NUMBER ONE GOES DOWN – In the NJCAA the HINDS COLLEGE EAGLES welcomed the top ranked, two-time defending champions – the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS. A 13-10 lead for the Eagles in the opening Quarter remained unchanged at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with the Lions on top 16-10 but Hinds College dominated the 4th, including a pick-six as they toppled Number One 24-16.
AND NUMBER FOUR COMES TUMBLING AFTER – Meanwhile the COAHOMA COLLEGE TIGERS took on the visiting 4th ranked JONES COUNTY COLLEGE BOBCATS. The Tigers led 6-0 in the 1st before the Bobcats went up 7-6 at the Half. Coahoma College seized an 18-7 lead in the 3rd Quarter and won it by a final score of 18-10.
KNOCKING OFF NUMBER NINE – Up in the NAIA the 23rd ranked ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS traveled to face the number 9 team in the nation – the DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS. The Battlin’ Bears defense kept the Blue Hawks off the scoreboard the entire 1st Half as a 3-0 Rocky Mountain College lead in the 1st Quarter became 10-0 at the break. That became a 20-7 advantage in the 3rd Quarter before the Battlin’ Bears had to hold on by their fingertips in the 4th for a 23-21 upset win.
ROAD RAGE – The KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS took it on the road against the number 24 DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS yesterday. The Seahawks proved the meaninglessness of preseason polls as they led the Defenders 24-0 by Halftime enroute to a much closer 34-21 victory when Dordt rallied in the 4th Quarter.
A DOUBLE SHOT OF THAT OT LOVE – The 4th Annual Ag Bowl pitted the DAKOTA STATE TROJANS against the DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS (should be the Blue Tigers). The Trojans were chasing the Tigers 16-14 at the midpoint of the game and 23-20 in the 3rd Quarter before forcing Overtime with a 30-30 tie in the 4th. Neither team scored in the 1st OT but in Double Overtime Dakota State won it 33-30.
A GOOD NIGHT FOR VIKINGS – Last night was a good night to be named the Vikings as the (12) GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS (should be the Zebras) crushed the visiting MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS 34-0 ### And the VALLEY CITY STATE VIKINGS defeated their guests the UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES in a 20-14 thriller.
BATTLE OF HIGHWAY FIFTY-FIVE – The (13) LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS hosted the CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS. A 3-0 1st Quarter edge for the Blue Raiders became 13-3 by Halftime. That turned into a mere 27-24 lead to end the 3rd Quarter before Lindsey Wilson College dominated the 4th for a 40-24 victory.
THAT WINNING SPIRIT – The OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT were on the road against the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS last night. The Spirit seized control of the game right away, leading 24-0 in the 1st Quarter and 34-0 at the Half. After the break Ottawa University coasted to a 48-7 blowout win.
WHO SAID THIRTEEN WAS UNLUCKY? – The number 13 NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN handed the visiting ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE BUFFALOES their first loss of the season yesterday. The Golden Norsemen were completely unimpressed with the Buffaloes’ 2-0 record as they proceeded to eviscerate them to the tune of SIXTY-NINE to THIRTEEN!
RANKED TEAMS ROLLING – The (9) NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE RANGERS doubled-up on their hosts the EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE WARRIORS, defeating them 26-13 ### The (12) MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COLLEGE BULLDOGS crushed the homestanding MISSISSIPPI DELTA COLLEGE TROJANS 49-9 ### And the (17) COPIAH-LINCOLN COLLEGE WOLFPACK edged the HOLMES BULLDOGS 27-21.
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – The NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE TIGERS welcomed the SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE BEARS. A 10-0 Halftime lead for the Tigers became a tighter 10-7 score to end the 3rd Quarter before the Bears tied things up at 13-13 to end Regulation. In the extra session Northeast Mississippi College shut out their opponents then scored a TD to win it 19-13.
CATS ON THE ROAD – The PEARL RIVER COLLEGE WILDCATS found themselves on the road against the ITAWAMBA COLLEGE INDIANS. The Wildcats grabbed a 7-6 edge in the 1st Quarter and that became a 14-13 lead at the Half. The score was tied at 21-21 late in the 3rd Quarter before an action-packed 4th ended in a 35-31 win for Pearl River College.
Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project.