Robert Morris (IL)NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – Yesterday the NAIA’s 11th ranked ROBERT MORRIS (IL) EAGLES hosted the number one team in the nation – the  MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS. The undefeated Eagles trailed the Knights 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and 14-10 at Halftime before seizing a 17-14 edge in the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th Robert Morris U outscored Marian 13-7 for a 30-21 upset triumph. Eagles Quarterback Kanyatte Allen had 2 Touchdowns through the air and 1 on the ground in the win.

Chowan HawksNCCAA OVER NCAA – The NCCAA’s CHOWAN  UNIVERSITY HAWKS were on the road against NCAA Division ONE’s Delaware State Hornets. The Hawks made an early statement by ending the opening Quarter with a 14-0 lead. That was cut to a 21-14 advantage over the Hornets by the break and 31-17 as the 3rd Quarter drew to a close. In the 4th Chowan University withstood a frantic Delaware State rally to win the game 31-30! This was the Hawks’ first ever win over a D1 foe. 

Washburn Ichabods helmetDOWN GOES NUMBER FOUR – NCAA Division Two’s WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ICHABODS were paying a visit to the 4th ranked PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became a 14-7 Halftime edge for the Ichabods. In the 3rd Quarter that became a 28-18 Washburn advantage and ultimately a 28-21 upset win for the Ichabods over the Gorillas. QB Derek McGinnis passed for 283 yards and 3 Touchdowns for Washburn U.

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMNUMBER THREE TAKES A FALL – The NJCAA’s NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN were defending their home stadium from the number 3 team in the nation – the TYLER COLLEGE APACHES. The Golden Norsemen trailed 6-0 in the 1st Quarter but by Halftime had seized a 24-13 lead. NEO A&M built on that lead after the break, resulting in a 40-23 upset! QB Mack Waldman had 3 Touchdowns through the air on 167 yds passing. 

Modesto College Pirates helmetNUMBER FIVE GETS TOPPLED – In the CCCAA the number 14 MODESTO COLLEGE PIRATES hosted the 5th ranked DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS. The Pirates were playing catch-up most of the game, trailing 10-7 in the 1st Quarter, 20-16 at Halftime and 27-16 to end the 3rd. Modesto College exploded in the 4th Quarter for a 35-34 comeback victory. QB Trey Cooper had 3 TD’s on 307 yds passing and 1 TD on 118 yds rushing.


Peru_St_NE_OLD3NAIA – The PERU STATE BOBCATS took it on the road and ruined Parents Weekend for the number 13 MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS. The Bobcats wound up winning a tight 39-34 game for the ages.     ###      And the 21st ranked MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS welcomed the number 18 BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS and sent them back home reeling from a FORTY-ONE to SEVENTEEN upset loss.  

Ashland University Eagles helmetNCAA DIVISION TWO – The ASHLAND UNIVERSITY EAGLES handed the visiting 14th ranked OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS their second loss in a row. The Eagles edged the Panthers by a final tally of 27-24 in this thriller.     ###      And the SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA BULLDOGS brought down their guests the number 15 OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS, putting up 58 points to the 38 scored by the visitors. 

Platteville Pioneers helmetNCAA DIVISION THREE – The number 22 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT PLATTEVILLE PIONEERS played host to the 13th ranked NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CARDINALS. The Pioneers trailed 21-7 but a frenzied 4th Quarter comeback tied the game at 28-28. In Overtime UW-Platteville won 35-28.     ###      And the 24th ranked ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS had their way with the visiting number 16 HOBART COLLEGE STATESMEN, smacking them down 24-6.  

Mesa College Thunderbirds helmet NEWNJCAA – The MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS took the field against the visiting 12th ranked PIMA COLLEGE AZTECS yesterday. After a tight 1st Half the Thunderbirds got a little separation for a 40-27 win.     ###      The DUPAGE COLLEGE CHAPARRALS called on the number 14 GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE BULLDOGS and dragged them down 39-12     ###      And the (20) TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS 

Fullerton College HornetsCCCAA – The 15th ranked FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS found themselves on the road against the number 7 CERRITOS COLLEGE FALCONS. The Hornets trailed all game until mounting a 33-29 comeback win in the 4th Quarter.     ###      And the number 20 MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES clobbered the visiting 8th ranked VENTURA COLLEGE PIRATES to the tune of 52-28.  


Ave Maria University Gyrenes helmet NEWCHAOS AT CALLAWAY STADIUM – The NAIA’s AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES traveled to Georgia to face NCAA D3’s LAGRANGE COLLEGE PANTHERS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Gyrenes seized a 21-7 lead by Halftime. That became a 28-13 3rd Quarter advantage for Ave Maria University on their way to a 28-21 road victory. Gyrenes Running Back Kaleb Coffee rushed for 140 yards and a Touchdown in the game. 

southwestern assemblies of god helmetWILD IN WAXAHACHIE – The NAIA’s SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS welcomed NCAA D3 team the HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS. A 14-10 deficit for the Lions in the 1st Quarter was unchanged at the break. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 17-17 tie followed by a giant 4th Quarter for SAGU who racked up 21 points for a 38-24 triumph. Lions Quarterback CJ Collins threw for 245 yards and 3 Touchdowns. 

mcmurry warhawks helmetMCMURRY DOMINATES ON THE ROAD – NCAA D3’s MCMURRY UNIVERSITY WARHAWKS were in Tyler, TX to visit the NAIA’s forever-hapless TEXAS COLLEGE STEERS. By Halftime the Warhawks had compiled a 17-0 advantage over the Steers. By the end of the game McMurry University had parlayed that lead into a FORTY to NOTHING blowout win. Three separate QB’s saw the field for the Warhawks but the game belonged to RB Paxton Grayer, who had a career-best 216 yards for 2 Touchdowns. 

Hardin-Simmons CowboysCOWBOYS SQUARE THE PIONEERS – NCAA D3’s (21) HARDIN- SIMMONS UNIVERSITY COWBOYS rolled out a blood-red carpet for the NAIA’s WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS. This game was a study in annihilation as the Cowboys shoved the Pioneers all over the field, converting a 21-0 1st Quarter lead into a FORTY-NINE to SEVEN drubbing of their opponents. Two HSU Quarterbacks performed well – Weston Garner with 3 passing TD’s and, in relief, Ryan Breton with 1 aerial TD.   


* NAIA *

St Xavier UniversityRANKED TEAMS IN CLOSE CALLS – The (8) SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS had a monumental struggle against the visiting (20) WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WARRIORS. In the end the Cougars held on for a 37-34 victory.     ###      And the (9) NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS had their hands full with their guests the CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS but survived by a 17-14 margin.  

Southwestern CollegePOINTBUILDERS – The SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS got off the schneid for 2015 in a game against the visiting MCPHERSON UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS (who I still say should change their name to the Mastiffs). The Moundbuilders exploded offensively and suffocated the Bulldogs with their defense. When all the dust had settled in this decidedly one-way affair Southwestern College had won by a count of 33-7.

Southeastern Fire helmet REALNAIA OVER THE USCAA – In just their second year of intercollegiate football the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) took the field against the traveling CONCORDIA (AL) HORNETS from the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). The Fire won this game going away by a score of 37-7. 

Bethel (KS) ThreshersUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS welcomed the BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES in an all-name game. The Threshers defeated the Swedes 30-23.     ###      And the KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES celebrated Community Day by winning a 28-21 nailbiter against their guests – the STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS. 

Saint Mary SpiresSPIRES ON TOP – The UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY SPIRES looked much-improved yesterday in their gridiron clash with the FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS. This was the proverbial 4 Quarter slobberknocker of bruising football but when all was said and done the Spires had prevailed. The final score in the game was University of Saint Mary 27  Friends University 14.

Concordia_MIONE POINT WONDERS – There was only one NAIA football game that qualified for this category on Saturday and that was the battle between the CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS and the homestanding SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY SAINTS. Both teams literally left it all on the field in this grudge match but there could only be one winner. The Cardinals eked out a 28-27 win.

Pikeville BearsSHUTOUTS – The UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS played Road Warriors, blanking the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS by a count of 22-0.     ###      And the number 2 team in the nation – the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS – warmed up for their battle with D3’s UW-Whitewater next week by obliterating their hosts the DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS to the tune of 49-zip.  

 * NCCAA *

Point University good helmetRUCKUS IN THE RIVER BOWL – The POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS welcomed the UNIVERSITY OF GOD’S CHOSEN DISCIPLES to the River Bowl on Saturday. The outcome of the game was only briefly in doubt as the Skyhawks took control early, dominating the Disciples on both sides of the ball. In the end Point University won the game by a final tally of FIFTY-EIGHT to TWELVE!  

Northwestern (MN) helmetCLAWING THE COUGARS – The UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN (MN) EAGLES were on the road against the MINNESOTA-MORRIS COUGARS at Big Cat Stadium. The Eagles got off to a 7-0 lead in the 1st Quarter, then expanded that to a 10-0 edge at the Half. From there they kept up the pressure in all ways and went back home boasting a 27-0 blowout win. Quarterback Grant Schoen passed for 176 yards and a Touchdown for Northwestern.

Campbellsville UniversitySOMETIMES YA WIN, SOMETIMES YA LOSE – The CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS took on the homestanding UNION (KY) BULLDOGS and went on to win a 37-23 gridiron grinder against them.     ###      And the SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SAVAGE STORM welcomed the OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON in a Sooner State showdown. The Savage Storm won the game 40-27. 

Shorter HawksSO VERY CLOSE FOR SHORTER – The NCCAA’s SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS were the guests of NCAA Division ONE’s Kennesaw State Owls. The Hawks came close to replicating Chowan’s accomplishment by upsetting the higher division team. Unfortunately it was not to be but the Hawks gave the Owls almost more than they could handle, falling by a tight count of 18-12.


Minnesota State MavericksEASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE … – The top 3 teams in D2 rolled yesterday. The (1) MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS utterly humilated the visiting UNIVERSITY OF MARY MARAUDERS in a 48-0 laugher     ###      Elsewhere the (2) UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA WOLVES hammered the FAYETTEVILLE STATE BRONCOS to the tune of 57-27     ###      And the (3) FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS dismembered the storied GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS 61-24 in their own house, Lubbers Stadium. 

HELMET Sioux FallsRANKED TEAMS IN CLOSE CALLS – The (6) UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS had to hang on by their fingernails for a 35-31 win over the visiting (7) MINNESOTA- DULUTH BULLDOGS     ###      Meanwhile the (5) NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS managed a tight 34-30 road win over the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES     ###      And the (13) COLORADO MINES OREDIGGERS withstood a 28-20 invasion from the CHADRON STATE EAGLES.  

Lake erie storm helmetsA DOUBLE-SHOT OF THAT OT LOVE – The LAKE ERIE COLLEGE STORM and their hosts the WALSH UNIVERSITY CAVALIERS. The two teams fought an edge-of-your seat battle all the way through Regulation and TWO OVERTIMES. In the end the difference was a missed extra point attempt by the Cavaliers as the Storm emerged with a 34-33 victory.

California_PAUNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VULCANS (as in the Roman fire and forge god) managed a tense 34-26 triumph over the SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY RAIDERS.      ###      And the UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS GREYHOUNDS eked out a 26-24 W over the visiting SOUTHWEST BAPTIST BEARCATS.

Mckendree Bearcats helmetHEROIC HOMESTANDS – The MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY BEARCATS played host to the NORTHWOOD (MI) TIMBERWOLVES and fought their way to a 27-24 victory.     ###      Meanwhile the VIRGINIA STATE TROJANS topped the KENTUCKY STATE THHOROBREDS 14-7     ###      And the ALBANY STATE GOLDEN RAMS smacked down the STILLMAN TIGERS by a score of 21-6.

Gannon Univ Golden KnightsONE TEAM WAS PLAYING BASKETBALL – The GANNON UNIVERSITY GOLDEN KNIGHTS took it on the road against the KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY GOLDEN BEARS. This game was pure gold for Gannon fans as their team smoked Kutztown 66-24.     ###      And the (17) HARDING UNIVERSITY BISON crushed the stubborn SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MULERIDERS 70-42 in their own house.

Missouri S&T Miners helmetWE WENT TO A FOOTBALL GAME BUT A BASEBALL GAME BROKE OUT INSTEAD – First off the MISSOURI S&T MINERS notched a road victory over the TRUMAN STATE BULLDOGS in a 10-7 epic of defensive football.     ###      And the LANE COLLEGE DRAGONS fell in an even slimmer 7-3 clash with Division ONE’s Bethune- Cookman Wildcats.

Charleston Golden Eagles helmet NEWONE POINT WONDERS – The CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES eked out an exciting 31-30 win over the visiting GLENNVILLE STATE PIONEERS.     ###      Meanwhile the MSU-MOORHEAD DRAGONS defeated their guests the AUGUSTANA (SD) VIKINGS 35-34     ###      And the WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS snuck by the NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY COWBOYS by a score of 38-37. 


Whitewater Warhawks helmet newEASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE … – The top 3 teams in D3 rolled yesterday. The top ranked defending champions – the UW-WHITEWATER WARHAWKS – won a 66-3 massacre against the FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY LIONS, who are in their first year of intercollegiate football     ###      Meanwhile the (2) UNIVERSITY OF MT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS put up a 56-0 shutout of the MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY MUSKIES     ###      And the (3) LINFIELD COLLEGE WILDCATS manhandled the UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS BULLDOGS 44-7.  

St John's Johnnies helmetRANKED TEAMS IN CLOSE CALLS – The (8) SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY JOHNNIES survived a 24-16 trip to play the CONCORDIA (Moorhead) COBBERS     ###      The (10) JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY BLUE STREAKS likewise won a road squeaker, in their case 23-16 over the HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT PRINCES     ###      And the (6) WARTBURG UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS defeated the homestanding UW-STOUT BLUE DEVILS 41-33.  

Bridgewater College Eagles helmetNCAA D3 OVER USCAA – Jopson Field was the site of this clash between D3’s BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE EAGLES and the visiting NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS from the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). A 17-0 Eagles lead at the break ultimately became a 34-14 victory over the Builders. Bridgewater College Quarterback Matthew Pisarcek had 145 yards through the air and 1 Touchdown in the win.

Franklin Grizzlies helmetSHUTOUTS – The FRANKLIN COLLEGE GRIZZLIES gave up no points against the visiting ANDERSON UNIVERSITY RAVENS while scoring 14 of their own in each Quarter. The Grizzles won in a 56-0 blowout.     ###      And the DENISON UNIVERSITY BIG RED totaled their guests the OBERLIN COLLEGE YEOMEN to the tune of 45-0.  

Austin CollegeALL-NAME GAMES – The AUSTIN COLLEGE KANGAROOS found themselves on the road against the WHITTIER COLLEGE POETS on Saturday. The Kangaroos led 13-3 in the opening Quarter and never looked back, censoring the poets 55-12.     ###      And the ALMA COLLEGE SCOTS doubled up on the visiting ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY REGENTS by a final tally of 42-21.

Kenyon LordsTHE LORDS WERE LEAPING – The KENYON COLLEGE LORDS squared off against the HIRAM COLLEGE TERRIERS. The Lords had an 11-7 edge to end the 1st Quarter and a 17-10 advantage at the Half. The Terriers cut it to a 20-17 game to close out the 3rd Quarter but the Kenyon offense exploded in the 4th for a 34-17 triumph. Lords Quarterback Jake Bates accounted for 2 of his team’s Touchdowns. 

Loras Duhawks helmetSHOOTOUT AT THE ROCK BOWL – The LORAS COLLEGE DUHAWKS did battle with the AUGUSTANA (IL) VIKINGS in venerable Rock Bowl Stadium. This game was a tale of two Halves as the Duhawks trailed 21-3 in the 1st Quarter and 49-27 by the break. In the 2nd Half Loras limited the Vikings to just 3 points while going on an offensive tear themselves. The Duhawks won this thriller 56-52.

Rensselaer helmetTELL IT TO THE ENGINEERS – The RENSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ENGINEERS hosted the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERS. Rensselaer parlayed a 21-7 1st Quarter lead into a blistering 42-7 beatdown of MIT.     ###      And the WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ENGINEERS roughed up the visiting NORWICH UNIVERSITY CADETS 27-10. 

Maine Maritime MarinersTHE ADMIRAL’S CUP – Yesterday the MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY MARINERS fought it out with the MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY BUCCANEERS for the Admiral’s Cup. The Mariners led the Buccaneers 21-13 in the 1st Quarter, 41-34 at the break and 44-34 to end the 3rd. In the end Maine Maritime held on to win the game 47-41. QB Michael Fahey rushed for 2 TD’s and had 1 more through the air in the win.

 * NJCAA *

Hutchinson Blue DragonsBLUE DRAGONS TURN UP THE HEAT – The 9th ranked HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS took it on the road to do battle with the IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS, who won a FIVE Overtime game just a few weeks back. No OT sessions were necessary for this contest, however, as the Blue Dragons scorched the Tritons by a final score of FORTY to EIGHT.

ASA CollegeAVENGERS: THE AGE OF ROAD WINS – The ASA (NY) COLLEGE AVENGERS traveled to face Northeast Football Conference rivals the MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS. The Avengers faced a 6-0 deficit at the end of the 1st Quarter but by Halftime held a 14-13 edge. From there ASA College dominated, winning the game 42-22. Running Back Deon Tidwell rushed for 3 Touchdowns for the Avengers. 

Arizona Western College good helmetARIZONA SHOWDOWN – The ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS were on the road against their directional archrivals the EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS. As always when these two teams get together the football is bruising and bone-crunching. In the end victory went to the Matadors by a final tally of 24-21.

Navarro CollegeSQUARING THE SPARTANS – The NAVARRO COLLEGE BULLDOGS were less than gracious hosts to the TEXAS A&T SPARTANS on Saturday. The Bulldogs gave up just 7 points to the Spartans and that was in the 1st Quarter. From there the Bulldogs let loose, trouncing Texas A&T by a count of FORTY-NINE to SEVEN! RB Josh Cleveland scored 2 TD’s on 99 yds rushing. 

Nassau College Lions helmetABSOLUTE BUTTKICKINGS – The NASSAU COLLEGE LIONS welcomed the ERIE COLLEGE KATS and had their way with them in a 55-0 shutout.     ###      Meanwhile the CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE AT BRAINERD RAIDERS pretty much brained the visiting ITASCA COLLEGE VIKINGS to the tune of 89-38.     ###      And the COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS eviscerated the INDEPENDENCE PIRATES 79-21.  

 * CCCAA *

Los angeles valley monarchsRULING ON THE ROAD – The LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE MONARCHS traveled to play the MOUNT SAN JACINTO COLLEGE EAGLES yesterday. The Monarchs grabbed a quick 8-7 edge in the 1st Quarter then made that 21-13 by Halftime. Los Angeles Valley then shut out the Eagles in the 2nd Half while piling on more points themselves for a 28-13 victory. Monarchs Running Back Jordan Frost punched in 2 of his team’s Touchdowns. 


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  1. Awesome but weird teams.

  2. My son should play for one of these!

  3. Never heared of any of these teams.

  4. Bobby

    Peru State is awesome!

  5. Thurman

    Awesome! My cousin played at a NAIA school.

  6. Devin

    The Golden Norsemen are where my brother played!


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