ONE-POINT WONDER – The AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES played host to the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS yesterday. The Gyrenes were up 7-3 in the 1st Quarter but the Royals knotted things up at 17-17 by Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with Warner U leading 31-23 before Ave Maria University came back in the 4th to win the game 32-31.
UNHAPPY HOMECOMINGS – The DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS ruined Homecoming for the HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS by defeating them 52-37 ### Meanwhile the CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS won 24-9 at the BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS’ Homecoming ### And the KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS crushed the SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY BOBCATS 49-10 to spoil their festivities.
CLASH IN KANSAS – The BETHEL COLLEGE THRESHERS improved to 3-0 against their hosts the STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS. The Threshers converted a 9-7 1st Quarter edge into a 35-7 advantage at the Half. From there they outscored the Warriors 16-14 for a 51-21 victory.
TWO-POINT THRILLERS – The CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY EAGLES held off the visiting WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN in a 14-12 nailbiter ### And the AVILA UNIVERSITY EAGLES (formerly the Avalanche) notched a 37-35 road win at the FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSIC – In this game the MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS (should be the Mastiffs) faced the home-standing TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS. The Bulldogs trailed the Blue Jays 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and at the break, then trailed them 14-0 to end the 3rd. In the 4th Quarter McPherson College exploded for 21 points and a 21-14 win.
ROAD WARRIORS – The DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS roughed up their hosts the DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BLUE TIGERS by a blowout score of 47-10 ### And the CLARKE UNIVERSITY PRIDE traveled to spank the MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS 52-37.
GETTING A JUMP ON THE WEEKEND – Thursday night the GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS (should be the Zebras) and the EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS got the college football weekend started. Grand View University casually smacked around the home-standing Crusaders to the tune of 35-13.
BLUE HAWKS IN FLIGHT – The DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS welcomed the VALLEY CITY STATE VIKINGS, who grabbed a 7-0 lead in the 1st Quarter. The Blue Hawks turned things around, going on top 14-7 by Halftime and winning the game 27-13.
FAMILY WEEKEND – The BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS marked Family Weekend with a game against the CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE WILDCATS. After a scoreless opening Quarter the Ravens held a 6-3 edge at the Half. That became a 20-3 advantage to end the 3rd Quarter and ultimately a 33-9 triumph.
Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project.