Football: A Lot from the Leftovers

Any game between two unbeaten college football teams figures to attract considerable attention—especially when one is first in the nation on offense, the other ranks first on defense, and the stakes are 1) a conference title and 2) a possible national championship. But the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets and the Westminster Titans will be embarrassed if more than 5,000 fans show up to watch them play Saturday. They would like to be accommodating—but Waynesburg field only has 5,000 seats.

By any reasonable standards, Waynesburg and Westminster qualify as small schools. To the N.C.A.A.,...

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