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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS AND BOWL RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 23rd

NAIA PLAYOFFS

Cumberlands_KYPATRIOTS 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.

saint-xavier-cougars-helmet-newCOUGARS 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.

HELMETGrand_View_IAONE-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. Continue reading

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NJCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND BOWL MATCHUPS

The lineup for the NJCAA college football championship game and bowls has been set.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs helmet NEWCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The number 1 team in the nation – the Lackawanna College Falcons helmetMISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BULLDOGS – will take on the number 2 LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FALCONS.

Date: December 5th Kickoff Time: 6PM Eastern Time

Hutchinson Blue DragonsSALT CITY BOWL – The country’s number 3 team – the Monroe College Mustangs helmetHUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS – will do battle with the 18th ranked MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS.

Date: December 7th   Kickoff Time: 2PM Eastern Time

DuPage ChaparralsRED GRANGE BOWL – This Bowl Game will pit the storied Itasca Vikngs helmetCOLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS against the ITASCA COLLEGE VIKINGS.

Date: December 7th    Kickoff Time: 2PM Eastern Time Continue reading

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2019 VICTORY BOWL TEAMS SET

Olivet Nazarene Tigers helmet NEWThe postseason has begun in the divisions of college football Greenville College Pantherscovered here at Balladeer’s Blog. The two teams participating in the NCCAA’s Victory Bowl are the defending champions – the OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS – and the GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY PANTHERS.

The game is set for this Saturday, November 23rd at 1:30PM Eastern Time. 

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NCAA D2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS

Here are the 2019 playoff teams in NCAA Division Two. This division has 28 teams in its playoffs and divides them into 4 regions. The top seeds in each region get a Bye in round one.

Valdosta_StONE SEEDS – VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS (Gulf South Conference), the defending national champions AND the overall One Seed. The 3 others are the FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS, MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS and THE ROCK of SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY.

This Saturday’s matchups:

Tarleton State Texans helmetThe 2nd Seeded TARLETON STATE TEXANS (Lone Star Texas A&M Commerce LionsConference) will host the 7th seeded TEXAS A&M AT COMMERCE LIONS (Also out of the Lone Star Conference) Kickoff will be 2PM Eastern Time.

Colorado Mines Orediggers NEWThe 3rd seeded COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS HELMET Sioux Falls(Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) will host the 6th seeded UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) Kickoff will be 2PM Eastern Time. Continue reading

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NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF MATCHUPS SET

The playoffs will begin this coming weekend in the divisions of college football covered by Balladeer’s Blog. Here are the first round matchups.

Morningside MustangsThe (1) MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS (Great Plains Dickinson State Blue Hawks helmet NEWAthletic Conference Champs and Defending National Champs) will host the (16) DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS (North Star Athletic Association Champs)

Marian Knights helmet newThe (2) MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS (MSFA Mideast Division Reinhardt U Eagles helmetChamps) will host the (15) REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES (Mid-South Conference Appalachian Division Champs)  

Kansas Wesleyan helmet NEWThe (3) KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES (Kansas Baker U Wildcats helmetCollegiate Athletic Conference Champs) will host the (14) BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS (Heart of America Athletic Conference South Champs) Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 16th

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Allen University Yellow JacketsNAIA OVER NCAA D2 – Another NAIA team played giant-slayer against a higher division team yesterday. The NAIA’s ALLEN UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS traveled to face the NCAA Division Two team the ELIZABETH CITY STATE VIKINGS. It took Overtime to do it, but in the end the Yellow Jackets prevailed by a final score of 32-29.

Oshkosh TitansKNOCKING OFF NUMBER THREE – Down in NCAA Division Three, the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH TITANS welcomed the number 3 team in the nation – the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT WHITEWATER WARHAWKS. By Halftime the Titans held a 14-13 edge but the Warhawks went up 20-14 in the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th UW-Oshkosh roared back for a 27-20 victory.

St Thomas University TommiesDOWN GOES NUMBER NINE – Staying in D3, the 17th ranked UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS TOMMIES took the field against the visiting number 9 BETHEL (MN) ROYALS. A 7-0 1st Quarter lead for the Tommies became a 14-7 lead at the Half. The 2nd Half was nearly all defense with the University of Saint Thomas adding a Field Goal in the 4th Quarter to win out 17-7. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index:

helmetmaryhardinbaylorNCAA Division Three    1. UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS    ###   2. UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS   ###   3. MUHLENBERG COLLEGE MULES   ###    4. WHEATON COLLEGE THUNDER   ###   5. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT WHITEWATER WARHAWKS   ### 

Salisbury Seagulls helmet6. SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEA GULLS   ###    7. CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS   ###   8. UNION (NY) COLLEGE DUTCHMEN   ###    9. SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY JOHNNIES   ###    10. BETHEL (MN) UNIVERSITY ROYALS   ###      Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 9th

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Glenville State Pioneers helmetTAKING DOWN NUMBER SIX – In NCAA Division Two the GLENVILLE STATE PIONEERS traveled to play the number 6 team in the nation – the NOTRE DAME COLLEGE FALCONS (School Motto: “No, not THAT Notre Dame”). The Pioneers needed Overtime to do it, but they brought down the Falcons 23-20 in the extra session.

Central Methodist University Eagles helmet NEWNUMBER NINE NOOGIED – Over in the NAIA the CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY EAGLES welcomed the country’s 9th ranked EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS. The Eagles proceeded to make the Crusaders their prison brides, thrashing them by a final score of 42-7.

FDU-Florham Devils helmetWAS THE OVER-UNDER ONE HUNDRED-FORTY POINTS? – Defense was apparently optional in yesterday’s D3 game between the FDU-FLORHAM DEVILS and the visiting ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY GOLDEN WOLVES. The Devils won this mega-shootout by a tally of EIGHTY-FOUR to FIFTY-SIX!

Arizona Christian Univ helmet GOODWE WENT TO A FOOTBALL GAME BUT A BASEBALL GAME BROKE OUT – At the other end of the scoring spectrum, the ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM found themselves on the road against the LYON COLLEGE SCOTS. This defensive epic ended in a 9-7 win for the Firestorm. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 7th

Per the Glitternight Index:

Fairmont StateFAIRMONT STATE ON THE ROAD – The FAIRMONT STATE FIGHTING FALCONS traveled to face the URBANA UNIVERSITY BLUE KNIGHTS last night. A 7-0 1st Quarter lead for the Fighting Falcons turned into a 14-7 advantage by Halftime. After the break Fairmont State shut out the Blue Knights while adding 17 more points for themselves to win it 31-7. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index:

Minnesota State MavericksNCAA Division Two –    1. MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS    ###    2. VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS    ###   3. FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS   ###   4. TARLETON STATE TEXANS   ###   5. COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES OREDIGGERS   ###   

Central Missouri6. UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES    ###   7. COLORADO STATE AT PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES   ###    8. NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS   ###    9. OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS   ###    10. HARDING UNIVERSITY BISON    ###     Continue reading

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