NUMBER TEN FALLS – In D3 the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT STEVENS POINT POINTERS welcomed the number 10 team in the nation – the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH TITANS. A 14-14 Halftime tie became a 17-14 edge for the Pointers to end the 3rd Quarter. From there UW-Stevens Point pulled off a 27-21 Upset.
USCAA GAME OF THE WEEK – The NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) traveled to face the COPPIN STATE EAGLES (C) in the Game of the Week in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). The Builders parlayed a 13-0 lead at the break into an authoritative 33-0 smackdown.
THEIR OWN PRIVATE IDAHO – Up in the NAIA the COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES played host to the country’s number 18 EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS. The Coyotes held a 27-14 Halftime advantage, then got more and more separation from the Mountaineers. The final tally was College of Idaho 48 Eastern Oregon University 24.
EIGHTY-FOUR – Over in NCAA Division Two the (9) COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS took the field against the visiting SOUTH DAKOTA M&T HARDROCKERS in a duel of cool-named teams. The Orediggers doubled-up on the Hardrockers, ultimately winning the game by a score of EIGHTY-FOUR to FORTY-TWO.
ONE OVERTIME WASN’T ENOUGH – This D2 game pitted the SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM against the home-standing NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE RANGERS. The Crimson Storm led 7-3 in the 1st Quarter but trailed the Rangers 20-7 come Halftime. SNU rallied for a 27-27 tie to force Overtime. The 1st OT ended up 34-34 but the Crimson Storm emerged with a 37-34 victory in Double Overtime.
DOWN GOES NUMBER NINE – In the NJCAA the 14th ranked PIMA COLLEGE AZTECS welcomed the nation’s number 9 EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS. The spectacular finale saw the Aztecs go up 28-26 on the Gila Monsters with just 44 seconds left to play. Jake Smith blocked an EAC field goal attempt with 4 seconds left to seal the 28-26 upset.
COMEBACK KIDS – Back in the USCAA the WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES MECHANICS hosted the COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GATORS on Senior Day. In sloppy wet conditions the Gators grabbed an 8-0 1st Quarter lead that remained unchanged til the 4th. The Mechanics came roaring back for a 16-8 triumph, improving to 7-1.
UPSETS IN THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE – There was only one other Upset in the NAIA rankings yesterday and it came in the game between the MONTANA TECH OREDIGGERS and their guests, the number 23 SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS (should be the Sea Gulls). A 31-31 tie to end Regulation wound up as a 38-31 Overtime triumph for the Orediggers.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS marked Future Yellow Jackets Day with a nail-biting 36-33 win over the visiting PERU STATE BOBCATS ### And the FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS survived a 44-38 visit from the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY SPIRES.
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – The DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS were defending their home field against the BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS yesterday. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became a 23-20 edge for the Chargers at the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended with the Defenders on top 30-23 but a 30-30 deadlock forced Overtime. Dordt College shut out BCU then put up a TD for a 36-30 triumph.
SHUTOUTS – The TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS took on the visiting MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS (should be the Mastiffs) and blanked them to the tune of 24-0 ### The (11) BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS marked Homecoming by mauling the WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN 35-0 ### And the (1) MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS won a 49-0 rout of the CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS.
NCAA DIVISION TWO
NUMBER TEN SURVIVES A SCARE – The 10th ranked TARLETON STATE TEXANS took it on the road against the number 11 MIDWESTERN STATE MUSTANGS. Four Quarters weren’t enough for these two teams, with the 4th Quarter ending deadlocked at 28-28. A missed PAT in the extra session was the difference as the Texans won it 35-34.
OVERTIME – A defensive epic between the PACE UNIVERSITY SETTERS (Irish Setters) and the visiting SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE OWLS ended Regulation in a 7-7 tie. The Setters emerged with a 14-7 Overtime victory. ### And the EMPORIA STATE HORNETS won a 34-31 OT affair at the WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ICHABODS.
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY AT HILLSDALE – The storied HILLSDALE COLLEGE CHARGERS welcomed the KENTUCKY WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS yesterday. By Halftime the Chargers had compiled a 21-0 advantage and from there they coasted to a 34-0 shutout victory, improving to 8-1 in 2018.
SHOOTOUTS – The ALDERSON-BROADDUS UNIVERSITY BATTLERS paid a visit to the MALONE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS and managed a 60-55 victory ### And the OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS likewise won on the road, in their case at the EAST STROUDSBURG WARRIORS by a score of 48-35.
A ROYAL WIN – The WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS took the field against the visiting WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WARRIORS in this game. The Royals led 3-0 in the 1st Quarter and 16-0 at the midpoint. After the break Warner U sealed the deal, winning it by a final score of 19-7.
RAMBLING RAMS ROLL – The (6) BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS ruined Homecoming for the UNION (KY) BULLDOGS on Saturday. The Rambling Rams converted a 7-0 1st Quarter edge into a 28-7 Halftime advantage and never looked back from there. In the end Bluefield College went back home with a 58-21 triumph.
ROAD WARRIORS – The KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS were the Homecoming opponents for the CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Bridgers). CCU was on top 6-0 at the break and 16-12 to end the 3rd Quarter. The Knights rallied in the 4th to win the game 24-19.
** The game between the GENEVA COLLEGE GOLDEN TORNADOES and the CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY TARTANS has been postponed, while the scheduled TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS game at the LAWRENCE TECH BLUE DEVILS has been canceled outright. **
NCAA DIVISION THREE
OTHER UPSETS IN THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE – The WABASH COLLEGE LITTLE GIANTS toppled the (11) WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY TIGERS 28-21 in Overtime ### Meanwhile the (23) JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLUE JAYS downed the (18) MUHLENBERG MULES 27-16 ### And the MONTCLAIR STATE REDHAWKS won a 10-9 thriller at the (20) WESLEY COLLEGE WOLVERINES.
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – The COE COLLEGE KOHAWKS visited the CENTRAL COLLEGE DUTCH on Saturday. The Kohawks trailed the Dutch 10-0 in the 1st Quarter but cut that to a 17-10 margin by Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 17-17 deadlock and the 4th at 24-24. Coe College emerged with a 27-24 Overtime win.
ALL-NAME GAMES – The MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS notched a 14-7 road win at the ANNA MARIA COLLEGE AMCATS ### The AMHERST COLLEGE MAMMOTHS survived a 19-13 visit from the TUFTS UNIVERSITY JUMBOS ### And the NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BISHOPS crushed the visiting METHODIST UNIVERSITY MONARCHS 37-10.
WHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – The (8) SNOW COLLEGE BADGERS trailed the home-standing (11) ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS 10-7 at Halftime in yesterday’s game. The Badgers regrouped in the locker room, then proceeded to go on top of the Matadors 14-10 in the 3rd Quarter before winning the game by a final score of 31-10.
BLOWOUTS – The ASA (FL) COLLEGE SILVER STORM obliterated the visiting NATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY EAGLES to the tune of SIXTY-THREE to THREE! ### Meanwhile the GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS mangled their hosts, the COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS, 51-15 ### And the NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN won 49-12 at the CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS.
INSTANT CLASSIC – The HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES defended their home field against the DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie turned into a 14-10 Scotties lead by the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended with the Conquistadors on top 24-14 before Highland College came roaring back for a 40-33 victory.
Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project.