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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:39 pm 
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ESU Upsets West Chester

EAST STROUDSBURG - Freshman wide receiver Tim Wilson took a short pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Soltes for a 33-yard touchdown with five seconds left as East Stroudsburg University knocked off West Chester, 35-28, in PSAC East football on Homecoming Saturday at Eiler-Martin Stadium.

On a day when the Warriors' 1964 and 1965 State Championship teams were inducted to the Hall of Fame and the 1982 PSAC championship team celebrated its 30th anniversary, Soltes drove the Warriors 68 yards in five plays over 1:01 after West Chester rallied from a 14-point deficit just minutes earlier.

Soltes was 30-for-37 for 366 yards and three touchdowns and set ESU's single-game completion percentage record (81.1) in his second career start. He hit 14 of his first 15 passes, was 18-for-22 in the first half and 5-for-5 on the game-winning drive. His father Andy, a backup freshman quarterback on the 1982 team, threw the go-ahead 73-yard TD pass to Scott Benoit in the fourth quarter of a 17-9 win at West Chester.

The Warriors' late drive capped stellar performances on both sides of the ball. ESU (3-2, 2-1) held the ball for 42:37, running 82 plays for 508 yards, while limiting West Chester to 17:23 of possession and 45 plays for 313 yards. The Warriors forced five turnovers, four in the first half, and gave it up just twice.

West Chester (4-2, 2-1) entered unbeaten in Division II competition after an opening 41-21 loss at Division I FCS rival Delaware and upset then-No. 6-ranked California, 37-34, on the road last Saturday.

Wilson's catch, his second of the season and the fourth of his career, would have set up a game-winning field goal attempt by junior kicker Taylor Groff which never came. Wilson slipped a tackle inside the 30-yard line and was in the end zone a moment later.

The play came seven minutes after Wilson bobbled a punt that West Chester recovered at the five-yard line, and Rondell White's touchdown run the next play brought the Golden Rams within 28-21 with 6:52 remaining.

ESU gained one first down on its ensuing possession but was forced to punt, with West Chester taking over on its 23-yard line. Mike Mattei drove the Rams 77 yards in nine plays, aided by a roughing the passer penalty on third-and-five from the 13, and tossed a five-yard TD to Erick Brundidge. The extra point by Shawn Leo tied it at 28-all.

Junior wide receiver Dusty Reed, who had a career-high 13 catches for 139 yards, returned the kickoff 19 yards to the 32 to set the Warriors up with about 40 yards to get into field goal position.

Soltes was 5-for-5 on the drive with Wilson and Reed doing most of the work. He started with a six-yard pass to redshirt freshman Jon Schnaars, then picked up the first down with a 14-yard pass to Wilson. He hit Reed for nine and then six yards to move it to the 33, where the Warriors called timeout with 14 seconds left. Soltes hit Wilson on a hitch, and he sped past defensive backs Nate Pagan and Brandon Pepper to find the end zone untouched.

Soltes, who was 17-for-32 for 256 yards and ran for 62 more in his first career start last week at Clarion, a 31-27 loss, engineered the Warriors' first home win over West Chester since redshirt freshman Jimmy Terwilliger threw for 366 yards to beat the Golden Rams, 28-27, in 2003. ESU's most recent win in the series was 21-20 at West Chester in 2009 with Matt Marshall at the helm.

With the Warriors going to a running and short passing game that netted 142 yards on 45 carries and just seven incompletions on 37 attempts, ESU held the ball for 22:58 in the first half and played even with the Golden Rams on the scoreboard at 14-14.

West Chester struck first with a six play, 85-yard drive finishing with a one-yard run by tailback Rondell White (15 carries, 51 yards) with 2:02 left in the first quarter.

ESU answered on its next possession, going 84 yards in nine plays sparked by two passes to Schnaars for 14 and 19 yards and a 29-yarder to redshirt junior Robert Bleiler, who went over 1,000 yards for his career. Senior tailback Kendrick Williams punched it in from one yard out to make it 7-7 with 12:00 left in the second quarter.

The deadlock lasted for just 21 seconds, as Mattei dialed up a 73-yard flea flicker to Sean Beahan for a 14-7 West Chester lead.

While ESU didn't score on its ensuing trip, an 11 play, 44-yard drive that ended with a missed field goal, the defense forced the third of its four first-half turnovers with an interception by junior outside linebacker Darius Jackson that gave ESU possession at the West Chester 48.

Soltes fired off four straight completions to move to the West Chester six-yard line, and six plays later (after a WC pass interference on third down), redshirt junior fullback Thomas Tippett went over the pile from one-yard out for a 14-14 tie with 21 seconds left in the first half.

Both teams traded three-and-outs to start the third quarter before ESU erased much of the rest of the period to take a 21-14 lead. The Warriors went 78 yards in 14 plays, using 7:30, sparked by a 15-yard scramble by Soltes on third-and-14. They were aided by a pass interference penalty on third-and-23 from the 28, converted a third-down on a two-yard run by Tippett, and got in the end zone on redshirt senior Jordan Hallman's diving nine-yard TD catch with 3:40 remaining in the third.

West Chester's fifth turnover of the game came on its next possession after White had his most successful series of the day, catching a 17-yard pass and then breaking up the middle for 14 yards before a fumble forced by sophomore cornerback Ray Dominguez was recovered by sophomore linebacker Cody Simcox at the 17-yard line.

Eight plays and 83 yards later, ESU extended its lead to 28-14 on a 24-yard TD pass from Soltes to Reed, which came five plays into the fourth quarter and followed runs by Williams of 20 and 24 yards.

The Warriors' defense forced stops on West Chester's next two drives, getting a three-and-out and a third-down stop with a sack by senior defensive end Waverly Harris and redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Jon Noble, to kick it back to ESU with just over seven minutes left.

Rich Bruno's 52-yard punt drove Wilson back inside the 10-yard line, and after bobbling an over-the-shoulder catch, West Chester recovered at the five-yard line and White made it 28-21 on the next play.

While West Chester got a stop and score to pull even at 28-28, ESU and Soltes had just enough time to knock off the Golden Rams.

Game Notes
* ESU head coach Denny Douds coached his 402nd game and gained his 235th win, moving into a tie for fourth on the all-time Division II list.
* Douds coached his 40th game against West Chester in his 39th season. The rivals met once in the postseason, winning 48-38 in the NCAA Playoffs in 2004.
* ESU won its Homecoming game for the first time since 2006. The Warriors improve to 24-15 in Homecoming games under Douds.

* ESU inducted its 1964 and 1965 teams into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday morning. The 1964 team went 8-1, including a 13-0 shutout at West Chester, and beat Indiana 27-14 in the State Game. The 1965 team went 10-0, the Warriors' first-ever 10-win, unbeaten, untied season, including a 13-6 win over West Chester and a 26-10 win over Indiana in the State Game.
* The win over Indiana in 1965 was the Warriors' last game without Douds on the sideline. Head coach Jack Gregory left for Navy, with Charlie Reese assuming head coaching duties and Douds joining the staff as assistant coach.

* ESU's five defensive turnovers forced were: an interception by R-So. CB Andrew Coyle on the 3rd play of the game, a fumble by White forced by R-So. FS Anthony Singlar and recovered by R-So. DE Brandon Gattelli later in the 1st quarter, Jackson's interception in the 2nd quarter, Fr. CB Teron Dobb's second interception of the year on the next-to-last play of the 1st half, and White's fumble forced by Dominguez and recovered by Simcox in the 3rd quarter.

Courtesy of East Stroudsburg University Sports Information


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:48 pm 
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#1 Pittsburg State Rallies To Win

PITTSBURG — Tony Abenoja tossed a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Brady Letchworth with 6:20 remaining in the game to help seal a 30-21 victory for No. 1 Pitt State over upset-minded Central Missouri Saturday (Oct. 6) at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.

The Gorillas trailed 21-17 with 14:54 remaining in the contest when UCM's Colter Smith plunged into the end zone from a yard out.

Pitt State led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but the Mules (4-2, 4-2 MIAA) successfully held the Gorillas in check in second half until Abenoja connected with wide receiver John Brown on a pivotal 46-yard play on a pivotal 3rd-and-12 play. Brown's catch set up Pitt State (5-0, 5-0 MIAA) on the UCM 23 yard line.

Four plays later, fullback Mandel Dixon capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge. Connor Frazell missed the extra point, but the Gorillas reclaimed a 23-21 lead with 11:25 remaining in the game.

Down two points, UCM failed to mount an offensive challenge down the stretch. The Gorillas got a key QB sack from Joe Uzzel and forced the Mules into a quick punt and then the Pitt State offense found renewed life.

Abenoja completed a 39-yard pass to Luke Rampy and then Brown made an acrobatic catch down to the UCM 2 yard line two plays later. Abenoja then tossed the touchdown pass to Letworth to give the Gorillas a nine-point margin.

The Pitt State defense then forced another three-and-out by UCM with 4:57 to go and the Gorillas ran off nearly four minutes of clock before Abenoja was intercepted in the UCM end zone by Ricky Spratley.

The Mules moved the ball to the UCM 41 before Smith threw incomplete on a fourth-down play with five seconds remaining to effectively end the game.

Abenoja completed 23 of 38 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. Brown made nine catches for a game-high 157 yards, including a 13-yard first-quarter touchdown catch. Rampy also had nine catches for a career-best 144 yards for the Gorillas.

Jason Spradling rushed the ball 18 times for 134 yards. The Gorillas rushed the ball 40 times for 171 net yards in the contest.

For the Mules, Smith completed 16 of 32 passes for 256 yards. He also carried the ball 14 times for one net yard and two scores. Smith had 54 yards gained but lost 53 yards as the Gorillas registered six QB sacks.

Nate Dreiling led Pitt State with 10 tackles, while Jason Peete added eight stops. Marquise Cushon registered 1.5 QB sacks and blocked a punt in the contest.

The top-ranked Gorillas will travel to Kansas City, Mo., next Saturday (Oct. 13) to face eighth-ranked Northwest Missouri State University in The Fall Classic at Arrowhead XI. The Bearcats rolled to a 70-7 win over Central Oklahoma Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. (CDT) next week at Arrowhead Stadium

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 Post subject: Re: PSAC/Div II Football
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:24 pm 
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PSAC Players of the Week (Week 6)

East Stroudsburg's Matt Soltes (left) and Edinboro's Bruce Davis (right).

A pair of New Jersey natives and a pair of Ohio natives garner this week's weekly football awards. The Garden State duo of Matt Soltes (Offensive) and Darius Jackson (Defensive) of East Stroudsburg are the East honorees after both of their efforts helped the Warriors upset West Chester on a game-winning touchdown pass with just five seconds remaining.

Out West, Buckeye State natives Harvie Tuck of IUP (Offensive) and Bruce Davis of Edinboro (Defensive) earn the awards. Tuck notched his third 200-yard rushing performance of the season in his team's win over Slippery Rock while Davis helped the Fighting Scots to a win over Gannon.


PSAC Athletes of the Week - Oct. 7
(Week 6)

PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week
Matt Soltes, East Stroudsburg
QB, Fr., Vernon, N.J./Vernon

Soltes set the East Stroudsburg single-game completion percentage record by completing 30-of-37 pases (81.1 percent) for 366 yards and three touchdowns in just his second career start to lead the Warriors to a 35-28 upset win over West Chester. Soltes threw the game-winning 33-yard touchdown pass to fellow freshman Tim Wilson with just five seconds left to help the Warriors hand West Chester its first Division II loss of the season. Soltes, who threw just one interception, also ran for seven yards to finish with 373 yards of total offense as East Stroudsburg dominated the time of possession, holding onto the ball for over two-thirds of the game (42:37) as the Warriors converted on 12-of-17 third downs. Soltes, who went 9-for-10 for 119 yards on third downs with eight conversions, went 5-for-5 for 68 yards on the game-winning drive after West Chester had tied the game with just 1:01 left. All three of Soltes' touchdown passes came in the second half as ESU knocked off West Chester for the first time since 2009 and the first home win over the Golden Rams since 2003.


PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Darius Jackson, East Stroudsburg
LB, Jr., Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley

Jackson led the defensive effort for the Warriors in their 35-28 win over West Chester as East Stroudsburg held the Golden Rams to just 313 yards of offense and also held Rondell White, the PSAC's second-leading rusher entering the game, to just 51 yards on 15 carries. Jackson made five tackles (four solo), including one for a loss of five yards, and also made an interception in the second quarter, which set up an East Stroudsburg touchdown that sent the game into halftime tied 14-14.


PSAC West Offensive Player of the Week
Harvie Tuck, IUP
RB, Sr., Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary

Tuck was the workhorse for IUP in the Crimson Hawks' 33-16 win over Slippery Rock as he ran the ball 36 times for 233 yards (6.5 ypc) and a touchdown to earn his second PSAC West Offensive Player of the Week recognition of the season. The 233 yards on the ground were part of a 388-yard rushing effort for IUP and it marked the third 200-yard rushing game of the season for Tuck, which is the most in a season at IUP since James Suber also had three 200-yard games in 1996. Tuck, whose touchdown run from a yard out gave the Hawks a two-possession lead at 20-9 with 2:19 left before halftime, also moved into third place on IUP's career rushing chart with 3,676 yards.


PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week
Bruce Davis, Edinboro
LB, Sr., Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville

Davis keyed the Edinboro defense as he made nine tackles, including eight solo stops and two sacks in a 44-24 win over Gannon as the Fighting Scots picked up a win in their first of two annual games against cross-county opponents this year. Edinboro, which moved to 7-0 all-time against Gannon, has now won three straight against Erie County neighbors Gannon and Mercyhurst and six of the last seven. Davis paced the Fighting Scot defense, which held Gannon to 349 yards, including just 86 rushing as Edinboro recorded four sacks, three interceptions and blocked a punt. Davis accounted for half of those sacks, which totaled a loss of 17 yards.

Courtesy of the PSAC Website


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PSAC Standing After Week 6


2012 Football Standings
SCHOOL CONF OVERALL
East
Bloomsburg 3-0 6-0
Shippensburg 3-0 6-0
West Chester 2-1 4-2
East Stroudsburg 2-1 3-2
Kutztown 1-2 3-3
LIU Post 1-2 2-3
Cheyney 0-3 1-5
Millersville 0-3 1-5
West
California (Pa.) 3-0 5-1
Mercyhurst 3-0 5-1
Indiana (Pa.) 2-1 5-1
Edinboro 2-1 3-2
Clarion 1-2 3-3
Slippery Rock 1-2 2-4
Gannon 0-3 1-5
Lock Haven 0-3 0-6


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DIV II AFCA Poll for October 8, 2012

Harding Enters Division II Poll for First Time Since 2005
With its 23-20 win over Southern Arkansas, Harding (Ark.) moved its record to 5-0 and jumped into the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the first time since September 20, 2005, at No. 23. Pittsburg State (Kan.) still sits at No. 1 with 29 first-place votes after a 30-21 victory over Central Missouri. Colorado State-Pueblo still sits No. 2, but a loss by then-No. 3 Grand Valley State (Mich.) causes some change with the rest of the Top 5. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) moves up to No. 3, followed by No. 4 Missouri Western State and No. 5 New Haven (Conn.).

Grand Valley State (Mich.) fell 11 spots to No. 14 after its 40-24 loss to Ferris State (Mich.). West Alabama, Sioux Falls (S.D.) and Humboldt State (Calif.) all fell out of the poll this week after losses, causing two more teams to join Harding (Ark.) as newcomers this week. North Carolina-Pembroke enters the poll at No. 24 after a 20-10 victory over Tusculum (Tenn.), moving its record to 5-1. The last time the Braves were in the Top 25 was October 4, 2010. Shepherd (W.Va.) is the final newcomer this week. The Rams re-enter the poll at No. 25 after a five week layoff. They beat West Virginia Wesleyan, 37-6, to move their record to 5-1.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 8, 2012

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Six Next Game
1. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (29) 5-0 749 1 D. Central Missouri, 30-21 Oct. 13 vs. No. 7 Northwest Missouri St.
2. Colorado St.-Pueblo 6-0 708 2 D. Chadron St. (Neb.), 45-38 OT Oct. 13 at Colorado School of Mines
3. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 6-0 681 4 D. Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 63-7 Oct. 13 vs. St. Augustine’s (N.C.)
4. Missouri Western St. 6-0 658 5 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 45-31 Oct. 13 vs. Missouri Southern St.
5. New Haven (Conn.) 5-0 632 6 D. Assumption (Mass.), 65-7 Oct. 13 at Bentley (Mass.)
6. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6-0 600 7 D. Millersville (Pa.), 38-14 Oct. 13 vs. East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
7. Northwest Missouri St. 5-1 540 8 D. Central Oklahoma, 70-7 Oct. 13 vs. No. 1 Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
8. Ashland (Ohio) 6-0 538 9 D. Ohio Dominican, 44-21 Oct. 13 vs. Walsh (Ohio)
9. Minnesota-Duluth 5-1 472 10 D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 45-14 Oct. 13 at Minot St. (N.D.)
10. Minnesota St.-Mankato 6-0 458 12 D. Augustana (S.D.), 52-14 Oct. 13 vs. Southwest Minnesota St.
11. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 5-0 456 11 D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 33-12 Oct. 13 at Arkansas-Monticello
12. Henderson St. (Ark.) 6-0 388 14 D. Arkansas-Monticello, 71-0 Oct. 13 at No. 23 Harding (Ark.)
13. Midwestern St. (Texas) 4-1 370 13 D. No. 18 West Alabama, 42-27 Oct. 13 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)
14. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 5-1 335 3 Lost to Ferris St. (Minn.), 40-24 Oct. 13 at Northern Michigan
15. California (Pa.) 5-1 296 16t D. Clarion (Pa.), 41-22 Oct. 13 vs. Lock Haven (Pa.)
16. Shippensburg (Pa.) 6-0 293 16t D. LIU Post (N.Y.), 36-20 Oct. 13 at Kutztown (Pa.)
17. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 5-1 286 15 D. Northwood (Mich.), 28-20 Oct. 11 vs. No. 18 Wayne St. (Mich.)
18. Wayne St. (Mich.) 4-1 247 19 D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 24-21 Oct. 11 at No. 17 Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)
19. Washburn (Kan.) 5-1 209 20 D. Lincoln (Mo.), 51-18 Oct. 13 vs. Truman St. (Mo.)
20. West Texas A&M 5-1 197 21 D. Angelo St. (Texas), 35-9 Oct. 13 vs. Abilene Christian (Texas)
21. Emporia St. (Kan.) 6-0 162 25 D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 19-15 Oct. 13 vs. Lindenwood (Mo.)
22. Indiana (Pa.) 5-1 153 22 D. Slippery Rock (Pa.), 33-16 Oct. 13 at Edinboro (Pa.)
23. Harding (Ark.) 5-0 132 NR D. Southern Arkansas, 23-20 Oct. 13 vs. No. 12 Henderson St. (Ark.)
24. North Carolina-Pembroke 5-1 39 NR D. Tusculum (Tenn.), 20-10 Oct. 13 vs. Charleston (W.Va.)
25. Shepherd (W.Va.) 5-1 24 NR D. West Virginia Wesleyan, 37-6 Oct. 13 at West Liberty (W.Va.)
Dropped Out: West Alabama (18), Sioux Falls (S.D.) (23), Humboldt St. (Calif.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Bentley (Mass.), 20; Miles (Ala.), 17; Michigan Tech, 16; West Alabama, 16; Indianapolis (Ind.), 14; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 13; New Mexico Highlands, 8; North Alabama, 6; Tuskegee (Ala.), 5; Hillsdale (Mich.), 4; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 3; Southern Arkansas, 3; American International (Mass.), 2.


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D2Football.com Top 25 Poll
October 9, 2012

Team Record Last Week
1 Pittsburg State 5-0 1
2 CSU-Pueblo 6-0 3
3 Missouri Western 6-0 4
4 Minnesota State 6-0 5
5 Winston-Salem 6-0 6
6 New Haven 5-0 7
7 Northwest Missouri 5-1 9
8 Bloomsburg 6-0 10
9 Minnesota Duluth 5-1 11
10 West Texas A&M 5-1 13
11 Midwestern State 4-1 14
12 Ashland 6-0 18
13 California 5-1 15
14 Grand Valley 5-1 2
15 Saginaw Valley 5-1 16
16 Ouachita Baptist 5-0 19
17 West Alabama 4-2 8
18 Shippensburg 6-0 20
19 Henderson State 6-0 25
20 IUP 5-1 21
21 Wayne State (Mich.) 4-1 NR
22 Washburn 5-1 22
23 Central Missouri 4-2 17
24 Emporia State 6-0 NR
25 Hillsdale 4-2 12

Notice how this poll does not favor eastern teams as much as the AFCA poll, with good reason I might add. I think it is abundantly clear that the eastern/northeastern conferences--those in Super Region One-- are amongst the weakest in all of Div II football. Well, we will see how things play out in the next few weeks with the PSAC as it relates to rest of Division II. I am glad to see Midwestern State get a big jump in the polls as a result of their big win of West Alabama this past week. Both Bloomsburg and Shippensburg are facing acid tests this weekend against East Stroudsburg and a rejuvenated Kutztown respectively. Bloomsburg is at home and it is homecoming--a decided advantage for the Huskies, but Shippensburg is on the road at Kutztown and that could spell trouble for the Red Raiders with QB Morton back to kicking up his heels for the Golden Bears. Stay tuned!


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There are two games this weekend involving two nationally ranked teams. Tonight (Thursday) in the GLIAC Wayne State #21--last year's national runner-up visits #15 Saginaw Valley. On Saturday in the MIAA is one of the best match-ups in Div II football for the entire season, as Northwest Missouri State #7 plays #1 Pittsburg State. I look for Wayne State to turn the tables on Saginaw, and I think Pittsburg State wins over NWMS. Incidentally, the latter game will be played in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO and begins at 5:00 P.M. This game usually draws a massive crowd for a Div II football game and the gate receipts probably do all sorts of good things for the football programs at both schools. Wish I could be there, but I will at Bloomsburg seeing if the Huskies can handle the Warriors of East Stroudsburg on Homecoming Day. Let's go, Nationals!!


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In Thursday night Div II action, #15 Saginaw Valley defeated #21 ranked Wayne State in a key GLIAC contest by a score of 24-7. I hope to find details on this game later on today.


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PSAC Results for Ssturday, October 13

East:

Bloomsburg 48 East Stroudsburg 27
West Chester 41 LIU Post 6
Shippensburg 73 Kutztown 35
Millersville 35 Cheyney 0

Comments: Shippensburg's offense continues to roll up huge numbers and has established itself as the team to beat in the PSAC East.
Bloomsburg stayed on track with a homecoming win over ESU. West Chester also regained it's winning ways, and the Golden
Rams now await the invasion of the the high scoring Shippensburg Red Raiders this coming Saturday. It's homecoming at
WCU. It will be interesting to see if West Chester can slow down the high powered offense of "Ship". It is really a must win
for WCU ,if they--the Rams--expect to retain any chance of winning the PSAC East.

West:

California 30 Lock Haven 0
IUP 26 Edinboro 10
Slippery Rock 28 Clarion 20
Mercyhurst 38 Gannon 29

Comments: California remains the team to beat in the PSAC West, but Mercyhurst also has no losses in conference play. Consequently,
the encounter between Cal and the guys from Erie now looms very large, BUT Mercyhurst first has to get by IUP next week
on the road in Indiana. Should IUP win over Mercyhurst, that would set up the possiblity of three teams finishing with
identical records at the top of the heap in the PSAC West; however, let's take it one week at a time.

Husky picked 6 of the 8 games correctly to up his record to 42-14, but he missed the mark big-time with his pick of Kutztown upsetting Shippensburg. He also missed with his pick of Clarion winning over SRU. Nationally, Husky missed with both of his picks in the two games involving two ranked teams. He had #21 Wayne State over #15 Saginaw Valley in the GLIAC and #1 Pittsburg State over #7 Northwest Missouri State in the MIAA. His record for such games has now plummeted to 6-9 for such games. Yikes!


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PSAC Football Schedule for Saturday, October 20 Husky's picks are indicated with an #.

10/20/2012 12 p.m. * Clarion# Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. Details
10/20/2012 12 p.m. * California (Pa.)# Gannon Erie, Pa. Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/20/2012 1:00 p.m. * Mercyhurst Indiana (Pa.)# Indiana, Pa. Details
10/20/2012 1 p.m. * Millersville LIU Post# Brookville, NY Live Audio Details
10/20/2012 1:00 p.m. * Bloomsburg# Cheyney Cheyney, PA Details
10/20/2012 1:05 p.m. * Kutztown East Stroudsburg#East Stroudsburg, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/20/2012 2:00 PM * Shippensburg# West Chester West Chester, Pa. Details
10/20/2012 2:00 PM * Edinboro Slippery Rock# Mihalik-Thompson Stadium Details

The big game in the PSAC West sees Mercyhurst visiting IUP. In the PSAC East the obvious top encounter has Shippensburg traveling to West Chester to play the Golden Rams. I am now a believer, and I don't see anybody shutting down "Ship's" prolific offense including WCU at home even for homecoming, nor do I think currently #6 Bloomsburg can stop the Red Raiders the following weekend down at Shippensburg. It is now "nitty-gritty" time in both conferences. I'll post the PSAC players of the week later on today


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Oct. 13, 2012
No. 7 Northwest knocks off No. 1 Pittsburg St. 31-21

By: Steve Wieberg
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Down two touchdowns to the nation’s top-ranked team, the game and perhaps its season teetering, Northwest Missouri State delivered a response fitting of its championship pedigree Saturday.
Quarterback Trevor Adams threw for two touchdowns, James Franklin ran for two more and the defense stepped up with a succession of big second-half plays as the Bearcats defeated Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Pittsburg State 31-21 in their annual Fall Classic in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium.
“Our program’s had a lot of big wins . . . and this certainly is a big one,” coach Adam Dorrel said after his team preserved both its league title hopes and run at a ninth consecutive Division II playoff berth. Now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the rugged MIAA, Northwest might not have been able to afford another loss on either front.
The showdown against Pitt State kicked off a five-game closing stretch that’s the most challenging in college football – not only in D-II but across every one of the NCAA’s four competitive classifications, based on the records of their remaining opponents. Immediately ahead is a trip Saturday to Missouri Southern, 5-2 and an upset winner over Missouri Western earlier Saturday.
The Bearcats move on with noticeable head of steam.
Against Pitt State (5-1), they struggled first with the weather – persistent rain and two lightning delays, the second stopping play for 30 minutes early in the game – and then for a little more than a half with both the Gorillas’ defense and pass-minded offense. They trailed 7-0 at the half, then 14-0 when PSU’s Anthony Abenoja hit Luke Rampy with a 14-yard TD pass on the opening series of the second half.
“We knew we had to respond quick,” Adams said.
The 6-1 junior did just that, completing the first nine passes he threw in the third quarter. The first five produced Northwest’s first score, a 19-yard touchdown toss to Jordan Simmons that cut the deficit to 14-7. The next offensive series set up a 31-yard field goal by Todd Adolf.
It was the start of a game-turning run of 31 answered points by the Bearcats.
“Momentum kind of shifted their way,” Pitt State coach Tim Beck said. “We couldn’t get it stopped. Both sides of the ball. They were very, very good on both sides, and we didn’t respond very well.”
The Gorillas did stir at one critical point, moving to the Northwest 17-yard line in the opening moments of the fourth quarter. There, on fourth-on-1, Beck opted against a field goal and ran 6-3, 238-pound Mandell Dixon into the middle of the Bearcats’ line. There, he was met and stopped for no gain by linebacker Matt Massey and nose guard Travis Chappelear.
The stops kept coming. Travis Manning picked off a pass and returned it 14 yards to the Pitt State 35, and Adams and the offense capitalized. On a gutsy fourth-and-4 call, receiver John Hinchey beat one PSU defender on an inside slant and Adams hit him perfectly. Hinchey leapfrogged another defensive back en route to a 29-yard touchdown that put Northwest up 17-14.
The Gorillas’ next possession ended on a sack by Northwest linebacker Eric Reimer. Franklin followed with the first of his TD runs, this one three yards around left end, to make it 24-14 with 5:06 remaining.
Safety Nate DeJong came up with another interception, and Franklin added a clinching 14-yard scoring run just 21 seconds later.
Franklin finished with 115 yards rushing on 20 carries. Adams threw for a total of 192 yards, completing 17 of 30 passes and overcoming a couple of first-half interceptions.
Dorrel, who came up with signature come-from-behind wins against Missouri Western and Midwestern State in last year’s playoffs, now has another in his second season as coach. He pointed to Hinchey, Massey, DeJong and the rest of the Bearcats’ veterans.
“In a game like that, in my opinion, it’s not about play-calling. I believe that,” Dorrel said. “I believe it’s about guys, a group of seniors, who willed it to happen.
“They believed in their coaches, and they believed in each other. It was awesome to hear them say at halftime when we were coming out, ‘We’ve got to keep playing for each other.’ And they played for each other today.”

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PSAC Players of the Week

Zach Zulli (Offensive) and Ronell Williams (Defensive) were selected as the East's athletes of the week for their outstanding performances in Shippensburg and West Chester's 30+ score margin victories over their divisional opponents.

In the West, Nigel Barksdale (Offensive) and L.J. Stevens (Defensive) earn athlete of the week honors for the first time this season, as Barksdale played a part in three of Slippery Rock's four touchdowns, while Stevens stopped a Gannon offensive with a fumble recovery, interception, and five tackles.

PSAC Athletes of the Week - Oct. 14
(Week 7)

PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week
Zach Zulli, Shippensburg
QB, Jr., Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley

SPECIAL MENTION: Sophomore WR Trevor Harman set SU single-game records with 18 catches, 288 yards receiving and five touchdown catches, to tie PSAC single-game records. His 288 yards receiving marks the second-most by any NCAA Division II athlete this season.

Junior quarterback Zach Zulli tied the PSAC single-game record with nine touchdown passes, while also setting Shippensburg single-game records in each of the following statistics: 46 completions on 61 attempts (second-most completions in a game in PSAC history) for 581 yards passing, as a part of SU’s 73-35 victory over Kutztown. Zulli’s 581 passing yards are third-most in a game in PSAC history and second-most for a player in Division II this year. The last and only PSAC player to record nine touchdown passes in a game was East Stroudsburg’s Jimmy Terwilliger vs. LIU Post in 2005. Zulli’s passing yards and touchdown totals broke his own previous school records (six touchdowns at Cheyney in 2011 and 496 yards at East Stroudsburg this season).

Through seven games this season, Zulli has thrown for 33 touchdowns, nearly out-doing his 2011 campaign of 34 touchdowns in 11 games. The Red Raiders scored touchdowns on their first five drives of the game as Zulli began the day 11-for-11. Zulli also broke school records for consecutive games with a touchdown pass (15) and consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception (123).


PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Ronell Williams, West Chester University
LB, So., Chester, Pa./Chester

Ronell Williams registered a team-high 14 tackles in West Chester's 41-6 win over LIU-Post Saturday, recording three solo stops and 11 assisted tackles. Credited with a QB hurry, Williams aided WCU's defense to allow just one LIU touchdown and six total points in the divisional victory. His 14 tackles leaves him tied with Edinboro's Kenny Pettis for the conference lead in tackles with 78.

PSAC West Offensive Player of the Week
Nigel Barksdale, Slippery Rock University
QB, Jr., San Jacinto, Calif./San Jacinto HS

Nigel Barksdale led Slippery Rock to a 28-20 road victory over Clarion to snap a three-game losing streak and five consecutive road losses this fall in his second start of the season at quarterback. Barksdale had a hand in three of SRU's four TDs, including his own rushing touchdown at the 10:54 mark in the second quarter to lift the Rock to 14-0 over Clarion. Barksdale passed for 257 total yards, the second time in as many starts he has reached the 250-yard milestone. His TD pass to TE Josh Gardner with 14:11 left to play accounted for the game's eventual winning points.


PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week
L.J. Stevens, Mercyhurst University
S, Sr., Youngstown, Ohio / Ursuline

L.J. Stevens was all over the field on Saturday, helping Mercyhurst snap a two-game losing streak against its crosstown rivals, Gannon. Stevens finished tied for second on the team with five tackles, one solo and four assisted. Stevens registered a fumble recovery for 11 yards on Gannon's first possession of the game, which eventually led to a Mercyhurst touchdown. On Gannon's next posession, Stevens was there to upset the Golden Knights once again with an interception for nine yards. Stevens also played a role on special teams, as he returned a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown to snap a 14-14 tie late in the second quarter. The 83-yard touchdown return is tied for the seventh-longest in program history. He finished the game with 113 all-purpose yards to go along with the fumble recovery and the interception.


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PSAC Standings

Bloomsburg 4-0 7-0
Shippensburg 4-0 7-0
West Chester 3-1 5-2
East Stroudsburg 2-2 3-3
Kutztown 1-3 3-4
LIU Post 1-3 2-4
Millersville 1-3 2-5
Cheyney 0-4 1-6
West
California (Pa.) 4-0 6-1
Mercyhurst 4-0 6-1
Indiana (Pa.) 3-1 6-1
Edinboro 2-2 3-3
Slippery Rock 2-2 3-4
Clarion 1-3 3-4
Gannon 0-4 1-6
Lock Haven 0-4 0-7


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Quiteh Powers Huskies To Win Over East Stroudsburg

BLOOMSBURG – Franklyn Quiteh (Tobyhanna/Pocono Mountain West) rushed 43 times for 282 yards and three touchdowns to lead the sixth-ranked Bloomsburg University Huskies to a 48-27 win over East Stroudsburg University on Saturday afternoon in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division play at Danny Hale Field at Robert B. Redman Stadium.

Quiteh's carries and total yards were a career-high for the junior. He scored on runs of 1, 40, and 20 yards to help the Huskies (7-0 overall, 4-0 PSAC East) remain unbeaten. BU has now defeated the Warriors (3-3, 2-2) seven straight years.

The Huskies have scored 30 or more points in each of their seven victories this season, setting the school record for consecutive 30-point games in a single season. The previous record was set the final six games of 2000.

The 282 yards on the ground for Quiteh are the second most in school history, only to Jerry Marks' 300 in 1991. Quiteh's 43 carries marked the first time that a Husky had 40 or more since Irv Sigler ran 41 times against Millersville in 1997. It was the fourth time in Quiteh's career that he ran for three or more touchdowns.

Quiteh has now run for 4,449 yards in his career in his third season in the maroon and gold. Along with being BU's third-leading career rusher, Quiteh moved into sixth place on the PSAC career rushing list, moving up four spots with Saturday's performance.

Bloomsburg totaled 603 yards Saturday, the most since it put up 685 against Kutztown in 2010. Redshirt freshman quarterback Tim Kelly (Camp Hill/Cedar Cliff) threw for a career-high 267 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Kelly had touchdown passes of 5, 37, 68 and 72 yards on the day.

The last time a BU quarterback threw four touchdown passes was Dan Latorre's four against West Chester in 2007.

Kelly also used his legs to propel the Huskies to victory with a pair of big third-down runs including converting on a 3rd-and-23 in the second quarter that led to a Bloomsburg touchdown.

Junior Glenn Hutton Jr. (Sicklerville, NJ/Paul VI) and senior Ryan Dickerson (Harleysville/Souderton) each brought in more than 100 receiving yards against the Warriors. Hutton Jr. led the game with four catches and a career-high 120 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his scores were in the third quarter and went for 37 and 68 yards.

Dickerson also had four catches with a career-high 117 yards and a score. Dickerson has now had a touchdown catch in three consecutive games.

The last time Bloomsburg had two receivers with more than 100 yards was in 2000 against Saginaw Valley. Mike Lelko had seven catches for 120 yards, and Tierell Johnson had six catches for 148 yards.

Senior Larry Webster (Hagerstown, MD/Elkton) caught his second touchdown in as many games for Bloomsburg. Webster brought in a five-yard pass midway through the second quarter for BU's second score of the day. He has now been targeted three times on offense this season with two touchdowns and a two-point conversion attempt. Primarily a defensive end, Webster entered the game with a PSAC-leading eight sacks and added a half sack to his total Saturday.

Defensively, senior Jarrett Pidgeon (Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional) notched his third double-digit tackle game of the season. His 12 tackles led Bloomsburg as he also recorded a half sack. Fellow senior Dan Haverstock (York/West York) had eight tackles including five solo stops, as sophomore Justin Shirk (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin) rounded out the BU trio with seven tackles.

Bloomsburg was able to control the ball Saturday and held a time of possession of 32:21. Five of Bloomsburg's six touchdowns came from drives of 75 yards or more to help push it to its seventh win of the season. The Huskies are now 7-0 this season when they hold the ball for over 30 minutes, lead at halftime, rush for over 200 yards, and total over 400 yards.

The offensive line kept Kelly's jersey clean for the second straight week by not allowing a sack. Since 1999, BU is 34-2 when not allowing a sack.

Bloomsburg's and East Stroudsburg's opening possessions accounted for 13:30 of the opening quarter. ESU drove to the BU 24-yard line, but was unsuccessful on a 41-yard field goal attempt. BU answered with a 14-play, 76-yard drive capped with Quiteh's first score of the day from one-yard out.

Quiteh ran for 55 yards on nine carries in the first quarter. It is the third consecutive game Quiteh has run for 50 or more yards in the opening quarter.

ESU kicker Taylor Groff booted a 52-yarder on ESU's ensuing drive to put the Warriors on the board. Groff is the first PSAC kicker with three career field goals over 51 yards.

Bloomsburg extended its lead to 14-3 with Webster's TD catch later in the second quarter. A significant play leading to the Webster score followed a Bloomsburg timeout. On 3rd-and-23, Kelly scrambled and ran for exactly 23 yards to move the chains and keep the drive alive.

A poor BU punt gave the Warriors great field position, leading to their first touchdown of the day. ESU quarterback Matt Soltes, this week's PSAC East Offensive Athlete of the Week, completed three straight 11-yard passes to set up an Eric Deery six-yard touchdown run up the middle to cut the BU lead to 14-10 heading into halftime.

Kelly's running ability helped BU open the second half on a positive note. Kelly rushed for ten yards on 3rd-and-9 to keep an eventual 12-play, 75-yard drive alive that ended with a 37-yard TD pass to Hutton Jr.

Bloomsburg found the endzone on all but two second-half possessions (fumble, end of game). Hutton Jr. ended the third quarter scoring for BU with a 68-yard catch-and-run to give the Huskies an 11-point, 28-17 lead entering the final quarter.

Groff hit his second field goal of the day to open the fourth quarter, but it was as close as the Warriors would get. BU rattled off two long touchdowns the following two possessions off a 40-yard Quiteh dash up the sideline and a 72-yard catch-and-run by Dickerson.

Soltes threw for 167 yards on 13-for-25 passing after setting the ESU single-game record for completion percentage last week (81.1). He also led the team with 54 rushing yards on 14 carries.

Cody Simcox was one of three Warriors with double-digit tackles and led the game with 17. Anthony Singlar had 12 and Greg Jones chipped in 10.

Saturday's matchup was believed to be the fourth time in Division II history that two 200-win coaches went against each other. Bloomsburg head coach Danny Hale is now 17-4 against ESU head coach Denny Douds.

Bloomsburg hits the road for two straight weeks. It travels to Cheyney University (1-6, 0-4) on Saturday, Oct. 20 for a PSAC East matchup beginning at 1 p.m.

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Kutztown Drops Homecoming Game to Shippensburg

Colby Tuell
by Geoff Goyne, Sports Information Director

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Fans at Kutztown University's Homecoming game saw a record setting passing showdown between the Golden Bears and No. 16 Shippensburg, unfortunately for KU, it was the Red Raiders coming out on top with a 73-35 win.

Kutztown's Kevin Morton (Abington, PA/Abington) set single game records for pass attempts, completions, and passing yards in the contests and also joined the exclusive club of 10,000 passing yards and 100 career touchdown passes. He became just the 19th player in Division II history to reach both marks and only the 59 have done it in the history of college football at all divisions of NCAA football and the NAIA. He finished the game 45-of-63 for 479 yards and three touchdowns.

Shippensburg, however, had record setting days for both quarterback Zach Zulli and receiver Trevor Harman. Zulli tied the PSAC single-game record with nine touchdown passes while also setting school single-game records in each of the following statistics: 46 completions on 61 attempts for 581 yards passing (third-most in PSAC single-game history). Harman, meanwhile, set school single-game records with 18 catches, 288 yards receiving and five touchdown catches, with the receptions and touchdown marks tying PSAC single-game records.

The completion marks for Zulli and Morton are the second and third most in PSAC history.

Kutztown scored to open the fourth quarter on a 25 yard pass from Morton to Zach Snyder (Lititz, PA/Warwick) with 14:34 to play to pull within 10, 45-35. Shippensburg would go on to score four touchdowns in the game's final 12:09 to put the Golden Bears away.

KU opened the scoring, going 59 yards on four plays to start the game. Curtis Wortham (Philadelphia, PA/Father Judge) had a 30-yard rush to account for most of the yardage on the drive and scored the first of his two rushing touchdowns of the afternoon on a seven-yard scamper.

The Raiders answered back immediately with a 75-yard drive of their own to tie the game. The series ended with a strike from Zulli to Harman from 13 yards out for the touchdown.

Shippensburg would score on each of its next four drives of the game and led 35-21 at halftime. Zulli put SU ahead 14-7 with a touchdown strike to Jacob Baskerville, but KU tied things with 1:45 left in the first quarter when Morton found Justin Michalak (Dover, PA/Northeastern) for a five-yard score.

Harman scored his second touchdown of the game on the first play of the second quarter with a 32-yard touchdown catch from Zulli for a 21-14 lead.

After a fake punt by Kutztown failed, the Raiders threw five straight passes with Baskerville scoring on a 22-yard catch for the 28-14 lead with 11:07 remaining.

Kutztown pulled within a touchdown after a 34-yard pass from Morton to Colby Tuell (Columbia, PA/Columbia) made it 28-21 with 8:39 left in the half. Harman caught another touchdown before the half on a six-yard pass from Zulli.

Neither team scored on its first possession of the second half, but Shippensburg struck first with a 91-yard drive capped by a 33-yard touchdown from Zulli to Harman for the 42-21 lead with 8:16 to go in the third.

A five-yard touchdown run by Wortham finished off Kutztown's next series as they remained within striking distance at 42-28 with 4:10 to go in the third.

After a 39-yard field by Michael Lloyd ended the third quarter scoring, Morton and Snyder connected on the first three plays of the fourth quarter, including a 25-yard touchdown that pulled Kutztown to within 45-35.

Zulli threw touchdowns to Harman before Baskerville hauled in back-to-back touchdowns. Chris Lawshe finished the scoring with a six-yard run for the 73-35 final score.

Tuell had a big day receiving for KU with 12 catches for 167 yards and a touchdown. Josh Mastromatto (Fort Washington, PA/Upper Dublin) also reached double figures with 10 catches covering 47 yards.

In addition to the record-setting day by Harman, Baskerville hauled in four touchdowns on nine catches that went for 144 yards.

KU's Wortham led all rushers with 73 yards on 10 carries.

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Wayne State vs. Saginaw Valley at Univ. Center, Mich.
10/11/2012 at 8:00 PM
Wayne St.
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Scoring 1 2 3 4 Final
Wayne St. (4-2) 0 0 7 0 7
Saginaw Valley (6-1) 3 7 0 14 24
Univ. Center, Mich. | Wickes Stadium
Box ScorePlay by PlayDrive SummaryStartersParticipationCoach's View
Prd Time Scoring Summary Wayne St. - Saginaw Valley
1 00:24 Saginaw Valley - Scott Stanford 42 yd field goal.
Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards in 4:05. 0 - 3
2 08:34 Saginaw Valley - Zach Cecich 5 yd pass from J. Jennings. (Scott Stanford kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards in 1:58. 0 - 10
3 08:01 Wayne St. - Toney Davis 3 yd run. (Stef Terleckyj kick is good).
Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards in 4:14. 7 - 10
4 12:43 Saginaw Valley - Ronnie Lark 1 yd run. (Scott Stanford kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 9 yards in 0:43. 7 - 17
4 02:36 Saginaw Valley - J. Jennings 3 yd run. (Scott Stanford kick is good).
Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards in 7:55. 7 - 24

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I am amazed how many views I am getting on this thread. I just wish some of you PSAC fans out in western PA would comment. When I was on PhilaPhans, I used to get comments from Kutztown and West Chester and some other eastern PA State schools. Just wish some of you western PSAC fans would chime in. Would love to hear from you. AFCA rankings will be out tomorrow and d2football.com rankings will be out on Tuesday. Incidentally, the super-regional rankings will also soon appear; which do play a role in the NCAA Div II playoff selection process. The time is drawing nigh!


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AFCA Div II Poll for October 15

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Seven Next Game
1. Colorado St.-Pueblo (23) 7-0 742 2 D. Colorado School of Mines, 35-21 Oct. 20 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)
2. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (6) 7-0 718 3 D. St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 56-37 Oct. 20 vs. Livingstone (N.C.)
3. New Haven (Conn.) 6-0 679 5 D. Bentley (Mass.), 17-13 Oct. 18 at Stonehill (Mass.)
4. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 7-0 651 6 D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 48-27 Oct. 20 at Cheyney (Pa.)
5. Northwest Missouri St. (1) 6-1 628 7 D. No. 1 Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 31-21 Oct. 20 at Missouri Southern St.
6. Ashland (Ohio) 7-0 586 8 D. Walsh (Ohio), 30-0 Oct. 20 at Malone (Ohio)
7t. Minnesota-Duluth 6-1 519 9 D. Minot St. (N.D.), 44-6 Oct. 20 vs. Bemidji St. (Minn.)
7t. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 5-1 519 1 Lost to No. 7 Northwest Missouri St., 31-21 Oct. 20 vs. No. 16 Missouri Western St.
9. Minnesota St.-Mankato 7-0 514 10 D. Southwest Minnesota St., 34-31 2OT Oct. 20 at Winona St. (Minn.)
10. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 6-0 458 11 D. Arkansas-Monticello, 58-7 Oct. 20 vs. No. 25 Harding (Ark.)
11. Henderson St. (Ark.) 7-0 438 12 D. No. 23 Harding (Ark.), 38-10 Oct. 20 vs. East Central (Okla.)
12. Midwestern St. (Texas) 5-1 416 13 D. Angelo St. (Texas), 35-28 Oct. 20 at Abilene Christian (Texas)
13. Shippensburg (Pa.) 7-0 384 16 D. Kutztown (Pa.), 73-35 Oct. 20 at West Chester (Pa.)
14. California (Pa.) 6-1 347 15 D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 30-0 Oct. 20 at Gannon (Pa.)
15. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 6-1 321 17 D. No. 18 Wayne St. (Mich.), 24-7 Oct. 20 at Hillsdale (Mich.)
16. Missouri Western St. 6-1 311 4 Lost to Missouri Southern St., 31-30 Oct. 20 at No. 7t Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
17. West Texas A&M 6-1 266 20 D. Abilene Christian (Texas), 36-0 Oct. 20 at Eastern New Mexico
18t. Emporia St. (Kan.) 7-0 258 21 D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 13-0 Oct. 20 at Truman St. (Mo.)
18t. Washburn (Kan.) 6-1 258 19 D. Truman St. (Mo.), 35-24 Oct. 20 at Lindenwood (Mo.)
20. Indiana (Pa.) 6-1 197 22 D. Edinboro (Pa.), 26-10 Oct. 20 vs. Mercyhurst (Pa.)
21. Miles (Ala.) 6-1 100 NR D. Kentucky St., 45-0 Oct. 20 at Lane (Tenn.)
22. Michigan Tech 5-1 87 NR D. Northwood (Mich.), 28-21 Oct. 20 at Ferris St. (Mich.)
23. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 6-1 69 NR D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 31-23 Oct. 20 at Augustana (S.D.)
24. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 5-2 39 14 Lost to Northern Michigan, 38-10 Oct. 20 vs. Northwood (Mich.)
25. Harding (Ark.) 5-1 31 23 Lost to No. 12 Henderson St. (Ark.), 38-10 Oct. 20 at No. 10 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
Dropped Out: Wayne St. (Mich.) (18), North Carolina-Pembroke (24), Shepherd (W.Va.) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: West Alabama, 29; New Mexico Highlands, 26; Wayne St. (Mich.), 23; Hillsdale (Mich.), 18; Indianapolis (Ind.), 18; Central Washington, 15; Charleston (W.Va.), 14; Tuskegee (Ala.), 14; Bentley (Mass.), 13; American International (Mass.), 11; Southern Arkansas, 7; Central Missouri, 6; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 6; Chadron St. (Neb.), 5; Mars Hill (N.C.), 4; Mercyhurst (Pa.), 3; North Carolina-Pembroke, 1; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 1.


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D2Football.com Top 25 Poll
October 16, 2012

Team Record Last Week
1 CSU-Pueblo 7-0 2
2 Minnesota State 7-0 4
3 Northwest Missouri 6-1 7
4 Winston-Salem 7-0 5
5 Bloomsburg 7-0 8
6 New Haven 6-0 6
7 West Texas A&M 6-1 10
8 Pittsburg State 5-1 1
9 Minnesota Duluth 6-1 9
10 Midwestern State 5-1 11
11 Ashland 7-0 12
12 California 6-1 13
13 Missouri Western 6-1 3
14 Saginaw Valley 6-1 15
15 Ouachita Baptist 6-0 16
16 West Alabama 5-2 17
17 Shippensburg 7-0 18
18 Henderson State 7-0 19
19 IUP 6-1 20
20 Washburn 6-1 22
21 Central Missouri 5-2 23
22 Emporia State 7-0 24
23 Hillsdale 5-2 25
24 St. Cloud 5-2 NR
25 Michigan Tech 5-1 NR

There are still four PSAC teams that are nationally ranked. Bloomsburg at #5 is probably too highly ranked. Shippensburg at #17 is probably too lowly ranked--in fact, I would say most assuredly so. California and IUP seem to be right where they should be in the poll. There are only four weeks left in the season, but there are some really important games coming up in the PSAC such as Shippensburg at West Chester as well as Mercyhurst at IUP. Both games are this coming Saturday. On the 27th, Bloomsburg journeys down to Shippensburg. On November 3rd, West Chester visits Bloomsburg, and California will travel up to Erie to play Mercyhurst. Then the next weekend, November 10, the two conference champions will meet for the overall PSAC championship. Incidentally, 2012 is the last year that there will an overall conference champion determined. Starting in 2013, there will be a PSAC East and a PSAC West champion, but there will be no championship playoff game. That means if one or both of the conference champions gets invited to the super-regional playoffs they will not be encumbered with playing that extra game and have a better opportunity to prepare for the Div II playoffs. Enjoy the games on Saturday. There will be some good ones. The first of the Div II super-regional rankings should be coming out in a week or so. I was at Bloomsburg this past weekend. This coming Saturday I will be at West Chester to see the Golden Rams (It's homecoming at WCU.) attempt to knock the Red Raiders of Shippensburg from the ranks of the undefeated. Ciao!


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Games Involving Two Nationally Ranked Teams

On Saturday in the GLIAC, Saginaw Valley (#14) plays Hillsdale (#23) at Hillsdale. Husky is picking Saginaw Valley to win on the road. In the MIAA on Saturday, Missouri Western (13) plays at #8 ranked Pittsburg State. Husky sees the Gorillas of Pittsburg State, ranked !3 until this week, getting back on the winning track. I hope I get something right for a change! :D


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