elon and Wofford these are all 2-3 score spreads by the odds makers.)

2. Which of the teams playing on opening weekend have the best shot to make a deep run?

3. Who’s gonna win? The picks ensue...

Nov 21 2018

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Rank #10: 2019-1002 - Wk5 REVIEW

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1.) The Big Games

Montana 45 UC Davis 20

Weber State 29 Northern Iowa 17

James Madison 45 Elon 10

Villanova 33 Maine 17

Samford 61 The Citadel 55 (4OT)

Austin Peay 52 Jacksonville State 33

Montana State 49 Northern Arizona 31

Eastern Washington 35 North Dakota 20

2.) The Week 5 AGS Poll

*Real along with that silver tongued devil Lance by clicking the link if you want to.

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Oct 01 2019

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Rank #11: 2019-0911 - Wk3 PREVIEW

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Topic 1

Games of the week previews

North Dakota State @ Delaware

Eastern Washington @ Jacksonville State

Duquesne @ Youngstown State

Abilene Christian @ Central Arkansas

Towson @ Maine

Austin Peay @ Mercer

Topic 2

Three Big Questions

Is the young QB from NDSU (Trey Lance) the real deal?

Is it a down year for the FCS?  Just two wins so far against the FBS and also only went 17-6 against lower division teams this past weekend.

What's better traditional powers frighting it out or new teams stepping up?

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #12: 2019-1205 - Rd2 PREVIEW

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1.) Games of the week/previews

Nicholls State @ North Dakota State

Kennesaw State @ Weber State

Austin Peay @ Sacramento State

Monmouth @ James Madison

Albany @ Montana State

Southeastern Louisiana @ Montana

Northern Iowa @ South Dakota State

Illinois State @ Central Arkansas

2.) Three Big Questions

Most likely upset?

Most intriguing matchup for you?

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Dec 03 2019

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Rank #13: The FCS Wedge – 2019-0102 - Wk. 17 National Championship Preview

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Topic 1 Games
North Dakota State vs. Eastern Washington (finally)
Topic 2  Awards
Player - Offense, DefenseCoach
Topic 3 Best sub .500 team 
Cal PolyThe CitadelNew Hampshire
These are teams that played very strong schedules and could be on the cusp of having very good season next year.

This is the final show of the season and we thank you all for listening in and I personally thank Lance & Kris for such great work again this year.

Jan 02 2019

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Rank #14: 2019-1127 - Rd1 PREVIEW

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1.) Games of the week previews for this wek are all of our playoff games.

Holy Cross @ Monmouth

Furman @ Austin Peay

CCSU @ Albany

Kennesaw State @ Wofford

Illinois State @ SEMO

San Diego @ Northern Iowa

North Dakota @ Nicholls State

Villanova @ Southeastern Louisiana

2.) Three Big Questions

Is only big question with some really big talk from both the fellers about how they will be doing in the AGS Playoff Pick Em' Contest.

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Nov 27 2019

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Rank #15: The FCS Wedge – 2018-1113 - Wk11 REVIEW

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Lance & Kris get right into the action with some look backs.

Topic 1:

Kennesaw State 51 Monmouth 10

Towson 41 Elon 10

Stony Brook 21 Delaware 3

Some teams possibly exiting the playoffs in round -2 this last week as well:

Youngstown 31 UNI 10

Murray State 40 SEMO 38

Murray State 37 Northwestern State 34

South Dakota 17 WIU 12

The Citadel 42 Samford 27

Topic 2: The AGS Poll for the penultimate playoff rankings.

Topic 3: What did we learn?

1. The bubble is pretty rough.

2. Eastern Washington has a defense? They also have a priority on the running attack? Next up....NDSU develops a new air raid offense for the Bison.

3. After a roller coaster year, Maine needs to win 1 home game to be sole CAA conference champions.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #16: The FCS Wedge – 2018-1105 - Wk11 PREVIEW

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Kris and Lance go over a few of the big games with playoff/conference  implications coming up this weekend.

Towson @ Elon

Delaware @ Stony Brook

Rhode Island @ James Madison

UC Davis @ Eastern Washington

Kennesaw State @ Monmouth

Sacred Heart @ Duquesne

This week's Three Big Questions segment turns out to only be two questions but it's full of upcoming playoff possibility talk so hit that play button.

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #17: 2019-1108- Selection Committee Insight

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We had an opportunity to interview Kent Haslam this week to give us some insight on the Selection Committee process.  Kent is the Montana Grizzlies Director of Athletics and a current part of the 10 member NCAA FCS Selection Committee.

Mr. Haslam was overly generous with his time and knowledge so we owe a big thank you to him for spending nearly an hour answering every question thrown his way.  As FCS fans we also owe a sincere thank you to the rest of the Selection Committee for the hard work they do and the task they are about to undertake.

Get out your notepad or open a text document and take some notes because I bet your questions about the selection process get answered in this podcast.

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #18: The FCS Wedge – 2018-0905 - WEEK Wk2 PREVIEW

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This week in the preview we look ahead to some upcoming early conference games and a few other big FCS games.

Sep 06 2018

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Rank #19: 2019-0925 - Wk5 PREVIEW

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1.) Games of the week/previews

Northern Iowa @ Weber State

Montana @ UC Davis

Maine @ Villanova

Jacksonville State @ Austin Peay

James Madison @ Elon

North Dakota @ Eastern Washington

2.) Three Big Questions

12 Game seasons:  Do they add clarity to the polls and how good teams will be the remainder of the season?

Criticism:  It’s inevitable in our troll culture but should coaches and players be fair game?  

Different uniform color combos. What’s your all time favorite?

Sep 24 2019

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Rank #20: 2019-0904 - Wk2 PREVIEW

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These are the games that are previewed for week 2 in the FCS

Southeast Missouri State @ Montana State

North Dakota @ North Dakota State

Chattanooga @ Jacksonville State

Delaware @ Rhode Island

Cal Poly @ Weber State

Possible FBS upsets this week

Kennesaw @ Kent State

Maine @ Georgia Southern

Fir,am @ Georgia State

Southern Illinois @ UMass

What has happened to the Patriot League lately? Why do they seem to being going backwards now that they have scholarships?

Sep 03 2019

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