Balladeer’s Blog welcomes you to my continued coverage of this second week of college football action for the 2012 season. It’s Labor Day Weekend and the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) is holding its gridiron double feature today: the Big River Bowl.
One game will feature the (3) Marian University Knights taking on the (11) Bethel (TN) Wildcats and the other will pit the Kansas Wesleyan College Coyotes against the (22) Cumberland University Bulldogs. Historic Dyersburg, TN is the site for this very special event.
Meanwhile, the race to reach the most wins in NAIA college football history continues between Coach Hank Biesiot of the Dickinson State Blue Hawks and Coach Kevin Donley of the St Francis (IN) Cougars. Both men are tied at 255 wins with Donley’s victory over the Texas College Steers last weekend.
And speaking of teams called Cougars, the Saint Xavier University Cougars begin their defense of their NAIA football championship today. After a bye last weekend Coach Mike Feminis’ boys take on the Olivet Nazarene University Tigers. All this plus college football games in NCAA Divisions 2 and 3, in the NJCAA and in the CCCAA! Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog throughout the day!
EARLY SCORES – St Francis (IN) Cougars over the Steven’s Point Pointers 39-31 (Coach Kevin Donley ties NAIA wins record at 256) ### Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves over the St Mary Spires 25-20 ### Robert Morris (IL) Eagles over the Olivet College Comets 42-0 ### Cumberland Bulldogs over the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes 31-10 ### Benedictine Ravens over the Sterling Warriors 59-6 ### William Penn University Statesmen over the Bethel (KS) Threshers 54-0 ### Louisiana College Wildcats over the Webber International Warriors 34-16 ### Baker Wildcats over the Peru State Bobcats 34-13 ### Doane Tigers over the Briar Cliff Chargers 41-28 ### Haskell Indian Nations University Indians fell to the Presentation College Saints 26-13