With the FCS Championship Game a foreign concept to most -- PLAYOFFS? -- it's time for a little primer. Ahead of Friday night's game between the Eastern Washington Eagles and Delaware Blue Hens, we've got all your facts, figures and information. Time to get educated!
Location: Pizza Hut Park in beautiful Frisco, Texas, home of FC Dallas.
Teams: The Eastern Washington Eagles (12-2) versus the Delaware Blue Hens (12-2)
Broadcasters: Dave Neal, Andre Ware and Jon Berger are on the call for ESPN2. Nothing like the smooth sounds of Andre Ware to get you through the FCS title game.
Weather: Clear, but cold today in Frisco. The high is 65, but the low should inch down toward freezing. A wee bit of wind is also expected, with it gusting about 10 mph right now.
Closest Game: There have been two one-point games in FCS Championship history, the latest of which came in 1997. Youngstown State barely got by McNeese State for the title, winning 10-9 in what sounds like an exhilarating game.
Most Lopsided Game: In 2003, Delaware walloped Colgate in the championship game, 40-0. The win was the most lopsided in FCS Championship history, and a bad omen for the Eagles.
Notable Facts: Delaware has been in the finals three times before, compiling a 1-2 record. In their first appearance in the championship game, the Blue Hens lost to Eastern Kentucky, perhaps a good sign for Eastern Washington. The Eagles are making their first appearance in the FCS Championship Game. Georgia Southern, the team Delaware eliminated in the semifinals, boasts the most FCS Championships, with six.
Stay tuned to our StoryStream for the latest leading up to the FCS Championship tonight at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.