FCS Championship slated for Saturday, Jan. 8, at noon ET on ESPN2
Eight first round and eight second round games exclusively on ESPN+ for the first time
ESPN’s coverage of the 2021 Division I Football Championship kicks off on Saturday, November 27, with all first and second round games of the FCS Playoffs live on ESPN+. The FCS Championship will be live on Saturday, Jan. 8, at noon ET on ESPN2.
The championship field consists of 11 automatic qualifiers and 13 at-large qualifiers. The top eight teams in the 24-team bracket for the championship are seeded and receive First Round byes. Campus sites will host the first round through the semifinals, with the 2022 FCS Championship staged at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas for the 12th consecutive year. Sam Houston is the reigning FCS champion after defeating South Dakota State 23-21 in last season's championship game.
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