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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:45 am 
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D2Football.com Top 25 Poll
October 8, 2013

Team Record Last Week
1 Valdosta State 4-0 1
2 Minnesota State 5-0 2
3 Northwest Missouri 5-0 3
4 West Texas A&M 5-0 4
5 CSU-Pueblo 5-0 5
6 Missouri Western 5-0 6
7 IUP 5-0 7
8 Minnesota Duluth 4-1 8
9 Henderson State 5-0 9
10 Pittsburg State 5-0 10
11 Bloomsburg 5-0 11
12 West Alabama 4-1 12
13 Shepherd 5-0 13
14 UNC Pembroke 4-0 14
15 Washburn 5-0 15
16 Winston-Salem 4-1 16
17 Chadron State 4-1 17
18 Ohio Dominican 5-0 18
19 West Chester 5-0 19
20 Indianapolis 4-1 20
21 Carson-Newman 4-1 21
22 Midwestern State 3-1 22
23 Emporia State 5-0 24
24 Grand Valley 4-1 25
25 Tarleton State

The PSAC still has three undefeated, nationally ranked teams. IUP has a tough opponent this week on the road in high scoring Slippery Rock, West Chester has a not-to-be-taken lightly East Stroudsburg at home for homecoming, and Bloomsburg should have no problem at home, also for homecoming, against Millersville. I'll be posting any match-ups and picks between two nationally ranked teams in a day or so. There is one for sure, that being the crucial game in the MIAA between Northwest Missouri State and Pittsburg State at Arrowhead Stadium. Hope it's not the last time I say this, but GO BUCCOS!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
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I don't know how long Arrowhead Stadium has been hosting MIAA games. They use to host the Border War, Missouri Tigers
vs. Kansas. I really miss that rivalvy since Mizzou moved to the SEC.

Here in NE Ohio, after losing their first three games the Ashland Eagles have found their offense.. put up 112 points in the
last two weeks, granted 62 were against Lake Erie College which is only in the second year of their football program. Am
curious what Ashland will do vs. #18 Ohio Dominican this weekend.


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I have been told that this has been a huge promotion--playing in Arrowhead Stadium that is--for Pittsburg State and Northwest Missouri
State. Incidentally, the game in question is not this weekend, but is on October 19th. Sorry about the mix-up. There are, however three games involving two nationally ranked teams in this the sixth week of the season. #1 Valdosta State plays #12 West Alabama tonight (Thursday) in the Gulf South Conference, #5 CSU Pueblo visits #17 Chadron State in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference on Saturday, and #4 West Texas A & M goes on the road to play at #25 Tarleton State in the Lone Star Conference--also on Saturday. I look for Valdosta State, CSU Pueblo, and West Texas A & M to all be victorious.


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#12 West Alabama Knocks Off #1 Valdosta State

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Kyle Caldwell and Gary Johnston combined to throw five touchdown passes and UWA rang up 558 yards total offense on the way to knocking off top-ranked Valdosta State, 49-30, Thursday at Tiger Stadium.

The victory improved 12th-ranked West Alabama to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Gulf South Conference. Valdosta State dropped to 4-1 and 2-1. UWA travels to No. 22 Midwestern State next Saturday.

The Tigers gashed Valdosta for 390 yards and 35 points in the second half, while limiting the defending national champions to just 14 points.

"That's a great win for our program and our university," UWA head coach Will Hall said. "Our special teams put us behind the eight-ball early, but you have to give credit to Valdosta State and Coach David Dean. That's a great football team we beat tonight."

Valdosta State struck early when Willie Downs returned the game's opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, giving the Blazers a 7-0 lead 14 seconds into the game.

West Alabama immediately answered back. Malcolm Butler returned the ensuing kickoff 52 yards and six plays later Johnston found Kedrick Rhodes on a wheel route down the left sideline for a 23-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 7-7.

The Blazers took advantage of another UWA special teams miscue on the Tigers next possession. D'Amonte Ridley blocked a Jordan Ikner punt in the Tiger endzone for a safety and Valdosta State led, 9-7, halfway through the first quarter.

Rhodes gave the Tigers their first lead on an 8-yard run, capping an eight-play, 85-yard drive that consumed 2:44 of the second quarter clock. UWA led 14-9 with 12:32 left in the half.

"We just kept doing what we do and started to make plays," Hall said. "What an effort by our defense to hold the top-ranked team in the country to just 21 points."

A personal foul against West Alabama on punt coverage set VSU up at its own 46 with 9:19 left in the half. The Blazers capitalized on the field position to take a 16-14 lead, driving 54 yards on seven plays and scoring on a 16-yard pass from Cayden Cochran to Tyre Walters with 6:10 left in the half.

West Alabama regained the lead on its first possession of the second half when Rhodes rambled 15 yards for his third touchdown. The touchdown was set up by a scrambling 46-yard completion from Caldwell to Chad Toocheck on third-and-24.

"We started off sluggish and made some changes at the half," Caldwell said. "We started getting more movement up front, got more up-tempo and got them on their heels and just kept going."

After the Tiger defense forced a VSU punt, West Alabama extended its lead to 28-16 on a 91-yard pass from Caldwell to Malik Lofton with 9:22 left in the third period.
"In the first half we were a little sluggish and they were pounding us," UWA safety Demetrus McNeal said. "In the second half we fit the script and got after it, starting pressing their receivers a little bit.

"This win feels great," McNeal said. "Maybe we can finally get a little credit nationally. Either way, we just have to stay humble and keep pushing forward."

Valdosta State started the next drive at the West Alabama 45-yard line following an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Tigers on the touchdown. Seven plays and 3:37 later, Cochran found Seantavius Jones for a 29-yard scoring pass to cut the UWA lead to 28-23 with 5:34 left in the third period.

Caldwell and Seth Roberts answered for West Alabama, hooking up on a 39-yard completion and then a 19-yard scoring toss to make it 35-23 UWA with 2:15 left in the third quarter. The TD reception was Roberts eighth of the season.

Caldwell and Toocheck hooked up on a 10-yard scoring pass with 12:06 to play to give UWA a 42-23 lead. The three-play, 24-yard drive was set up when the Tigers stuffed the Blazers on a fake punt at the VSU 24.

Caldwell finished 9-for-18 for 252 yards and three touchdowns. Johnston was 3-for-3 for 52 yards and two TD passes. Rhodes ran for 157 yards on 21 carries.

"In the second half we found the right blocking schemes and started rolling," Rhodes said. "We thought coming in that we were better than they were, but we just have to stay focused and stay humble."

The top-ranked Blazers cut the West Alabama lead to 42-30 with just under 10 minutes to play. Cochran capped a nine-play, 90-yard drive with a 15-yard run after dropping the shotgun snap, recovering it and scoring.

Johnston hooked up with Tyler O'Neal on an 18-yard scoring pass for the final margin, capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive with 5:41 left to play.

The Blazers wouldn't go away, however, driving to the West Alabama 11 before Rashad Greene iced the win for the Tigers by picking off Cochran in the end zone. UWA moved the ball to the VSU 20 before kneeling twice and starting the celebration.

Cochran was 22-of-38 for 232 yards and two scores. Cedric O'Neal rushed for 108 yards on 15 carries for Valdosta State. Jones had seven catches for 87 yards and a score.

Ricky Willis and McNeal had eight tackles each to lead the UWA defense. Malcolm Butler and Ryan Jones recorded five stops each.

Jeremy Grable had 10 tackles for Valdosta State.

Courtesy of West Alabama Sports Information


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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
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PSAC Results for Saturday,October 12

Shippenbsburg 30 Lock Haven 24 (surprisingly close)
Gannon 55 Edinboro 14 (didn't think the margin would be so great)
Kutztown 35 Cheyney 19 (no surprise, but Cheyney made a game of it)
West Chester 34 East Stroudsburg 20 (about the score I anticipated)
Slippery Rock 42 IUP 10 (Yikes! Husky missed this one. The PSAC West is now up for grabs!)
Mercyhurst 50 Seton Hill 13 (too much talent at Mercyhurst for Seton Hill)
California 35 Clarion 7 (Clarion's season is rapidly falling apart, and Cal is in the race again.)
Bloomsburg 45 Millerville 7 (wonder how many yards quiteh gained?!)

Husky picked 7 of 8 games correctly, but missed on the big one--IUP at SRU. His record is now 43-14 for the season. More details and reports to follow. On the national scene, #5 CSU Pueblo defeated #17 Chadron State 51--42. Husky got this one right.


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Unranked SRU Defeats #7 IUP

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University football team scored 28 first half points and rolled to a 42-16 win over seventh ranked archrival Indiana University (Pa.) Saturday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division action from Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

The Crimson Hawks entered the game with an undefeated 5-0 record and the nation's top-ranked defense, allowing just 213.4 yards of offense per game and 6.0 points per game. Both teams leave the game with matching 5-1 overall records and 2-1 PSAC-West marks.

The Rock, which entered the game with the nation's fourth-ranked offense, put up 676 yards on the way to scoring 42 points. The 676 total yardage came from 227 on the ground and a 449-yard passing effort.

Indiana finished with 337 yards of total offense on 278 yards in the air and just 59 on the ground. The Crimson Hawks entered the game averaging 203.8 yards per game on the ground.

Nigel Barksdale was sensational in the quarterback role for Slippery Rock, finishing the game 27-of-38 for 425 yards, two touchdowns and one interception that came late in the game. Barksdale also ran for 68 yards and one touchdown and caught a 24-yard pass from receiver Robert Joyce.

Shamar Greene led the rushing attack with 101 yards on 17 carries and Teddy Blakeman, who transferred to Slippery Rock from IUP, added 55 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.

John Schademan put together another big day in the passing game, pulling down six catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Ken Amos added nine catches for 85 yards.

The defense finished with 12 pass breakups, including four from Anthony Saunders, six tackles for a loss, an interception by Brandon Burley and a fumble recovery by Gary Allen.

Slippery Rock returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 19, when Clarion visits for the annual Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

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West Chester Wins Over ESU

WEST CHESTER - No. 17-ranked West Chester scored all 24 points after halftime, including two touchdowns within a span of 27 seconds early in the third quarter, to survive East Stroudsburg University's upset bid for a 34-20 win in PSAC East football on Saturday afternoon at Farrell Stadium.

ESU led 20-10 at halftime, on a 28-yard TD pass from R-So. QB Matt Soltes to R-Sr. WR Robert Bleiler in the first quarter, an 11-yard TD pass from R-Sr. QB Nate Daniels to R-Fr. TB Robert Healy in the second quarter, and a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown by Sr. OLB Darius Jackson.

West Chester (6-0, 3-0) responded with a six-play, 76-yard scoring drive coming out of halftime with Sean McCartney throwing a seven-yard TD pass to Shannon Mayer.

McCartney hooked up with Jim Hurley for a 25-yard touchdown after an interception by Mike Labor to put West Chester ahead 24-20 with 11:47 left in the third quarter. The Golden Rams added a 23-yard field goal by Shawn Leo later in the third and a four-yard TD pass from McCartney to Shawn Driggins midway through the fourth quarter.

Soltes hit his first five passes and was 5-for-7 for 90 yards and the TD to Bleiler before leaving due to injury early in the second quarter after a six-yard run. Daniels entered and was 3-for-4 for 39 yards on ESU's go-ahead TD drive, throwing an 11-yard TD pass to Healy to make it 14-10 with 9:55 left in the second quarter.

Jackson stretched it to 20-10 just over a minute later, becoming the first ESU defensive player in 40 years under head coach Denny Douds to score three career touchdowns. He also had a 19-yard fumble return at Seton Hill on Sept. 14 and a 54-yard interception return in a win over Cheyney last year.

Daniels was 10-for-26 for 130 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, the second which hit off the hands of a Warrior receiver and was picked off by West Chester All-America linebacker Ronell Williams.

Golden Rams tailback Rondell White didn't hit paydirt but accounted for 238 yards for scrimmage, running 32 times for 179 yards and catching five passes for 59 yards.

McCartney was 25-for-39 for 275 yards, three TD and the interception by Jackson. Mayer had seven catches for 78 yards and a TD, and Adam Dempsey added six catches for 65 yards.

ESU R-Sr. WR Robert Bleiler had five catches for 85 yards and his first-quarter touchdown. He entered the game with 24 catches for 399 yards and four TD in the previous three weeks, and was third in the PSAC with 102.8 receiving yards per game. He moves into 15th at ESU with 120 career receptions and 11th with 2,014 yards.

Jr. LB Cody Simcox led ESU's defense with 14 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss of yardage. R-Jr. S Anthony Singlar had 12 tackles (1.5 TFL) and Jackson and Vitale added nine each.

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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
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National Results of Games Between Two Ranked Teams

#12 West Alabama defeated #1 Valdosta State on Thursday evening 49-30, #5 CSU Pueblo won over #17 Chadron State yesterday by a score of 51-42, and Saturday evening #25 Tarleton State upset #4 West Texas A & M. Three of the top ten teams that I know of in Division II lost including IUP. There will be some changes in the rankings. Husky only picked one of these games correctly--CSU Pueblo over Chadron State. He misfired BIG TIME on the other two games. Husky's record for such games now sinks to 6-5 from a previous 5-3. It only goes to show why they play the game. [color=#FF0000]


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PSAC Schedule for Week Seven

10/17/2013 7:00 PM * Gannon Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 1:00 PM * Edinboro IUP Indiana, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 1:00 PM * Millersville Cheyney Cheyney, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 1:00 PM * Kutztown Shippensburg Shippensburg, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 1:05 P.M. * Bloomsburg East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 2:00 PM * Clarion Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 3:00 PM * California Seton Hill Greensburg, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/19/2013 12:00 PM * West Chester Lock Haven Lock Haven, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details

Husky sees the following for Week Seven in the PSAC:

Gannon defeats Mercyhurst Thursday evening in the annual backyard brawl, Edinboro reaps the whirlwind after IUP's loss to SRU--IUP wins decisively, Cheyney gets the win at home over Millersville in a battle of the have-nots in the PSAC East, Shippensburg will win this one over Kutztown, but the Red Raiders will have to clean up their act with West Chester and Bloomsburg lurking down the road, Bloomsburg wins at East Stroudsburg in a nailbiter--the obvious game of the week in the PSAC, Slippery Rock continues to pile up the points, as QB Barksdale excels, California has no trouble with Seton Hill, who by now are probably wondering if joining the PSAC West was such a good idea, and West Chester wins up at Lock Haven, but the Bald Eagles are showing signs of turning things around which is good news for the PSAC. Needless to say, I am shocked at SRU's decisive win over IUP. As I have previously stated, the PSAC West is now up for grabs. IUP, California, Slippery Rock, and Gannon are all in the mix. In the PSAC East, it looks like there are three teams still contending--Bloomsburg, West Chester--ESU gave them a scare on Saturday, and Shippensburg who had a tough time with unheralded, but rapidly improving Lock Haven. West Chester and Shippensburg should win this weekend with no great problems, but Bloomsburg's game at East Stroudsburg could really put a monkey wrench in the Huskies plans for the last portion of the season. Should the Huskies get by the Warriors, then the stage is set for the three showdown games in the follow weeks--they being WCU at Ship, Ship at Bloom, and Bloom at WCU. Incidentally, the Gannon-Mercyhurst is by my way of thinking the second best game of the week in the PSAC in Week Seven. If you live in or around Erie, go see it on Thursday evening.


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An interesting fact is the Slippery Rock's outstanding QB Nigel Barksdale hails from San Jacinto, California. Well, PSAC fans should be glad he found his way to Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University. Three cheers for the Pennsylvania State University system to have attracted such a talent to come "East"!


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PSAC Standings as of October 13

STANDINGS
EVENTS
RESULTS
SCHOOL PSAC OVERALL
EAST
BLOOMSBURG 3-0 6-0
WEST CHESTER 3-0 6-0
SHIPPENSBURG 3-0 4-2
E. STROUDSBURG 1-2 4-2
LOCK HAVEN 1-2 2-4
KUTZTOWN 1-2 1-5
CHEYNEY 0-3 0-6
MILLERSVILLE 0-3 0-6
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GANNON 3-0 4-2
IUP 2-1 5-1
SLIPPERY ROCK 2-1 5-1
CALIFORNIA 2-1 4-2
EDINBORO 1-2 3-3
MERCYHURST 1-2 3-3
CLARION 1-2 3-3
SETON HILL 0-3 0-6


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Don't forget to check in later to see who the football athletes of the week in the PSAC are, check out the videos, and look in on Monday and Tuesday for the new AFCA Coaches Poll and the D2Football.com Poll. There are going to be some changes in the top ten. Last but not least, thanks to the Pittsburgh Pirates for having such a great season and providing us Pennsylvanians with top notch baseball entertainment throughout the season. Go Dodgers!! No I am not fond of the Cardinals!!


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PSAC Football Athletes of the Week


WEEK 6 - OCTOBER 6-13
Football: Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Sean McCartney
West Chester (Jr. / QB)
Doylestown, Pa. / Archbishop Wood

Sean McCartney was responsible for all four West Chester touchdowns in a come from behind 34-20 victory against East Stroudsburg. McCartney threw three touchdown passes, all to different receivers, and rushed for another score. McCartney finished 25-for-39 for 275 yards through the air, while completing passes to nine different receivers. In the second-half comeback, the Doylestown native went 15-for-21 for 169 yards.
Football: Eastern Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Isaiah Fleming
Cheyney (Jr. / LB)
Wilmington, Del. / Newark

Isaiah Fleming of Cheyney recorded 21 tackles on the road against Kutztown. Fleming registered 14 solo tackles along with a pair of sacks for 13 yards. The Wilmington, Del. Native finished the day with 5.5 tackles for a loss of 21 yards. The junior linebacker was also credited with two quarterback hurries.
Football: Western Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Nigel Barksdale
Slippery Rock (Sr., QB)
San Jacinto, Calif./San Jacinto

Slippery Rock's Nigel Barksdale passed for 425 yards and two touchdowns, ran for one touchdown and caught a 24-yard flea-flicker pass to lead The Rock to a 676-yard total offense effort in a 42-16 upset of No. 7 IUP. Prior to Saturday, IUP was the nation's top pass (118.2ypg) and scoring defense (6.0ppg). Slippery Rock's 676 yards of total offense and 449 passing yards were the most ever allowed by an IUP defense. Barksdale finished the day going 27-of-38 in the air and accumulated 68 yards on the ground on 17 carries.
Football: Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Slippery Rock Defense

Slippery Rock's defense held the West's top rushing offense (203.8ypg prior to Saturday) to just 59 yards on the ground in route to a 42-16 win over No. 7 IUP. Leading the way with seven tackles apiece was Isaiah Coleman with a forced fumble, Tony Papley with 1.5 tackles for loss, Garry Allen with a fumble recovery of 13 yards, and Matt Peacock with a sack of 12 yards. As a unit, The Rock recorded 12 pass breakups lead by Anthony Saunders' four denials.

Courtesy of the PSAC Sports Website


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Athletes of the Week Video

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I just want to say once again that I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the powers that be who supervise this website for allowing me to do what I am doing with respect to PSAC and Div II football. You guys are the greatest!! Love you "Westerners"!


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AFCA Division II Football Poll for Octobert 14

After several weeks of very little movement in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, three Top 10 teams lost this past weekend, causing a big shift in the rankings. The weekend started with then-No. 1 Valdosta State (Ga.) losing to new No. 8 West Alabama, 49-30, on Thursday night. Then West Texas A&M, who was ranked No. 4, and then-No. 7 Indiana (Pa.), both lost on Saturday, causing a bigger shakeup of the rankings.

Minnesota State-Mankato earns its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll, earning 26 first-place votes. They are followed by No. 2 Northwest Missouri State, who got four first-place votes, No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo and No. 4 Missouri Western State, who each earned a first-place nod. Henderson State (Ark.) rounds out the top five.

Then-No. 19 Chadron State (Neb.) and then-No. 24 Grand Valley State (Mich.) both lost and fell out of the Top 25, making room for No. 23 Newberry (S.C.) and No. 25 St. Cloud State (Minn.) to enter the poll. This is Newberry’s first ranking since September 24, 2012, when they were ranked No. 24, while St. Cloud State re-enters after a one-week layoff.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 14, 2013

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Two Next Game
1. Minnesota St.-Mankato (26) 6-0 791 2 D. Augustana (S.D.), 20-10 Oct. 19 at Southwest Minnesota St.
2. Northwest Missouri St. (4) 6-0 767 3 D. Central Oklahoma, 72-10 Oct. 19 vs. No. 7 Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo (1) 6-0 729 5 D. No. 19 Chadron St. (Neb.), 51-42 Oct. 19 vs. Colorado School of Mines
4. Missouri Western St. (1) 6-0 708 6 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 54-10 Oct. 19 at Missouri Southern St.
5. Henderson St. (Ark.) 6-0 638 8 D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 45-17 Oct. 19 vs. Arkansas Tech
6. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6-0 606 9 D. Millersville (Pa.), 45-7 Oct. 19 at East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
7. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 6-0 594 10 D. Central Missouri, 31-21 Oct. 19 vs. No. 2 Northwest Missouri St.
8. West Alabama 5-1 547 14 D. No. 1 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 49-30 Oct. 19 at No. 24 Midwestern St. (Texas)
9. Minnesota-Duluth 5-1 489 11 D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 69-45 Oct. 19 at Minot St. (N.D.)
10. North Carolina-Pembroke 5-0 461 13 D. North Carolina-Charlotte, 45-22 Oct. 19 at Catawba (N.C.)
11. Shepherd (W.Va.) 6-0 454 12 D. Virginia-Wise, 42-17 Oct. 19 vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)
12. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 4-1 452 1 Lost to No. 14 West Alabama, 49-30 Oct. 19 at West Georgia
13. Washburn (Kan.) 6-0 390 15 D. Lincoln (Mo.), 58-7 Oct. 19 vs. Fort Valley St. (Ga.)
14. Tarleton St. (Texas) 5-0 341 21t D. No. 4 West Texas A&M, 31-27 Oct. 19 at Delta St. (Miss.)
15. West Chester (Pa.) 6-0 319 17 D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 34-20 Oct. 19 at Lock Haven (Pa.)
16. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 5-1 313 16 D. Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 44-17 Oct. 19 at St. Augustine’s (N.C.)
17. West Texas A&M 5-1 309 4 Lost to No. 21t Tarleton St. (Texas), 31-27 Oct. 19 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)
18. Ohio Dominican 6-0 283 20 D. Ashland (Ohio), 31-19 Oct. 19 vs. Findlay (Ohio)
19. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 5-1 252 18 D. Shorter (Ga.), 45-28 Oct. 19 vs. Tusculum (Tenn.)
20. Emporia St. (Kan.) 6-0 187 23 D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 63-17 Oct. 19 at Lindenwood (Mo.)
21. Indianapolis (Ind.) 5-1 179 21t D. McKendree (Ill.), 45-7 Oct. 19 at William Jewell (Mo.)
22. Indiana (Pa.) 5-1 161 7 Lost to Slippery Rock (Pa.), 42-16 Oct. 19 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)
23. Newberry (S.C.) 6-0 138 NR D. Tusculum (Tenn.), 44-9 Oct. 19 at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)
24. Midwestern St. (Texas) 4-1 121 25 D. McMurry (Texas), 66-20 Oct. 19 vs. No. 8 West Alabama
25. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 5-1 35 NR D. Minnesota-Crookston, 55-6 Oct. 19 at Mary (N.D.)

Dropped Out: Chadron St. (Neb.) (19), Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: New Haven (Conn.), 26; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 25; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 22; Chadron St. (Neb.), 17; Ferris St. (Mich.), 16; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 13; Tuskegee (Ala.), 8; Harding (Ark.), 3; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 2; Virginia St., 2; Colorado School of Mines, 1; Stonehill (Mass.), 1.


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D2Football.com's Division II Poll for October 15

D2Football.com Top 25 Poll
October 15, 2013

Team Record Last Week
1 Minnesota State 6-0 2
2 Northwest Missouri 6-0 3
3 CSU-Pueblo 6-0 5
4 Missouri Western 6-0 6
5 Minnesota Duluth 5-1 8
6 Pittsburg State 6-0 10
7 West Alabama 5-1 12
8 Henderson State 6-0 9
9 Bloomsburg 6-0 11
10 Valdosta State 4-1 1
11 Shepherd 6-0 13
12 West Texas A&M 5-1 4
13 UNC Pembroke 5-0 14
14 Washburn 6-0 15
15 Ohio Dominican 6-0 18
16 Winston-Salem 5-1 16
17 Tarleton State 5-0 25
18 West Chester 6-0 19
19 Indianapolis 5-1 20
20 Carson-Newman 5-1 21
21 Midwestern State 4-1 22
22 Emporia State 6-0 23
23 Newberry 6-0 NR
24 Slippery Rock 5-1 NR
25 IUP 5-1 7

Evidently, this poll holds PSAC football in mildly lesser esteem than the AFCA poll, but at the same time did elevate Slippery Rock into the top 25. Week 7 coming up, and it should be quite interesting with the #2 Northwest Missouri State--#6 Pittsburg State game at Arrowhead Stadium in KC at the top of the "card". There are some other interesting match-ups with Tarleton State of the LSC, who just beat West Texas A & M playing Delta State from the Gulf South Conference. Midwestern State, also from the LSC, meets West Alabama of the Gulf South and recent victors over former #1 Delta State. No picks by Husky at this time. In the PSAC, the crucial game has Bloomsburg traveling to East Stroudsburg--a team that had nationally ranked West Chester on the run this past Saturday before losing to the Golden Rams. Furthermore, Quiteh--Bloomsburg's stellar running back was "dinged" in the Millersville game, but have I not heard anything further about his status.


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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Picks for Games Involving Two Nationally Ranked Teams

#2 Northwest Missouri State will prevail over #6 Pittsburg State on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, and Midwestern State of the LSC will prevail over the more highly ranked West Alabama down in Texas under the lights on Saturday night. There you have it. Week 7 is about to be launched. I hope to make it up to East Stroudsburg to see Bloomsburg play the Warriors, but not sure that will materialize. My local Div II football fix--West Chester--plays way upstate this weekend at Lock Haven.


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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:44 pm 
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There is a Division II game on TV tonight on the CBSSN channel at 8:00 PM The game is a GLIAC conference game between nationally ranked Ohio Dominican and Findlay. I'll try to remember to post ahead of time any future Div II games on TV. I do know that the Bloomsburg-Shippensburg PSAC Eastern Conference game is also being telecast by CBSSN on Thursday October 31 at most likely 8:00 PM also.


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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:18 am 
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Thursday night Div II football action saw #15 Ohio Dominican beat Findlay in the GLIAC 41-21. In the PSAC up in Erie, Mercyhurst routed Gannon 51-21, as the Golden Knights' defense continued to give up points in bunches. It was Gannon's first loss in PSAC West play. The race in the PSAC West is a jumble at this juncture. It is highly possible that there will be four teams tied for first place in the PSAC West at the conclusion of this weekend's games--California, Gannon, IUP, and Slippery Rock.


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