BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF AND BOWL RESULTS: DECEMBER 3rd

NAIA

Keiser SeahawksFIRST SEMIFINAL – The KEISER UNIVERSITY SEA HAWKS visited the GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS (should be the Zebras) in this game. The 1st Quarter ended with the Sea Hawks up 7-0 before expanding that to a 21-7 advantage by Halftime. After the break, Keiser University outscored Grand View 17-14 for a 38-21 Upset and a trip to the title game on December 17th. 

northwestern ia redSECOND SEMIFINAL – Up next the NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS took the field against the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS. A 17-0 Red Raiders lead in the opening Quarter remained unchanged at the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended with Northwestern College on top 31-0 and the 4th in a 38-7 Red Raiders win. It will be Red Raiders and Sea Hawks in the Championship Game.

NCAA DIVISION TWO

Colorado Mines Orediggers NEWFIRST QUARTERFINAL – The COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS faced their hosts the ANGELO STATE RAMS. The Orediggers led 14-7 in the 1st Quarter and 21-10 at the break. From there Colorado School of Mines managed a bit more separation from the Rams for a 42-24 Upset victory.

Ferris State BulldogsSECOND QUARTERFINAL – This game pitted the FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS against the home standing GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS. The Bulldogs saw a 7-0 1st Quarter edge flip over into a 14-7 Lakers lead by Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 14-14 tie before Ferris State went on to win it in the 4th 24-21.

West Florida Argonauts helmetTHIRD QUARTERFINAL – The UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS clashed with the WINGATE UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS. At the Half the Argonauts had already built up an impressive 24-7 advantage and they never looked back. When all was said and done the University of West Florida logged a 45-14 triumph.

Shepherd Univ Rams helmetFOURTH QUARTERFINAL – Closing out the D2 Quarterfinals this year was a game between the SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAMS and the INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became a 21-7 Halftime lead for the visiting Rams. The Crimson Hawks would not score again until the 4th Quarter as Shepherd U. won big 48-13.

NCAA DIVISION THREE

MHBU CrusadersQUARTERFINAL ONE – The UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS battled the BETHEL (MN) UNIVERSITY ROYALS. At the midpoint of the game the score stood at 14-14 before the 3rd Quarter ended with the Royals on top 21-17. The Crusaders exploded in the 4th Quarter for a 41-28 victory.

North_Central_ILQUARTERFINAL TWO – The NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CARDINALS took the field against the ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS. The Cardinals held the Bombers to just 7 points, and those came in the 2nd Quarter. Meanwhile, North Central College piled up the points as they won this game by a final score of 48-7.

Mount Union Purple RaidersQUARTERFINAL THREE – Up next the UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS clashed with the DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY AGGIES. The Purple Raiders led 7-0, 14-0 and 20-6 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters, respectively. Mount Union added a Safety in the 4th for a 22-6 win. 

wartburg knights helmetQUARTERFINAL FOUR – The WARTBURG COLLEGE KNIGHTS played the AURORA UNIVERSITY SPARTANS in this game. The Spartans seized a 10-0 1st Quarter advantage before the Knights went out in front 21-10 by Halftime. A 28-17 Wartburg College lead marked the 3rd Quarter’s end before the Knights notched an authoritative 45-17 triumph.

NJCAA DIVISION ONE

Hutchinson Blue DragonsFIRST SEMIFINAL – In this game the top seeded HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS took on the 4th seeded COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS. A 7-7 Opening Quarter tie turned into a 10-7 Blue Dragons edge at the Half. After the break Hutchinson College shut out the Red Ravens as they went on to win 38-7.

Iowa Western CollegeSECOND SEMIFINAL – The 3 seeds – the IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS – played the 2nd seeded NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE RANGERS. The Reivers led 9-0, 19-3, and 26-9 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters respectively. The 4th saw Iowa Western College clinch a 33-12 victory. 

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

DuPage ChaparralsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The number 2 team in the country – the COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS, who are also the defending National Champions – duked it out with the number 1 NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE WILDCATS. The Chaparrals were up 7-0 in the 1st Quarter, but the Wildcats cut that to 7-6 come Halftime.  That became a 14-6 lead for DuPage in the 3rd and finally a 14-12 Chaparrals victory.

CCCAA

Riverside College TigersSCFA TITLE GAME – The last two teams standing in the SCFA were the RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE TIGERS and the FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS. The Tigers parlayed a 13-3 1st Quarter advantage into a 28-10 midpoint lead. The Hornets pulled to within 31-17 to end the 3rd Quarter but RCC won by that same tally in a scoreless 4th.

San Mateo BulldogsNCFC TITLE GAME – The COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS went up against the AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE BEAVERS. The Beavers held an odd 5-0 edge in the opening Quarter but would score no more points the rest of the way. The Bulldogs were on top 6-5 at the Half before winning comfortably 30-5. IT WILL BE TIGERS AND BULLDOGS IN THE CCCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

NCAA DIVISION TWO BOWL GAMES

Truman State helmetAMERICA’S CROSSROADS BOWL – This Bowl pitted the TRUMAN STATE BULLDOGS against the TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGONS. Come Halftime the Bulldogs were out in front 21-14 and 28-21 as the 3rd Quarter came to a close. In the 4th, a Dragons comeback attempt fell just short as Truman State won out 28-27.

East Central University Tigers helmet oklahomaHERITAGE BOWL – The EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY TIGERS found themselves head-to-head with the TEXAS A&M AT KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS. This was never a very competitive game as East Central U. led the Javelinas 38-7 after 3 Quarters of play. Some garbage time Touchdowns for TAMK made the final tally Tigers 38  Javelinas 21.

emporia state with picLIVE UNITED BOWL – The EMPORIA STATE HORNETS clashed with the SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SAVAGE STORM in the 2022 Live United Bowl. The Hornets stung the Savage Storm for a 21-0 1st Quarter lead and didn’t really let up from there. The final score in this game was 48-27 in favor of Emporia State.

NJCAA BOWL GAMES

New Mexico Mil Inst BroncosSINCLAIR WOOL BOWL – The NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE BRONCOS (should be the Cavalry) took on the LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FALCONS. NMMI was on top 14-13 by Halftime and 28-19 to end the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th, the Broncos held on tight for a 28-26 victory in this Instant Classic.

Butler (KS) GrizzliesHEART OF TEXAS BOWL – Up next the BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES confronted the KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie was turned into a 17-7 Rangers advantage at the Half. The Grizzlies went up 21-17 in the 3rd Quarter before winning the game by a final count of 28-24.

iowa central college tritons helmetGAME ONE BOWL – The IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS played the TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS. The Tritons shut out the Cardinals in the 1st Half and had compiled a comfortable 24-0 lead by the break. TVC cut that to 24-10 in the 3rd Quarter, before Iowa Central won out 31-24 in the 4th. 

CCCAA BOWL GAMES

fresno city college rams faceNORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOWL – The FRESNO CITY COLLEGE RAMS indulged in a gridiron grudge match with the BUTTE COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS. A scoreless opening Quarter was followed by a 7-0 Roadrunners edge at Halftime. The Rams pulled to within 10-6 in the 3rd Quarter and won out in the 4th 13-10.

diablo valley college dvcGRIDIRON CLASSIC BOWL – In this game the DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS (should be the Green Devils) faced the SIERRA COLLEGE WOLVERINES. A tale of two Halves was in store as the Vikings led 24-0 by the break before having to hold on against a furious Wolverines rally for a 36-28 victory.

Monterey Peninsula LobosGRIZZLY BOWL – This Bowl pitted the MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE LOBOS against the COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS CORSAIRS. The Corsairs saw their 7-0 1st Quarter lead turn into a 14-7 Lobos advantage at the Half. That became 28-7 in the 3rd Quarter and ultimately a 42-21 triumph for MPC.

Foothill College Owls helmetSILICON VALLEY BOWL – The FOOTHILL COLLEGE OWLS played the WEST HILLS-COALINGA COLLEGE FALCONS in a game that was truly for the birds. The Falcons were up 20-7 in the opening Quarter but were shut out the rest of the way. The Owls converted a 28-20 Halftime lead into a 48-20 blowout win.

City College of San FranciscoGOLDEN STATE BOWL – The CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RAMS collided with the COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS GIANTS (should be the Redwoods). A 10-7 edge for the Rams was expanded to 24-10 at the midpoint of the game. After a scoreless 3rd Quarter CCSF ended up on top by a final score of 34-24.

Feather River helmetNCFC AMERICAN BOWL – This was a clash between the FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES and the MERCED COLLEGE BLUE DEVILS. The Blue Devils actually led FRC in this game 20-16 by Halftime. After the break the Golden Eagles dominated, going on to win in a 50-32 smackdown.

Helmets courtesy of NationalChamps.net. 

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11 responses to “BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF AND BOWL RESULTS: DECEMBER 3rd

  1. When Brian Kelly left Notre Dame last year–mid-season without explanation!–he went on my list of ‘those I root against’. Good to see him lose this past weekend as the new coach at LSU.

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