Welcome to the first Saturday of the 2012 college football season! We got to warm up with a few games during the week and now today will see a huge slate of games in two of the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
The NAIA’s Point University Skyhawks (logo above) are among the relative newcomers to intercollegiate football taking the field today. Teams like the Concordia (MI) Cardinals, Robert Morris (IL) Eagles and the Siena Heights Saints are still in the early years of their football programs, too. The Bluefield College Ramblin’ Rams are playing their first intercollegiate game in decades today.
The Texas College Steers, Ottawa (KS) Braves and the William Penn University Statesmen are also among the dozens of NAIA football teams seeing action today.
Meanwhile in the NJCAA some teams are starting the season with conference games. The Hutchinson Blue Dragons are hosting the Coffeyville Red Ravens, the Dodge City Conquistadors battle the Butler (KS) Grizzlies and the Garden City Broncbusters travel to take on the Independence Pirates.
Also among the dozens of NJCAA teams kicking off the 2012 season today are “all-nickname” programs like the Vermillion College Ironmen, the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters, the Iowa Western Reivers, the College of DuPage Chaparrals and the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes! (really)
As always, Balladeer’s Blog will be offering a recap of noteworthy goings on, with my usual pithy and oddball comments as I begin my third year of college football coverage.
EARLY SCORES – Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders fall to the Kentucky Christian Knights 27-20 OT ### Peru State Bobcats over the Dakota State Trojans 35-27 ### Pikeville Bears over the Bluefield College Ramblin’ Rams 42-28 ### St Francis (IL) Fighting Saints over the Concordia (MI) Cardinals 44-14 ### St Francis (IN) over the Texas College Steers 46-10 ### Trinity International Trojans over the Trinity Bible College Lions 59-15 ### College of DuPage Chaparrals over the Erie Kats 30-0 ### Navarro College Bulldogs crushed the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes 40-0 ###
FOR MY PITHY LOOK AT ALL OF TODAY’S RESULTS CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2012/08/26/noteworthy-college-football-results-from-august-25th-2012/