Welcome to Week Two of the 2012 college football season. Yes, no matter what ESPN says, this is the SECOND week of gridiron action for 2012. Remember the Exclusively Sports Publicists Network pretends various divisions of college football don’t exist just because they don’t have the contract to broadcast their games. Besides, they’re far too busy devoting entire weeks to publicizing a video game to pay attention to actual athletic competition.
The Southwestern College Moundbuilders (helmet above left) take on the (10) Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders in one of tonight’s games. Other NAIA games for the night will see the (17) VCS Vikings visit the (8) Morningside Mustangs, the Mayville State Comets face the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks and the (7) St Francis (IL) Fighting Saints host D2’s Ferris State Bulldogs.
As for NCAA Division 3 action, the Pacific Boxers host the Simon Fraser Clan (as in Scottish clan), the (15) Wheaton Thunder welcome the Benedictine Eagles and the Manchester Spartans travel to face the Trine Thunder. Tomorrow the St Norbert College Green Knights play the John Carroll Blue Streaks in Dublin, Ireland. Yes, Dublin, Ireland.
NJCAA football matchups for tonight include the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters against the Green River College Gators and the defending national champs, the East Mississippi College Lions hosting the Pearl River Wildcats.
D2 football is playing practically a whole Saturday slate tonight so there are too many teams in action to mention! Keep checking back to Balladeer’s Blog for updated results!
NAIA – (8) Morningside Mustangs embarrassed the (17) VCS Vikings 49-7 ### (10) Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders routed the Southwestern College Moundbuilders 49-0
D3 – Trine Thunder over the Manchester Spartans 24-14 ### (15) Wheaton Thunder crushed the Benedictine Eagles 48-7
D2 – St Joseph’s Pumas UPSET Division 1’s Valparaiso Crusaders in their own house 36-34 ### Shorter Hawks (fresh out of NAIA) UPSET Division 1’s Campbell Camels in their own house 31-20 ### (1) Pittsburg (KS) State Gorillas over the Northeastern State Riverhawks 41-20 ### (3) NW Missouri Bearcats over the East Central Tigers 33-3 ### (6) CSU- Pueblo Thunderwolves over the (12) West Texas A&M Buffaloes 44-34 ### Sioux Falls Cougars over the St Cloud Huskies 32-19 ### (11) Cal (PA) Vulcans upset the (10) Hillsdale Chargers 30-22 ### (25) Washburn Ichabods over the UNK Lopers 24-14 ### Gannon Golden Knights over the Lake Erie College Storm 36-33