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Hardin-Simmons CowboysNUMBER THREE TAKES A FALL – In the NCAA Division Three the 13th ranked HARDIN- SIMMONS UNIVERSITY COWBOYS hosted the number 3 team in the nation – the UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN- BAYLOR CRUSADERS. The Cowboys trailed the Crusaders 9-7 at Halftime but came back to win the game 29-26.

HELMETCampbellsville_KYTOPPLING NUMBER EIGHT – In the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) the number 20 CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS took it on the road against the 8th ranked LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS. This game was a true Instant Classic and in the end the Tigers managed a 26-21 triumph. Continue reading


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HELMETLangston_OKTHE LANGSTON LIONS RULE THE WORLD – Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are very familiar with the way in which each weekend of every college football season brings at least one NAIA football team upsetting a team from NCAA Divisions ONE or TWO. Yesterday the LANGSTON LIONS got in on the act, winning an Instant Classic on the road against Division Two’s PANHANDLE STATE AGGIES. The final score was Lions 20  Aggies 19. Congratulations Langston!

Bethany SwedesTOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA – The unranked BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES salvaged a little from their disappointing 2013 season by shocking the nation with their 24-17 road upset of the 7th ranked TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS   ###   Meanwhile the number 12 team in the country, the MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS, likewise pulled off a road upset. In the case of the Vikings they toppled the 9th-ranked PERU STATE BOBCATS in a 21-14 comeback for the ages!  

Eastern New Mexico UTOP 25 UPSETS – NCAA DIVISION 2 – The EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY GREYHOUNDS traveled to face the number 8 WEST TEXAS A&M BUFFALOES and in the shock of the day in D2 brought them down in a 39-38 nailbiter   ###   The UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA LIONS upset the visiting 11th-ranked WEST ALABAMA TIGERS 30-27 in Overtime   ###   And the number 19 EMPORIA STATE HORNETS took it on the road and stunned the 13th ranked MISSOURI WESTERN GRIFFONS by a score of 35-30.      

Lenoir Rhyne BearsTOP 25 UPSETS – NCAA DIVISION 2: THE SEQUEL – There were so many upsets in the D2 rankings yesterday they merit a 2nd section to cover them all! The number 21 LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY BEARS crushed the visiting 18th ranked CARSON NEWMAN EAGLES by a score of 37-3   ###   And the DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY STATESMEN upset the number 22 defending champions of D2 football, the VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS, in a Continue reading


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