BLAZING A TRAIL TO VICTORY – The MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS took it on the road against the EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS yesterday. A 7-0 Pioneers edge in the 1st Quarter became 14-0 by Halftime but the Crusaders knotted things up at 14-14 to end the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th MNU pulled out a 28-21 win.
TRIPLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The MAYVILLE STATE COMETS found themselves on the road against the PRESENTATION COLLEGE SAINTS (should be the Angels). The Comets went up 7-0 in the opening Quarter and never looked back. By the 3rd Quarter Mayville State led 28-7 before winning it 42-14.
SHUTOUTS – The BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS visited the CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY EAGLES and blanked them 16-0 ### And the GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS (should be Zebras) obliterated their hosts the WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN 55-0.
HAPPY SENIOR DAY – This game saw the TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS welcome the BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES. The Blue Jays bolted out to a quick 21-6 1st Quarter advantage only to see the Swedes fight their way back as the game went on. In the end Tabor College held on for a 27-21 victory.
UNHAPPY SENIOR DAY – The NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS rained on Senior Day for their hosts the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS. A 7-7 Halftime tie became a 14-7 Red Raiders edge to end the 3rd Quarter before Northwestern College exploded in the 4th for a 35-14 triumph.
ROAD WARRIORS – The SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS traveled to defeat the TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY RAMS 33-15 ### And the DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS folded, spindled and mutilated the CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS 41-14 in their own house.
HAPPY HOMECOMING – The SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE marked Homecoming with a game against the SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY TOMCATS. The Fire converted a 17-0 Halftime lead into a 43-10 smackdown of their opponents by the time it was all over.
ONE TEAM WAS PLAYING BASKETBALL – The BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS utterly humiliated the visiting OTTAWA UNIVERSITY BRAVES by a score of SEVENTY-EIGHT to TWENTY-EIGHT ### While the KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS won a 61-0 laugher over the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS.
UNHAPPY HOMECOMING – The AVILA UNIVERSITY AVALANCHE took it on the road to ruin Homecoming for the KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES. The Avalanche held a 26-17 advantage at the Half but the Coyotes pulled to within 33-31 in the 3rd Quarter. The 4th saw Avila U win it 46-38.
BATTLE OF HASTINGS – The BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS paid a visit to Hastings, NE to face the HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS. The Chargers led 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and 14-10 at the break. From there BCU outscored Hastings College 13-8 for a 27-18 victory.
THE COOLER-NAMED TEAM WINS – The SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS took the field against the visiting UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY SPIRES and eviscerated them 59-3 ### And the DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS won a 28-13 affair against the WALDORF UNIVERSITY WARRIORS.
HOME STANDS – The CLARKE UNIVERSITY PRIDE shamed their guests the GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS to the tune of 45-3 ### Meanwhile the 2 time defending champs, the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS, stayed perfect with a 56-21 win over the DAKOTA WESLEYAN TIGERS ### And the MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS clobbered the UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES 55-27.
NCAA DIVISION TWO
ON THE ROAD AGAIN – The SOUTH DAKOTA M&T HARDROCKERS traveled to face the COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY MAVERICKS yesterday. The Hardrockers were in charge all the way, leading the Mavericks 7-0, 17-2 and 24-2 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters respectively. CMU scored a garbage time TD as South Dakota M&T won it 24-9.
Obviously keeping track of which teams are actually playing and which players are sitting because of exposure to Covid has made strategizing for NCAAF lines for the upcoming games more challenging than ever.
Many helmets courtesy of the Helmet Project.