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POINT UNIVERSITY CONQUERS THE NCAA – Once again a team from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) toppled a team from a higher division. In this case the POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS took it on the road against NCAA Division Two’s BENEDICT COLLEGE TIGERS. The Skyhawks won handily in a 22-7 statement game.
NUMBER ONE GETS UPSET AT HOME – The 16th ranked JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY BLUE STREAKS paid a visit to the number 1 UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS yesterday. A 13-0 1st Quarter lead for the Blue Streaks became a 13-7 advantage by Halftime and a 21-13 lead for the Purple Raiders to end the 3rd. JCU came from behind to eke out a 31-28 victory.
HANGING EIGHTY-THREE – Over in D2 the number 24 team in the nation – the COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS – battled the homestanding BLACK HILLS STATE YELLOW JACKETS. The Orediggers manhandled the Yellow Jackets so severely they may never know what hit them. Colorado School of Mines triumphed in an EIGHTY-THREE to TWENTY-EIGHT laugher.
HANGING SEVENTY-SEVEN AIN’T BAD EITHER – Back in the NAIA the 15th ranked STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS notched a road win of their own over the SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS. The Warriors kicked the Moundbuilders all over the gridiron in a SEVENTY-SEVEN to TWENTY-TWO slaughter.
USCAA GAME OF THE WEEK – In the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS hosted the AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES. The Builders trailed the Gyrenes 6-0 in the 1st Quarter and 12-7 at the break. The 3rd Quarter ended with a 14-12 edge for Newport News and after an explosive 4th Quarter the Builders won this thriller 24-20.
NCCAA GAME OF THE WEEK – The game of the week in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) pitted the traveling TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TROJANS against the TAYLOR UNIVERSITY TROJANS. This Instant Classic was a riveting smash-mouth affair which Trinity International wound up winning by a score of 17-14.
MUCH MORE TO COME IN A MOMENT …
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