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FCS playoff bracket 2012: 1st round in the books

South Dakota State, Stony Brook, Coastal Carolina and Wagner advanced into the second round of the FCS playoffs with victories on Saturday.


The first round of the FCS playoffs took place on Saturday, with South Dakota State, Stony Brook, Coastal Carolina and Wagner moving on to the second round.

South Dakota State easily defeated Eastern Illinois, 58-10. Their reward is a meeting with top-seeded North Dakota State next week. Stony Brook got past Villanova, 20-10, and will take on Montana, the No.3 seed.

Coastal Carolina jumped out to a 24-0 lead over Bethune-Cookman and held on for a 24-14 victory. They'll take on fourth-seeded Old Dominion. Wagner beat Colgate, 31-20, and will go up against No. 2 Eastern Washington.

The Georgia Southern Eagles take on Central Arkansas in one of four other second-round games next weekend. They'll share a 2 p.m. ET kickoff with Old Dominion-Coastal Carolina, Wofford-New Hampshire and Appalachian State-Illinois State. Sam Houston State and Cal Poly get started at 4 p.m. ET, as does the North Dakota State-South Dakota State game.

Eastern Washington and Wagner kick off at 6 p.m. ET while Montana State and Stony Brook are set for a 7 p.m. ET start.

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