THAT WAS NUMBER FIIIIVE – In the NAIA the 16th ranked EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS welcomed the number 5 team in the nation – the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS. After a slow start the Crusaders made their move, overtaking the Ravens and Upsetting them by a final tally of 35-21.
DOWN GOES NUMBER SIX – Over in NCAA Division Two the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY LOPERS took the field against the visiting 6th ranked NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS. A 14-0 1st Quarter lead for the Lopers was unchanged at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with UNK on top 21-14 and the 4th with a 24-17 triumph for the Lopers.
KNOCKING OFF NUMBER SEVEN – Meanwhile, down in NCAA Division Three the BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE PANTHERS played host to the country’s number 7 team – the BERRY UNIVERSITY VIKINGS. The Panthers put the Vikings on Upset Alert with a 21-6 lead at the Half, then coasted to a 28-15 victory.
USCAA SPOTLIGHT GAME – In the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) the DEAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS took it on the road against the ANNA MARIA COLLEGE AMCATS. The 1st Quarter ended in a 7-7 tie but by Halftime the Bulldogs were up 21-7. After the break Dean College kept up the pressure, ultimately routing the Amcats 41-20.
EIGHTY-FIVE – In NJCAA football the 4th ranked HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS welcomed the DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS yesterday. The Blue Dragons parlayed a 21-3 lead in the opening Quarter into a 42-3 lead at the midpoint and in the end a staggering EIGHTY-FIVE to THREE victory over the Conquistadors.
OTHER UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The 18th ranked KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS defeated their guests, the number 12 SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE, in a 42-29 affair ### And the number 24 BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS clobbered the visiting 23rd ranked MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS 49-20.
WHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – The number 8 team in the land – the COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES – played host to the 19th ranked MONTANA TECH OREDIGGERS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Coyotes went into the locker room with a 10-7 edge. Neither team scored in the 3rd Quarter and in the 4th the College of Idaho won out 16-14.
SIXTY-ONE TO NOTHING – Two of Saturday’s games ended in an identical 61-0 score. The DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS eviscerated their hosts the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS by that tally ### And the (1) MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS obliterated the visiting UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES by that same embarrassing score.
BOB’S YOUR UNCLE – The SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY BOBCATS (should be the Tomcats) traveled to face the ALLEN UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS. The Bobcats trailed the Yellow Jackets 14-7 in the 1st Quarter and 17-10 come Halftime. In the 3rd Quarter Saint Thomas U exploded for a 24-17 lead, then went on to win it 36-23.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The CLARKE UNIVERSITY PRIDE welcomed the PERU STATE BOBCATS and snuck past them by a final score of 18-17 ### Meanwhile the BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS won a 25-20 thriller at the FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS ### And the MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS (should be the Mastiffs) defeated the OTTAWA (KS) BRAVES 19-17.
SHUTOUTS – The AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES took the field against the visiting WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WARRIORS and blanked them 13-0 ### And the (20) REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Rottweilers) won 19-0 at the POINT UNIVERSITY SKYHAWKS.
NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – The MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS welcomed the (1) CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS on Saturday. The Cardinals grabbed a quick 10-7 lead in the opening Quarter and made that 13-7 by Halftime. After the break the Knights shut out Concordia while putting up 21 more points for a 28-13 triumph.
NUMBER TWO TRIES HARDER – The (2) OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT played host to the LANGSTON UNIVERSITY LIONS. It was Church Group day for the Spirit, who kept the Lions off the scoreboard until the 4th Quarter. By the Half Ottawa U was on top 20-0, then coasted to a 27-7 victory to improve to 7-0.
BLOWOUTS – The SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES utterly annihilated the visiting TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TROJANS to the tune of 63-7 ### And the UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS slapped down the home-standing CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS 35-15.
LIONS ON THE ROAD – One week after their victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs the TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS took it on the road against the ROBERT MORRIS (Peoria) EAGLES. The Lions trailed 14-0 at the break, then mounted a furious rally which fell just short as the Eagles won 20-15.
CCU WITH THE WIN – The CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES did battle with the visiting UNION (KY) COLLEGE BULLDOGS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Eagles led 7-6 at Halftime. That became a 24-9 advantage in the 3rd Quarter and ultimately a 24-16 Cincinnati Christian win.
CLOSE SHAVE – The game between the GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS and their guests the COLLEGE OF SAINT SCHOLASTICA SAINTS was a tale of two Halves. The Panthers led 13-0 in the 1st Quarter and 20-6 at the break. From there Greenville College had to hold on tight against a furious Saints rally to win out 40-34.
NCAA DIVISION TWO
OTHER UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS tore apart the (18) UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AT DULUTH BULLDOGS 34-3 ### Meanwhile the SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAMS toppled the (13) WEST CHESTER GOLDEN RAMS 35-23 ### And the FORT HAYS STATE TIGERS won a 42-41 thriller at the (21) PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS.
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – The WEST LIBERTY STATE HILLTOPPERS won in Overtime 41-38 at the WALSH UNIVERSITY CAVALIERS ### And a missed PAT was the difference as the WAYNE STATE WARRIORS (formerly the Tartar Warriors) edged the ASHLAND UNIVERSITY EAGLES 42-41.
BOY WONDERS – The ARKANSAS TECH WONDERBOYS greeted the visiting NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE RANGERS yesterday. A 7-7 Halftime tie remained unchanged at the end of the 3rd Quarter. In the action-packed 4th the Wonderboys prevailed 21-14.
WE WENT TO A FOOTBALL GAME BUT A BASEBALL GAME BROKE OUT – The game that earned that distinction this week was the clash between the NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS and their hosts the SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS. The Crusaders won this defensive epic by a final score of 7-0.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY CLAN notched a 24-17 road win against the AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COUGARS ### Meanwhile the UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO BOLL WEEVILS won 31-28 against the SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM ### And the ADAMS STATE GRIZZLIES survived a 37-32 visit from the SOUTH DAKOTA M&T HARDROCKERS.
NCAA DIVISION THREE
OTHER UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The only other Upset in the D3 rankings yesterday came in the game between the FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE DIPLOMATS and their hosts the (20) JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLUEJAYS. The Diplomats led 12-7 in the 1st Quarter but the Bluejays went up 14-12 by the Half. A scoreless 3rd Quarter was followed by Franklin & Marshall winning it 20-17 in the 4th.
A TALE OF TWO MUSKIES TEAMS – The LAKELAND COLLEGE MUSKIES found themselves on the road against the ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY REGENTS and hammered them 76-21 ### But the MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY MUSKIES lost at home 42-28 to the BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS.
STORM FRONT – The UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND NOR’EASTERS paid a visit to the HUSSON UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Nor’easters trailed 7-0 in the opening Quarter and 14-10 at Halftime. After the break the University of New England outscored the Eagles 21-7 for a 31-21 victory.
DOUBLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The PACIFIC UNIVERSITY BOXERS hosted the LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE PIONEERS and sent them home reeling from a 56-28 beatdown ### And the MONMOUTH COLLEGE SCOTS handed a 30-15 loss to the visiting ILLINOIS COLLEGE BLUE BOYS.
ALL-NAME GAME – The POMONA-PITZER COLLEGE SAGEHENS faced their guests the CAL LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY KINGSMEN on Saturday. A 14-14 1st Quarter tie became a 28-24 Kingsmen lead at the Half. From there the Sagehens outscored Cal Lutheran 19-10 for a 43-38 win.
THE BUFFALOES AND THE BAYOU – The ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE BUFFALOES entertained the BAYOU PREP GATORS. This turned out to be one of the most thrilling games of the day. The two teams went blow for blow and score for score until the Buffaloes emerged with a slender 18-16 victory.
SHUTOUTS – The MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS smacked around the visiting HUDSON VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS in a 53-0 laugher ### And the GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE BULLDOGS slaughtered their guests the COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE DRILLERS 50-0.
7-10 SPLIT – The BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES defended their home field from the FORT SCOTT COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS. By Halftime the Grizzlies led the Greyhounds 10-0 and after the break Fort Scott College scored the only points of the 2nd Half. The final tally was Butler College 10 Greyhounds 7.
BATTLE OF COOL-NAMED TEAMS – The TYLER COLLEGE APACHES found themselves on the road against the CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS. The Apaches achieved defensive perfection against the Wranglers while notching 7, 3 and 7 points in the 1st, 2nd and 4th Quarters respectively. Tyler College won 17-0.
BLOWOUTS – The GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS clobbered the home-standing HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES 37-7 ### The IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS decimated the visiting SNOW COLLEGE BADGERS 54-13 ### And the KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS won 49-7 against the BLINN COLLEGE BUCCANEERS.
Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project.