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(STATS) -- Sam Houston State may succeed in being the team that can give the proverbial 110 percent.Third-year coach K.C. Keeler has been saying the Bearkats need to find an extra 10 percent of effort and production to complete what theyve started in the FCS playoffs throughout the decade.The Bearkats must like their start this season after moving up one spot to No. 2 in the STATS FCS Top 25 on Monday. They trailed only unanimous No. 1 North Dakota State, which received 167 first-place votes and 4,175 points, and were just ahead of Jacksonville State, which moved up one spot to No. 3.Sam Houston (2-0) is coming off the 500th win in program history Saturday night, a 44-31 Southland Conference triumph at Lamar to avenge a loss last season. The Bearkats led 30-3 at halftime, defensive end P.J. Hall anchored an effort that kept Lamar All-America running back Kade Harrington out of the end zone and fellow junior Corey Avery proved to be the best running back on the field.I think at times were playing at a really high level, Keeler said. Weve been a little disappointed leaving some points on the field offensively and giving up some big plays defensively. The potential for the offense is through the roof. We have some work to do for us to be as good as we want to be, but it seems to all be coming together in a positive way.With their significant talent and experience, the Bearkats may threaten to go unbeaten in the regular season. But theyre going to measure themselves on the postseason. In the last five years, they have lost in two national championship games and in two other semifinals, including last seasons.Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe directs their offense, which leads the FCS with 633 yards per game. The Bearkats rank second in passing offense (358.5 yards per game) and third in scoring offense (51.5 points per game).Sam Houstons playoff nemesis has been North Dakota State, which has won the last five FCS titles. The Bison (3-0) remained the rock of the FCS this past Saturday while 10 other nationally ranked teams lost. They knocked off then-No. 13 Iowa 23-21 on a game-ending field goal, a result that matched the second-highest FBS ranked team to lose to an FCS program.Coach Chris Kliemans squad gained enough support to tie for the 27th spot in the AP FBS rankings this week. The Bison are on a bye leading up to their Missouri Valley Football Conference opener against Illinois State on Oct. 1.Jacksonville State (2-1) gained a Top 25 win by edging Coastal Carolina 27-26. The Ohio Valley Conference champion, led by All-America quarterback Eli Jenkins, hasnt lost to an FCS team in the regular season since 2013.Eastern Washington (2-1), which beat Northern Iowa 34-30 in the weekends other Top 25 matchup, moved up four spots to No. 4. The Eagles were followed in the Top 10 by Chattanooga (3-0), Montana (2-0), Richmond (2-1), William & Mary (2-1), Illinois State (2-1) and The Citadel (3-0).James Madison (2-1) remained in the No. 11 spot, followed by Charleston Southern (1-2), Western Illinois (2-0), Northern Iowa (1-2), South Dakota State (1-2), Youngstown State (2-1), Coastal Carolina (2-1), Eastern Illinois (2-1), Villanova (2-1) and Stony Brook (2-1).Rounding out the Top 25 were North Carolina A&T (2-1), Albany (3-0), Colgate (1-1), McNeese (1-2) and Portland State (1-2).Eastern Illinois, which beat Illinois State, and Stony Brook, which beat Richmond, moved into the Top 25, while Northern Arizona and New Hampshire fell out.CAA Football and the Missouri Valley tied for the most Top 25 teams with six each. The Big Sky was third with three.A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25. 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The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Marshawn-Lynch-Draft-Jersey/ . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. FCS Playoffs QuarterfinalThe Matchup -- No. 5 seed Sam Houston State (12-0) at No. 4 seed James Madison (11-1) at Bridgeforth Stadium (24,877) in Harrisonburg, VirginiaKickoff -- 7 p.m. ET FridayCoverage -- ESPN2Series -- First meetingCoaches -- Sam Houston State: K.C. Keeler (34-9, three seasons; 208-82-1 overall); James Madison: Mike Houston (11-1, first season; 54-20 overall)Players to Watch -- Sam Houston State: QB Jeremiah Briscoe (302 of 459, 4,459 yards, 57 TDs, 8 INTs), WR/PR Yedidiah Louis (73 receptions, 1,133 yards, 14 TDs), C Bridge Blount, DE P.J. Hall (48 TT, 21 TFL, 11 sacks, 7 PBU), S Darion Flowers (44 TT, 3 INTs, 7 PBU); James Madison: QB Bryan Schor (186 of 250, 2,397 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs; 96 carries, 522 yards, 9 TDs), RB Khalid Abdullah (227 carries, 1,387 yards, 17 TDs), WR/KR Brandon Ravenel (42 receptions, 669 yards, 5 TDs), LB Gage Steele (77 TT, 2 TFL, 3 QB hurries), S Raven Greene (57 TT, 5 INTs, 7 PBU)The Skinny -- This anticipated matchup features two offenses that score in bunches and dont turn the ball over often. Southland Conference champion Sam Houston State only has 13 turnovers and CAA Football champion James Madison averages less than one per game with 11. The visiting Bearkats, the only unbeaten team in the FCS, rank No. 1 nationally in total offense (570.4 ypg) and scoring offense (53.1 ppg), while the Dukes are third in total offense (525.8) and second in scoring offense (48.3). While Sam Houston has never faced James Madison, Keeler did when he coached for 11 seasons at Delaware, most recently in a 13-10 win over the Dukes in 2010. Briscoe has thrown for 57 touchdowns, the FCS single-season record and one shy of former Hawaii QB Colt Brennans Division I mark, set in 2006. Nathaan Stewart (951) and Davion Davis (927) hope to join Louis as Briscoes 1,000-yard receivers by games end.dddddddddddd. The Bearkats high-powered offense also features RBs Remus Bulmer (816 yards, 7 TDs) and Corey Avery (737 yards, 10 TDs). The defense hasnt been tested in the second half of most wins, but it came up with the necessary stop to finish off a 41-36 second-round win over Chattanooga. Hall commands double-teams and LB Justin Johnson is the teams leading tackler (89). James Madison looks to even its playoff record (10-11) in 13 all-time appearances. Schor is the CAA offensive player of the year and he threw five touchdowns in last Saturdays 55-22 win over New Hampshire. The Dukes are excellent at converting third downs, ranking second in the FCS with 53.7 percent success. Abdullah has rushed for more than 100 yards in eight games. The athletic defense is more bend without breaking, allowing 354.5 yards per game. Defensive end Andrew Ankrah hasnt quite supplied the pass rush of a year ago and DT Simeyon Robinson leads the team with four sacks. Rashard Davis, the CAA special teams player of the team, has returned three punts for touchdowns, while Ravenel went the distance on a kickoff return last Saturday.Up Next -- The winner will play either No. 8 seed South Dakota State (9-3) or No. 1 seed North Dakota State (11-1) in the FCS semifinals either Dec. 16 or 17.Prediction -- Which offense will have the ball last? Well, weather could temper an offensive explosion. The Bearkats, top-ranked in the STATS FCS Top 25, surely wont like the frigid temperatures at night. James Madison, 35-28. 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