GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY RULES THE WORLD – The NAIA’s GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS became the latest NAIA squad to play giant-killers by toppling an NCAA Division ONE team! The Vikings took it on the road and more than DOUBLED UP on Division One’s Drake University Bulldogs. When Grand View was done demonstrating the way they play football in the NAIA the final score was Vikings 45 Bulldogs 22.
OREDIGGERS TURN OUT THE LIGHTS – Despite what ESPN says this was Week TWO of the 2014 college football season. The MONTANA TECH OREDIGGERS evened their record at 1-1 yesterday by defeating the visiting MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY- NORTHERN LIGHTS. The Orediggers turned a 7-3 1st Quarter deficit into a 38-24 victory. At the Half Tech trailed the Lights 17-10 but their combo of QB Andrew Loudenback and WR Alec Bray proved unstoppable and the Diggers outscored MSUN 28-7 in the 2nd Half.
UNLUCKY THIRTEEN FALLS – The ever-tough BACONE COLLEGE WARRIORS defeated the 13th ranked NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS in a game that was a tale of 2 Halves. The homestanding Red Raiders seemed comfortably in charge at first, leading 13-8 after the 1st Quarter and 27-8 at Halftime. Bacone Head Coach Kyle Achterhoff galvanized his team during the break and the Warriors scored 2 TD’s in 30 seconds to pull to 27-21. That became 33-21 after a TD and failed 2-Point Conversion by NWC. Things stood at 33-28 to start the 4th Quarter but soon the Warriors led 34-33 and added 7 more to win by a final tally of 41-33.
BEYOND DAKOTA DOME – The iconic Dakota Dome was the site of yesterday’s gridiron clash between the number 11 BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS and the BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS. Head Coach Larry Wilcox, in his 35th season leading the Ravens, had his team prepared and relentless. BC dominated on both sides of the ball for a final score of Ravens 21 Chargers 3.
PIONEERS WIN ON THE ROAD – The WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS traveled to take on the ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM, who were playing in just their SECOND game as a football program. This was one of the most exciting games of the day with the Firestorm acquitting themselves well against the more experienced Pioneers squad. QB Anthony Campuzano led Wayland Baptist to their first road win to start their 3rd year of football. Campuzano threw for 3 TD’s and repeatedly led his team from behind for a 28-21 victory.
TROJANS KNOCK COMETS TO 0-2 – The DAKOTA STATE TROJANS welcomed the MAYVILLE STATE COMETS yesterday. The Comets started off with a 6-0 lead but the bungled PAT signaled how things would go from there. The Trojans were on top 7-6 after 1 Quarter of play and, led by option QB Justin Summers both on the ground and in the air held a commanding 28-6 lead at Halftime. The Comets came blazing back in the 2nd Half making the score 28-14 after 3 but were contained enough in the 4th Quarter to give DSU the 28-20 win.
THRESHERS THRASH THE INDIANS – The BETHEL (KS) COLLEGE THRESHERS kicked off their 2014 campaign on a positive note with a road victory over the HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY INDIANS. New Head Coach Marty Mathis had his boys primed to make a statement and put conference opponents on notice. The Threshers could do virtually no wrong and clobbered the Indians into oblivion to the tune of 37-6.
ONE HUNDRED TEN POINTS – If you went with over 109 total points in the clash between the WALDORF COLLEGE WARRIORS and the visiting TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS you won. Kent Anderson’s Warriors seem to have looked past the Lions, at least on the defensive end of the game. Offensively Waldorf College was on fire, leading 23-14 after 1 Quarter of play, 40-18 at Halftime and 47-35 after the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th the Warriors exploded for 21 more points and improved to 2-0 with a 68-42 triumph.
HALF A HUNDRED OR MORE – The WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN welcomed the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS and turned them into their prison brides. The Statesmen won FIFTY-TWO to THIRTEEN! ### And after nearly upsetting an NCAA Division ONE team last week the number 22 SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS improved to 1-1 with their FIFTY-ONE to FOURTEEN buttkicking of the homestanding MENLO COLLEGE OAKS. The Oaks fall to 0-2.
BISON ON THE RISE – Though the OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON are still relative newcomers to intercollegiate football they are already on the rise. Yesterday they played road warriors against the immensely experienced SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS. Bison QB Blake Woodard led his team in a revenge game against the Moundbuilders, improving in nearly every statistical category over SC and trouncing them 47-17.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – The 9th ranked ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS notched a 40-21 road win over the still-struggling DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS. ### And at number 10 the FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES likewise won on the road yesterday. In the case of the Eagles they won a thriller at the WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WARRIORS by a score of 34-20.
“IT’S OUR TURN TO BEAT THE STEERS” DEPARTMENT – The BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY BLAZERS did battle with the homestanding TEXAS COLLEGE STEERS. The one and only Hal Mumme began his era as Head Coach for the Blazers in a game that saw the offense explode for 29 points in the 1st Quarter. The Steers didn’t know what hit them as Belhaven pushed them around on both sides of the ball for a dominant 44-6 victory.
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WELCOME TO BRONCBUSTER STADIUM – The GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS opened their new stadium with a game for the ages against the HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES! At first the Broncbusters were playing catchup as the Scotties took a 3-0 lead, then a 10-3 lead before Garden City tied the game at 10-10 before Halftime. After the break Broncbuster QB Denarious Graham led his team to their first lead at 17-10 but Highland countered to tie the game again. An odd series of events saw Garden City go up 23-17 but a blocked PAT returned for 2 points by the Scotties made the score 23-19 headed into the 4th Quarter. Highland took a 26-23 lead but the Broncbusters retook the lead following another TD, but also another blocked PAT. Garden City’s defense shut out the Scotties for the remaining 7 minutes to secure the 29-26 win.
NOT JIREH JONES, JIREH ACADEMY – Dallas Cowboys fans will get it. The LOUISBURG COLLEGE HURRICANES got more than they bargained for from the visiting JIREH ACADEMY WARRIORS yesterday. An 8-0 Hurricane lead on the opening drive was all the scoring until the Warriors made it 8-6 right before the Half. QB Darron Downing led LC to a 14-6 lead which Jireh soon whittled to 14-12. Early in the 4th Quarter the Hurricanes scored again and the Warriors pulled to within 3 at 21-18 but then managed no more points.
OTHER INSTANT CLASSICS – Head Coach Keith Turner maneuvered his FOND DU LAC TRIBAL COLLEGE THUNDER to a 1-1 record for 2014. The Thunder hosted the MINNESOTA WEST BLUE JAYS and won a 16-13 gridiron masterpiece. ### And Jesse Montalto’s ELLSWORTH COLLEGE PANTHERS logged an edge-of- your seat 39-34 road win against the DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS.
FORTIES OVER THE TWENTIES – Tom Minnick, the Head Coach of the ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS, took it on the road with his squad and jackhammered the SCOTTSDALE COLLEGE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES into submission with a 49-20 victory. ### And the homestanding GLENDALE (AZ) COLLEGE GAUCHOS improved to 2-0 following their 48-27 dismembering of the MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS.
TOTAL ANNIHILATION – The storied BLINN COLLEGE BUCCANEERS traveled to face the SOUTHEAST ACADEMY SPARTANS yesterday and proceeded to grind the home team into a fine powder, then scatter that powder to the four winds. In a game that will undoubtedly have the Spartans rethinking their entire lives Keith Thomas’ Buccaneers won by a final score of SEVENTY-SEVEN to SIX!
SHUTOUTS – In Massachusetts The DEAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS, led by their program’s winningest coach Todd Vasey, kicked off 2014 by triumphing over the FRAMINGHAM STATE RAMS to the tune of 35-0. ### And the ROCHESTER TECH YELLOW JACKETS are now 2-0 after lambasting the visiting MESABI TECH NORSE in a 48-0 drubbing of their own.
WIN IT BY SEVEN – Cameron Chadwick, Head Coach of the GLOBE TECH KNIGHTS, led his team to a tight 24-17 win over the ERIE COLLEGE KATS in a thrilling clash of Empire State rivals. ### And after a scoreless 1st Quarter the FORT SCOTT COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS found themselves trailing the IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS 10-3 at Halftime. That became a 17-10 Triton advantage after 3 Quarters of play before the Greyhounds came back in the 4th for a 24-17 victory.
THIRTY – Thirty isn’t just journalism language for “the end” but it was a riveting Jack Webb movie from decades ago. In this case it was the number of points scored in these two games. The COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS sent the NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN staggering home from a 30-9 loss. ### And the MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS visited the VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY TROJANS and handed them a 30-6 defeat in front of their home crowd.
THEY SING WHENEVER THEY SING WHENEVER THEY SIIIIIIING – Fans of the notoriously bad movie The Giant Gila Monster will get it. The EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS evened their record at 1-1 yesterday. EAC took it on the road and turned in a masterful 21-7 performance over the PIMA COLLEGE AZTECS. John O’Mera reminded fans why he is the winningest coach in Gila Monster history with this quick bounce-back.
FIFTIES FOREVER – On Bike Day in Council Bluffs the IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS put the “O” in Iowa with their 57-45 triumph over the visiting COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS. ### Meanwhile in Texas the TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS pecked their guests the TYLER COLLEGE APACHES to pieces. The final score in this pigskin clash was Cardinals 59 Apaches 35.
CALL IN MULDER AND SCULLY – Roswell, New Mexico is famous not just as the home of the NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE BRONCOS but also for mysteries surrounding alleged UFO crashes. The newest enigma in Roswell involves the vanishing offense of the visiting PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS. The hard-hitting defense of the Broncos limited the Bears to one Touchdown in NMMI’s 34-7 victory over Phoenix College on Saturday.
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