DIVISION TWO OVER DIVISION ONE – The NCAA Division Two’s MISSOURI S&T MINERS traveled to face Division One’s TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY TIGERS. The Miners were on top 10-7 in the 1st Quarter but by Halftime the Tigers tied things up at 17-17. The 3rd Quarter ended with Missouri S&T ahead 23-17 before they held on to win the game 23-20.
NUMBER FOUR FALLS – Over in the NAIA the 8th ranked UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS welcomed the number 4 team in the nation – the CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS. With the score knotted at 27-27 late in the 4th Quarter, the Cardinals attempted a game-winning Field Goal only to see it blocked by the Cougars and returned for a Touchdown. USF won this “Miracle at Mirror Lake” 34-27.
NINETY – Two teams hung 90 points on their opponents AND shut them out yesterday: The NAIA’s KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES absolutely eviscerated their guests the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY SPIRES 90-0 ### And in NCAA Division Three the JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY BLUE STREAKS won 90-0 at the CAPITAL CRUSADERS.
USCAA SPOTLIGHT GAME – USCAA stands for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The DEAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS played host to the MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Privateers took a 10-7 edge into the Half. After the break the Bulldogs outscored Maritime College 21-0 for a 28-10 triumph.
MIX IT UP – Staying in the USCAA for a moment the WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES MECHANICS took the field against the visiting COPPIN STATE EAGLES. The Mechanics prevailed in this mixed match, ultimately winning the game by a final score of 21-7.
COMEBACK KIDS – In D2 the storied HILLSDALE COLLEGE CHARGERS took it on the road to face the NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY TIMBERWOLVES. By Halftime the Timberwolves were on top 20-7 but from there the Chargers came storming back. The final score was Hillsdale College 37 Northwood University 30.
OTHER UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The only other Upset in the NAIA rankings yesterday came in the game between the 22nd ranked MONTANA TECH OREDIGGERS and their guests the number 15 UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-WESTERN BULLDOGS. The Orediggers sent the Bulldogs back home reeling from a 35-12 beatdown.
A DOUBLE SHOT OF THAT OT LOVE – The OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE AGGIES (should be the Okies) played host to the TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY RAMS. A 21-21 Halftime tie became a 28-28 deadlock to end the 4th Quarter. Neither team scored in the 1st OT but in DOUBLE OVERTIME the Aggies won it 34-28.
HAPPY HOMECOMINGS – The STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS celebrated Homecoming with a 22-0 shutout of the FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS ### Meanwhile the MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS (should be the Mastiffs) edged the SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS 16-13 ### And the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS won a 45-10 rout of the LAWRENCE TECH BLUE DEVILS.
FALL FEST – This game pitted the TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS against the home-standing BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS. The Blue Jays went up 8-7 in the opening Quarter and 15-13 at the break. The Threshers pulled to within 22-21 to end the 3rd Quarter before Tabor College won out 29-21.
UNHAPPY HOMECOMINGS – The LYON COLLEGE SCOTS ruined Homecoming for the SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS, defeating them 38-22 ### And the UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS won a 37-31 thriller at the GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS.
SPIRIT OF SEVENTY-SIX – The (2) OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT took it on the road against the TEXAS COLLEGE STEERS at All Saints Episcopal Stadium. The Spirit proceeded to fold, spindle and mutilate the Steers, ultimately defeating them by a score of 76-21.
DOWN GOES NUMBER FOUR – The THOMAS MORE COLLEGE SAINTS visited the (4) CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS. This was a tale of 2 Halves as the 1st Half ended in a 28-28 deadlock. After the break the defenses ruled, with the only points scored being a 3rd Quarter Field Goal by the Saints, who won the game 31-28.
SPARTA VS TROY – The MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS found themselves on the road against the TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TROJANS. A 7-0 1st Quarter lead for the Spartans was cut to 7-6 come Halftime. Missouri Baptist went up 20-6 in the 3rd Quarter then held on for a 20-13 victory.
MAKING THEIR POINT – The POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS dealt a 35-10 smackdown to the home-standing CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES on Saturday ### And the KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS came back from a 23-14 Halftime deficit to defeat their hosts the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS 42-23.
NCAA DIVISION TWO
UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The only Upset in the D2 rankings yesterday came in the game pitting the LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY LIONS against the visiting 24th ranked TRUMAN STATE BULLDOGS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Bulldogs grabbed a 14-0 lead by the Half. In the 3rd Quarter the Lions pulled to within 17-7 before exploding in the 4th for 21 points and a 28-24 victory.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE BRAVES defeated the MARS HILL UNIVERSITY LIONS in a 36-29 thriller ### Meanwhile the SETON HILL UNIVERSITY GRIFFINS edged the GANNON UNIVERSITY GOLDEN KNIGHTS 25-21 ### And the URBANA UNIVERSITY BLUE KNIGHTS beat the GLENVILLE STATE PIONEERS 31-24.
DOGFIGHT – The PACE UNIVERSITY SETTERS (Irish Setters) welcomed the ASSUMPTION COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS. A tight 14-12 Halftime lead for the Setters became a more comfortable 28-12 advantage in the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th Pace University had to hold on for a 35-32 win.
ALL-NAME GAMES – The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO BOLL WEEVILS won a 9-7 Defensive Epic at the SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SAVAGE STORM ### The COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY MAVERICKS defeated the FORT LEWIS COLLEGE SKYHAWKS 17-10 ### And the SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM downed the ARKANSAS TECH WONDERBOYS 41-24.
NCAA DIVISION THREE
UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The (14) SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEA GULLS toppled the visiting (12) WESLEY COLLEGE WOLVERINES 45-38 ### And the CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS brought down the (15) UNIVERSITY OF THE REDLANDS BULLDOGS in a 21-18 game for the ages.
WHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – The number 3 team in the nation – the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT WHITEWATER WARHAWKS – played host to the number 19 UW-PLATTEVILLE PIONEERS. A 14-7 Halftime lead for the Warhawks became a 14-14 tie in the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th UW-Whitewater won out 21-14.
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – The EUREKA COLLEGE RED DEVILS traveled to face the WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE WARRIORS yesterday. The Warriors led 7-3 at the Half and 13-12 to end the 3rd Quarter. The Red Devils managed a 20-20 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Eureka College shut out Wisconsin Lutheran then scored a TD to win it 26-20.
ONE-POINT WONDERS – The ANNA MARIA COLLEGE AMCATS won a 21-20 squeaker at the ALFRED STATE PIONEERS ### Meanwhile the METHODIST UNIVERSITY MONARCHS defeated the visiting BREVARD COLLEGE TORNADOES 24-23 ### And the MIDDLEBURY UNIVERSITY PANTHERS edged the COLBY COLLEGE WHITE MULES 27-26.
UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The only Upset in the rankings in the NJCAA on Saturday came in the game between the CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS and the home-standing (20) BLINN COLLEGE BUCCANEERS. The Wranglers put the Buccaneers on Upset Alert with a 23-21 Halftime edge but Blinn College went on top 37-36 in the 3rd Quarter. The 4th saw Cisco College come back for a 47-44 triumph.
A TALE OF TWO ASA TEAMS – The ASA (NY) COLLEGE AVENGERS were on the road against the APA CADETS and clobbered them 42-28 ### And the (16) ASA (FL) COLLEGE SILVER STORM lost at home to the (13) SNOW COLLEGE BADGERS by a score of 39-23.
APACHE DANCE – The TYLER COLLEGE APACHES took the field against the visiting NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN. A 7-0 1st Quarter lead for the Apaches became a 10-7 edge at the break. The Golden Norsemen knotted up the score at 17-17 in the 3rd Quarter followed by Tyler College winning it in the 4th 26-20.
ROAD WARRIORS – The IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS won a 39-21 affair at the DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS ### Meanwhile the LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FALCONS defeated their hosts the MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS by a score of 30-17 ### And the IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS won 20-3 at the INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE PIRATES.
Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project.