Balladeer’s Blog’s look at post-season college football for 2018 continues with the upcoming Bowl Games in the NJCAA.

East Mississippi College Lions helmet profileNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The number 1 defending National Champions, the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS, will do battle with the number 2 team in the nation, the GARDEN CITY COLLEGE garden-city-broncbusters-helmet-newBRONCBUSTERS.

Yes, the two most recent National Champs will be squaring off for the 2018 title! It happens on Thursday night, November 29th at 8pm Eastern Time. 

Hutchinson Blue DragonsSALT CITY BOWL

The 13th ranked HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS are going to take on the NAVARRO COLLEGE BULLDOGS. Two storied college football programs fighting it out.

Navarro CollegeThis gridiron Armageddon will unfold on Saturday, December 1st.

Kickoff in the Salt City Bowl is scheduled for 2pm Eastern Time. 

scottsdale-fighting-artichokes-helmet-newVALLEY OF THE SUN BOWL

The number 14 team in the nation, the SCOTTSDALE COLLEGE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES, go head to head with the BLINN COLLEGE BUCCANEERS in this Bowl Game.

Blinn College buccaneersThe Valley of the Sun Bowl is going to be played on Saturday, December 1st.

Kickoff is set for 2pm Eastern Time right there in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Jones County College BobcatsMISSISSIPPI BOWL

This Bowl will pit the country’s 5th ranked JONES COUNTY COLLEGE BOBCATS against the number 7 EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS.

Eastern Arizona CollegePerkinston, MS is the location. Jones County College will be getting the home team love from the Mississippi crowd. 

Sunday, December 2nd is the day.

Kickoff will be taking place at 3pm Eastern Time.

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMMIDWEST CLASSIC BOWL

Two ranked teams face each other in the Midwest Classic Bowl. The number 10 team in the nation – the NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN – are up against the Butler (KS) Grizzlies15th ranked BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES.

Look for this game on Sunday, December 2nd.

The kickoff is set for 3pm Eastern Time.  

Lackawanna College Falcons helmetEL TORO BOWL

This Bowl will also feature a pair of ranked teams. The 6th ranked LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FALCONS take the field to play the number 19 team in the land – the ARIZONA WESTERN Arizona Western College good helmetCOLLEGE MATADORS.

Saturday, December 1st is the day of the game.

3pm Eastern Time will be kickoff.  


The teams duking it out in this Bowl are the number 4 KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS and the 20th ranked PIMA COLLEGE AZTECS. Kilgore College will be getting the home love from the Pima AztecsTexas crowd but a sizable Arizona contingent should also be on hand to cheer on the Aztecs.

Look for this game on Saturday, December 1st with a kickoff at 12 Noon Eastern Time. 

Northland College PioneersRED GRANGE BOWL


Glen Ellyn, IL is the site for this pigskin grudge match between Nassau College Lions helmeta pair of quality teams who flew below most people’s radar this season.

The game is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 1st. Kickoff will be happening at 2pm Eastern Time. 

Monroe College Mustangs helmetGRAPHIC EDGE BOWL (Opening Game)

The early game in this perennial Double Header event pits the number 12 team in America – the MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS – against the 16th ranked IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE Iowa Central TritonsTRITONS.

Iowa Central College will get the home love in this contest held in Cedar Falls, IA.

Kickoff will be at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Sunday, December 2nd is the big day.

Iowa Western CollegeGRAPHIC EDGE BOWL (Feature Game)    

The UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, IA will keep rocking with this game between the 3rd ranked IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS and the number 9 SNOW COLLEGE BADGERS.

Snow College Badgers helmetThe game is set for Sunday, December 2nd with a 4pm Eastern Time kickoff.  

Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project. 


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  1. Bobby

    The Blue Dragons at Hutchinson are so damn cool!

  2. H Arguilo

    I didn’t know so many of these other teams existed.

  3. Andy

    Eastern Miss won it again!

  4. The Ripped Dude

    Keep this up. Glad to see Red Grange got a Bowl game named after him.

  5. Milo

    The Red Grange Bowl sounds awesome!

  6. Arron

    Nice lineup of bowls!

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