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FCS playoff schedule: Second round begins on Saturday

The Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS Football Playoffs takes place on Saturday.

On Saturday, Dec. 1 the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS Football Playoffs will unfold. Eight games are on the schedule, and those 16 teams will battle for the right to advance to the Quarterfinal Round on Dec. 7 and 8.

South Dakota State destroyed Eastern Illinois in the opening round, 58-10, but now they have a date against the No. 1 seed, which happens to be an inter-state rival. North Dakota State earned top billing by posting an 10-1 record during the regular season, and the atmosphere should be electric when the two Dakota schools battle on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT.

Look below for a snapshot of the entire schedule for the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Division-I FCS Football Playoffs.

2012 FCS Playoffs Schedule, Second Round -- Saturday, Dec. 1 (all times CT, tournament seed is in bold text)

Coastal Carolina (8-4) at (4) Old Dominion (10-1), 1 p.m.

Illinois State (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3), 1 p.m.

New Hampshire (8-3) at Wofford (8-3), 1 p.m.

Central Arkansas (9-2) at (5) Georgia Southern (8-3), 1 p.m.

Cal Poly (9-2) at Sam Houston State (8-3), 3 p.m.

South Dakota State (9-3) at (1) North Dakota State (10-1), 3 p.m.

Wagner (9-3) at (2) Eastern Washington (9-2), 5 p.m.

Stony Brook (10-2) at (3) Montana State (10-1), 6 p.m.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.