Yesterday’s results from the NAIA, NCAA Division Two and NCAA Division Three.
UNION COLLEGE CONQUERS DIVISION ONE – Every season we get David over Goliath victories in which NAIA teams defeat higher division teams from either NCAA Divisions One or Two. Last night the UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS traveled to face NCAA Division ONE’s CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY CAMELS. A slender 13-10 Halftime edge for the Bulldogs ultimately turned into a 33-18 Upset victory!
DEFENDING CHAMPS ROLL – Meanwhile, the defending National Champions in the NAIA – the LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS – opened their 2021 season by hosting the WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY WARRIORS. The Blue Raiders converted a 13-7 1st Quarter lead into a 30-7 advantage at Halftime and finally into a 58-7 blowout victory.
SHUTOUT – In this game the BETHEL (KS) COLLEGE THRESHERS took it on the road against the MCPHERSON COLLEGE BULLDOGS (should be the Mastiffs). The Threshers led McPherson 3-0 in the opening Quarter and 10-0 at the Half. After a scoreless 3rd Quarter Bethel College went on to win the game by a final tally of 24-0.
BLOWOUT – The UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS took the field against the visiting KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS. This was a very lopsided game between these two familiar foes. The Patriots led the Knights 28-0 by the midpoint of the game, and after all the dust finally settled, the University of the Cumberlands had won out 58-7.
INSTANT CLASSIC – The BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS from D2 hosted the NAIA’s DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS yesterday. The Blue Hawks led 7-3 in the opening Quarter but the Yellow Jackets were on top 17-10 come Halftime. After a scoreless 3rd Quarter Black Hills State notched a 30-24 victory.
NCAA DIVISION TWO
SPIRIT OF SEVENTY-SIX – The WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ICHABODS found themselves on the road against the UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN (MO) BLUE TIGERS. The Ichabods grabbed a quick 21-6 lead in the 1st Quarter and never looked back from there. In the end Washburn University obliterated the Blue Tigers to the tune of SEVENTY-SIX to SIX!
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – The MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS defeated their guests the NORTHERN STATE HUSKIES in OT 40-34 ### Meanwhile, the GANNON UNIVERSITY GOLDEN KNIGHTS won a 28-21 Overtime affair at the NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY TIMBERWOLVES ### And the CHOWAN UNIVERSITY HAWKS used their game’s extra session to take down the home standing MARS HILL UNIVERSITY LIONS 30-24.
HANGING ON FOR THE WIN – This game pitted the SOUTH DAKOTA M&T HARDROCKERS against the visiting MISSOURI S&T MINERS. The Hardrockers were on top 14-0 in the 1st Quarter and 21-3 at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with South Dakota M&T leading 31-10 before they had to hold on against a furious Miners rally in the 4th to win out 34-31.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSICS – The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO BOLL WEEVILS defeated their guests the SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM by a score of 30-23 ### Meanwhile the FROSTBURG STATE BOBCATS won 20-13 at the KENTUCKY WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS ### And the SETON HILL UNIVERSITY GRIFFINS survived a 16-14 visit from the WHEELING UNIVERSITY CARDINALS.
ALL-NAME GAME – This game pitted the PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS against their hosts the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES. The Gorillas were out in front of the Mules 7-0 in the opening Quarter and 21-3 at the Half. The 4th Quarter started with Pittsburg State ahead 28-9 and ended with the Gorillas winning it 35-16.
ROAD WARRIORS – The SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MULE RIDERS visited the NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE RANGERS and defeated them 32-13 ### The HENDERSON STATE REDDIES downed the SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE BULLDOGS 31-13 ### And the SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SAVAGE STORM overcame the ARKANSAS TECH WONDERBOYS 38-20.
NCAA DIVISION THREE
EYE OF THE TIGER – The EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS took on the home standing UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT PLATTEVILLE PIONEERS. The Pioneers led 14-7 in the 1st Quarter before the Tigers seized a 21-20 edge at Halftime. Neither team scored in the 3rd Quarter, then East Texas Baptist outscored UW-Platteville 16-11 in the 4th for a 37-31 victory.
DOUBLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – In this game the BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY BLAZERS welcomed the MILLSAPS COLLEGE MAJORS. The Blazers parlayed a 21-7 lead in the opening Quarter into a 42-7 advantage by the Half. After the break Belhaven University coasted to a brutal 56-28 triumph over the Majors.
BATTLE OF COOL-NAMED TEAMS – The LAKELAND COLLEGE MUSKIES traveled to face the ILLINOIS COLLEGE BLUE BOYS. A 6-0 1st Quarter lead for the Blue Boys turned into a 14-12 edge for the Muskies at the break. That became a 21-18 advantage to end the 3rd Quarter and then a 28-18 win for Lakeland College in the 4th.
BLOWOUTS – The CAPITAL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS folded, spindled and mutilated the visiting DEFIANCE COLLEGE HORNETS by a final count of 41-7 ### And the TRINE UNIVERSITY THUNDER obliterated their hosts the MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY SPARTANS in a 52-14 laugher.
YOU TAKE THE HIGH ROAD – The HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES traveled to take on the FORT SCOTT COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS. A 7-0 1st Quarter lead for the Scotties became a 7-3 game by Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 14-3 advantage for Highland College and the 4th in a 21-13 win for the Scotties.
COAHOMA IS BACK – In this game the COAHOMA COLLEGE TIGERS welcomed the HINDS COLLEGE EAGLES. The Tigers led 7-0 in the opening Quarter and 13-7 at the Half. Each team notched one Touchdown after the break, as Coahoma College won the game by a final score of 21-14.
HIGH CHAPARRAL – The COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS took it on the road against the ELLSWORTH COLLEGE PANTHERS. The Panthers grabbed a 3-0 edge in the 1st Quarter but by Halftime the Chaparrals were on top 10-3. Ellsworth College cut that to a 10-6 lead to end the 3rd Quarter and in the 4th the College of DuPage managed a 17-6 victory.
BLOWOUTS – The NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE RANGERS took the field against the visiting COPIAH-LINCOLN COLLEGE WOLVES last night and hammered them by a count of 31-12 ### And the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS kept their guests the EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE WARRIORS off the scoreboard til the 4th Quarter as they defeated them 32-7.
Many helmets courtesy of Nationalchamps.net.