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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">(STATS) -- Whether it occurred on offense, defense or special teams, the first-round winners in the FCS playoffs were opportunistic. 

Paul Kariya Ducks Jersey Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .Home for the holidays meant something as seven of the eight hosts won on Thanksgiving Saturday, with San Diegos upset at Cal Poly the exception. Six of the games were decided by double-digits.Heres a first-round review:---=NCAA FCS PLAYOFFS=SATURDAY, NOV. 26FIRST ROUNDVillanova 31, Saint Francis 21Story Line: Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns and the Wildcats defense totaled six sacks and held the Red Flash to 27 net rushing yards on 22 carries.Game Ball: Nova tight end Ryan Bell picked the right game to haul in a career-high 110 yards, turning two of his five receptions into touchdowns.Key Stat: Bell (110), running back Matt Gudzak (117) and wide receiver Jarrett McClenton (115) each had over 100 yards from scrimmage.The Takeaway: The Wildcats are motivated by their desire to keep retiring coach Andy Talleys final season going. They feature a good mix of run and pass on offense and a defense, led by CAA Football defensive player of the year Tanoh Kpassagnon, that is one of the best in Talleys tenure.Up Next: Villanova (9-3) will play at No. 8 seed South Dakota State (8-3) in the second round Dec. 3 (3 p.m. ET)---=Chattanooga 45, Weber State 14Story Line: Chattanoogas playoff experience was on full display as it put the game away by halftime, 24-0. It was the sixth time this season they didnt allow a point in the first half.Game Balls: The 1-2 backfield punch of quarterback Alejandro Bennifield (three total touchdowns) and running back Derrick Craine (160 yards, one touchdown) controlled the action.Key Stat: The Mocs forced five turnovers, the most in over five years. They scored on two of them -- Montrell Pardues 99-yard fumble return and Trevor Wrights 41-yard interception return.The Takeaway: The Mocs have opened play in three straight playoffs with dominating wins. The last two years, theyve lost their second game on the road. This year, theyll need a superior defensive effort to overcome Sam Houston States top-ranked offense.Up Next: Chattanooga (9-3) will play at No. 5 seed Sam Houston State (11-0) in the second round Dec. 3 (3 p.m. ET)---=New Hampshire 64, Lehigh 21Story Line: New Hampshires seniors led the way. Quarterback Adam Riese passed for a career-high 273 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for one score, while running back Dalton Crossan ran for 184 yards and scored three TDs. Cornerback Casey DeAndrade had nine tackles and an interception on the games opening drive that set up Crossans first touchdown, a 5-yard run.Game Ball: Riese has had a secondary role in the starting lineup, but with starting quarterback Trevor Knight injured, the senior co-captain lifted his game.Key Stat: Lehigh had an FCS-low eight turnovers entering the game, but committed four as its nine-game winning streak ended.The Takeaway: The Wildcats looked like a team making their 13th straight appearance in the playoffs. That postseason experience gives them a chance as they head to the road for a rematch against CAA Football champion James Madison.Up Next: New Hampshire (8-4) will play at No. 4 seed James Madison (10-1) in the second round Dec. 3 (2 p.m. ET)---=Wofford 15, Charleston Southern 14Story Line: Lorenzo Long rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns and the Wofford defense made winning plays in the tightest matchup of the first round.Game Ball: With Wofford clinging to a 15-14 lead, cornerback Devin Watson intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter, including one in the final 2 1/2 minutes at his teams 29.Key Stat: The Terriers avoided mistakes, as they didnt commit a turnover and had only one penalty in their fifth straight win.The Takeaway: With 28 seniors, coach Mike Ayers team has an intangible thats huge in the postseason. Their defense has yet to allow a 100-yard rusher heading into their rematch with Southern Conference champ The Citadel, once again the FCS rushing leader.Up Next: Wofford (9-3) will play at No. 6 seed The Citadel (10-1) in the second round Dec. 3 (6 p.m. ET)---=Richmond 39, North Carolina A&T 10Story Line: Having lost its eighth starter -- quarterback Kyle Lauletta -- to a season-ending injury last weekend, Richmond answered the adversity with a dominating effort in all three phases of the game, especially special teams.Game Ball: Quarterback Kevin Johnson, who had been in a redshirt season, played well in his first career start. He passed for 315 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score.Key Stat: Richmond limited N.C. A&T running back Tarik Cohen, the MEACs all-time leading rusher, to 70 yards from scrimmage and forced his first fumble after 528 straight touches without one.The Takeaway: The Spiders were considered one of the main contenders for the national title going into the season. Despite all the injuries, they have senior leaders who have won in each of the last three playoffs, so they wont be fazed by going on the road to North Dakota. Theres no reason, they played at North Dakota State last postseason.Up Next: Richmond (9-3) will play at No. 7 seed North Dakota (9-2) in the second round Dec. 3 (6 p.m. ET)---=Central Arkansas 31, Illinois State 24Story Line: Central Arkansas overcame a 17-7 deficit after three quarters by scoring 24 points on its first four possessions of the fourth. Antwon Wells 4-yard touchdown run with 1:28 remaining was the game-winning score.Game Ball: UCA special teams. George Odum blocked a punt that teammate Jakari Dillard returned for a touchdown in the first minute of the fourth quarter, sparking the UCA comeback. After the Bears went ahead 21-17 with 9:51 left, they recovered an onside kick which resulted in a field goal.Key Stat: Illinois State was dropped for negative yards 10 times, including two sacks by defensive end Chris Chambers and one by nose tackle Terrence Partee.The Takeaway: After getting picked apart by Sam Houston States FCS-leading quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe in their regular season finale last Saturday, the Bears were adequate against Illinois States emerging Jake Kolbe. But they will need a stronger effort against Eastern Washingtons high-flying attack led by quarterback Gage Gubrud and wide receiver Cooper Kupp.Up Next: Central Arkansas (10-2) will play at No. 2 seed Eastern Washington (10-1) in the second round Dec. 3 (4 p.m. ET)---=Youngstown State 38, Samford 24Story Line: Youngstown States first playoff game in 10 years was a rousing success as the Penguins rushed for 289 yards and five touchdowns.Game Ball: Running back Jody Webb rushed for a career-high 174 yards and two touchdowns, including a 62-yarder. He finished with 276 all-purpose yards.Key Stat: The Missouri Valley Football Conferences No. 1 rushing offense kept pounding away to the tune of 38 minutes, 58 seconds in time of possession.The Takeaway: Coach Bo Pelinis squad might have a deceptive home/road split -- 7-0 at Stambaugh Stadium and only 2/3 on the road. But it includes games at West Virginia and the three other MVFC playoff teams (North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Illinois State), so the Penguins appear ready to take their shot at Jacksonville State.Up Next: Youngstown State (9-3) will play at No. 3 seed Jacksonville State (10-1) in the second round Dec. 3 (2 p.m. ET)---=San Diego 35, Cal Poly 21Story Line: San Diego avenged a 38-16 loss to Cal Poly on Sept. 10 and earned the Pioneer Football Leagues first-ever win in the FCS playoffs.Game Ball: Fifth-year running back Jonah Hodges was the workhorse on a sloppy track, carrying the ball 35 times for 171 yards and three touchdowns.Key Stat: Hodges outrushed what had been the FCS top-ranked rushing attack and the Toreros limited Cal Poly to 195 yards, nearly 300 below its average.The Takeaway: This was a glorious game for the PFL as the Toreros played like, well, the seasoned veterans that they are under coach Dale Lindsey, whos led three league champions in four seasons. Having moved into the STATS FCS Top 25 for the first time this past week, the national ranking appears well-deserved.Up Next: San Diego (10-1) will play at No. 1 seed North Dakota State (10-1) in the second round Dec. 3 (3:30 p.m. ET) Max Jones Ducks Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Rickard Rakell Ducks Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. http://www.hockeyducksauthority.com//>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion advanced Toronto to the AL Division Series in the Blue Jays familiar manner -- with a big home run.Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez , and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday nights AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against old foe Texas.It was a very special moment and a very special opportunity, Encarnacion said through a translator.Jose Bautista also homered for the Blue Jays , who open the Division Series on Tuesday at Texas. Encarnacions homer brought back memories of the tiebreaking, three-run shot that Bautista hit in the seventh inning of Game 5 of last years AL Division Series win over the Rangers, a shot punctuated by a memorable bat flip.And the Blue Jays won their last World Series title in 1993 on Joe Carters walkoff home run .I was looking for a fastball and I was trying to put the barrel on it, get a little bit in front because the infield was playing in, and I actually got it, Encarnacion said through a translator.Jimenez relieved Brian Duensing with one out in the 11th, and Devon Travis singled in a 1-1 pitch. Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson singled on the next pitch, and Travis went all the way to third as left fielder Nolan Reimold bobbled the ball.Encarnacion sent the following pitch, a 91 mph offering, soaring into the second deck in left. Encarnacion immediately knew it was gone and raised both arms in triumph, index fingers pointed skyward.The crowd of 49,934 chanted Eddie, Eddie! as Encarnacion circled the bases before being greeted by a mob of teammates. Encarnacion matched his career-best with 42 home runs in the regular season.Jimenez said he was trying to throw a low slider and induce a double play.It didnt do anything, Jimenez said. It stayed up.Orioles closer Zach Britton, who was perfect in 47 save chances during the regular season, never got in the game.Nobody has been pitching better for us than Ubaldo, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said . It didnt work out.Britton warmed up three times but didnt leave the bullpen.Its frustrating but its not my call, Britton said. It was just frustrating to have to sit there and watch.Francisco Liriano retired five straight batters on four groundouts and a strikeout for the win after closer Roberto Osuna left with a sore shoulder .The doctor told me that I was going to be fine, I just need a couple of days, Osuna said. Ive been pitching a lot lately. Theey think its just fatigue from the last couple of weeks. Jean-Sebastien Giguere Ducks Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. Toronto beat Texas in five-game Division Series, sparked by Bautistas memorable homer. The teams brawled in May this year when Bautista was punched in the face by Rangers infielder Rougned Odor following a play at second base.Its going to be a very interesting series, and were looking forward to it, Encarnacion said.The roof was open at Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome, where all 24 previous postseason games had been played with it closed.Bautista led off the second against Chris Tillman with his fifth postseason homer. Mark Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs, gave Baltimore a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a two-run homer off Marcus Stroman .Ezequiel Carreras RBI single chased Tillman in the fifth.When Toronto pinch-hitter Melvin Upton Jr. flied out to the warning track in left field to end the seventh, Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was nearly struck by a can that was thrown from the stands. Center fielder Adam Jones angrily gestured toward the seats, and Showalter came out to register his displeasure with the umpires.Its tough when you have that many people in the ballpark and one person does something that reflects poorly on all of them, Showalter said. It can happen in any ballpark. I dont like anything that puts our guys in harms way.Blue Jays fans tossed bottles and debris on the field during game 5 against Texas last year, upset at the call that let Odor score from third after catcher Russell Martins throw back to the mound deflected off Shin Soo Choos bat.Jones wasnt as diplomatic as his manager.That is about as pathetic as it gets, he said. I hope they find the guy and press charges.Blue Jays spokesman Erik Grosman said the fan was not ejected because he took off before police had a chance to get him. Police are investigating.FOR STARTERSStroman allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, struck out six and walked none. Tillman gave up two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings.WEB GEMKevin Pillar made a diving catch on Manny Machados liner to right-center in the fourth .EXTRA, EXTRA!This was the second extra-inning wild card game. 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