Lindsey_Wilson_KYSPIRIT OF NINETY-ONE – The NAIA’s 14th ranked LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS welcomed the BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY BLAZERS yesterday and treated their guests like they might as well have stayed at home. Head Coach Chris Oliver had his team red-hot on both sides of the ball as the Blue Raiders scored 10 offensive TD’s and THREE defensive TD’s. Lindsey Wilson led 63-7 at Halftime on their way to an unbelievable NINETY-ONE to FOURTEEN final score. The Blue Raiders were just 9 points short of the Century Club Award that Balladeer’s Blog hands out to BASKETBALL teams that hit 100 or better!  

MidAmerica_Nazarene_KSA PAIR OF NUMBER TWO’s FALL – In the NAIA the 20th ranked MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS toppled the number 2 team in the nation –  the BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS. It took Overtime but the Pioneers won 34-27 on Homecoming!     ###      And in the NCAA Division Two the 2nd ranked HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY REDDIES were stunned in their own house, falling to the unranked HARDING UNIVERSITY BISON in a 28-24 Instant Classic.  

Minnesota State MavericksNUMBER ONE TEAMS TRIUMPHANT – The NCAA Division Two’s top-ranked MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS won a 34-28 road game against the AUGUSTANA (SD) VIKINGS     ###      Meanwhile the NAIA’s number 1 MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS totaled the BRIAR CLIFF CHARGERS 63-zip in their own house     ###      And NCAA Division Three’s (1) Defending Champions – the UW-WHITEWATER WARHAWKS – beat the visiting OSHKOSH TITANS 24-7.  

East_Mississippi_CC_MSTWO-YEAR TITANS – The number 1 teams down at the 2-year college level also won yesterday and won easily. In the NJCAA the top-ranked Defending Champions – the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS – shut out the MISSISSIPPI DELTA TROJANS in a 65-0 laugher.     ###      And in the CCCAA the top ranked AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE BEAVERS dismantled the visiting FEATHER RIVER GOLDEN EAGLES 44-8.  

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St Francis (IN)TOP TWENTY-FIVE UPSETS – In addition to MNU over Baker the ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS authoritatively toppled the homestanding 12th ranked ROBERT MORRIS (IL) EAGLES by a score of 38-20     ###      And the MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS added to the freefall of the number 18 TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS, defeating them by a slim 15-14 margin in their own house.

HELMETGrand_View_IATOP FIVE TEAMS ROLLING – The (4) Defending Champions of NAIA football – the GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS – handily won a 53-24 game at the ST AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES     ###      And the (5) FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES (who should become the Furies) notched a 27-7 road win over the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS. 

St Xavier UniversityWHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – The (9) ST XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS overcame the homestanding WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN in a 48-46 Instant Classic on Cancer Awareness Day     ###      Meanwhile the (15) CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS defeated the visiting CAMPBELLSVILLE TIGERS by a final tally of 27-17     ###      And the resurgent (16) MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS eked out a 22-19 road win over the (25) ST FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS.   

Concordia_MIOUR DIVISION CAN BEAT UP YOUR DIVISION – Balladeer’s Blog continues chronicling the gridiron rivalry between the NAIA and NCAA Division Three. The NAIA’s CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS took it on the road against D3’s MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABRETOOTHS and wound up utterly annihilating them. The final score in this one-sided affair was SIXTY-TWO to NOTHING!

Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes helmet NEWROAD WARRIORS – The KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES traveled to face the BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS. A 7-7 tie during the 1st Quarter was the closest things got as first year Head Coach Matt Drinkall guided the Coyotes to a FIFTY-FIVE to TWENTY-EIGHT blowout win. The Coyotes are at home for their next game, then on the road for their final two of the season.  

Culver Stockton WIldcats helmetHAPPY HOMECOMING – The CULVER- STOCKTON COLLEGE WILDCATS were battling the EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS on Homecoming. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Crusaders held a 7-0 lead at Halftime. After the break the Wildcats began their comeback, leading 10-7 after 3 Quarters of play enroute to a 24-19 victory. WR Nick had 179 receiving yards and 2 Touchdowns for CSC.

Arizona Christian Univ helmetNEWBIES STILL RED-HOT – Two teams in their very first year of intercollegiate football continue to rack up victories. The ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM won a 38-13 road blowout over the MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS.     ###      And the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE scorched the visiting POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS to the tune of 47-10.

Lindenwood at BellevilleSTELLAR DEFENSE – The LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX welcomed the OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS to their maroon and gray field that even Boise State would envy. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Lynx had a huge 2nd Quarter and led 22-0 by the break. In the 2nd Half it was mostly defense as The Ville won 29-7, forcing SIX turnovers in the game. RB Kam Harris rushed for 121 yds and a TD for the Lynx.  

Wayland BaptistBLAZING A TRAIL TO VICTORY – The WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS were on the road against the BACONE COLLEGE WARRIORS yesterday. Head Coach Butch Henderson has kept his team focused despite their disappointing season and it paid off with their 2nd win for 2014. A 10-0 Wayland lead in the 1st Quarter became a 14-10 deficit by Halftime but the Pioneers came back to win the game 26-14 with a dominant 2nd Half.

Oklahoma Baptist University helmetDID BOTH TEAMS SHOW UP? – Lopsided games included the OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON stampeding the TEXAS COLLEGE STEERS 62-0     ###      The EASTERN OREGON MOUNTAINEERS eviscerating the MSU- NORTHERN LIGHTS SEVENTY to TWO     ###      And the JAMESTOWN COLLEGE JIMMIES closing the 2nd Half of the season strong with another dominant win – this time 37-14 over the PRESENTATION COLLEGE SAINTS.  

Peru_St_NE_OLD3UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The PERU STATE BOBCATS notched a 24-17 road win over the AVILA EAGLES     ###      Meanwhile the DOANE TIGERS survived a 23-20 visit from the CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS     ###      And the (24) BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS won a 41-38 trip to face the GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS. 


Dakota StateNAIA OVER NCCAA – The NAIA proved it can also manhandle teams in the NCCAA. The NAIA’s DAKOTA STATE TROJANS did battle with the visiting TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS from the NCCAA. The Trojans proceeded to fold, spindle and mutilate the Lions to the tune of SIXTY-NINE to THIRTEEN! 

Greenville College PanthersFRACAS AT FRANCIS FIELD – The GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS welcomed the IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE TIGERS to Francis Field for a true catfight yesterday. A 14-7 1st Quarter lead for the Tigers became a 24-20 edge for the Panthers by Halftime. After the break Greenville College exploded offensively and won by a final tally of 52-32. Panthers QB Jacob Battaglia passed for 138 yards AND rushed for 132 more in the win.

Oklahoma Panhandle State helmetOUT OF THE FRYING PAN, ONTO THE PANHANDLE – The OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY AGGIES, led by Head Coach Russell Gaskamp, won their SIXTH game in a row. OPSU played host to the SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS and smacked them down handily by a final score of 45-7. The Aggies improved to 6-2 on the season.

Kentucky Christian Knights helmet NEWGRAYSON GRIDIRON DRAMA – The KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS welcomed the UNION (KY) BULLDOGS to Grayson for what turned out to be an Instant Classic of a game. In the end Head Coach Gene Peterson guided the Knights to a 39-32 victory over the Bulldogs and to a 5-3 overall record so far for 2014.  

ECSU VikingsUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY VIKINGS overcame the visiting CHOWAN UNIVERSITY HAWKS in a 49-33 affair that was much closer than that final score would indicate.     ###      And the CARSON- NEWMAN EAGLES eked out a 35-34 victory over their guests, the NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS.

Florida Tech Panthers helmetFORTY-FOUR TO NINE – The FLORIDA TECH PANTHERS played host to the MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE CHOCTAWS and completely mauled them by a final tally of 44-9.     ###      And the VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS crushed the visiting SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS by the exact same 44-9 score.  


Edward Waters Tigers helmetNAIA OVER USCAA – Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are aware that NAIA teams make a steady habit out of beating NCAA Division Three teams and upsetting NCAA Division Two teams. In this game the NAIA extended the pain to the USCAA. The NAIA’s EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE TIGERS turned a 7-7 1st Quarter tie with their hosts – the USCAA’s NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS – into a 34-14 Halftime advantage on their way to a 47-21 blowout win. QB Tyler Mahla passed for 190 yds and rushed for 78 yds more for the Tigers.  

Warner Memorial U Royals helmetBATTLE ROYAL – And again it was an NAIA team over a USCAA program in this game, albeit by a much closer score. The NAIA’s WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS welcomed the USCAA’s CONCORDIA (AL) COLLEGE HORNETS. At the end of a true game for the ages Warner’s Robert Reynolds grabbed an interception to kill the Hornets’ furious comeback attempt and preserve a 17-12 Homecoming triumph for the Royals.  

St John Fisher CardinalsCOSMIC LEVEL SHUTOUT – The SAINT JOHN FISHER COLLEGE CARDINALS rolled into town against the ALFRED STATE PIONEERS and left nothing but chaos and suffering in their wake. The Cardinals led 21-0 in the 1st Quarter and never held back the rest of the way, ultimately winning by a final score of SIXTY-ONE to NOTHING! Saint John Fisher QB Tyler Fenti passed for 192 yards in the victory.

Northwestern (MN) helmetUNHAPPY HOMECOMING – The VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY AND COLLEGE TROJANS ruined Homecoming for the WILLIAMSON TRADE SCHOOL MECHANICS on Saturday. As always this season the Mechanics played their opponent blow for blow much of the game but gave up big plays at the absolute worst moments. The ever-tough Trojans exploited every mistake Williamson made and handed them a TWENTY-EIGHT to NOTHING buttkicking.  

Wesley WolverinesDOUSING THE DRAGONS – The WESLEY COLLEGE WOLVERINES traveled down to Lynchburg, VA to square off against the VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG DRAGONS. The Wolverines proved they’re still the best they are at what they do, leading the Dragons 40-6 by Halftime and winning the game by a score of SEVENTY-FIVE to TWELVE! Wesley QB Joe Callahan threw for 246 yards and FIVE Touchdowns!

HELMETMORRISVILLEMARVELOUS MUSTANGS – The MORRISVILLE STATE MUSTANGS kept their hosts – the SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS – winless for 2014. The Mustangs converted a slim 6-5 lead in the 1st Quarter into a 47-23 rout by the time they were through. RB’s Lemar Johnson and Cristian Pena rushed for 2 TD’s apiece and for 117 and 108 yds respectively. 


Bloomsburg HuskiesTOP TWENTY-FIVE UPSETS – Besides Harding dragging down Henderson State the only other upset in D2’s Top 25 came in the game between the 9th ranked BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY HUSKIES and the number 7 WEST CHESTER GOLDEN RAMS. The Huskies pulled off a win over their higher- ranked opponents in commanding fashion, winning by a score of 41-10.

Ferris State BulldogsRANKED TEAMS COLLIDE – The 5th ranked FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS visited the number 19 MICHIGAN TECH HUSKIES and thoroughly thumped them to the tune of 37-3.     ###      And in the 11 spot the CSU- PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES logged a much tighter 20-12 road victory over the 14th ranked COLORADO MINES OREDIGGERS.

Highland CavaliersWISER THAN THE KAISER – The UVA- WISE HIGHLAND CAVALIERS were on the road against the WEST VIRGINIA STATE YELLOW JACKETS on Saturday. After 4 Quarters of riveting, bruising gridiron action the Highland Cavaliers headed back home with a 16-13 victory under their belts. 

MercyhurstGETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – On Thursday night the MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY LAKERS did battle with the visiting EDINBORO FIGHTING SCOTS and trounced them by a score of 31-10.     ###      And the WEST LIBERTY STATE HILLTOPPERS likewise manhandled their guests the WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN BOBCATS to the tune of 24-3.

Arkansas Monticello helmetUAM WITH THE WIN – The ARKANSAS- MONTICELLO BOLL WEEVILS faced the homestanding SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM. The Boll Weevils trailed the Crimson Storm 7-6 after 1 Quarter of play but had grabbed a 16-9 advantage by the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended with UAM on top 37-23 but SNU pulled closer in the 4th for a final score of Boll Weevils 44  Crimson Storm 37.  

Lake erie storm helmetsSTORMING CANTON – The LAKE ERIE COLLEGE STORM took it on the road to face the MALONE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS in Canton, OH. The Storm made it 3 wins in a row and compiled a fantastic 491 rushing yards in the process. RB Anthony Bilal had 241 of those yards, leading the way in LEC’s 55-34 victory.

Newberry helmet goodUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The NEWBERRY COLLEGE WOLVES traveled to face the UNC-PEMBROKE BRAVES and won a 13-6 nailbiter.   ###      And the ARKANSAS TECH WONDER BOYS fell on the road to the OUACHITA BAPTIST TIGERS in a 14-9 edge of your seat affair.  

East Central University Tigers helmet oklahomaTOTALLY TIGERS – The EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY TIGERS notched another blowout win for the 2014 season, this time over the visiting SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA BULLDOGS by a score of 36-13     ###      And the BENEDICT COLLEGE TIGERS defeated their guests the MOREHOUSE MAROON TIGERS 33-15.

Saginaw Valley State helmetCLOSE SHAVES – The SAGINAW VALLEY STATE CARDINALS took on the visiting NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY TIMBERWOLVES. When all was said and done the Cardinals had snuck by with a 16-14 victory.     ###      And the SHAW UNIVERSITY BEARS won an even tighter 35-34 game against the JOHNSON C SMITH UNIVERSITY GOLDEN BULLS.    


Wheaton ThunderTOP TWENTY-FIVE UPSETS – The 17th ranked WHEATON (IL) COLLEGE THUNDER took on the visiting number 12 NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CARDINALS yesterday. The Cardinals led 6-3 after the 1st Quarter but the Thunder had seized a 17-16 lead by Halftime. The two teams took turns dominating the next 2 Quarters until Wheaton won the game in a 34-31 upset. QB Johnny Peltz passed for 236 yds and 2 TD’s for the Thunder. 

Johns Hopkins UniversityGETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – On Friday night the (9) JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLUE JAYS played host to the GETTYSBURG COLLEGE BULLETS. The Blue Jays improved to 7-0 in style, leading the Bullets 34-0 by Halftime on their way to a 37-14 victory. QB Braden Anderson went an unbelievable 21 of 26 for 306 yards and FOUR Touchdowns for JHU.

Bethel (MN) Royals helmetBATTLE BETWEEN RANKED TEAMS – The (11) BETHEL (MN) ROYALS squared off against the visiting (22) UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS TOMMIES. The Royals started out on cruise control, leading 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and 21-0 by the break. In the 2nd Half they had to withstand a spirited comeback attempt by the Tommies and won by a final score of 35-24. RB Marshall Klitzke had 2 TD’s and 86 yards for Bethel.

Mary Hardin Baylor Crusaders helmet NEWYAAWWN – The usual collection of laughable blowouts for the top teams against the sludge from their conference schedule made another argument in favor of separating Division 3 football into 3A and 3AA, like in D1. It was (2) UMHB CRUSADERS over the TEXAS LUTHERAN BULLDOGS 72-16   ###   (3) MU PURPLE RAIDERS over the WILMINGTON QUAKERS 74-7   ###   And (7) JCU BLUE STREAKS over the CAPITAL CRUSADERS 71-7.  

Ithaca BombersBOMBS AWAY – The ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS welcomed the SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEA GULLS to Butterfield Stadium on Saturday. The Bombers compiled a 19-7 Halftime lead then shut out the Sea Gulls after the break to win the game 32-7. QB Tom Dempsey passed for 320 yards and 3 Touchdowns for Ithaca.  

Bates Bobcats helmetFIVE QUARTERS – The clash between the BATES COLLEGE BOBCATS and their guests, the visiting COLBY COLLEGE WHITE MULES, was a game for the ages. The White Mules held a 14-7 1st Quarter lead that was still holding up at Halftime. The Bobcats trailed 28-14 as the 4th Quarter started but tied the game at 28-all to force Overtime. OT saw Bates shut out Colby then score a TD of their own for a 34-28 win. 

Williams Ephs helmetALL-NAME GAMES – The WILLIAMS COLLEGE EPHS (“Eephs”) took it on the road against the HAMILTON CONTINENTALS and defeated them in a 21-14 thriller     ###      And the Ephs’ archrivals – the AMHERST COLLEGE LORD JEFFS – clobbered the visiting TUFTS JUMBOS by a score of 30-0.

Olivet College helmetCOMET TALES – The OLIVET COLLEGE COMETS played the KALAMAZOO COLLEGE HORNETS yesterday. The Comets improved to 4-3 while thrilling their fans in the Cutler Complex. Olivet led 7-0, 14-0 and 21-0 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters respectively. The Hornets got on the board in the 4th but the Comets won handily 30-14. QB Braden Black passed for 259 yds and 1 TD in the victory.  

Methodist MonarchsFOUR QUARTERS WAS NOT ENOUGH – The METHODIST UNIVERSITY MONARCHS traveled to do battle with the NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN BATTLING BISHOPS. The Monarchs trailed the Battling Bishops 9-7 in the 1st Quarter and 26-16 at Halftime. Methodist came back in the 2nd Half to tie the game at 36-36 and force Overtime. In the extra session NC Wesleyan put up a Field Goal, then the Monarchs managed a Touchdown for a 42-39 OT triumph.  

Dickinson Red DevilsCOLORFUL CLASH – The DICKINSON COLLEGE RED DEVILS played Road Warriors on Saturday, journeying to face the MCDANIEL COLLEGE GREEN TERROR. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became 14-14 at the break. The Red Devils outscored the Green Terror 19-14 in the 2nd Half for a 33-28 victory. RB Chris Soulas rushed for 162 yards and 3 Touchdowns in the win.  

Millsaps_MSMAJOR VICTORY – Harper Davis Field was popping on Saturday as the MILLSAPS COLLEGE MAJORS made the SEWANEE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH TIGERS feel anything but welcome. The Majors led 24-6 by Halftime and didn’t let the Tigers get any closer after the break, winning by a final tally of 38-20. QB Zac Thrasher passed for 2 TD’s and rushed for 1 more on his 196 yards.  

Heidelberg Student PrincesDOUBLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT PRINCES welcomed the MARIETTA COLLEGE PIONEERS. A 23-14 Student Prince lead by the Half became a 40-20 blowout win.     ###      And the WIDENER UNIVERSITY PRIDE trounced the homestanding LYCOMING WARRIORS 34-17.  

pacific lutheran lutes helmetVARYING DEGREES OF BUTTKICKINGS – The PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY LUTES led their guests the WILLAMETTE BEARCATS 21-7 in the 1st Quarter and never let up enroute to a 56-14 beatdown.     ###      And the REDLANDS BULLDOGS obliterated the LA VERNE LEOPARDS 64-28 in their own house.

Loras Duhawks helmetPIGSKIN ARMAGEDDON – The clash between the LORAS COLLEGE DUHAWKS and their hosts, the SIMPSON COLLEGE STORM, was a game for the ages! A 3-3 1st Quarter tie became a 13-10 Duhawk edge at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with Loras College leading 20-10 but a frenzy of scoring in the 4th ended with a final tally of Duhawks 27  Storm 24. QB Robert Kelly passed for 304 yards and a Touchdown in the win.   


Iowa Western CollegeGAME OF THE SEASON SO FAR – The 2nd ranked IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS hosted the number 4 HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS on Saturday. The Reivers defense accomplished the difficult task of keeping the Blue Dragons under 40 points for the day and won this clash of titans by a score of 58-34.  

Trinity Valley Cardinals helmetMORE TOP TEN TEAMS ROLLING – The number 3 TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS easily won a road game against the NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN. The final score in this one-sided affair was 58-9.     ###      And the 9th ranked NASSAU COLLEGE LIONS mauled the LOUISBURG COLLEGE HURRICANES to the tune of 48-13.

Globe Tech Knights helmetWORKING OVERTIME – The GLOBE TECH KNIGHTS had traveled to face the JERSEY COAST ACADEMY JAGUARS this weekend. Four quarters weren’t enough for these two teams from adjoining states. Regulation ended in a 14-14 tie. In Overtime the Knights held the Jaguars scoreless and then put up a Touchdown for a 20-14 win in the extra session.

Tyler Apaches helmetTURN IT UP TO ELEVEN – The TYLER COLLEGE APACHES were visited by the KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS on Saturday. Typical for these two teams the game was a shootout and when all the dust had finally settled the Apaches had come out on top in the game by a final score of 55-44. 

Coffeyville Red Ravens helmetALL-NAME GAMES – The COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS did battle with the visiting HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES. It was all Red Ravens as Coffeyville went on to win 49-24.     ###      And the DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU LUMBERJACKS chopped down the VERMILION COLLEGE IRONMEN in an even bigger 52-19 blowout.  

Erie KatsUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The ERIE COLLEGE KATS played host to the MILFORD ACADEMY FALCONS in one of the best games of the day. The Kats eked out a 31-29 victory.     ###      And the IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS won a tight 23-15 road game against the ELLSWORTH PANTHERS.  

Cisco College helmet BLUEVARYING DEGREES OF BLOWOUTS – The CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS  journeyed to face the TEXAS A&T SPARTANS. They didn’t try to understand ’em, they just roped and tied and branded them 48-17.     ###      And the BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES won a 56-6 road beatdown of the GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS.  


Riverside College TigersTOP TEN UPSETS – The 5th ranked RIVERSIDE COLLEGE TIGERS took the field against the visiting number 4 MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES. The Tigers trailed the Mounties 7-3 in the 1st Quarter and 17-10 by Halftime. The Mounties even carried a 24-16 edge into the 4th Quarter but Riverside came roaring back for a 28-24 win.  

San Mateo BulldogsOTHER TOP TEAMS ROLL – The number 2 COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS absolutely devastated the homestanding DE ANZA COLLEGE DONS in a 61-14 laugh riot.     ###      And the 6th ranked CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RAMS incinerated the number 7 SANTA ROSA BEAR CUBS and then scattered the ashes to the winds by a score of 70-zip.

Fullerton College HornetsNINE – TEN, NEVER SLEEP AGAIN – With Halloween coming up I figured I’d make with the Freddy Krueger shoutout there. The 9th ranked FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS totalled the visiting GROSSMONT GRIFFINS 40-22.     ###     And in the number 10 spot the BUTTE COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS survived a 28-21 visit from the SIERRA WOLVERINES.

Golden West College RustlersRUSTLING ON THE ROAD – The GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE RUSTLERS took it on the road against the SANTA ANA COLLEGE DONS.A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became a 16-14 Halftime edge for the Rustlers. After the break Golden West College pulled further away, ultimately winning 39-27. QB Chris d’Entremont threw for 343 yards and FIVE Touchdowns for the Rustlers.  

Contra Costa helmet BLUEDOUBLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE COMETS traveled to face the COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS CORSAIRS yesterday and demolished them 48-24     ###      And the WEST HILLS COALINGA FALCONS thrashed the MENDOCINO COLLEGE EAGLES 42-21.  

College of the desert roadrunnersBEEP BEEP – The COLLEGE OF THE DESERT ROADRUNNERS welcomed the EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE HUSKIES. The Roadrunners converted a 14-7 1st Quarter lead into 21-13 lead by the break on their way to a 35-21 victory. QB Antwion McGee passed for 169 yds and 1 TD while rushing for 89 more. 

Moorpark CollegeWORKING OVERTIME – Four Quarters weren’t enough in the game between the MOORPARK COLLEGE RAIDERS and their guests, the PASADENA COLLEGE LANCERS. A 7-7 Halftime tie became a 10-7 Raiders lead to start the 4th Quarter. After an orgy of scoring Regulation ended knotted up at 17-17. Moorpark shut out the Lancers in Overtime, then scored a Touchdown for a 23-17 win.

San Bernardino ValleyGRIDIRON GRUDGE MATCH – Another game that went into OT was the clash involving the homestanding SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE WOLVERINES and the SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE OLYMPIANS. The Wolverines led 10-7 in the 1st Quarter but trailed 21-17 at the break. A 24-24 3rd Quarter tie became a 30-30 tie to force Overtime. The Olympians put up a Field Goal in OT, followed by a game-winning TD by San Bernardino Valley, making the final tally 36-33.

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  1. I was hoping Hutch could beat the Reivers but nope.

  2. Awesome breakdown on the lower divisions!

  3. Century Club? Can’t wait til your basketball season now!

  4. What does USCAA stand for?

  5. I never knew these other divisions even existed!

  6. Kansas Wesleyan rocks!

  7. The Arizona Christian University Firestorm are really awesome!

  8. Elmer

    Lindsey Wilson College was where my son played!

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