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ASUN, WAC form 2021 alliance, seek FCS playoff bid

(Stat Perform) - The two newest FCS conferences announced Tuesday they have combined on a scheduling alliance for the fall 2021 season, which could allow the ASUN and Western Athletic conferences to receive an automatic qualifying playoff bid for its champion.

Separately, neither conference would have the NCAA postseason minimum of six eligible teams to receive an automatic qualifier, but they do by combining incoming ASUN members Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State and incoming WAC members Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin.

The alliance, called the AQ7 and featuring traditionally strong programs, will compete under conference standings named the WAC-ASUN Challenge. ASUN commissioner Ted Gumbart said the alliance has applied to the NCAA for a playoff bid.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Smith1861
Passing TDs: B. Smith19
Rushing Yards: K. Crossley591
Rushing TDs: K. Crossley4
Receiving Yards: T. Hudson845
Receiving TDs: L. Winningham12
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 vs. Austin Peay W 24 - 17
9/3 at UAB L 35 - 45
9/5 at Missouri Cancelled
9/12 at Abilene Christian Postponed
9/26 vs. Missouri State W 27 - 20
10/3 at North Dakota State L 28 - 39
10/10 at Arkansas State L 27 - 50
10/17 at Missouri State W 33 - 24
10/24 at Eastern Kentucky L 28 - 31
10/31 vs. Missouri Western State W 52 - 10
11/7 at Sam Houston Postponed
11/14 vs. Eastern Kentucky W 37 - 25
11/21 at 24 Louisiana Postponed
Southland
  Conference Overall
7 Nicholls State 1-0 2-0
UIW 1-0 1-0
12 Sam Houston State 1-0 1-0
Stephen F. Austin 0-0 6-4
Central Arkansas 0-0 5-4
Northwestern State 0-0 0-0
Houston Baptist 0-0 1-3
Abilene Christian 0-0 1-5
McNeese State 0-1 1-1
23 Southeastern Louisiana 0-1 0-1
Lamar 0-1 0-1
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3263 (3)
Passing Yards: 2237 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1026 (4)
Points per game: 32.3 (15)
Yards per game: 362.6 (26)
Touchdowns: 30 (1)
Field Goals: 13 (2)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3487 (58)
Passing Yards: 2022 (58)
Rushing Yards: 1465 (58)
Points per game: 29.0 (38)
Yards per game: 387.4 (40)
Touchdowns: 31 (58)
Field Goals: 10 (60)