MISSISSIPPI BOWL – This was the National Championship game in the NJCAA. The top ranked EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS did battle with the number 2 team in the nation – the ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS. At Halftime the Lions were on top of the Matadors 14-7 and by the end of the 3rd Quarter the score stood at 28-21 in favor of the Lions. From there East Mississippi College held on for a 31-28 win and their 4th title in the last 7 years. * THE LIONS ARE NJCAA CHAMPIONS *
MIDWEST BOWL CLASSIC – The (7) INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE PIRATES squared off against the (4) NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN in this debut edition of the Midwest Bowl Classic. The Pirates grabbed a 7-0 lead in the 1st Quarter but the Golden Norsemen cut that to a 17-14 edge by the break. From there Independence College outscored their opponents 13-6, winning the game by a score of 30-20.
GRAPHIC EDGE BOWL: OPENING GAME – The early game in this Bowl double-header pitted the ELLSWORTH COLLEGE PANTHERS against the (20) NORTHLAND COLLEGE PIONEERS. This was a tale of 2 Halves, with the teams knotted up at 7-7 in the 1st Quarter and the Panthers on top 21-14 at the Half. After the break Ellsworth College shut out the Pioneers while piling on the points for a 55-14 blowout.
GRAPHIC EDGE BOWL: FEATURE GAME – The (3) IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS played the (5) NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE RANGERS to close out the 2017 Bowl season in the NJCAA. The Rangers let a 10-7 1st Quarter lead turn into a 17-10 Reivers advantage by Halftime. A 23-16 Iowa Western College lead in the 3rd Quarter ultimately became a 36-19 triumph for the Reivers.