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


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  1. I want to play NAIA college football when I graduate now!

  2. Nice colleges! I could play for one of these I think!

  3. Cumberland over Kansas Wesleyan! What a sweet game!

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