FCS Playoffs: Coastal Carolina will host Bethune-Cookman in opening round

CCU will host Bethune-Cookman next Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Big South Champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team will host Bethune-Cookman at 1 p.m. next Saturday, November 30 at Brooks Stadium in the first round of the FCS Playoffs.

The 24 teams in the FCS Playoffs were revealed on Sunday morning. Coastal is one of 11 teams that earned an automatic bid. Two other South Carolina teams will go head-to-head in the first round with South Carolina State hosting Furman at 1 p.m. next Saturday in Orangeburg. CCU beat both of those teams this season.

Two-time defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State (11-0) is the number one overall seed. Eastern Illinois is seeded second, followed by Eastern Washington, SE Louisiana, Maine, McNeese State, Towson, and Montana. Those top eight seeds have a first round bye.

Coastal Carolina (10-2) is ranked number three in the nation in scoring in the FCS. The Chanticleers are the 9-seed in the tournament.

#12 Bethune-Cookman (10-2) has the number two ranked defense. They are the co-champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

CCU beat Bethune-Cookman 24-14 in the opening round of last year's FCS Playoffs.

The winner of the game between Coastal Carolina and Bethune-Cookman will advance to the second round at Montana on Saturday, December 7 with kickoff set for 2 p.m. EST.

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