Last season, North Dakota State and South Dakota State played in the FCS Semis, drawing the largest-ever rating for an FCS game . The FCS’ most visible program, NDSU broke its own personal viewing record in 2015 during a game with Northern Iowa.
The point is, more people are watching FCS football now than ever, even if television ratings for FCS games aren’t widely reported.
And the Vandals’ might be in a position to capitalize on that rapid growth in a grand way. The Big Sky is one of the most visible conferences in FCS and quite frankly, Idaho’s history suggests they’ll be in plenty of playoff hunts.
In their previous FCS (D1-AA at the time) stint, the Vandals made the playoffs 11 times in their 18 years and made the national semifinals twice. Considering the FCS semis were viewed more than their bowl win last season, people are obviously open to watching. And the best way to get knowledge of your program out there is to win and get on television.
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Correction: NDSU-SDSU was the quarters, but still...it's not all bad moving down. Idaho should do well at the FCS level.