PATRIOTS ON THE ROAD – The UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS traveled to face the KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS for their 1st Round game. A 7-0 1st Quarter lead for the Patriots became a 14-7 Seahawks advantage by Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 21-21 tie before UC went on to win the game 28-24.
COUGARS WITH THE UPSET – The SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS visited the NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS. The Red Raiders led 3-0 in the opening Quarter but the Cougars went on top 10-6 at the Half. Northwestern College pulled to within 16-13 in the 3rd Quarter before SXU went on to win it 25-20 in the 4th.
ONE-POINT WONDER – In this 1st Round clash the GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS welcomed the CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS. A 3-3 tie in the 1st Quarter was followed by the Vikings going out in front 17-10 by the break. That turned into a 31-24 advantage in the 3rd Quarter before Grand View held on tight for a 31-30 victory.
COMEBACK KIDS – In Columbia, KY the LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS took the field against the visiting UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS. By the midpoint the Blue Raiders were clinging to a 16-14 edge. The Cougars shot out to a 26-16 lead to end the 3rd Quarter only to see Lindsey Wilson College come from behind from there to win out 30-26.
DAY OF THE KNIGHTS – The MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS played host to the REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Rottweilers). After a 7-7 1st Quarter tie the Knights went up 10-7 by Halftime. Neither team scored in the 3rd Quarter and in the 4th Marian University added a Touchdown for a 17-7 win.
HOWLING COYOTES – The KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES and the traveling BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS went head to head in this 1st Rounder. The Coyotes spotted the Wildcats a 7-0 lead in the 1st Quarter before seizing a 21-7 advantage by the midpoint. From there Kansas Wesleyan kept up the pressure, smacking down Baker U 42-7.
DEFENDING CHAMPS ADVANCE – The NAIA’s defending national champions – the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS – took on their guests the DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS. The Mustangs dominated the Blue Hawks on both sides of the ball, leading 30-7 at the Half and ultimately crushing Dickinson State by a final score of 57-14.
ONE TEAM WAS PLAYING BASKETBALL – The COLLEGE OF IDAHO YOTES welcomed the OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT, who were making their first ever playoff appearance. The experienced Yotes embarrassed the Spirit, leading 14-6 in the 1st Quarter, 42-23 at Halftime and 49-23 in the 3rd. College of Idaho added 21 points in the 4th Quarter for a SEVENTY to TWENTY-THREE blowout.
NCAA DIVISION TWO PLAYOFFS
LIONS AND TIGERS – Round One in D2 saw the LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY LIONS pay a visit to the OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS. The Lions were chasing the Tigers 14-10 in the opening Quarter and 21-17 by the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended with Lindenwood on top 31-28 and the 4th in a 41-38 Lions win.
ROAD RAMS – The SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAMS took it on the road against the INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Rams went up 14-7 at the midpoint. In the 2nd Half the Crimson Hawks outscored Shepherd U 20-17 but the Rams still triumphed 31-27.
THE LIONS ROAR – This game pitted the TEXAS A&M AT COMMERCE LIONS against the home-standing TARLETON STATE TEXANS. The Lions put the Texans on Upset Alert 13-10 by Halftime then carried through, toppling Tarleton State by a final tally of 23-16.
BATTLE OF OVERUSED NAMES – Two teams with the most overused names in college sports squared off in this game. The CARSON-NEWMAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES visited the BOWIE STATE BULLDOGS and trailed them 9-7 in the 1st Quarter with no change by the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended with the Eagles in front 10-9 and the 4th in a 17-9 victory for Carson-Newman U.
ARGONAUTS OR JUGGERNAUTS? – Another 1st Round Upset in the clash between the UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS and their hosts the WINGATE UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS. A 3-3 1st Quarter tie turned into a 17-3 Halftime lead for the Argonauts. The University of West Florida made that 31-3 to end the 3rd Quarter before winning it 38-17.
BASEBALL SCORE – The NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS were at home against the HARDING UNIVERSITY BISON. After the Bearcats grabbed a quick 7-0 edge in the opening Quarter this turned into a defensive epic, with no more scoring until the Bison got a Touchdown with just 1:44 left in the game. Harding failed on a gutsy 2-point conversion attempt, giving Northwest a 7-6 triumph.
THE CLASH IN KUTZTOWN – The KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY GOLDEN BEARS welcomed the TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGONS in this 1st Round matchup. The Golden Bears led the Dragons 20-10 at the break and 20-17 in the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th Kutztown held on by their fingertips to win out 33-31.
DIGGING UP A WIN – The COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS played the visiting UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS. A 14-7 Halftime advantage for the Cougars became 21-14 to end the 3rd Quarter. From there the Orediggers roared back for a 24-21 victory.
FALCONS IN FLIGHT – The NOTRE DAME COLLEGE FALCONS took the field against their guests the WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY GOLDEN RAMS. A comfortable 24-7 Falcons lead at the midpoint was cut to 31-17 in the 3rd Quarter. The Golden Rams pulled even closer in the 4th but Notre Dame College held on to win it 31-24.
KICKING LIKE A MULE – This game pitted the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES against the UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS GREYHOUNDS. The Greyhounds led 10-3 in the 1st Quarter before the Mules went on top 20-10 at Halftime. UCM was in front 23-16 to end the 3rd Quarter but ultimately triumphed 37-27.
SHUTOUT – The COLORADO STATE AT PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES greeted the AUGUSTANA (SD) VIKINGS. After a scoreless opening Quarter the Thunder Wolves held a slender 3-0 edge at the break. From there CSU-Pueblo outscored the Vikings 14-0 in the 2nd Half for a 17-0 victory.
BEAR ON BEAR VIOLENCE – The LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY BEARS took the field against the visiting MILES COLLEGE GOLDEN BEARS. The Bears utterly dominated their golden counterparts, leading them 26-0 to end the 1st Half before putting them away by a final count of 36-7.
VICTORY BOWL – In this signature NCCAA gridiron event the OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS, the defending champions, battled the GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY PANTHERS. The Tigers kept the Panthers off the scoreboard until the 4th Quarter as they parlayed a 21-0 1st Quarter lead into a SIXTY-NINE to EIGHT beatdown.
NEPTUNE BOWL – The RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS took on the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) in this Bowl game. Trailing 14-3 in the opening Quarter was as close as the Builders got, as the Yellow Jackets kicked them around for a 35-3 triumph.
NCAA DIVISION THREE
BUSHNELL BOWL – The 2019 Asa S Bushnell Bowl pitted the WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE PRESIDENTS against the ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS. A 10-0 Bombers lead in the 1st Quarter remained unchanged by the break. The 3rd Quarter ended with Ithaca College on top 17-6 but in the 4th the Presidents rallied for a 20-17 victory.
LYNAH BOWL – The GROVE CITY COLLEGE WOLVERINES squared off against the RENSSELAER POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE ENGINEERS in the James Lynah Bowl. By Halftime the Wolverines held a comfortable 20-10 advantage but the Engineers outscored them 28-21 in the 2nd Half. Grove City College hung tight to win it 41-38.
WHITELAW BOWL – In the Scotty Whitelaw Bowl the BREVARD COLLEGE TORNADOES took on the CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY TARTANS. The Tornadoes led the Tartans 14-3 in the opening Quarter, 21-10 at the Half and 42-21 in the 3rd. From there Brevard College emerged with a 42-28 win.
CC-MAC BOWL – This Bowl game pitted the Centennial Conference’s FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE DIPLOMATS against the MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY COUGARS out of the Mid Atlantic Conference. The Diplomats smoothly negotiated their way to a 3rd consecutive Bowl victory, leading the Cougars 17-7 at the midpoint on their way to a 31-13 smackdown.
NEW ENGLAND BOWL – The WORCESTER POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE ENGINEERS did battle with the WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLONIALS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Engineers took a 7-0 edge into the locker room. WPI made that a 21-0 lead in the 3rd Quarter, then polished off the Colonials by a final score of 35-6.