NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – The undefeated and top-ranked team in the country, the defending champion VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY BLAZERS, were toppled on the road last night by the number 12 UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA TIGERS. The two Gulf South Conference rivals played things tight through to Halftime, by which point the Blazers actually led the Tigers by a score of 16-14. In the 2nd Half West Alabama exploded for 35 points while holding Valdosta State to just 14. The 49-30 victory gives the Tigers a 5-1 record, the Blazers fall to 4-1.
THUNDER OVER MESABI RANGE – Meanwhile, down in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association), which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year by the way, there was only one game last night that was remotely close. The FOND DU LAC TRIBAL COLLEGE THUNDER took it on the road against the MESABI RANGE COLLEGE NORSE. The Thunder emerged with a 34-21 victory.
BLOWOUTS AND BUTTKICKINGS – The NORTHLAND TECH PIONEERS hosted the ITASCA COLLEGE VIKINGS and sent them home nursing their wounds after a colossal FORTY-FIVE to NOTHING smackdown. ### … And the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS decide they could top that buttkicking by completely obliterating the visiting NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE TIGERS by a score of FIFTY-NINE to NOTHING!
* FRIDAY OCT 11TH *
MAKING AN ASSUMPTION THAT THIS IS THE FINAL SCORE – Okay, even for me that’s a lame play on words – I admit it! The ASSUMPTION COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS took it on the road last night and squared off against the SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE HAWKS. This clash between rivals from the Northeast Ten Conference was highly entertaining and in the end the Greyhounds went home relishing a 41-27 victory.
INSTANT CLASSICS – The UMASS-DARTMOUTH CORSAIRS welcomed the BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY BEARS. The Bears led at Halftime by a score of 22-0 but the Corsairs regrouped and by the end of the 3rd Quarter they had pulled within 3 points at 22-19. When all was said and done Dartmouth won this nailbiter 33-29 ### And the TCNJ LIONS were on the road against the KEAN COUGARS and walked away with a tight 7-0 win.
VARYING DEGREES OF ROUTS – Up in the American Northwest the number 25 team in the nation, the WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY BEARCATS, dismembered the visiting WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY PIRATES by a score of 50-21. ### … And the RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE YELLOWJACKETS notched a 34-10 road smackdown of the CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY CARDINALS.
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