FCS schools are no cupcakes for Minnesota

Associated Press Modified: September 7, 2012 at 1:17 am •  Published: September 7, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The "C'' in FCS doesn't stand for cupcake when the small schools come to play Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers host New Hampshire on Saturday, a team from the smaller Championship Subdivision formerly known as I-AA. Overconfidence shouldn't be an issue for Minnesota, which has lost to a team from the FCS three times in the last five years.

The Gophers lost to North Dakota State last year and again in 2007, and dropped a game against South Dakota in 2010. That's why coach Jerry Kill says his players can't afford to take the Wildcats for granted in their home opener.

New Hampshire has a history of success against the big boys as well. They've beaten teams from the football bowl subdivision five times since 2004.

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