(STATS) -- Look at it this way with the Missouri Valley Football Conference: even recently struggling Missouri State has a 2-0 record to surpass last years win total.Weve suggested the nations strongest FCS conference will become the first to put six teams in the playoff field this year.Through two weeks of the season, its looking quite possible. All 10 teams are at least 1-1, with Missouri State, a mere 1-10 last season, the surprise among the 2-0 teams that also include top-ranked North Dakota State, Illinois State and Western Illinois.The Missouri Valley won its mini-battle with the Big Sky over the weekend, capturing three of the four matchups -- NDSU over Eastern Washington and Western Illinois over Northern Arizona within the Top 25 and South Dakota over Weber State. Only Northern Iowa, which has beaten Iowa State, was a loser, falling to Montana.Last years five playoff teams -- NDSU, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State and Western Illinois -- have done nothing to suggest they wont be back again, even with the upcoming conference schedule so brutal. All but WIU from that group are ranked in the Top 10, and Illinois State, the two-time defending Valley champ with NDSU, has an FBS win like UNI, taking down Northwestern on Saturday.Youngstown State is the other viable playoff candidate. Coach Bo Pelinis team has an solid win over Duquesne and a credible loss to West Virginia. The Penguins are improved.Six playoff teams is a number other people say wont happen. Thats all MVFC teams usually have to hear.---=SECOND AND 10=Ten more observations from the FCS weekend:1.) In addition to Illinois States win, Eastern Illinois scored one as well as the two head to the 105th meeting of their rivalry next Saturday. EIU beat Miami of Ohio 21-17 on Mitch Kimbles 7-yard touchdown pass to Devin Church with 56 seconds remaining. The Panthers withstood a 2-hour, 45-minute weather delay to give third-year coach Kim Dameron his first non-Ohio Valley Conference win after nine losses.2.) The team of the week is MEAC favorite North Carolina A&T, which went four overtimes to outlast Kent State 39-36 for its first win over an FBS team. Both teams scored in each OT, but the difference in the final one was Kent State kicked a field goal and the Aggies followed with Oluwafemi Bamiros 15-yard TD pass to Denzel Keyes. Coach Rod Broadway used three different quarterbacks who threw at least 12 passes and All-America running back Tarik Cohen totaled 251 yards from scrimmage. With a trip to Tulsa next Saturday, the Aggies can go for another FBS win.3.) The almost team of the week was Nicholls in defeat. A visit to FBS No. 9 Georgia appeared to be a lopsided FCS-FBS matchup, but the Southland Conference squad continued to show improvement under second-year coach Terry Rebowe as 92,746 watched a tight game in disbelief in Athens. The Colonels, in their season opener, had a 14-13 lead midway through the third quarter. But after closing within 26-24 with 3:42 left in the game, they never got the ball back. Freshman Chase Fourcade threw two touchdowns and Jeff Hall had a 91-year interception return in the loss.4.) SWAC teams usually take a beating against the FBS and the last one from the conference to beat an FBS opponent was Grambling State in 1985 (23-6 over Oregon State). The Tigers had an opportunity to end the drought Saturday night at Arizona, but their 21-3 halftime lead wilted in the desert to a 31-21 loss. Coach Broderick Fobbs squad lost the turnover battle 6-0.5.) The Southern Conference lost its two standout quarterbacks after last season -- Chattanoogas Jacob Huesman and Western Carolinas Troy Mitchell -- but two new standouts are emerging. Chattanooga junior Alejandro Bennifield and Samford sophomore Devlin Hodges have each thrown eight touchdowns for their 2-0 teams. Bennifield has completed 79 percent of his attempts and also rushed for a touchdown. Hodges, the next big standout in the conference, has completed nearly 74 percent of his attempts and has led a big win at Central Arkansas.6.) Eastern Washington must hope All-America wide receiver Cooper Kupps shoulder injury -- considered a sprain that sidelined him for the second half against North Dakota State -- doesnt linger this season. Of course, no team has the incredible depth at the position quite like the Eagles, including Kendrick Bourne, Shaq Hill and breakout sophomore Stu Stiles.7.) The Big Sky has the feel of a conference headed for another wild, deep title race, but three of the teams expected to be in the mix are off to 0-2 starts. Northern Arizona was the preseason favorite and North Dakota and Weber State took big steps last season. NAU and Weber State have been outscored a combined 66-7 in the fourth quarter, with Weber letting a 21-point lead slip away at South Dakota. All three teams will play their first home game next Saturday and expect to get into the win column.8.) Towson rallied from 28-10 down for a 35-28 win over Saint Francis and it might have found its quarterback, and perhaps its not Oregon transfer Morgan Mahalak, who suffered a shoulder injury and was in a sling afterward. Backus Ellis Knudson led the rally, looking the most to wide receiver Christian Summers, who totaled 232 receiving yards and two touchdowns (94 and 43 yards) on only six catches.9.) Have to wonder how the off-the-field mistakes at Charleston Southern are affecting fourth-year coach Jamey Chadwells stock in the coaching profession. Hes created an FCS power in a short time at the Big South school and is a young, articulate, innovative coach who should be rising. But to add his upcoming one-game suspension for an assistants impermissible social media contact with a high school player on top of the 32 one-game player suspensions in the book scandal, its drawn a lot of negative attention nationally.10.) The NFL season kicks off with Week 1 active rosters full of 140 FCS players, an increase of seven from one year ago. Each of the 32 NFL teams consisted of at least one FCS alum, with the New York Jets 11 players leading the way and followed by Buffalo, Arizona, Detroit, Indianapolis and the New York Giants with seven each. Among FCS schools, Montana led the way with seven players, followed by Delaware and North Dakota State with six apiece, and Harvard, Northern Iowa, Samford and South Carolina State with five each. Another 39 FCS players were added to practice squads.---=A LOOK AHEAD=Top-ranked North Dakota State will put its five-game winning streak against FBS competition on the line at Iowa next Saturday.Coastal Carolina will visit Jacksonville State and Northern Iowa will head to Eastern Washington in games matching nationally ranked teams. The list also will include Towson at Villanova in the CAA if the visiting Tigers re-enter the Top 25 on Monday.Eastern Illinois will go to Illinois State for the Mid-America Classic, Western Carolina and East Tennessee State will play a Southern Conference game at Bristol Motor Speedway, and Stephen F. Austin at McNeese is a good Southland game. 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NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. Englands inexperienced one-day side has been lauded for overcoming a daunting experience to halt Bangladeshs run of six home series win in a row.Having already been without Alex Hales, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan from their first-choice batting order, Jason Roy was ruled out of the deciding match in Chittagong. However, stepping seamlessly into the breach, Sam Billings struck his maiden ODI fifty while Ben Duckett made his second in his debut series.England also had to respond to the heated conclusion to the second match in Mirpur where Jos Buttler reacted angrily to Bangladeshs celebrations of his wicket before Ben Stokes and Tamim Iqbal confronted each other during the post-match handshakes. Alongside the unprecedented security which has accompanied the teams every move, and the partisan home support, there has been plenty for the squad to deal with.For some of us who have been around for a little while its still been quite an interesting, daunting trip, Paul Farbrace, the assistant coach, said. Theres been a lot around this tour - whether we should come or not come, whether the players would come. You get here and you see the guns and SWAT team. Thats quite a lot for young blokes to take on board. The ones who have come will go away with a series win in a spicy series, but for a lot of young blokes its been a good learning experience too.On field there are huge positives and, in the end, it is probably a good thing that some didnt come. When you think about it, last night four of the top six who dont regularly play chased down a very tricky score. We felt we were very capable of getting it, but it did take some decent batting to get there. To win, but win it with a few different players, as well as the off-field experience, that can only be good.Farbrace said that Morgan will definitely captain the one-day side in India next January, but he praised the way that Buttler had dealt with the various pressures of the leadership experience - not least the lessons learnt from his reaction in Mirpuur which led to a rap on the knuckles from the ICC but strong support from former England captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain.ddddddddddddMorgs is the leader, but its been great that Jos has had the experience, Farbrace said. He will definitely be captain in India. There cant be any way around it. He deserves it. His team is continually improving, and he has definitely been the leader and allowed so many guys to play that way.On and off the field, we have seen Jos has more to him than others thought. He doesnt say a great deal, but when he does, people listen. The cricket challenge is only one side. He has been very impressive with everything he dealt with, even the skirmishes in that second game, the way he dealt with that was very good. It was a great learning experience for him.The emotional side of it he has found quite tough, and selection is tough too. You go from being one of the lads with mates in the team, to knocking on their door and saying youre not playing. I dont think you could get a tougher series to start off with as captain, because there has been as much said about the off-the-field stuff as on the field.Stokes was named Man of the Series after sealing the decisive chase with a calm, unbeaten 47 to follow his maiden ODI century in the second match. He also made a telling intervention in the field during the opening game when he pulled the team together as the match was slipping away. His maturing role with the bat - he has averaged 49.00 this year in ODIs - was vital in a young batting order.Stokes is a leader, wherever he goes, people want to go with him. Farbrace said. Thats why he can get involved in some spats. We saw last night, he was not getting out and losing that game. He was determined to see it home. The two innings here, are two of his best for England in white-ball cricket. The 100 was about as mature as Ive seen him play. ' ' '