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This was Week Two for the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

* NAIA *

Marian Knights helmet newBATTLE IN THE TOP FIVE – The top ranked MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS traveled to face the number 4 team in the nation – the SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS. This crossover game in the Mid-States Football Association was all Marian most of the game. The Knights thoroughly dominated the Cougars and when all the dust had settled Marian University went back home boasting a FORTY-FIVE to THIRTEEN manhandling of SXU.

Baker University Wildcats NEWNUMBER SIX GETS TOPPLED – The number 15 BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS were on the road against the 6th ranked GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS yesterday. This game wound up being an undisputed Instant Classic that practically redefined the expression Smash-Mouth Football. The Wildcats pulled off the upset, dragging down the Vikings by a final tally of 20-15.   Continue reading


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* NAIA *

Pikeville BearsPIKEVILLE RULES THE WORLD – We aren’t even at Labor Day yet but already we’ve had the 2013 season’s first NAIA team upset of an NCAA Division ONE team! Yesterday the PIKEVILLE UNIVERSITY BEARS played road warriors against Division One’s Morehead State Eagles and came out on top in a 13-10 defensive epic. Every week in college football season sees at least one NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) team topple higher level NCAA teams so stay tuned!

HELMETGrand_View_IAGRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY ALSO RULES THE WORLD!  – What did I tell you about NAIA teams and upsets? Last night saw ANOTHER NAIA team topple an NCAA  Division ONE team in their own house! Iowa’s GRAND VIEW VIKINGS won a 21-16 Instant Classic against Division One’s Drake University Bulldogs. They know how to play football in the NAIA!

MSU- Northern LightsSEEING THE LIGHT(S) – Meanwhile the MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY- NORTHERN LIGHTS likewise logged a road victory. In the Lights’ case that triumph came against fellow NAIA team the DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY BLUE HAWKS in a very memorable 14-0 shutout of Continue reading


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