* HEADLINES *
NUMBER FIVE TAKES A FALL – In NCAA Division Three the unranked UW-STEVENS POINT POINTERS played host to the number 5 team in the nation – the NORTH CENTRAL CARDINALS. The Pointers trailed the Cardinals by one point – 7-6 – after 1 Quarter of play and by a score of 17-16 by Halftime. A huge 3rd Quarter for Stevens Point gave them a 31-24 advantage and the two teams simply exchanged Field Goals in the 4th for a final score of Pointers 34 Cardinals 27. QB Kyle Larson was on fire with his WR’s Matt Sosinsky and Logan Taylor, with his 302 passing yards and their combined 253 receiving yards accounting for most of the Stevens Point offense.
BISON STAMPEDE PIRATES – The OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) welcomed the NCAA Division Three team the SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PIRATES. Bison Head Coach Chris Jensen watched his team give up the first 7 points of the game, then navigated them to FIFTY-ONE unanswered points in this chapter of NAIA football vs D3 football. QB Blake Woodard passed for 3 Touchdowns in the 51-7 win.
THIRTY FIVE YEARS LATER – Yes, it was 35 years ago that NCAA Division Two’s FORT HAYS STATE TIGERS last defeated the 8th ranked PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS on the gridiron. Almost no players are still on the team from the one that beat Pitt State three and a half decades ago (I’m kidding!). Yesterday’s game wound up with a score similar to a baseball game – the visiting Tigers won 7-6 with a Treveon Albert Touchdown pass to Ed Williams in the 1st Quarter making the difference. The score was 7-6 by the break and both defenses were perfect in the 2nd Half. Congratulations to Fort Hays State for getting this literal Gorilla off their back.
* NAIA *
TOP TWENTY-FIVE UPSETS – The 13th ranked SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS celebrated Homecoming by upsetting the number 12 team in the country – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS by a comfortable score of 28-13. ### And the unranked UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS ruined Homecoming for the 23rd ranked UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS in a 22-7 thumping that added to the Patriots’ freefall.
TOP FIVE TEAMS GETTING IT DONE – The (2) BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS were very ungracious hosts yesterday, devastating the visiting GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS in an embarrassing 41-0 shutout. ### Meanwhile the homestanding (3) TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS shoved around the STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS in a much closer 19-3 affair. ### And the (4) FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES won the NAIA Game of the Week, defeating the visiting (17) LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS in a 28-21 Instant Classic.
AN IN- SPIRE -ING VICTORY – The UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY SPIRES played Road Warriors on Saturday, kicking around the usually- tough BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES. The Spires defense forced SIX turnovers, helping QB Josh Ervin bring his team back from being down 7-2 in the 1st Quarter to a 16-7 Halftime lead that became a 30-13 3rd Quarter advantage and ultimately a 43-19 win for USM.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS welcomed the KANSAS WESLEYAN COLLEGE COYOTES and snuck past them for a 30-24 victory ### The DAKOTA STATE TROJANS eked out a 22-21 road win over the CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS ### And the MENLO COLLEGE OAKS fell to the visiting WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WARRIORS by a score of 20-17.
RUINED HOMECOMINGS – The CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY EAGLES spoiled the Homecoming festivities for the AVILA UNIVERSITY EAGLES (formerly the Avalanche), beating the home team by a final score of 27-14 ### And the (22) DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS likewise rained on the HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS’ Homecoming parade, managing a slender 34-31 victory.
HEEDUM FIELD – And speaking of ruining events for the home team, the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS marred the MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS’ dedication of Heedum Field. Coach Matt Franzen kept his Tigers focused despite the way they were trailing 22-12 in the 2nd Half. Doane exploded for 28 unanswered points and ultimately won the game by a score of 40-35.
SHUTOUTS – The SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY SAINTS accomplished a shutout: that toughest of tasks in this age of rules that favor the offense to a bizarre degree. The Saints won a 7-0 defensive epic against the visiting OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS. ### And the (16) NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS won an 8-0 road shutout at the NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRAIRIE WOLVES.
VICTORIOUS LYNX – The LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX are still comparative newcomers to intercollegiate football but they still schooled the brand-new MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS. The homestanding Lynx were very much in charge in this pigskin battle and in the end won by a final score of FORTY-FOUR to SIX!
HAPPY HOMECOMINGS – The (15) WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN enjoyed their Homecoming festivities yesterday. Their team consumated the event by defeating the TAYLOR UNIVERSITY TROJANS. The game was an undeniable Instant Classic which the Statesmen survived by a score of 14-10. The aforementioned SXU Cougars’ victory over USF was likewise a Homecoming win.
WORKING OVERTIME – The EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS visited the PERU STATE BOBCATS yesterday. The Crusaders started out trailing the Bobcats 10-0 before turning the tables on them and seizing a 14-13 lead by Halftime. The score stood knotted up at 21-21 to end Regulation, following which Evangel U shut out Peru State in the Overtime session, then won the game 24-21 on a 37 yard Field Goal by Cameron Mortazavi.
BRAVES ON THE ROAD – The (25) OTTAWA UNIVERSITY BRAVES were visiting the BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS yesterday. The score was tied up at 7-7 in the 1st Quarter but in the 2nd, aided by aggressive defensive play, Braves QB Michael Behr led his team to a 24-10 lead by Halftime. The teams exchanged Touchdowns in the 3rd Quarter and the Threshers made a run at a comeback in the 4th but Ottawa University held on for a 38-31 win.
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES – The SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES battled the homestanding CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS. Head Coach Mike Magistrelli was like the conductor of an orchestra, getting winning performances out of two QB’s, special teams and both offense and defense. A 13-7 lead at the break ultimately became a 32-10 victory for the Fighting Bees.
* NCCAA *
McDEFENSE – The MCMURRY UNIVERSITY WAR HAWKS defense nabbed 3 Interceptions at crucial times yesterday as the team hosted the TEXAS A&M AT KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS. McMurry U trailed 7-6 after 1 Quarter of play but QB Matthew McHugh turned things around and put the War Hawks up 20-14 by Halftime. That became a 27-14 advantage headed into the 4th Quarter, in which the Javelinas pulled to within 27-21 but no closer, giving McMurry the win.
PANTHERS OVER KNIGHTS – The GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS paid a visit to the MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE KNIGHTS. A 6-0 1st Quarter lead for Greenville became 13-7 by the break. The Knights pulled to within 16-14 by the time the 3rd Quarter was over but the Panthers shut them out in the 4th while adding a Touchdown of their own for a 23-14 win. RB Nathan Callaway rushed for 163 yards in the Greenville College victory.
A MASTERFUL PRESENTATION – The PRESENTATION COLLEGE SAINTS were at the TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS and redefined the saying “bearding the lion in his den” by completely eviscerating the Lions. Head Coach Andy Carr had to be pleased to once again see his team put up video game numbers. The Saints led 28-0 in the 1st Quarter and never looked back. When all was said and done Presentation College had won by a score of SIXTY-TWO to TWENTY-FOUR!
CRUSADE IN THE CAROLINAS – The NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS played host to the BREVARD COLLEGE TORNADOES. Three 4th Quarter turnovers helped the Crusaders emerge with a win in this thriller. North Greenville led 10-3 in the 1st Quarter and held a 20-17 Halftime edge over the Tornadoes. Each team added 7 points in the 3rd Quarter but the Crusaders capitalized on the aforementioned turnovers in the closing frame to win the game 41-31.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The homestanding SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY FALCONS took on the CHOWAN UNIVERSITY HAWKS and after 4 Quarters of some of the most exciting football of the season thus far the Falcons eked out a 33-31 triumph. ### And the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS took it on the road and wound up defeating the AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES by a final score of 17-7.
ABSOLUTE MASSACRES – The GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS folded, spindled and mutilated the visiting KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS yesterday. Head Coach Bill Cronin had his Tigers primed and ready for their first conference game of the season and crushed the Knights FORTY-EIGHT to FOURTEEN. Georgetown College QB Neal Pawsat went 14 of 30 for 151 yards and 2 Touchdowns. ### And the (18) CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS won a 59-28 road beatdown of the BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS.
EAGLES FLY HIGH – The NORTHWESTERN (MN) EAGLES winged their way over to play the CROWN COLLEGE STORM at Klein Bank Stadium. The Eagles didn’t even allow the Storm to score until the 4th Quarter while, led by QB Jacob Fletcher and their four- headed ground attack Northwestern put up 13, 20 and 7 points in the first 3 Quarters. In the end the Eagles won 40-14.
* USCAA *
BOB EVANS, DOWN ON THE FARM – Bob Evans Field, the home of the IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE TIGERS, was the venue for the clash between those Tigers and the MACMURRAY COLLEGE HIGHLANDERS. A 14-0 1st Quarter lead for Iowa Wesleyan turned into a 27-0 advantage by Halftime. The Highlanders put up quite a fight in the 2nd Half, pulling to within 33-21 by the time the 4th Quarter began. The Tigers held on for a 40-34 victory, with QB Caleb Huss throwing for 214 yards.
THE SCORE IS THE ONLY STAT THAT MATTERS – The CASTLETON STATE SPARTANS were on the road against the ALFRED STATE PIONEERS. Alfred State QB Jake Bahantka notched 212 yards through the air while RB Rasheed Williams rushed for 260 yards. All that was in vain as a 16-13 Halftime lead for the Pioneers evaporated and the Spartans led 26-23 after 3 Quarters and won the game 36-23.
NOBODY’S “O” WENT – The BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE EAGLES came into yesterday’s game at 2-0 while their hosts – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS – came in at 0-3. Both teams kept their momentum going as an 18-14 Bridgewater lead at the break became a 32-16 win for the Eagles by the time all was said and done. BC improved to 3-0. Builders QB Deon Lavendar passed for 136 yards in the loss.
MAULED BY THE TIGERS – The UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA TIGERS welcomed the USCAA’s CONCORDIA (AL) COLLEGE HORNETS and proceeded to rip them limb from limb. The Tigers dominated this game from start to finish and the hapless Hornets truly did not stand a chance in this laugher. West Alabama led 21-0 in the 1st Quarter and never looked back, piling on the points and shutting out the Hornets until the 4th Quarter. The final score was SIXTY to SEVEN!
* NCAA DIVISION TWO *
TOP TWENTY-FIVE UPSETS – At number 25 the MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS traveled to take on the 23rd ranked TARLETON STATE TEXANS in a Lone Star Conference clash. The Mustangs emerged with a win in this 27-23 game for the ages! ### And the unranked ASHLAND (OH) UNIVERSITY EAGLES nearly doubled up on the number 24 FINDLAY OILERS, clubbing them over the head by a score of 45-23 in their own house.
TOP FIVE TEAMS GETTING IT DONE – The (2) CSU-PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES played Road Warriors, bashing the WESTERN NEW MEXICO MUSTANGS to the tune of 45-7 ### Meanwhile the (3) MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS likewise thrived on the road, bending over the BEMIDJI STATE BEAVERS by a score of 34-16 ### And the (4) HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY REDDIES clobbered the EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY TIGERS 44-27 in another road win.
DOUBLE OVERTIME – The EMPORIA STATE HORNETS traveled to face the NORTHEASTERN STATE RIVERHAWKS yesterday. Four Quarters wasn’t enough for these two teams as QB Brent Wilson had his Hornets on top 28-14 with 8:02 to play. The Riverhawks mounted a frenzied comeback to tie the game at 28 and send it into Overtime. The 1st OT session ended with a 35-35 tie and in the 2nd OT ESU got a Touchdown then stopped Northeastern State for a 42-35 victory.
SHUTOUTS – The AUGUSTANA (SD) VIKINGS, led by QB Trey Heid, registered a FIFTY-TWO to NOTHING home shutout of the UNIVERSITY OF MARY MARAUDERS ### And the (20) HARDING UNIVERSITY BISON took it on the road to battle the SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM and shut them out FIFTY-EIGHT to NOTHING.
MINERS TRIUMPHANT – The MISSOURI S&T MINERS faced the homestanding SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BEARCATS and got off to a 28-17 lead by Halftime. After that the Miners had to hold on to withstand the Bearcats’ comeback attempt, winning by a final score of 28-21. QB Lamar Wilkes threw for 300 yards and 3 Touchdowns in the victory.
VICTORY IS GOLDEN – The CONCORDIA (St Paul) GOLDEN BEARS hosted the MINNESOTA- CROOKSTON GOLDEN EAGLES yesterday. QB Jared Russo was clicking and completed 22 of 28 for 248 yards and 3 Touchdowns. The Golden Bears led 10-0 by the end of the 1st Quarter and never let up, winning the game by the lopsided score of FORTY-FOUR to THREE!
A TALE OF TWO TEAMS CALLED WOLVES – The NORTHERN STATE WOLVES were on the road against the SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA MUSTANGS and won a 46-43 game for the ages! ### And the WESTERN OREGON WOLVES on the other hand, got thumped on the road, falling to the HUMBOLDT STATE LUMBERJACKS by a score of 34-16.
THE COOL-NAMED TEAM WINS – Okay, that’s not a philosophy to wage bets on, but in these two cases it was true. The UPPER IOWA COLLEGE PEACOCKS improved to 4-0 on Saturday with a win over the homestanding ST CLOUD STATE HUSKIES. RB Chris Smith ran in the game-winning TD with 5 seconds to play, giving the Peacocks a 37-31 win! ### And the traveling ST JOSEPH’S PUMAS edged the MCKENDREE BEARCATS in a 36-33 thriller.
BATTLES OF BIRDS – The UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON GOLDEN EAGLES were on the road against the NOTRE DAME COLLEGE FALCONS (School motto: “No, not THAT Notre Dame”) and handed them a 26-14 defeat ### And the SAINT ANSELM HAWKS doubled up on the visiting PACE UNIVERSITY SETTERS (okay, so they’re not a bird, they’re a dog) by a score of 52-26.
* NCAA DIVISION THREE *
NUMBER TEN TAKES A FALL – The unranked SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY JOHNNIES traveled to take on the 10th ranked team in the nation – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS TOMMIES. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became a 14-7 Johnnies lead by the break. Everything stood at 21-14 with St John’s on top as the 4th Quarter started, and in the end the Johnnies completed the upset by a score of 24-14. RB Sam Sura rushed for 210 yards in this victory.
TOP FIVE TEAMS GETTING IT DONE – At number 4 the WESLEY COLLEGE WOLVERINES devoured the visiting SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS by a score of 47-7. Wesley QB Joe Callahan passed for 339 yards and 5 Touchdowns on the day. ### The (3) MT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS slapped down their guests the MARIETTA COLLEGE PIONEERS 63-7 ### And the (2) UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN- BAYLOR CRUSADERS went even further, eviscerating the visiting KEAN COUGARS 73-7.
EIGHTY IS ENOUGH – The WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE GOLDEN BEARS were on the road against the MAINE MARITIME MARINERS and completely decimated them. Head Coach Keith Emery had his team up 38-16 by Halftime and didn’t let up a bit in the 2nd Half. When all was said and done the Golden Bears won by an unbelievable EIGHTY to SIXTEEN!
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The AUSTIN COLLEGE KANGAROOS were at home against the HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS. Despite trailing 7-3 at the Half and 16-9 to end the 3rd Quarter the Kangaroos came back to win the game 19-16. Austin College QB Noah Jesko threw for 126 yards and 2 TD’s. ### And the N.C. WESLEYAN BATTLING BISHOPS notched a tight 34-30 road win over the FERRUM PANTHERS.
WORKING OVERTIME – The BELOIT COLLEGE BUCCANEERS trailed the visiting LAKE FOREST FORESTERS 10-7 at Halftime and 17-14 after 3 Quarters of play. In the 4th the Bucs came back to tie the game 24-24 to force Overtime. In the extra session Beloit College shut out the Foresters and logged a Field Goal to win 27-24. ### And the CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS evened their record at 2-2 with a 51-48 DOUBLE OVERTIME win over the METHODIST UNIVERSITY MONARCHS.
COLORFUL CONTESTS – Steve Opgenorth’s SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS came back from being down 20-6 at the Half to win the game! They defeated the visiting ILLINOIS COLLEGE BLUE BOYS by a final score of 32-27. ### And the CARTHAGE COLLEGE RED MEN welcomed the LAKELAND COLLEGE MUSKIES and also had to make a 2nd Half comeback. The Red Men trailed 7-0 at the break but came back to tie it up 7-7 in the 3rd Quarter before winning the game 21-14.
OUR DIVISION CAN BEAT UP YOUR DIVISION – For the NAIA victories over D3 teams see above. As for D3 wins over NAIA teams this week: The BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY BEAVERS dammed up the NAIA’s WALDORF COLLEGE WARRIORS to the tune of 55-28 ### And the SUL ROSS STATE LOBOS survived a 27-24 invasion from the WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS.
SHUTOUTS – The TRINITY (CT) BANTAMS annihilated the homestanding WILLIAMS COLLEGE EPHS (“eephs”) by a score of THIRTY-EIGHT to NOTHING! ### The RHODES LYNX likewise played perfect defense on the road, defeating the BERRY COLLEGE VIKINGS 12-0 ### And the DEPAUW TIGERS blanked the visiting KENYON COLLEGE LORDS 24-0.
GETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – Friday night Head Coach Patrick Haverty took his FITCHBURG STATE FALCONS on the road to face the BRIDGEWATER STATE BEARS. The Falcons got off to a 7-0 lead in the 1st Quarter but by Halftime trailed the Bears by a score of 10-7. In the 3rd Quarter Fitchburg State added 14 points to the 7 put up by Bridgewater State, and, with the defenses being perfect in the 4th Quarter that made the final tally Falcons 21 Bears 17. Fitchburg State improved to 3-1.
* NJCAA *
TOP TEN UPSETS – The KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS took the first step in turning around their 2014 season yesterday. The Rangers welcomed the number 8 team in the country – the NAVARRO COLLEGE BULLDOGS. By the time this exciting gridiron epic was over Kilgore College had successfully pulled off the upset. The final score was Rangers 37 Bulldogs 31.
WHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – There was only one battle between teams in the Top Ten this past weekend. The 4th ranked MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COLLEGE BULLDOGS visited the number 6 JONES COLLEGE BOBCATS. This battle of cats and dogs wasn’t long in doubt as the Bulldogs had their way with the Bobcats on both sides of the ball for an incredibly dominant 42-3 victory.
EASY AS 1,2,3 – The top ranked defending champions – the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS – won a road laugher against the ITAWAMBA INDIANS by a score of 51-0 ### Meanwhile the number 2 team in the nation – the IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS – won a 42-27 home stand against the ELLSWORTH PANTHERS ### And the (3) TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS wiped out the SOUTHEAST SPARTANS 63-26.
HUTCH CONTINUES TO ROLL – The (5) HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS traveled to Memorial Stadium in iconic Dodge City to play the DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS. The Conquistadors are struggling to prove last year was not a fluke and actually gave the storied Blue Dragons a game for 3 Quarters. Hutch led 7-5 in the 1st Quarter, 14-12 by the break and 23-19 at the end of the 3rd. In the 4th the Blue Dragons exploded and put away the game 43-26.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN took on the homestanding ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE BUFFALOES. After 4 Quarters of sheer adrenaline the Golden Norsemen emerged with a 16-14 win! ### And the HUDSON VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS survived a 21-20 edge-of- their- seat game with the visiting ERIE COLLEGE KATS in an Empire State showdown!
SHOOTOUT IN ARIZONA – The MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS met in combat with their guests the NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE BRONCOS (I still say NMMI should change their team name to the Cavalry). This was a riveting game until the T-birds put some distance between themselves and the Broncos. In the end Mesa College won 53-40.
HAPPY HOMECOMINGS – The NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE TIGERS played host to the COAHOMA COLLEGE TIGERS for their Homecoming Game and won by a score of 49-35 ### And the (10) ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS easily dispatched their Homecoming opponents the PIMA COLLEGE AZTECS 49-13.
SHUTOUTS – The DEAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS took the long trip south to face the LOUISBURG COLLEGE HURRICANES and absolutely hammered the home team. Dean College won by a score of 21-0. ### The COPIAH- LINCOLN COLLEGE WOLFPACK trashed the EAST CENTRAL WARRIORS 43-0 ### And the DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU LUMBERJACKS blanked the MESABI RANGE NORSE 12-0.
BLOWOUTS – The HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES took the field against the visiting FORT SCOTT COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS yesterday and demolished them to the tune of 52-13. ### The TYLER COLLEGE APACHES handed a 61-38 beating to their guests the CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS ### And the ROCHESTER TECH YELLOW JACKETS stung the MINNESOTA TECH SPARTANS 69-13.
* CCCAA *
NUMBER THREE TAKES A FALL – The (5) AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE BEAVERS, led by QB Tanner Trosin through the air and RB Deon Ransom on the ground, stunned the number 3 CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RAMS 13-0. The Beavers led 6-0 at Halftime and in the 4th Quarter added 7 more points while their defense remained absolutely perfect.
OTHER TOP TEN UPSETS – The VENTURA COLLEGE PIRATES took it on the road and brought down the 9th ranked CERRITOS COLLEGE FALCONS by a score of 35-31. ### And the BUTTE COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS made Aaron Rodgers smile by logging a road upset of the number 10 FRESNO CITY COLLEGE RAMS in a 38-27 affair.
TOP TEAMS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – The (1) COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS obliterated the SAN JOAQUIN DELTA MUSTANGS by a score of 52-7 ### Meanwhile the (2) MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES went medieval on the visiting CHAFFEY PANTHERS 47-14 ### And the SANTA ROSA COLLEGE BEAR CUBS survived a 28-21 visit from the LANEY EAGLES.
RUSTLING UP A 3-1 RECORD – The (12) GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE RUSTLERS did battle with the visiting GROSSMONT COLLEGE GRIFFINS and gave them a thorough spanking. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Rustlers had a 21-0 advantage at the break and kept up the pace in the 2nd Half, ultimately winning the game 41-6. Golden West QB Chris D’Entremont passed for 255 yards and 4 Touchdowns on the day.
ORDER 66 – The SANTA MONICA COLLEGE CORSAIRS welcomed the ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE MARAUDERS to Corsair Stadium yesterday. The Corsairs led 14-7 after 1 Quarter of play and that 7 points wound up being all the Marauders would score the entire game! Santa Monica College meanwhile added 14, 24 and 14 points in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarters respectively for a 66-7 beatdown! Corsairs QB Jake Dashnaw passed for 269 yards and 3 Touchdowns in the win.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS GIANTS were on the road against the DE ANZA COLLEGE DONS and, led by QB Raul Alvarez led 7-6 at the break before winning this thriller 16-13 in an action-packed 4th Quarter ### And the DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS likewise won a nail-biter on the road, besting the COLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS EAGLES 27-24.
A TALE OF TWO COMET TEAMS – The CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE COMETS improved to 3-1 Saturday with a defeat of the MERCED BLUE DEVILS. QB Jonathan Banks logged 203 all-purpose yards and 3 TD’s as he had his team up 20-13 at Halftime on the way to a 27-20 victory. ### While the PALOMAR COMETS fell to the visiting SADDLEBACK COLLEGE GAUCHOS by a score of 42-31.
THEY CAN SCORE FIFTY-FIVE – The YUBA COLLEGE FORTY-NINERS traveled to face the MENDOCINO COLLEGE EAGLES. This was a true game for the ages with just a one point difference in the score for most of the way, until the Forty-Niners broke things open in the 4th Quarter. A 7-6 1st Quarter lead became 13-12 at the Half, then 27-26 after 3 Quarters. When the game was over Yuba College won 55-40. QB Datwon Melvin threw for 170 yds including 2 passing TD’s and 2 more rushing!
COLLISION IN COUGAR STADIUM – The PASADENA COLLEGE LANCERS rode on over to battle the COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS COUGARS in a very entertaining game. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Lancers were up 10-0 at the break only to see the Cougars tie the game up at 12-12 by the end of the 3rd. Pasadena College stepped up big on offense AND defense and won 20-12.
ROAD WARIORS – The EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE HUSKIES were visiting the Tay Brown Center to play the COMPTON COLLEGE TARTARS. In the end the Huskies went back home with a 48-21 beatdown win. ### And the VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE RAMS snuck by the homestanding SOUTHWESTERN (CA) COLLEGE JAGUARS in a 34-31 Instant Classic.
DOUBLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The CHABOT COLLEGE GLADIATORS thoroughly dominated the visiting FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES yesterday. The Gladiators led 16-6 in the 1st Quarter and never looked back, in the end logging a 54-27 victory. QB Jose Ferreira rushed for 3 TD’s while RB’s Christian Batiste and Xavier Vaesau ran for 2 each in the win.
TRIPLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The SIERRA COLLEGE WOLVERINES welcomed the FOOTHILL COLLEGE OWLS to Buzz Ostrom Stadium. QB Austin Young went 20 of 30 for 179 yards and 3 Touchdowns as the Wolverines converted a 21-7 Halftime lead into a 42-14 blowout win over the ambitious Owls who were once thinking championship.
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