Lindsey_Wilson_KYTHE BLUE RAIDERS ANNIHILATE D2’s KWC – Nearly each week of every college football season at least one NAIA team upsets a team from the NCAA Division TWO. This is similar to when a 1AA team upsets a 1A team. Yesterday the NAIA’s LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS didn’t just upset D2’s KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE PANTHERS, they folded, spindled and mutilated them! Lindsey Wilson College won the game by a score of SIXTY-TWO to TEN, thoroughly pleasing their home crowd!

St Xavier UniversitySXU RULES THE WORLD – Another NAIA team – the SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS – hosted NCAA Division Two’s 15th ranked UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS GREYHOUNDS. The Cougars were happy to demonstrate what kind of football they play in the NAIA and led the Greyhounds 12-7 at Halftime. SXU was led by 2 rushing Touchdowns by Khary Ferguson as they pulled off the upset. The Cougars held on late to win this game for the ages by a final score of 19-15. 

NC Wesleyan Battlin' BishopsTHE BATTLING BISHOPS ALSO RULE THE WORLD – NCAA Division Three’s NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BATTLING BISHOPS were on the road against Division Two’s LINCOLN (PA) LIONS. QB Dustin Midgett led his team to a 13-0 Halftime advantage, with the Battling Bishop defense turning in a repeat performance in the 2nd Half for NC Wesleyan’s first shutout since 2011. Meanwhile RB Jacques Alston ran for 3 Touchdowns on the day for a Battling Bishop win by a score of 27-0.  

Henderson State Reddies helmetREDDIES BRING DOWN DIVISION ONE’S NICHOLLS STATE – D2’s number 5 HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY REDDIES got in on the upset fun by toppling NCAA Division ONE’s Nicholls State Colonels in their own house. Head Coach Scott Maxfield was determined to make the lengthy road trip for his Reddies pay off and maneuvered HSU to a 15-0 lead by Halftime. An 18-7 lead to start the 4th Quarter turned into a final score of Reddies 27  Colonels 10. Congratulations to HSU!   

Hutchinson Blue DragonsBLUE DRAGONS EXORCISE A VERY OLD GHOST – Coming into yesterday the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS had suffered a 23-game losing streak to their Jayhawk Conference rivals the BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES. Head Coach Rion Rhodes got his team off to a 13-0 lead but then history seemed like it was repeating itself as the Blue Dragons couldn’t get out of their own way. The Grizzlies came back to hold a 20-13 lead at the Half. Hutch showed resolve in the 2nd Half, however, and mounted a 35-26 come-from- behind victory against their biggest rival. This was the first Blue Dragon win in the series since 1997.  

Southeastern Fire helmetSOUTHEASTERN NOTCHES FIRST WIN IN PROGRAM HISTORY – In just their second-ever football game the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE managed their first win in program history! The WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS were the visiting team and, despite their slight edge in experience, got thumped by the Fire 31-7.     ###      Meanwhile the COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES have gone 2-0 with their restored football program, yesterday notching a 31-28 squeaker win over the visiting MONTANA- WESTERN BULLDOGS.

Rose Hulman Engineers helmetHOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? – The Marathon Game of the Week this time was the TRIPLE OVERTIME affair between the ROSE-HULMAN ENGINEERS and their guests, the ILLINOIS COLLEGE BLUE BOYS. This was an orgy of offense from start to finish and by Halftime the Engineers led the Blue Boys 30-26, and 44-33 after the 3rd Quarter. The Blue Boys outscored Rose- Hulman 28-17 in the 4th Quarter to force Overtime. Each team added 7 points in the 1st OT and went scoreless in the 2nd but in the 3rd OT session the Engineers shut out Illinois College and then got a TD on their possession for a hard-fought 74-68 win.   

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William Penn StatesmenNUMBER SIX TAKES A FALL – The unranked WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN took it on the road against the number 6 team in the nation – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS. Head Coach Todd Hafner, now in his 11th year at WPU, had his team well-prepared and ready to play. The Statesmen improved to 2-1 for the 2014 season by winning a 28-27 gridiron armaggedon against the storied Cougars program.

Peru_St_NE_OLD3WHEN RANKED TEAMS COLLIDE – The (24) PERU STATE BOBCATS hosted the (19) FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS and, under the leadership of QB Bo Shepard, pulled off a 23-20 win. This was the second game played in the newly-renovated Oak Bowl.     ###      Meanwhile the (14) OTTAWA UNIVERSITY BRAVES notched a 59-47 shootout road win over the (11) BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS on Alumni Day.     ###      The (5) BAKER WILDCATS survived a 31-30 affair against the visiting (15) STERLING WARRIORS and the (8) TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS upset the homestanding (7) MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS  27-17.   

Taylor TrojansOTHER TOP 25 UPSETS – The unranked TAYLOR UNIVERSITY TROJANS welcomed the 17th ranked SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES. Strong Safety Adam Sauder led Taylor’s sterling defensive effort while QB Jonathan Keith led the Trojans on the other side of the ball. A 9-0 Taylor lead at Halftime became 16-7 after 3 Quarters of play, culminating in the end with a 23-13 upset victory for the hard- hitting Trojans.  

Cumberlands_KYRANKED TEAMS GETTING IT DONE – The (4) UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS got a scare out of the visiting BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY BLAZERS but new coach Matt Rhymer kept his team composed enough for a late 31-27 win.     ###      The (10) FAULKNER EAGLES smacked down the UNION (KY) BULLDOGS 61-34     ###      The (20) ST FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS won a 40-7 rout of the LU-BELLEVILLE LYNX     ###      And the (21) DAKOTA WESLEYAN TIGERS defeated the BRIAR CLIFF CHARGERS 27-16.

Marian Knights helmet newOUR DIVISION CAN BEAT UP YOUR DIVISION – Balladeer’s Blog’s chronicling of the football rivalry between the NAIA and the NCAA Division 3 continues: NAIA victories this week – The MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS visited D3’s (25) UW-OSHKOSH TITANS and, after a 10-10 tie at Halftime, went on to win the game 24-20.     ###      The NAIA’s CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS came back from a 3-0 deficit at the Half to defeat the ANDERSON RAVENS  23-18     ###      And the TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TROJANS trailed D3’s WISCONSIN LUTHERAN FALCONS 22-21 at the break but turned in on in the 2nd Half for a 49-22 beatdown victory.  

Edward Waters Tigers helmetUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – Alvin Wyatt’s EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE TIGERS were at the UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS and went back home with a nailbiting 49-48 shootout triumph!     ###      The DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS won a very rare victory by defeating the homestanding WALDORF COLLEGE WARRIORS in a 27-23 shocker      ###      And the alma mater of THE Tom Osborne – the HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS – won a 48-43 game against the visiting CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS. 

Graceland Yellow Jackets helmetTHREE GAMES IN ONE – The GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS and the visiting BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES played a game that was essentially three contests in one. Things were tied up 7-7 after the 1st Quarter of play but in the 2nd the Yellow Jackets said “just kidding” and exploded for 28 more points. Phase 3 of the game came when, despite their 35-7 Halftime lead Graceland had to hold on to escape with a 35-29 victory in the HAAC/ KCAC Challenge. Myles King passed for 210 yards in the win.

Northwestern College Red RaidersWORKING OVERTIME – The number 13 NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS, under the leadership of QB Craig Bruinsma, did battle with their guests the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS. The Red Raiders let a 10-3 advantage at the Half slip away as the Tigers came back to tie the game 10-10 to force Overtime. In the extra session Jesse Riley scored the game-winning Touchdown with a 7 yard run to the Endzone, lifting Northwestern to a 17-10 OT triumph.

Presentation Saints helmetSHUTOUTS – The PRESENTATION COLLEGE SAINTS hosted the HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY INDIANS yesterday. From the minute Antoine Scott took the opening handoff all the way for a Touchdown this one was all-Saints. Presentation won it 40-0.     ###      And the MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS welcomed the forever-struggling DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS. The Warriors were able to keep from laughing long enough to inflict a 35-0 loss on the Defenders. 



Bluefield_WVRAMBLING TO A BLOWOUT WIN – The NAIA’s BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS were on the road against the USCAA’s NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (formerly the Shipbuilders). Bluefield QB Ashten Dixon threw for 201 yards in the victory. The Rambling Rams led 14-6 in the 1st Quarter and 28-6 at Halftime. After 3 Quarters Bluefield College held a 42-18 advantage then scored TWO Safeties in the 4th for a final talley of Rambling Rams 46  Builders 24.  

Rochester Yellow JacketsYELLOW JACKETS STING THE PIONEERS – The UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER YELLOW JACKETS initially had a tough time on their trip to take on the ALFRED STATE PIONEERS. The Yellow Jackets watched a 7-0 !st Quarter lead become a 7-7 tie at the Half. The Pioneers trailed by just 20-14 as the 3rd Quarter ended but the University of Rochester pressed down on the accelerator in the 4th. In the end the Pioneers left the spectators at Pioneer Stadium hanging their heads from a 35-21 loss. 

Saint Scholastica Saints helmetTAMING THE TIGERS – The COLLEGE OF SAINT SCHOLASTICA SAINTS battled the homestanding IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE TIGERS yesterday. The Tigers actually led 7-0 after 1 Quarter of play but by the break the Saints had turned the tables on them and were out in front 21-7. By the time the 3rd Quarter had come to a close the College of Saint Scholastica led by a score of 41-7. The Saints snuck another Touchdown on the board in the 4th for a final tally of 41-14. CSS Quarterback Tyler Harper threw for 166 yards.

Thaddeus Stevens BulldogsMASSACRE IN LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA – The THADDEUS STEVENS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY BULLDOGS – winners of four straight Seaboard Conference titles – welcomed the WILLIAMSON TRADE SCHOOL MECHANICS. The Bulldogs seized control of the game early as RB Daryl Harrison ran 48 yards for a Touchdown, leading the way for a 17-0 Thaddeus Stevens lead by the end of the 1st Quarter. After a scoreless 2nd Quarter the Bulldogs added another TD in the 3rd as well as a TD and a Safety in the 4th for an easy 33-0 victory.     


Concordia (AL) HornetsHORNETS OUTFLY THE SKYHAWKS – The CONCORDIA (AL) HORNETS did battle with their guests, the POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS. The Hornets fell behind 14-0 but Head Coach Stanley Conner kept his cool and engineered a comeback. Still trailing 14-zip as the 4th Quarter started the hard-fighting Concordia College team managed to put up TWENTY-SEVEN unanswered points, making the final tally Hornets 27  Skyhawks 14.

Mayville_St_ND_OLD1COMETS CRASH INTO ELLENDALE, NORTH DAKOTA – Yesterday the MAYVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY COMETS arrived in Ellendale, ND – the home of the TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS. Head Coach John Haines had his boys focused and ready to play in the hostile environment and was rewarded with the first Comet victory of the season. Mayville State moved to 1-2 as they won a thrilling but bruising 47-34 clash with the Lions in their own den.  

Alderson Broaddus Battlers helmetBATTLERS BLUDGEON THE HAWKS – The ALDERSON BROADDUS UNIVERSITY BATTLERS are 2-0 here in just their SECOND season of intercollegiate football. QB Wilson Vaughn had a magnificent outing against the visiting CHOWAN UNIVERSITY HAWKS, going 37 of 43 for 467 yards and FIVE TOUCHDOWNS! The Battlers led 14-0 after the 1st Quarter and 30-7 at Halftime on their way to a masterful 47-7 beatdown of Chowan.

Lawrence VikingsMEGA-SHUTOUT – Appleton, Wisconsin is famous not just for the D3 College World Series but also for being the home of the LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY VIKINGS. Yesterday the Vikings welcomed the MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS but showed them anything BUT hospitality. Coach Chris Harris had the Banta Bowl rocking as the Vikings plundered, pillaged and looted the Crusaders to the tune of FIFTY-NINE to NOTHING!   


Central MissouriTOP 25 UPSETS – Thursday night the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES kicked off the upsets by toppling the visiting 16th ranked EMPORIA STATE HORNETS to the tune of 50-31     ###      Yesterday the VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS won a 22-17 home stand against the (13) WINSTON- SALEM STATE RAMS     ###      And the HUMBOLDT STATE LUMBERJACKS held serve against the (17) AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COUGARS in a 30-10 upset.  

Wayne State WarriorsEVEN MORE TOP 25 UPSETS – It was a rough weekend for the ranked teams in D2. Additional upsets saw the WAYNE STATE WARRIORS stun the storied (14) CARSON- NEWMAN EAGLES 41-31     ###      The UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BRONCHOS (their spelling) sent the (20) MISSOURI WESTERN GRIFFONS home wincing from a 26-17 loss     ###      And the (22) INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS fell to the unranked KUTZTOWN GOLDEN BEARS by a score of 44-7.  

Ohio Dominican PanthersBATTLES BETWEEN RANKED TEAMS – The (7) OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS traveled to face the (15) GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS, and trailed them 24-14 as the 4th Quarter started. The Panthers rallied for 14 more points and a 29-24 comeback victory!     ###      And the (23) TARLETON STATE TEXANS likewise logged a road win over a fellow ranked team – in their case a 31-27 triumph over the (25) WEST TEXAS A&M BUFFALOES.   

Saint anselmWORKING OVERTIME – The SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE HAWKS were on the road against the SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE OWLS. The Hawks trailed 10-7 at the Half, then took a 17-10 3rd Quarter lead only to see the Owls tie it up at 17-17 to force Overtime. In OT the Hawks gave up a Field Goal to Southern Conn but got a TD for a 23-20 win.     ###      And the (19) BLOOMSBURG HUSKIES edged the the visiting CALIFORNIA (PA) VULCANS 24-21 in Overtime.  

Merrimack College helmetODDBALL SCORE OF THE WEEKEND – Head Coach Dan Curran took his MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS to a battle with the PACE UNIVERSITY IRISH SETTERS in hopes of evening his team’s record at 1-1. That task was accomplished fairly easily as the Warriors seized a 54-2 lead by the time Halftime rolled around. In the 2nd Half Merrimack coasted the rest of the way and then went home with a SEVENTY-FIVE to TWO victory.  

LIU-Post Pioneers helmetUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – Despite leading 10-7 in the 1st Quarter and 17-14 at the break the LIU-POST PIONEERS found themselves trailing the visiting UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CHARGERS 27-24 as the 4th Quarter started. Heroics from QB Steven Laurino, including a running dive into the endzone for the go-ahead Touchdown, lifted the Pioneers to a 38-33 comeback win.     ###      And the SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE BULLDOGS survived a 27-23 invasion from the ARKANSAS TECH WONDER BOYS.  

Texas_AM_KingsvilleJAVELINAS OVER THE MAVERICKS – The TEXAS A&M at KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS welcomed the COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY MAVERICKS last night. Javelinas RB Trey Mitchell put TAMK up 7-3 on their first possession of the game and the Mavericks were stuck trying to play catch-up the rest of the game. A 14-5 Javelinas lead at the end of the 1st Quarter became a tight 14-12 advantage at Halftime but after a 2nd Half in which both defenses shined Kingsville emerged with a 17-14 triumph. 

Washburn Ichabods helmetGETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – Thursday night saw the WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ICHABODS survive a 10-7 epic at the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY LOPERS. Two ranked teams were on the road against unranked opponents that night as well, with the (1) NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS manhandling the MISSOURI SOUTHERN LIONS 40-14 and the (8) PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS taming the LINDENWOOD LIONS to the tune of 38-7.  

Colorado Mines OrediggersSHUTOUTS – The COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS marked Head Coach Bob Stitt’s ONE HUNDREDTH CAREER VICTORY in style, shutting out the visiting WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE CARDINALS 46-0. The Orediggers are now 2-0.     ###      The UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA WOLVES got a 26-0 road upset against the MILES COLLEGE GOLDEN BEARS     ###      And the (6) NORTH ALABAMA LIONS visited the MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE CHOCTAWS and dismembered them by a score of 58-0.   


wartburg knights helmetTOP 25 UPSETS – The 15th ranked WARTBURG COLLEGE KNIGHTS welcomed the number 7 team in the nation – the BETHEL (MN) UNIVERSITY ROYALS. The Knights trailed 7-3 at Halftime but led by QB Logan Schrader, who went 22 of 34 for 388 yards Wartburg came storming back into the game. A 17-7 lead after 3 Quarters of play ultimately became a 31-14 win for the homestanding Knights. This was the only upset in the D3 rankings this weekend.   

Maritime College PrivateersMANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER IT IS – The Seventh Annual Chowder Bowl was played Thursday night between the MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS and the MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME BUCCANEERS. The homestanding Privateers got off to a 3-0 lead in the 1st Quarter but at Halftime found themselves in a 14-3 hole. By the end of the 3rd Quarter Maritime College had turned the tables, leading the Buccaneers 18-14. The 4th Quarter saw an explosion of offense from both teams with the Privateers eking out a 31-30 victory, evening their record at 1-1 and enabling them to break their first post-game two-by- four of the year.

Emory and Henry WaspsUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – Yesterday saw a road trip for the EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE WASPS, who took on the MARYVILLE COLLEGE SCOTS. Coach Curt Newsome’s Wasps were playing catch-up most of the game as the Scots led 13-0 at the break and 13-7 to start the 4th Quarter. The Emory & Henry defense stood tall and the Wasp offense got 7 more points to win a 14-13 squeaker.     ###      And the UW- STOUT BLUE DEVILS held off a comeback attempt by the LORAS COLLEGE DUHAWKS in a 21-17 nailbiter.

Chicago Maroons helmetCHICAGO SHUTOUT – Or maybe that should be “Chicago Chutout”? The UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAROONS hosted the CONCORDIA (Chicago) COUGARS on Saturday. Chris Wilkerson, the Head Coach of the Maroons, guided his team to a 28-0 lead by Halftime. The UC defense continued to have their way with the Cougars throughout the 2nd Half and by the time all the dust had settled in this one-sided game the Maroons improved to 2-0 on the season following a 38-0 triumph.  

LaGrange Panthers helmetA DOUBLE SHOT OF THAT OT LOVE – The OT session so nice they played it twice this week was the DOUBLE OVERTIME battle between the LAGRANGE COLLEGE PANTHERS and their guests, the BERRY COLLEGE VIKINGS. Matt Mumme’s team played a gridiron duel that had the crowd at Callaway Stadium on the edge of their seats. The Panthers trailed 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and 14-7 at the Half. LaGrange tied it up at 14-all in the 3rd and a scoreless 4th Quarter sent the game into Overtime. The 1st OT ended with a 21-21 tie but a missed PAT by the Vikings in the 2nd OT gave the Panthers a 28-27 victory.    

Alfred SaxonsSAXON VIOLENCE – The ALFRED UNIVERSITY SAXONS were on the road against the RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ENGINEERS and found themselves trailing most of the game. The Saxons were behind 17-14 in the 1st Quarter, 24-21 at Halftime and 31-27 after 3 Quarters of play. Head Coach Bob Rankl kept his troops composed and ready for any opportunity that arose. The Saxons got their chance in the 4th Quarter, overtaking the Engineers for a 34-31 road win. 

Howard Payne Yellow Jackets helmetOUR DIVISION CAN BEAT UP YOUR DIVISION – Above I covered the NAIA defeats of D3 teams – this item will cover the D3 victories over NAIA teams. The HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS under Head Coach Roger Geise traveled to face the WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS and went back home with a tight 27-21 win.     ###      And in the meantime the HENDRIX COLLEGE WARRIORS turned a 14-10 Halftime deficit against the BACONE COLLEGE WARRIORS into a 24-14 comeback win in the 4th Quarter!     


Georgia Military College BulldogsTOP TEN UPSETS – This weekend the GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE BULLDOGS made their case to reenter the Top 10 after their disappointing start to the 2014 season. The Bulldogs absolutely body-slammed the 7th ranked ASA COLLEGE AVENGERS to the tune of 50-10.     ###      And the SCOTTSDALE COLLEGE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES traveled to face the number 8 SNOW COLLEGE BADGERS. In an edge-of- your seat Instant Classic the Fighting Artichokes won the game 34-28.  

Iowa Western CollegeRANKED TEAMS KICKING BUTT – The 2nd ranked IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS took it on the road against the HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES and won a 41-0 beatdown     ###      The number 3 TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS handed a 77-28 whupping to the visiting CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS     ###      Meanwhile the (4) MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BULLDOGS hammered the EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE WARRIORS 35-7 in their own house     ###      And the (5) JONES COLLEGE BOBCATS did NOT kick butt but DID survive a 31-29 clash with the SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI BEARS.      

Arizona Western College good helmetUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS welcomed their directional rivals – the EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS. The Matadors prevailed in a 27-24 game for the ages.     ###      The IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS, meanwhile, survived a 20-17 visit from the COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS     ###      And the (10) NASSAU COUNTY COLLEGE LIONS won a 21-16 road epic against the MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS.  

Northeast Mississippi Tigers helmetWORKING OVERTIME – The NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE TIGERS were paid a visit by the NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE RANGERS. After these two familar foes hammered each other for 4 crushing Quarters the score stood at 19-19 at the end of Regulation. The Overtime session saw the relentless Northeast Mississippi defense shut out the Rangers on their possession, then the Tigers offense responded with a Touchdown to win the game 25-19.

Fond du lac Thunder helmetSEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES – The FOND DU LAC TRIBAL COLLEGE THUNDER were on the road against the VERMILION COLLEGE IRONMEN. The Thunder were determined not to let the Ironmen return to their gridiron success from last year at their expense. Fond Du Lac Tribal College turned in a reasonably dominant performance and when all was said and done in this battle the Thunder had come out on top by a final score of 15-6.  

Itawamba College IndiansGETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – On Thursday night the ITAWAMBA COLLEGE INDIANS handed a 19-3 thrashing to their guests, the HOLMES COLLEGE BULLDOGS     ###      The NJCAA’s top-ranked defending champions – the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS – completely obliterated the COAHOMA COLLEGE TIGERS 83-7 in their own house     ###      And the HINDS COLLEGE EAGLES doubled up on the visiting PEARL RIVER COLLEGE WILDCATS by a score of 30-15.  

Coffeyville Red Ravens helmetHALF A HUNDRED OR MORE – The COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS notched a 56-21 road win over the FORT SCOTT COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS     ###      The TEXAS A&T SPARTANS clobbered the homestanding KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS to the tune of 52-15     ###      The NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE WILDCATS devoured the MINNESOTA WEST BLUE JAYS  51-6     ###      And the TYLER COLLEGE APACHES dismembered the visiting ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE BUFFALOES by a score of 63-18.  

Dodge City Conquistadors helmetROAD WARRIORS – The DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS took home a 42-32 win against the INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE PIRATES on Saturday     ###      The GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS had at the ELLSWORTH COLLEGE PANTHERS and won a 36-30 Instant Classic     ###      The CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE- BRAINERD RAIDERS defeated the DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU LUMBERJACKS 45-31     ###      And the MESABI RANGE NORSE won a very odd 12-5 game with the ITASCA COLLEGE VIKINGS.  

Rochester Tech helmetHOMECOMING IN THE LAND OF LAKES – Minnesota’s ROCHESTER TECH YELLOW JACKETS marked a very early Homecoming celebration on Saturday with a game against the RIDGEWATER COLLEGE WARRIORS. The action on the gridiron was swift and savage in a game that was so closely contested it gave new meaning to the term “game of inches”. In the end the home  crowd was left happy as their Yellow Jackets survived by a score of 28-24.  


Santa Rosa Bear CubsNUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL IN OVERTIME – The number 18 SANTA ROSA COLLEGE BEAR CUBS led the top ranked defending champions – the BUTTE COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS – 10-7 in the 1st Quarter and 17-14 at Halftime. In the 3rd Quarter the Roadrunners tied the game up at 17-17 but both defenses stood tall in the 4th, forcing Overtime. The Bear Cubs wowed their home crowd by racking up 7 points in the extra session, then shutting out the potent Butte College offense for a 24-17 win.

Mount San Antonio College MountiesNUMBER TWO FALLS IN REGULATION – It was quite a weekend for shocks as the 5th ranked MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES hosted the number 2 FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Mounties took a 17-7 lead into the locker room at Halftime. That lead had extended to 27-10 by the end of the 3rd Quarter and the end result of the game was a 34-10 upset in the rankings by the ever- tough Mounties.  

Bakersfield College RenegadesOTHER TOP 25 UPSETS – The (20) BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE RENEGADES started out with a 14-0 1st Quarter lead but trailed the (8) GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE RUSTLERS 28-27 at the Half. In an action- packed 2nd Half the Renegades came back to win the game 44-35     ###      And the unranked DIABLO VALLEY VIKINGS took it on the road to face the (13) CHABOT COLLEGE GLADIATORS. The Vikings laid down the law with a 38-21 upset victory.      

San Mateo BulldogsWHEN RANKED  TEAMS COLLIDE – The traveling (4) COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS trounced the (17) MODESTO COLLEGE PIRATES 51-26     ###      The (7) CITRUS COLLEGE OWLS defeated the (10) COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS COUGARS 27-24 despite a furious 2nd Half comeback attempt by the Cougars     ###      And the (12) FRESNO CITY COLLEGE RAMS eked out a 15-12 victory over the (19) SIERRA COLLEGE WOLVERINES.  

San Diego Mesa CollegeWE WENT TO A FOOTBALL GAME BUT A BASEBALL GAME BROKE OUT – A defensive epic of the gridiron was acted out on Saturday between the SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE OLYMPIANS and their hosts, the LOS ANGELES COLLEGE SOUTHWEST COUGARS. It was a completely SCORELESS 1st Half for both teams but in the 3rd Quarter the Olympians got on the board with a Touchdown courtesy of RB Anastacio Romo, who logged 153 yards rushing in the game. The PAT was blocked but San Diego Mesa College added a Field Goal in the 4th Quarter to counter the Touchdown put up by the Cougars in that final frame. The Olympians won by a final tally of 9-7.  

Pierce CollegeUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The PIERCE COLLEGE BRAHMA BULLS were at Palm Desert’s Boone Field to visit the COLLEGE OF THE DESERT ROADRUNNERS. Pierce QB Edrees Ahmadi led his team to a 2nd Quarter Touchdown to counter the 1st Quarter Field Goal the Roadrunners had scored. After 3 full Quarters of play the Brahma Bulls led 14-11 and then converted that into a 21-17 victory.     ###      And the VENTURA PIRATES edged the EL CAMINO WARRIORS 33-30 in their own house.     

Shasta Knights helmet NEWONE TEAM WAS PLAYING VOLLEYBALL – The SHASTA COLLEGE KNIGHTS evened their record at 1-1 with a victory over the visiting CABRILLO COLLEGE SEAHAWKS. A 13-7 Shasta lead in the 1st Quarter turned into 27-14 at Halftime and ultimately a SIXTY-THREE to TWENTY win for the Knights.     ###      Meanwhile the GAVILAN COLLEGE RAMS traveled to Ukiah to battle the MENDOCINO EAGLES and plucked their feathers off in a SIXTY-FOUR to TWENTY-TWO massacre.  

City College of San FranciscoGETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – On Friday night the number three CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RAMS found themselves on the road against the LANEY COLLEGE EAGLES. The Rams demonstrated once again that, no matter if they’re at home or in their opponents’ stadium they are a very dangerous team. CCSF pushed the Eagles all over the field on both sides of the ball and went back home boasting a THIRTY-ONE to THIRTEEN triumph.  

Many helmets courtesy of The Helmet Project. 


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  1. Who the hell knew there was this many divisions?

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  3. Quincy

    I love the Blue Dragons!

  4. Donny

    Go Blue Raiders!

  5. Sang

    Blue Dragons! Hell yeah!

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