FCS playoff schedule 2012: Eastern Washington hosts Illinois St. for a trip to the semifinals

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Eastern Washington continues its playoff run, hosting the Redbirds of Illinois St.

Eastern Washington's drive for another football national championship continues on Saturday, as the Eagles host Illinois St. for a spot in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs. Eastern Washington, the tournament's No. 2 seed, is 10-2 on the season, the losses coming by a combined seven points at FBS school Washington St. and at Southern Utah. EWU was the co-champion of the Big Sky this season. Illinois St. sits at 9-3 on the season, having scored a 38-37 overtime upset at Appalachian State in the second round. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast online on ESPN3.

Other Big Sky action:

Sam Houston St. at No. 3 Montana St.

Friday, Dec. 7, 5:00 p.m. PT, ESPN 2

The Big Sky co-champions Montana St. host Sam Houston St. on Friday night. This is the second year in a row that the two teams have met in the playoffs. Sam Houston St. defeated Montana St. last season, 49-13, en route to an appearance in the championship game.

The rest of the FCS playoff schedule:

No. 5 Georgia Southern at No. 4 Old Dominion

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. PT, ESPN

Wofford at No. 1 North Dakota St.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:00 p.m. PT, ESPN3

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