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NJCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PLUS BOWL RESULTS

East Mississippi College Lions helmet profileMISSISSIPPI BOWL – This was the National Championship game in the NJCAA. The top ranked EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS did battle with the number 2 team in the nation – the ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS. At Halftime the Lions were on top of the Matadors 14-7 and by the end of the 3rd Quarter the score stood at 28-21 in favor of the Lions. From there East Mississippi College held on for a 31-28 win and their 4th title in the last 7 years. * THE LIONS ARE NJCAA CHAMPIONS *

Independence Pirates helmetMIDWEST BOWL CLASSIC – The (7) INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE PIRATES squared off against the (4) NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN in this debut edition of the Midwest Bowl Classic. The Pirates grabbed a 7-0 lead in the 1st Quarter but the Golden Norsemen cut that to a 17-14 edge by the break. From there Independence College outscored their opponents 13-6, winning the game by a score of 30-20. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF AND BOWL RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 2nd

*** NAIA ***

Reinhardt U Eagles helmetFIRST SEMIFINAL – It took DOUBLE OVERTIME for a victor to be determined in this clash between the 2nd seeded REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Rottweilers) and the 5 seeds – the SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS (should be the Sea Gulls). The Eagles parlayed a 14-7 1st Quarter lead into a 21-7 advantage by Halftime. From there the Raiders forced Overtime with a 24-24 tie. One extra session wasn’t enough (31-31) but after the 2nd, Reinhardt University advanced to the December 16th title game by a score of 37-34. 

St Francis (IN)SECOND SEMIFINAL – The top seeded Defending National Champions – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS – hosted the 3rd seeded MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS. The Cougars exploded for a 19-3 lead in the 1st Quarter, with the Mustangs cutting that to a 19-10 difference at the break. That became a mere 25-20 edge as the 3rd Quarter ended. An action-packed 4th Quarter finished with the University of Saint Francis triumphant, 43-36. It will be USF vs Reinhardt U on December 16th!  

*** DIVISION TWO ***

West Florida Argonauts helmetFIRST QUARTERFINAL – The Regional 6 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS – are still stunning the nation in their young football program’s FIRST appearance in the D2 postseason. A 7-7 tie with the top seeded UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAAMA TIGERS in the 1st Quarter became a 14-7 Tigers edge at the Half. The 3rd Quarter saw the Argonauts go on top 21-14, while in the 4th the teams exchanged Touchdowns for a 28-21 Upset. In just their 2nd year, the University of West Florida is headed for the Semifinals!     Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL RESULTS: D3 AND CCCAA

*** DIVISION THREE ***

Ithaca BombersWHITELAW BOWL – The 2017 edition of the Scotty Whitelaw Bowl pitted the ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS against the SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEA GULLS. The two teams were tied 7-7 after 1 Quarter of play but the Sea Gulls were on top 10-7 by Halftime. That had become a 17-7 advantage as the 4th Quarter started. From there the Bombers came alive for TWENTY unanswered points to win the game 27-17.  

Alfred SaxonsLYNAH BOWL – The ALFRED UNIVERSITY SAXONS battled the STEVENSON UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS in the James Lynah Bowl. The Mustangs grabbed a quick 3-0 1st Quarter edge but by the break the Saxons held a 21-3 lead. In the 2nd Half Alfred University kept their opponents at arm’s length for a 29-16 victory.

Cortland State Red DragonsNEW YORK BOWL – The very first New York Bowl presented a team from the Empire 8 Conference – the CORTLAND STATE RED DRAGONS – against a team from the Liberty League – the UNION COLLEGE DUTCHMEN. The Red Dragons dominated early, leading the Dutchmen 14-7 in the 1st Quarter and 28-7 at the Half. Union College came roaring back, however, causing Cortland State to hold on for a 35-28 triumph.   Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NJCAA BOWL TEAMS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the upcoming postseason in the various divisions of college football that I cover continues.

*** NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ***

East Mississippi College Lions helmet profileTHE MISSISSIPPI BOWL

Matchup: Number One ranked EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS versus … 

Arizona Western College good helmetThe Number Two ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS. 

Date: December 3rd  

Kickoff: 3:00PM ET 

*** OTHER NJCAA BOWLS ***

Hutchinson Blue DragonsSALT CITY BOWL

Matchup: The HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS versus …

Eastern Arizona CollegeThe EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS

Date: December 2nd

Kickoff: 2:00PM ET

ASA CollegeVALLEY OF THE SUN BOWL

Matchup: The Number 16 ASA (NY) COLLEGE AVENGERS versus …

Mesa College ThunderbirdsThe MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS

Date: December 2nd

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NJCAA AND CCCAA

*** NJCAA ***

Navarro CollegeKNOCKING OFF NUMBER TWO – The NAVARRO COLLEGE BULLDOGS took it on the road against the undefeated 2nd ranked team in the nation – the TYLER COLLEGE APACHES. Navarro trailed the Apaches 14-0 in the 1st Quarter and 26-13 at Halftime. After the break the Bulldogs made their move, shutting out Tyler College the rest of the way while notching 7 points in the 3rd Quarter and 17 in the 4th. Navarro College pulled off the mammoth upset by a final count of 37-26.

ASA CollegeAND ANOTHER UPSET IN THE TOP TEN – The storied ASA COLLEGE AVENGERS welcomed the number 10 LACKAWANNA COLLEGE FALCONS. After a scoreless 1st Quarter the Avengers and the Falcons were tied up at 7-7 by the Half. An action-packed 3rd Quarter saw ASA College go on top 19-14 and a Safety in the 4th cemented a 21-14 win for the Avengers. Continue reading

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NJCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS

FOR THIS PAST SATURDAY’S RESULTS IN THE NAIA, USCAA, NCCAA AND NCAA CLICK HERE  

Georgia Military College BulldogsDRAGGING DOWN NUMBER ELEVEN – The 16th ranked GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE BULLDOGS played host to the number 11 team in the nation – the COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS. The visiting Chaparrals held a 16-7 lead over the Bulldogs at Halftime but scored one lone Field Goal in the entire 2nd Half. Georgia Military College, meanwhile, added 9 points in the 3rd Quarter and 14 in the 4th for a 30-19 triumph.

DakotaDOUBLING UP ON THE COMPETITION – The DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU LUMBERJACKS found themselves on the road against the RIDGEWATER COLLEGE WARRIORS and routed them 34-17   ###    And the (1) EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS hammered the visiting ITAWAMBA COLLEGE INDIANS to the tune of 48-24.

Mesa College ThunderbirdsSHOOTOUT IN ARIZONA – This game pitted the MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS against the home-standing GLENDALE COLLEGE GAUCHOS. Neither team scored in the 1st Quarter, yet by Halftime the Thunderbirds held a 45-38 lead! After the break the Gauchos outscored Mesa College 23-21 but the T-birds still went back home with a SIXTY-SIX to SIXTY-ONE victory.  Continue reading

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NJCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS

Blinn College buccaneersDOWN GOES NUMBER THREE – The 14th ranked BLINN COLLEGE BUCCANEERS welcomed the number 3 team in the nation – the TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS – on Saturday. The Buccaneers and Cardinals were tied 14-14 in the 1st Quarter but Blinn College grabbed a 24-17 lead by Halftime. A 24-24 tie to end the 3rd Quarter ultimately became a 31-27 triumph for the Buccaneers, who are still unbeaten for 2017. 

Butler (KS) GrizzliesAND NUMBER FOUR COMES TUMBLING AFTER – The BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES battled the 4th ranked IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS. A 14-0 1st Quarter lead for the Grizzlies was cut to a mere 14-13 edge by the break. Butler College made it a 21-13 game in the 3rd Quarter, with the Reivers scoring a Touchdown in the 4th but missing the 2-point conversion attempt. The Grizzlies won it 21-19. 

Hutchinson Blue DragonsHUTCH EDGES THE DEFENDING CHAMPS – The storied HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS took it on the road against the Defending National Champions – the number 11 GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS. The opening Quarter ended in a 7-7 tie with the Blue Dragons on top 14-7 at Halftime. Hutchinson College led the Broncbusters 28-21 to start the 4th Quarter and from there held on for a 31-28 road upset. Continue reading

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