American Football Wiki
Advertisement

This is a list of games by season where a FCS/1-AA school defeated an FBS/1-A opponent. While some schools have moved up from the FCS to the FBS, the winning schools were still in the FCS at the time of their victories. The list also includes ties between FCS & FBS teams before overtime rules were adopted in 1996. There are also some Division II schools listed that have victories over 1-A/FBS programs.

In 1978, NCAA Division I football was divided into the 1-A and 1-AA subdivisions. In 2006, NCAA Division 1-AA was renamed the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

2023[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Fordham Buffalo 40-37
Idaho Nevada 33-6
Sacramento State Stanford 30-23
Southern Illinois Northern Illinois 14-11

2022[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Delaware Navy 14-7
Eastern Kentucky Bowling Green 59-57 (7OT)
Holy Cross Buffalo 37-31
Incarnate Word Nevada 55-41
Sacramento State Colorado State 41-10
Southern Illinois Northwestern 31-24
Weber State Utah State 35-7
William & Mary Charlotte 41-24

2021[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Duquesne Ohio 28-26
Eastern Washington UNLV 35-33 (2OT)
East Tennessee State Vanderbilt 23-3
Holy Cross Connecticut 38-28
Incarnate Word Texas State 42-34
Jacksonville State Florida State 20-17
Maine Massachusetts 35-10
Montana Washington 13-7
Northern Arizona Arizona 21-19
Rhode Island Massachusetts 35-22
South Dakota State Colorado State 42-23
UC Davis Tulsa 19-17

2020[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Jacksonville State FIU 19-10

2019[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Central Arkansas Western Kentucky 35-28
Citadel Georgia Tech 27-24 (OT)
Southern Illinois Massachusetts 45-20

2018[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Illinois State Colorado State 35-19
Maine Western Kentucky 31-28
Nicholls State Kansas 26-23 (OT)
North Carolina A&T East Carolina 28-23
Northern Arizona UTEP 30-10
UC Davis San Jose State 44-38
Villanova Temple 19-17

2017[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Howard UNLV 43-40
Idaho State Nevada 30-28
James Madison East Carolina 34-14
Liberty Baylor 48-45
New Hampshire Georgia Southern 22-12
North Carolina A&T Charlotte 35-31
South Dakota Bowling Green 35-27
Tennessee State Georgia State 17-10
Western Illinois Coastal Carolina 52-10

2016[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Albany Buffalo 22-16
Central Arkansas Arkansas State 28-23
Eastern Illinois Miami (OH) 21-17
Eastern Washington Washington State 45-42
Illinois State Northwestern 9-7
North Carolina A&T Kent State 39-36 (4OT)
North Dakota State Iowa 23-21
Northern Iowa Iowa State 25-20
Richmond Virginia 37-20
Western Illinois Northern Illinois 28-23

2015[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Citadel South Carolina 23-22
Fordham Army 37-35
Furman Central Florida 16-15
James Madison SMU 48-45
Liberty Georgia State 41-33
North Dakota Wyoming 24-13
Portland State North Texas 66-7
Portland State Washington State 24-17
South Dakota State Kansas 41-38

2014[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Abilene Christian Troy 38-35
Bethune-Cookman FIU 14-12
Eastern Kentucky Miami (OH) 17-10
Liberty Appalachian State 55-48 (OT)
North Dakota State Iowa State 34-14
Northwestern State Louisiana Tech 30-27
Yale Army 49-43 (OT)

2013[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Eastern Washington Oregon State 49-46
Fordham Temple 30-29
Georgia Southern Florida 26-20
Maine Massachusetts 24-14
McNeese State South Florida 53-21
Nicholls State Western Michigan 27-23
North Dakota State Kansas State 24-21
Northern Iowa Iowa State 28-20
Towson Connecticut 33-18

2012[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Cal Poly Wyoming 24-22
McNeese State Middle Tennessee 27-21
Sacramento State Colorado 30-28
Stony Brook Army 23-3
Tennessee-Martin Memphis 20-17
Youngstown State Pittsburgh 31-17

2011[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
North Dakota State Minnesota 37-24
Richmond Duke 23-21
Sacramento State Oregon State 29-28

2010[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Gardner-Webb Akron 38-37 (OT)
Jacksonville State Mississippi 49-48 (2OT)
James Madison Virginia Tech 21-16
Liberty Ball State 27-23
North Dakota State Kansas 6-3
South Dakota Minnesota 41-38
UC Davis San Jose State 14-13

2009[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Central Arkansas Western Kentucky 28-7
New Hampshire Ball State 23-16
Richmond Duke 24-16
Villanova Temple 27-24
William & Mary Virginia 26-14

2008[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Cal Poly San Diego State 29-27
New Hampshire Army 28-10

2007[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Appalachian State Michigan 34-32
Delaware Navy 59-52
McNeese State Louisiana-Lafayette 38-17
New Hampshire Marshall 48-35
Nicholls State Rice 16-14
North Dakota State Central Michigan 44-14
North Dakota State Minnesota 27-21
Northern Iowa Iowa State 24-13
Southern Illinois Northern Illinois 34-31
Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee 20-17

2006[]

FCS Winner FBS Loser Score
Cal Poly San Diego State 16-14
Montana State Colorado 19-10
New Hampshire Northwestern 34-17
North Dakota State Ball State 29-24
Portland State New Mexico 17-6
Richmond Duke 13-0
Southern Illinois Indiana 35-28

2005[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe 27-23
UC Davis Stanford 20-17

2004[]

1-AA Winner 1-AA Loser Score
Eastern Illinois Eastern Michigan 31-28
Florida Atlantic Hawaii 35-28 (OT)
Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee 27-20
Florida Atlantic North Texas 20-13
Maine Mississippi State 9-7
New Hampshire Rutgers 35-24

2003[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Cal Poly UTEP 34-13
Colgate Buffalo 38-15
Delaware Navy 21-17
Eastern Washington Idaho 8-5
Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee 20-19
Montana Idaho 41-28
Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe 14-10
Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe 23-21
Villanova Temple 23-20
Western Illinois Eastern Michigan 34-12

2002[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Holy Cross Army 30-21
Lehigh Buffalo 37-26
McNeese State Louisiana-Monroe 24-19
Montana Idaho 38-31
Northeastern Ohio 31-0
Southeast Missouri Middle Tennessee 24-14
Villanova Rutgers 37-19
Western Illinois Northern Illinois 29-26

2001[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Eastern Washington Connecticut 35-17
Indiana State Eastern Michigan 21-14
Jacksonville State Arkansas State 31-28
Montana Idaho 33-27
Nicholls State Arkansas State 28-22
Northern Iowa Ball State 42-39
Northwestern State TCU 27-24
Sam Houston State Louisiana-Monroe 20-9

2000[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 20-16
Idaho State Utah State 27-24
Jacksonville State Louisiana-Lafayette 28-14
Montana Idaho 45-38
Northeastern Connecticut 35-27
Northwestern State Louisiana-Lafayette 23-21
Portland State Hawaii 45-20
Richmond Arkansas State 30-27
Rhode Island Connecticut 26-21
Sam Houston State Louisiana-Lafayette 21-14
South Florida Connecticut 21-13
Southwest Texas State Louisiana-Monroe 27-7
Stephen F. Austin Louisiana Tech 34-31
Western Illinois Ball State 24-14
Wofford Louisiana-Monroe 24-6
Youngstown State Kent State 26-20

1999[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Connecticut Buffalo 23-0
Furman North Carolina 28-3
Northern Iowa Ohio 36-21
Troy State Cincinnati 31-24
Troy State Middle Tennessee 48-31
Western Illinois Northern Illinois 27-21

1998[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 30-27
Eastern Illinois Northern Illinois 24-10
Northern Iowa Eastern Michigan 13-10
Northwestern State SW Louisiana 24-22
William & Mary Temple 45-38
Youngstown State Kent State 24-10

1997[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Cal Poly New Mexico State 38-35
Eastern Washington Idaho 24-21
Southern Utah Arkansas State 34-24

1996[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Cal State Northridge New Mexico State 33-0
Eastern Illinois Western Michigan 28-20
Eastern Washington Boise State 27-21
Montana Oregon State 35-14
Northwestern State Boise State 20-16
SW Texas State Idaho 27-21
Western Illinois Northern Illinois 17-0

1995[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 24-22
Boise State Utah State 38-14
Central Florida Northeast Louisiana 34-14
Northwestern State Northeast Louisiana 42-39
Troy State Northeast Louisiana 20-10
UAB North Texas 19-14
Youngstown State Akron 24-10

1994[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Boston University Army 21-12
Central Florida Northeast Louisiana 33-16
Eastern Washington Utah State 49-31
Northern Iowa Iowa State 28-14
Villanova Navy 35-14

1993[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Central Florida Louisiana Tech 38-16
Weber State Nevada 47-30

1992[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Citadel Arkansas 10-3
Citadel Army 15-14
Delaware Navy 37-21
Northern Iowa Iowa State 27-10
Sacramento State (Div. II) Cal State Fullerton 29-3
Weber State Nevada 23-21

1991[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 17-3
Boise State Long Beach State 48-14
Citadel Army 20-14
Delaware Navy 29-25
Nevada UNLV 50-8
Sacramento State (Div. II) Pacific (CA) 43-40
William & Mary Navy 26-21

1990[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Citadel South Carolina 38-35
James Madison Navy 16-7
Montana Oregon State 22-15
North Texas SMU 14-7

1989[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 15-10
Citadel Navy 14-10
Delaware Navy 10-9
James Madison Navy 24-20
Northern Iowa Kansas State 10-8

1988[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 34-34 (Tie)
Citadel Navy 42-35
Louisiana Tech Kansas State 31-28
North Texas Rice 33-17
North Texas Texas Tech 29-24

1987[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Austin Peay State Kansas State 26-22
Colgate Army 22-20
Holy Cross Army 34-24
East Tennessee State North Carolina State 29-14
Louisiana Tech Kansas 16-11
Northeast Louisiana Southern Miss 34-24

1986[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Arkansas State Mississippi 10-10 (Tie)
Furman Georgia Tech 17-17 (Tie)
Illinois State Wichita State 17-10
Holy Cross Army 17-14
Morehead State Wichita State 36-35
North Texas TCU 24-20
Northern Iowa Kansas State 17-0
Southwest Texas State Rice 31-6
William & Mary Virginia 41-37

1985[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Drake Iowa State 20-17
Furman North Carolina State 42-20
Grambling Oregon State 23-6
North Texas Kansas State 22-10
Northern Iowa Kansas State 10-6
Richmond Virginia Tech 24-14

1984[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Furman North Carolina State 34-30
Idaho Oregon State 41-22

1983[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Appalachian State Wake Forest 27-25
Cincinnati Kentucky 13-13 (Tie)
Cincinnati Penn State 14-3
Furman Georgia Tech 17-14

1982[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Furman South Carolina 28-23
James Madison Virginia 21-17

1980[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Boise State Cal State Fullerton 26-11
Boise State Utah 28-7

1979[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Florida A&M Miami (FL) 16-13
McNeese State Tulsa 6-3

1978[]

1-AA Winner 1-A Loser Score
Boise State Cal State Fullerton 42-12
Massachusetts Boston College 27-0
Massachusetts Holy Cross 33-8
Montana State Fresno State 35-14
Northern Michigan (Div. II) Eastern Michigan 30-3
Tennessee Tech Western Carolina 22-20

External Links[]

Advertisement