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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 14th

NAIA

The NAIA Championship Game is set for next weekend and will pit Morningside College (Defending Champs) against Marian University.

CCCAA

Riverside College TigersCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE TIGERS battled the COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS for the CCCAA title. The 1st Quarter ended with the Bulldogs up 7-3 before the Tigers grabbed a 24-7 lead by the Half. The College of San Mateo pulled to within 24-14 in the 3rd Quarter but Riverside won out 31-14. * THE TIGERS ARE CCCAA CHAMPIONS *

NCAA DIVISION TWO

West Florida Argonauts helmetFIRST SEMIFINAL – The UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS are once again THE story of the D2 playoffs! Yesterday they took it on the road against the FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie remained unchanged at Halftime but the 3rd Quarter ended in a 14-10 edge for the Bulldogs. In the 4th the Argonauts exploded for a 28-14 comeback victory. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF AND BOWL RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 7th

NJCAA

Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs helmet NEWNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The number 1 team in the nation – the MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COLLEGE BULLDOGS – took on the 2nd ranked LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FALCONS for the NJCAA crown. A 7-0 Bulldogs lead in the 1st Quarter became a 13-10 advantage for the Falcons by Halftime. Neither team scored in the 3rd Quarter but Mississippi Gulf Coast exploded in the 4th to win the game 24-13. * THE BULLDOGS ARE NJCAA CHAMPIONS *

NAIA

Morningside MustangsFIRST SEMIFINAL – The MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS, the defending National Champions, hosted the GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS (should be the Zebras). The Mustangs were up 7-3 in the opening Quarter but trailed the Vikings 13-7 at the Half. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 21-13 Morningside College lead and from there Grand View U mustered just a Field Goal as the Mustangs notched a 21-16 victory. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 30th

NAIA – ROUND TWO

Lindsey_Wilson_KYBLUE SATURDAY – The LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS took it on the road against the KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES. The Blue Raiders went up 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and made that a 21-10 lead by Halftime. The Coyotes pulled to within 28-24 to end the 3rd Quarter before Lindsey Wilson College won it 35-24 in the 4th.

HELMETGrand_View_IAGRAND VICTORY – The GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS welcomed the COLLEGE OF IDAHO YOTES in this 2nd Round game. A 3-0 1st Quarter edge for the Yotes became a 14-3 Vikings lead at the Half. The defenses dominated the 2nd Half with the College of Idaho’s 3rd Quarter Field Goal the only points scored. Grand View University notched a 14-6 victory.

Marian U Knights helmetSHUTOUT – The MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS played host to the UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS. The Knights achieved defensive perfection, leading the Patriots 6-0 in the 1st Quarter and 16-0 at the break on their way to a 30-0 shutout of their opponents. Continue reading

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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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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 SEMIFINALS IN D2 AND D3

The NAIA Championship Game is set for next Saturday between Morningside College and Benedictine College.

NCAA DIVISION TWO

Valdosta_StFIRST SEMIFINAL – The VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS welcomed the NOTRE DAME COLLEGE FALCONS yesterday. The Blazers grabbed a 9-0 lead in the opening Quarter only to see the Falcons eke out a 10-9 edge by Halftime. Valdosta State exploded for a 30-17 advantage to end the 3rd Quarter, then held on from there for a 30-24 triumph. The Blazers showed once again why the Gulf Coast Conference is called “the SEC of D2 Football.” Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF AND BOWL RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 1st

NAIA

Morningside MustangsFIRST SEMIFINAL – The MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS were hosting the defending National Champions – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS COUGARS. Just as much as the Mustangs were fighting USF they were also fighting their history of playoff chokes in recent years.

After nabbing a quick 21-7 1st Quarter lead Morningside College saw the Cougars pull to 28-14 at Halftime and 28-21 in the 3rd before forcing Overtime with a 28-28 tie to end the 4th. This time the Mustangs didn’t choke and after shutting out USF in the extra session they scored a TD for a 34-28 OT triumph.

Benedictine RavensSECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS traveled to take on the KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES. Not only did this clash end in an Upset but it was an odd tale of two halves. By the break the Coyotes had come back from being down 13-0 in the opening Quarter to trailing the Ravens by a much tighter score of 20-14. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 24th

NAIA

Kansas Wesleyan helmet NEWINSTANT CLASSIC IN KANSAS – This game pitted the KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES against the visiting DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS. The Coyotes led 14-7 to end the opening Quarter but the Blue Hawks went up 28-21 at the Half. That was cut to a 34-28 Dickinson State edge in the 3rd Quarter before Kansas Wesleyan came from behind to win the game 43-40.

St Francis (IN)DEFENDING CHAMPS STILL ROLLING – The Defending National Champions – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS – hosted the BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS yesterday. The Cougars trailed 7-0 in the 1st Quarter but went on top of the Wildcats 20-13 by Halftime. After the break USF outscored Baker 13-10 for a 33-23 victory. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 17th

NAIA

Benedictine RavensDOUBLE OVERTIME – The BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS hosted the UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS in this 1st Round game. A 17-13 Halftime edge for the Ravens became a 20-17 Patriots lead to end the 3rd Quarter. Benedictine College tied things up at 34-34 to force Overtime. The 1st OT wound up as a 41-41 deadlock but in the 2nd OT the Ravens emerged with a 48-41 triumph.  

Dickinson State Blue Hawks helmet NEWTROUBLE RIGHT HERE IN ORANGE CITY – The DICKINSON STATE BLUE HAWKS traveled to face Orange City, IA’s NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RED RAIDERS. After a scoreless opening Quarter the Blue Hawks were on top of the Red Raiders 7-6 come Halftime. Neither team scored in the 3rd Quarter following which Dickinson State added 7 more points in the 4th for a 14-6 Upset. 

saint-xavier-cougars-helmet-newUPSET IN INDIANAPOLIS – The SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS took it on the road against their familiar foes the MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS in this game. A 14-14 1st Quarter tie was unchanged at the break. In the 3rd Quarter the Cougars grabbed a 24-21 lead then added 10 more points from there to win it 34-21. Continue reading

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