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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:41 pm 
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WCU EdgesShippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University football team went through a back-and-forth battle with No. 13 West Chester on a cold and breezy Saturday afternoon, exchanging leads three times with the Golden Rams before ultimately coming up short in a 32-29 loss in front of a capacity Homecoming crowd from SU Student Association Field at Seth Grove Stadium.

Shippensburg (5-3, 4-1 PSAC East) raced out to a 14-0 advantage in the first quarter before West Chester (8-0, 5-0) answered with three straight touchdowns by Rondell White to lead by seven points in the final minute of the opening half. SU responded with 15 straight points, scoring a touchdown with 24 seconds left in the second quarter (PAT failed) and converting three second-half field goals to lead 29-21 with 10:26 to play.

WCU rallied behind its fourth quarterback of the day, as Andrew Derr threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Adam Dempsey and the Golden Rams converted a two-point conversion to tie the score at 29-29 with 7:08 left.

The final seven minutes featured an inordinate amount of drama. On the second play after WCU tied the score, Golden Ram safety Brandon Pepper intercepted a pass on a trick play and returned the ball to the SU 31-yard line. After a three-and-out, WCU kicker Shawn Leo attempted a 42-yard field goal into the wind that landed short with 5:18 to play.

Shippensburg followed with a three-and-out and a punt, but WCU return man Brandon Monk muffed the catch and SU recovered at the WCU 42-yard line. The Red Raiders advanced the ball 14 yards over the next five plays before a holding penalty slid the ball back to the 39-yard line.

After an incompletion and a timeout, senior Drew Newcomer – who had made three field goals already on the day – came out to attempt a 56-yard field goal with the wind at his back. The kick would have set a PSAC record had it gone through, but it landed just a yard or two shy of the crossbar.

The ball went back to WCU with 2:26 remaining and the Golden Rams still needing significant yardage to reach field goal range. The difference came with 1:09 remaining, as Derr hung a ball into the wind on a third-and-six play that somehow managed to find the hands of White for a 25-yard completion. White finished the day with 274 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

After an 11-yard completion to Adam Dempsey and a 12-yard rush by White, Leo kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1.1 seconds remaining on the clock.

Saturday's game was the closest scoring margin in head coach Mark 'Mac' Maciejewski's 32 career games at the helm of the Red Raiders and just the third during his tenure decided by less than 10 points.

"We had our opportunities and we capitalized on a lot of them," Maciejewski said. "There's some things that we didn't do right but there's a lot of things we did do right and that's what we're going to talk about."

Junior running back Blair Brooks was named the Shippensburg VFW Homecoming Offensive MVP after running the ball 20 times for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown. In his last three games, Brooks has totaled 450 rushing yards and averaged 9.0 yards over 50 carries.

Junior linebacker Brian Sourber was named the Shippensburg VFW Homecoming Defensive MVP after recording a game-high 12 tackles in addition to a pair of pass breakups. Sourber has totaled 25 tackles over his last three games.

Senior quarterback Zach Zulli completed 23-of-45 passes for 298 yards and threw two touchdowns. Zulli moved into 10th all-time in Division II history with 112 career touchdown passes, tying Toby Korrodi of Central Missouri and Northern State (2003-06).

Junior wide receiver Trevor Harman hauled in nine passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns, extending his school record with his seventh consecutive 100-yard receiving game. The two touchdown grabs moved Harman into second place all-time on the SU career scoring list (252 points).

"Our guys played a championship game today," Maciejewski said. "On the scoreboard they didn't come out ahead, but there's a lot of things to be proud of. They fought; they kept fighting, and kept believing. And that's all you can ask."

The Red Raiders have a short turnaround this week as they travel to No. 6 Bloomsburg (8-0, 5-0) on Thursday for an 8 p.m. Halloween matchup under the lights from the Huskies' Redman Stadium. Bloomsburg defeated Cheyney (0-8, 0-5) at home on Saturday, 35-7.

Thursday's game will be broadcast live nationally on CBS Sports Network as well as syndicated throughout the state by Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). It is also anticipated that the game will be streamed live online by the NCAA. More information on the game and its viewing options can be found at shipraiders.com.

Homecoming: Saturday's game was played in front of a capacity crowd of well over 7,000 fans who braved chilly conditions. "I looked up at the crowd at different times during the game and it was awesome," Maciejewski recounted. "We really appreciate it as a team to have this kind of support. We play well at home, and I'm very proud of that aspect. I want to thank the fans and the community for coming and supporting us."

Notes: Shippensburg has now scored in the final minute of the first half in five of eight games this season (30 total points), including three touchdown passes to Harman of 20 yards or more…SU and WCU have alternated wins in the last three meetings…Brooks has now set a career-high for single-game rushing yards in each of the last three games...Harman now sits second all-time in school history for career receptions and is just six catches shy of tying the school career record (197 by Mike Harris (2005, 07-09))…Harman is 81 receiving yards shy of 3,000 for his career, a feat achieved by just two other wide receivers in school history (Jamie Ware [3,442] and Mike Harris [3,000])…Harman's 1,038 receiving yards marks just the seventh time a Red Raider wide receiver has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark…Harman is one of three SU wide receivers to achieve multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Ware ('98, '99) and Harris ('08, '09)…SU's five-game overall winning streak was snapped in addition to its four-year Homecoming winning streak…the defeat also snapped SU's school-record 12-game home winning streak, a run that began with a victory over East Stroudsburg on Nov. 5, 2011…SU had outscored opponents by a 611-278 margin during the home winning streak and scored at least 36 points in each victory…West Chester was the last team to beat Shippensburg at home prior to Saturday…Newcomer kicked three field goals in one game for the first time since last year's NCAA playoff victory over Bloomsburg…SU's three touchdown drives lasted a total of 3:33…there were no pass interference penalties in the game despite the two teams combining for 83 passes…redshirt-freshman left guard Marc Ranaudo earned his first career start…the wind wreaked havoc on the return game, as the two teams combined for just 57 kickoff return yards and two punt return yards…junior Sheldon Mayer had five receptions for 91 yards and completed a 24-yard pass to Zulli.

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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:46 pm 
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#22 Rock roll past Edinboro, 44-20
Redshirt junior Teddy Blakeman rushed for 145 yards and three TDs and Nigel Barksdale passed for 342 yards and one TD in Saturday's win, which sets up a first-place showdown next Saturday vs. California (Pa.) at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium

EDINBORO, Pa. – Redshirted junior running back Teddy Blakeman rushed for a career-high 145 yards and three touchdowns Saturday afternoon to lead No. 22 Slippery Rock University to a 44-20 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division football victory over hosting Edinboro University.

The win was SRU's fifth consecutive and seventh in eight overall games this fall and fourth in five PSAC-West contests.

Coupled with a 35-7 win by California (Pa.) over Gannon, The Rock's win Saturday set up a first-place showdown next Saturday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium in Slippery Rock. Kickoff of the SRU Senior Day game is set for 1 p.m.

The Rock, who were ranked 22nd in last Tuesday's D2Football.com national poll, entered Saturday's game in Edinboro (4-4, 2-3) tied with California (6-2, 4-1) and Gannon (4-4, 3-2) for the top spot in the division standings.

Saturday's outcomes mean the winner of The Rock-California game will clinch at least a share of the division championship and head into the final week of division competition with a one-game lead.

The division winner earns a berth in the Nov. 16 PSAC Championship Game, which will be played on the home field of the Eastern Division champion.

Blakeman was one of five players who put up big numbers as part of a 637-yard Rock offensive attack in Saturday's win over Edinboro.

Nigel Barksdale
Senior quarterback Nigel Barksdale completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 342 yards and one touchdown.

In the process, Barksdale, who also ran for a touchdown but threw two interceptions in the game, set the SRU single-season record for passing yards and tied the single-season TD pass record.

Barksdale improved his season yardage total to 2,790, which shattered the old mark of 2,551 set by Cody Endres in 2011, and upped his season TD toss total to 23, which matches the mark set by Nate Crookshank in 2007.

Senior wideout Ken Amos caught a career-high passes for 104 yards to lead The Rock pass receiving effort. Classmate John Schademan had five receptions for 91 yards and, in the process, became only the fourth Rock player to have 1,000 or more receiving yards in season.

Saturday's effort gave Schademan 1,012 receiving yards this season, the fifth-highest total in school history. Greg Hopkins has the top two marks with 1,283 yards in 1994 and 1,229 yards in 1993.

Redshirt freshman running back Shamar Greene ran for 92 yards on 16 carries, highlighted by a 10-yard TD run in the first quarter, to complement Blakeman's rushing effort and round out The Rock's big-number guys in Saturday's win.

The unsung heroes of the game were the members of The Rock defensive unit, who held Edinboro to only 64 rushing yards on 32 carries and stopped three Fighting Scots drives inside the SRU 25-yard line.

It could rightfully be said The Rock defense only gave up seven points Saturday. Edinboro's first touchdown came on a 69-yard punt return and its third TD came one play after the Fighting Scots recovered a Rock fumble at the SRU 5-yard line.

Edinboro finished the game with 278 yards in total offense, 214 of which came on 51 pass attempts (20 completions, one INT) by redshirt freshman quarterback Jon Girvin. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Darren Massey had eight pass receptions for 108 yards for the Fighting Scots, highlighted by a 71-yard TD reception.

The first stop by The Rock defense came on the final series of the first half with SRU holding a 24-7 lead on the scoreboard.

Edinboro, after getting the ball at The Rock 21 via a fumbled punt return, had a first-and-goal situation at the SRU 3, but was forced to settle for a 20-yard field goal attempt, which sailed wide of the left upright.


Trailing 30-7, Edinboro got the ball on The Rock 23 after James Jackson picked off a Barksdale pass with 11:55 left in the third quarter. That potential scoring opportunity died when Rock linemen Kevin Kulka (right) and Derek Walker sacked Girvin for an eight-yard loss on a fourth-and-nine play at the SRU 22.

After the 71-yard Girvin-to-Massey TD pass trimmed The Rock lead to 31-13, Edinboro's offense was in position to close the deficit to two touchdowns thanks t the hosts' second interception of a Barksdale pass.

Edinboro took over possession at The Rock 38 following the INT and moved to the guests' 19. But that's where the drive ended as Kulka, an Edinboro native and graduate of General McLane High School, knocked the ball out of running back Keith Regis' hands and Rock defensive end Matt Peacock pounced on the loose pigskin at the 18.

Junior free safety Austin Miele, SRU's leading tackler this fall, led The Rock defense with 10 tackles Saturday, while Walker added nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack, and senior linebacker Gary Allen had seven stops.

The Rock offense put 17 points on the board before Edinboro's Ben Eisel broke away from a pack of wound-be tacklers and sprinted 69 yards with a punt return to account for the hosts' first points of the game.

SRU went 47 yards in nine plays the first time it had the ball, but had to settle for a 25-yard field goal by junior kicker Mike Wainauskis with 11:21 left to play in the first period.

Wainauskis, who sat out the previous two games due to injury, was also 5-of-6 on extra-point kicks in Saturday's game.

The Rock drove 54 yards in eight plays on their second possession of the game, Blakeman capping the march with a 12-yard run at the 1:42 mark of the opening stanza.

The 10-0 score stood until the only minute of the second quarter when Greene galloped 10 yards to the end zone to close out a five-play, 45-yard Rock drive.

Ben Eisel's 69-yard punt-return TD made it a 17-7 game before SRU moved 74 yards in 12 plays to push the margin to 24-7 with 4:06 left before halftime. Blakeman's two-yard TD run capped the drive.

The Rock offense got the ball to start the second half and converted the goal-line stand at the end of the first half into a 14-point turnaround by driving 73 yards in only five plays on the opening final-half possession. Barksdale cruised into the end zone from three yards out to cap the drive at the 13:50 mark of the third quarter.

The score remained 31-7 for the next six minutes before Girvin hit Massey for a 71-yard TD to trim The Rock lead to 31-13 (Simons missed the extra point) with 6:34 left in the third quarter.

SRU's offense sputtered in its next four possessions as the respective drives with Barksdale being intercepted, a Rock punt, a failed fourth-down run and a lost fumble.

Edinboro converted the fumble into points via a five-yard run by Girvin with 13:53 left to play in the game that made the score 31-20.

Undaunted, The Rock offense came right back to march 85 yards on only six plays in the next 101 seconds of action, Blakeman going the final two yards for the touchdown that gave SRU a 38-20 cushion with 12:12 remaining.

Freshman defensive back Derrick Fulmore picked off a Girvin pass in the end zone to kill a potential Edinboro scoring drive on the ensuing possession. Eleven plays and 80 yards later, The Rock offense had completed a length-of-the field march to push the advantage to 44-20 with 6:58 left to play.

Barksdale hit senior slot receiver Michael Bongivengo streaking across the back line of the end zone for a 1-yard TD pass to cap the drive and culminate the game's scoring as Wainauskis failed to tack on the extra point.

Edinboro moved to The Rock 25 on the next drive before a fourth-down pass fell incomplete. SRU then killed the final 1:55 with three running plays.

Notes: Blakeman has rushed for 12 TDs this fall, the most by a Rock running back since Akeem Satterfield had 20 in 2010 ... Barksdale now ranks second on SRU's single-season pass attempts (286, 90 shy of the school record set by Endres in 2011) and pass completions (173, 47 shy of Endres' record of 220) ... Barksdale ranks fifth in career passing yards with 4,223 ... With his five receptions Saturday, Schademan moved into a tie with Scott Whipple (1995-98) and Terry Grossetti (2006-08) for 10th place on SRU's career catches chart ... Amos moved into 10th place on SRU's single-season pass receiving yardage chart with 684 and into 12th place on SRU's career pass receiving yardage chart with 1,414 in four seasons.

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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
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Pittsburg State Bounces Back With A Big Win

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A week after being limited to 27 net rushing yards, 12th ranked Pittsburg State University pounded out 280 rushing yards en route to a 34-14 road win over No. 4 Missouri Western State University Saturday (Oct. 26) at Spratt Memorial Stadium.

The Gorillas (7-1, 6-1 MIAA) got a 24-carry, 179-yard rushing performance from Jeff Seybold, Jr. to spark the offense and help hand the Griffons (7-1, 6-1 MIAA) their first loss of the season.

Seybold scored on a 23-yard run with 11:27 to play in the second quarter to give Pitt State a 10-0 lead. His score was sandwiched in-between a pair of field goals by Connor Frazell. Frazell booted a 41-yard kick for a 3-0 lead at the 6:19 mark of the first quarter. He added a 22-yard field goal with one second remaining in the second quarter to give the Gorillas a 13-7 halftime advantage.

Jason Peete added a key defensive score early in the second half for the Gorillas. He blocked a 52-yard field goal attempt by John Schmiemeier and returned it 56 yards for a score and a 20-7 Gorillas advantage.

Seybold capped an eight-play, 71-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run to make it 27-7 with 11:43 to play in the game.

Western countered with Travis Partridge tossing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Jordan -- the duo's second scoring connection of the game -- to make it 27-14 with 9:35 to go, but the Gorillas went 75 yards in three plays with Seybold scoring from six yards out for the game's final margin with 8:22 to go.

Tony Abenoja completed 13 of 25 passes for 191 yards in the game, including three strikes to Gavin Lutman that covered 88 yards.

Partridge completed 16 of 32 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. The Gorillas sacked Partridge four times in the contest.

Nate Dreiling made a team-leading 11 tackles for the Gorillas. Keeston Terry and Tyler Disney added seven tackles apiece, while Aries Herrion added six tackles and a key interception with 4:10 to play in the game.

Pitt State limited the Griffons to 312 total yards in the game. Western entered the game averaging 442 yards and 46.3 points per game.

The Gorillas will return to Carnie Smith Stadium to host Northwestern Oklahoma State University in a non-conference game next Saturday (Nov. 2).

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 Post subject: Re: NCAA Div II and PSAC Football 2013
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Well, that just about sums it up for this week's Div II activity. I suspect we will have super regional rankings coming out very soon. it is just about that time. Be sure to check in tomorrow for the AFCA Div II rankings and on Tuesday for the D2Football.com national rankings. I now need to get the PSAC football athletes of the week.


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STANDINGS

SCHOOL PSAC OVERALL
EAST
BLOOMSBURG 5-0 8-0
WEST CHESTER 5-0 8-0
SHIPPENSBURG 4-1 5-3
E. STROUDSBURG 2-3 5-3
LOCK HAVEN 2-3 3-5
KUTZTOWN 1-4 1-7
MILLERSVILLE 1-4 1-7
CHEYNEY 0-5 0-8
WEST
SLIPPERY ROCK 4-1 7-1
CALIFORNIA 4-1 6-2
GANNON 3-2 4-4
IUP 3-2 6-2
EDINBORO 2-3 4-4
MERCYHURST 2-3 4-4
CLARION 2-3 4-4
SETON HILL 0-5 0-8


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PSAC Football Athletes of the Week - 8

Rondell White
West Chester (Sr. / RB)
West Chester, Pa. / Rustin

Rondell White rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, adding 87 yards receiving on a team-high eight receptions, to lead West Chester to a monumental 32-29 victory on the road over Shippensburg. White put up 274 all-purpose yards in the game and broke the school's all-time career all-purpose yards record, which had stood for 23 years. He now holds 6,574 career all-purpose yards. White's 25-yard reception on 3rd-and-6 down to the Ship 32-yard line helped keep alive West Chester's game-winning drive. White accounted for 41 of the team's 52 yards on that drive, which culminated in Shawn Leo's 26-yard field goal to win the game with one second left in the game.
Football: Eastern Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Bryan Thomson
East Stroudsburg (Jr. / DL)
Keypot, N.J. / Keyport

East Stroudsburg's All-America defensive tackle Bryan Thomson had career-highs of 13 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 43-26 win at Kutztown. His 3.5 sacks for 16 yards are the most by an ESU player since 2001. Thomson had a hand in five of ESU's eight sacks with two solo stops and a trio of assisted takedowns. Thomson's sack and forced fumble in the third quarter helped ESU establish a 33-10 lead, as part of 27 straight points for the Warriors. The junior's pass rush helped hold Kutztown's No. 5 passing offense in the PSAC (286.3 ypg) to just 147 yards.
Football: Western Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Teddy Blakeman
Slippery Rock (Jr. / RB)
Penn Hills, Pa. / Penn Hills

Slippery Rock's Teddy Blakeman rushed for a career-high 145 yards and three touchdowns to lead The Rock to a 44-20 victory over Edinboro that kept them tied for first place in the PSAC West Division. Blakeman scored from 12 yards and twice from two yards out. He finished the day averaged 6.3 yards per carry with 23 attempts for 145 yards.
Football: Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Week
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Julian Howsare
Clarion (Jr. / DE)
Altoona, Pa. / Altoona

Clarion's Julian Howsare helped lead Clarion to a 41-2 win over Seton Hill on Saturday. Howsare recorded 10 tackles, three tackles for loss of 13 yards, a quarterback hurry, and two blocked punts. One of his blocked punts he also recovered in the endzone for a Clarion touchdown that gave the Golden Eagles a 13-0 lead. The junior Altoona native led the defense to a shutout, as the only points scored by the Griffins were on a blocked Clarion PAT that was returned for a score.


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Well, now I am all caught up. Did my wife and I ever have a great weekend at the Clemson-Maryland game!! Wow!! Well, I hope to be up at Bloomsburg on Thursday evening for the Bloomsburg-Shippensburg game. I also plan to be at West Chester on November 9 for the WCU-Bloomsburg game. Furthermore, I also hope to be at Bloomsburg on November 15 for the Bloomsburg-Slippery Rock game. It's a crucial three week period coming up for all Bloomsburg Huskies' fans. I admit. I'm guilty, but I respect all the other teams in the PSAC and their abilities and aspirations. It is hard to imagine that Bloomsburg will come out of the next three games unscathed. Let the games continue!! And how about former #1 Valdosta State and presently ranked #8 getting smoked by North Alabama 57-7. Hard to believe!!


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Incidentally, #24 Tarleton State lost to unranked Texas A & M Commerce this weekend 22-20; #12 UNC Pembroke went down at the hands of Newberry 24-21. Once again, this is why they play the games. Stay tuned for an exciting Week 9--especially in the PSAC.


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Missouri Western State and North Carolina-Pembroke fell from the ranks of the unbeatens this week, leaving us with only 10 unblemished teams in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Griffons lost to new-No. 7 Pittsburg State (Kan.), 34-14, sliding Missouri Western State to No. 12 this week, while North Carolina-Pembroke dropped a 24-21 decision to Newberry (S.C.), allowing the Wolves to jump back into the rankings at No. 25 while the Braves dropped to No. 19.

Minnesota State-Mankato still holds the top spot with 25 first-place votes, followed by No. 2 Northwest Missouri State with seven first-place votes. Colorado State-Pueblo, Henderson State (Ark.) and Bloomsburg (Pa.) round out the top five. Valdosta State (Ga.) and Tarleton State (Texas) dropped out of the poll this week allowing Slippery Rock (Pa.) to join Newberry as the two newcomers in this week’s poll. Slippery Rock is No. 24 this week, marking their first appearance in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll since November 7, 2011.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 28, 2013

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Two Next Game
1. Minnesota St.-Mankato (25) 8-0 792 1 D. Winona St. (Minn.), 44-10 Nov. 2 vs. Wayne St. (Neb.)
2. Northwest Missouri St. (7) 8-0 774 2 D. Missouri Southern St., 43-7 Nov. 2 vs. No. 8 Washburn (Kan.)
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo 8-0 737 3 D. Black Hills St. (S.D.), 51-17 Nov. 2 vs. Colorado Mesa
4. Henderson St. (Ark.) 8-0 691 5 D. Harding (Ark.), 45-30 Nov. 2 at Arkansas-Monticello
5. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 8-0 663 6 D. Cheyney (Pa.), 35-7 Oct. 31 vs. Shippensburg (Pa.)
6. Minnesota-Duluth 7-1 594 7 D. Bemidji St. (Minn.), 31-21 Nov. 2 vs. Minnesota-Crookston
7. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 7-1 560 12 D. No. 4 Missouri Western St., 34-14 Nov. 2 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma St.
8. Washburn (Kan.) 8-0 555 10 D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 44-35 Nov. 2 at No. 2 Northwest Missouri St.
9. Shepherd (W.Va.) 7-0 550 9 Idle Nov. 2 at Glenville St. (W.Va.)
10. West Chester (Pa.) 8-0 494 13 D. Shippensburg (Pa.), 32-29 Nov. 2 at Cheyney (Pa.)
11. Ohio Dominican 7-0 484 14 Idle Nov. 2 at Tiffin (Ohio)
12. Missouri Western St. 7-1 398 4 Lost to No. 12 Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 34-14 Nov. 2 vs. No. 14 Emporia St. (Kan.)
13. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 7-1 397 15 D. Livingstone (N.C.), 40-0 Nov. 2 vs. Shaw (N.C.)
14. Emporia St. (Kan.) 7-0 373 17 Idle Nov. 2 at No. 12 Missouri Western St.
15. West Texas A&M 7-1 372 16 D. McMurry (Texas), 90-57 Nov. 2 vs. Eastern New Mexico
16. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 7-1 323 18t D. North Greenville (S.C.), 47-26 Nov. 2 at No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)
17. Midwestern St. (Texas) 6-1 292 18t D. Angelo St. (Texas), 49-43 Nov. 2 vs. Menlo (Calif.)
18. Indianapolis (Ind.) 7-1 250 20 D. Kentucky Wesleyan, 52-0 Nov. 2 at St. Joseph’s (Ind.)
19. North Carolina-Pembroke 6-1 202 8 Lost to Newberry (S.C.), 24-21 Nov. 2 vs. Tusculum (Tenn.)
20. West Alabama 6-2 196 21 D. West Georgia, 45-14 Nov. 2 at North Alabama
21. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 7-1 167 22 D. Northern St. (S.D.), 64-7 Nov. 2 at Bemidji St. (Minn.)
22. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 7-1 148 24 D. Mars Hill (N.C.), 27-20 Nov. 2 vs. No. 16 Carson-Newman (Tenn.)
23. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 7-1 128 25 D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 47-34 Nov. 2 at Michigan Tech
24. Slippery Rock (Pa.) 7-1 69 NR D. Edinboro (Pa.), 44-20 Nov. 2 vs. California (Pa.)
25. Newberry (S.C.) 7-1 59 NR D. No. 8 North Carolina-Pembroke, 24-21 Nov. 2 vs. Brevard (N.C.)

Dropped Out: Valdosta St. (Ga.) (11), Tarleton St. (Texas) (23)

Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta St. (Ga.), 35; Tuskegee (Ala.), 29; North Alabama, 14; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 12; Chadron St. (Neb.), 11; Virginia St., 11; Delta St. (Miss.), 9; Stonehill (Mass.), 3; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 2; Indiana (Pa.), 2; Tarleton St. (Texas), 2; New Haven (Conn.), 1; Texas A&M-Commerce, 1.

I don't understand why Slippery Rock is not more highly ranked! They very well may be the best team in the PSAC. The next two weeks in PSAC are going to be very interesting starting this Thursday evening with Shippensburg at Bloomsburg. I don't think Ship can shut down Bloom's rushing game, but the question is whether Bloomsburg can curtail Shippensburg's passing game. If so, Bloomsburg will win the game. If not, it's a crap shoot! See you all come Thursday evening. Don't forget! The game is on CBSSN at 8:00 PM. I hope to be there,weather permitting. I ain't watching any game at my age in a rainstorm. Hopefully the first regional ranking will be out tomorrow along with the d2football.com rankings.


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The First Div II Super-Regional Rankings for 2013:

NCAA Regional Rankings
October 28, 2013

Super Region 1 Super Region 2
Team D2 Overall Team D2 Overall
1. West Chester 8-0 8-0 1. Lenoir-Rhyne 6-1 7-1
2. Shepherd 7-0 7-0 2. Newberry 7-1 7-1
3. Bloomsburg 8-0 8-0 3. UNC Pembroke 5-1 6-1
4. Winston-Salem 6-1 7-1 4. West Alabama 5-1 6-2
5. Slippery Rock 7-1 7-1 5. Tuskegee 6-1 7-1
6. Virginia State 7-1 7-1 6. North Alabama 5-1 5-2
7. Stonehill 6-2 6-2 7. Carson Newman 7-1 7-1
8. California 6-2 6-2 8. Delta State 4-2 5-2
9. Urbana 6-2 6-2 9. Valdosta State 5-2 5-2
10. Concord 6-2 6-2 10. Wingate 4-3 4-3

Super Region 3 Super Region 4
Team D2 Overall Team D2 Overall
1. Northwest Missouri 8-0 8-0 1. CSU Pueblo 7-0 8-0
2. Minnesota State 8-0 8-0 2. Ohio Dominican 6-0 8-0
3. Minnesota Duluth 7-1 7-1 3. Saginaw Valley 7-1 7-1
4. St. Cloud 7-1 7-1 4. Midwestern State 6-1 6-1
5. Henderson State 8-2 8-0 5. West Texas A&M 7-1 7-1
6. Pittsburg State 6-1 7-1 6. Indianapolis 6-0 7-1
7. Missouri Western 7-1 7-1 7. Chadron State 6-2 6-2
8. Washburn 8-0 8-0 8. Grand Valley 6-2 6-2
9. Emporia State 7-0 7-0 9. Texas A&M-Commerce 5-2 6-2
10. Harding 5-2 5-2 10. Tarleton State 4-2 5-2




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It is interesting to see West Chester ranked as #1 in Super-Region ! I am also amazed that Valdosta State is ranked at #8 after losing to North Alabama by a score 57-7. Whence cometh that? I'm OK with the rest. This may all change come the end of this weekend, especially if Bloomsburg wins over Shippensberg--a game that will/could be a war. Well, on we go!


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D2Football.com Top 25 Poll
October 29, 2013

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


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Shippensburg Scores 34-18 Upset Victory Over No. 5 Bloomsburg on Halloween Night

BLOOMSBURG – Halloween Night turned out to be full of treats for visiting Shippensburg as the Raiders scored a 34-18 victory over fifth-ranked Bloomsburg (8-1, 5-1 PSAC East) before 3,287 fans and national TV audience under the lights at rain-soaked Redman Stadium.

Shippensburg (6-3, 5-1 PSAC East) did the majority of its damage through the air – defending Harlon Hill winner Zach Zulli completed 31 of 39 passes for 466 yards and five touchdowns, not showing any ill effects from the frightful conditions. The Raiders posted 549 yards of total offense on the night.

Things started quick for the Raiders who implemented their hurry-up offense, driving 51 yards in 12 plays on the game's opening drive down to the Bloomsburg 27-yard line. The Husky defense was able to turn the momentum, however, on an interception by Jonathan Patrick (Somerset, NJ/Franklin) at his own four.

A three-and-out from the Huskies' offense gave the ball back to the Raiders and this time the visitors moved their way down the field in workman-like fashion, driving 83 yards in 21 plays. The drive stalled, though, when the Huskies came up with a goal line stand, turning the Raiders away on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line.

After a scoreless first period, the Raiders broke through on their first possession of the second quarter. A seven-play, 55-yard drive came to a close in the end zone following a 31-yard touchdown pass from Zulli to Trevor Harman. The point after attempt failed, leaving Shippensburg ahead 6-0.

The Raiders further seized control heading into the halftime break on its next drive when Zulli connected with Sheldon Mayer for an 84-yard touchdown strike down the middle of the field for the 13-0 advantage at the break.

Bloomsburg appeared to be taking back the momentum on its first drive out of the locker room. Lawrence Elliott Jr. (Utica, NY/Thomas R. Proctor) brought the kickoff back 43 yards, setting up the Huskies in prime field position. Franklyn Quiteh (Tobyhanna/Pocono Mountain West) nearly broke through the Ship defense for a long touchdown run, but was tripped up at the Raiders' 11-yard line. From there, the Raiders defense held, forcing a Danny Fisher (Liverpool/Central Dauphin) field goal attempt from 28 yards away to put the hosts on the board with a 13-3 score. In the process, Fisher broke a tie for sixth all-time in Division II history with his 55th career 3-pointer.

On its ensuing possession, Shippensburg came through with what was its defining facet of the game – success on third-and-long. Facing a third-and-10 from the Huskies' 27-yard line, the Raiders' signal caller found Harman for another score to stretch their lead to 17.

The Huskies would answer on the following drive. Once more Elliott broke loose on the kickoff return, racing 86 yards down the sidelines before finally being tripped up. Bloomsburg then found the end zone for the first time following two Quiteh runs of six and eight yards, drawing to within 10 once more at 20-10.

Each time Bloomsburg had the chance to turn the tide, however, Shippensburg had an answer. Facing third-and-16 from his own 25, Zulli delivered to Mayer again for a 75-yard touchdown catch and run. A Huskies turnover on their following possession led to another Zulli touchdown pass, this time a 38-yard connection to Harman, and the Raiders would never look back.

Bloomsburg scored on its first drive of the fourth quarter, mounting an 11-play, 91-yard drive capped by a Tim Kelly (Camp Hill/Cedar Cliff) 13-yard touchdown run and pulled to within 34-18 when Quiteh ran in the two-point conversion.

Quiteh carried 18 times for 82 yards and a touchdown, setting a new PSAC record for career rushing attempts in the process with 956. His scoring play also put him into a tie for the most overall touchdowns in conference history with 85, matching the mark set by Bloomsburg alum Jamar Brittingham.

Tony Peregrin (Mayfield/Lakeland) caught a career-high five passes for 70 yards to pace the receiving corps while Elliott posted 183 yards of kick return yardage.

Defensively, middle linebacker Justin Shirk (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin) tied a career-high in tackles with 14 along with a sack. Larry Webster (Hagerstown, MD/Elkton) had 1.5 sacks and Andrew Harris (Bethlehem/Whitehall) along with Chris Kennedy (Phoenixville/Archbishop Carroll) each had one as well. David McFadden (Allentown/Allentown Central Catholic) combined with Webster on a sack of Zulli, giving the Huskies five sacks on the night.

Harman caught 12 balls for 134 yards and three scores while Mayer hauled in six passes for a whopping 244 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders.

Bloomsburg returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 9 with a key PSAC East battle at undefeated and nationally-ranked West Chester. That game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff.


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Well, after last night's resounding loss to Shippensburg, Bloomsburg now finds itself in the unlikely situation where they have to defeat West Chester next Saturday--November 9--in the unfriendly confines of Farrell Stadium down at West Chester. Somehow or other, I don't think that is going to happen, but I will be there to see what comes down. Bloomsburg's inability to stop Ship's passing attack and not mount one of their own makes it painfully evident that the Huskies will have a hard time getting by the Golden Rams and win the PSAC East championship and possibly make it into the Div II playoffs. It was a huge loss for the Huskies last night; and in all likelihood will have scuttled the season for them with respect to winning the PSAC East or even making the Div II playoffs. What happens to Bloom in the national rankings in Div II remains to be seen, but it won't be good. As for Shippensburg, they came to play even though they can't win the PSAC East or make the Div II playoffs with three losses. Kudos to the Red Raiders for not packing it in after a tough loss to West Chester this past Saturday. The Bloomsburg website characterized the outcome of the game as an "upset". i don't agree, even though I picked the Huskies to win. In recent years, Shippensburg has played the Huskies tough and beat them twice last year with one game becoming a blowout. Incidentally, the other game of note this weekend in the PSAC sees Slippery Rock taking on California for the probable laurels in the PSAC West.


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There are three games tomorrow (Saturday) involving two nationally ranked teams. In the MIAA #13 Missouri Western hosts #19 Emporia State and #2 Northwest Missouri State plays host to #10 Washburn. Elsewhere #18 Carson Newman visits #21 Lenoir Rhyne. I look for Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, and Carson Newman to be the winners.


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STANDINGS
SCHOOL PSAC OVERALL
EAST
WEST CHESTER 5-0 8-0
BLOOMSBURG 5-1 8-1
SHIPPENSBURG 5-1 6-3
E. STROUDSBURG 2-3 5-3
LOCK HAVEN 2-3 3-5
KUTZTOWN 1-4 1-7
MILLERSVILLE 1-4 1-7
CHEYNEY 0-5 0-8
WEST
SLIPPERY ROCK 4-1 7-1
CALIFORNIA 4-1 6-2
GANNON 3-2 4-4
IUP 3-2 6-2
EDINBORO 2-3 4-4
MERCYHURST 2-3 4-4
CLARION 2-3 4-4
SETON HILL 0-5 0-8


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PSAC Scores for October 31 and November 2

PSAC East

Shippensburg 34
Bloomsburg 18

Kutztown 45
Millersville 9

East Stroudsburg 52
Lock Haven 28

West Chester 66
Cheyney 14

PSAC West

Slippery Rock 35
California 17

IUP 42
Clarion 14

Mercyhurst 19
Edinboro 6

Gannon 40
Seton Hill 21

The die is now cast for the last week of division play in the PSAC. Most likely Slippery Rock will defeat Seton Hill next weekend and win the PSAC West. In the East, it will come down to the final episode with Bloomsburg visiting West Chester. There is, however, a question mark. Will Quiteh be able to play for Bloomsburg following his injury in the Shippensburg game? If he isn't able to go at 100%, it seems to me that West Chester wins this game without a doubt. Even with Quiteh in the line-up at full throttle, it is doubtful that Bloom would have the wherewithal to upend the Golden Rams. I think we are going to see Slippery Rock at West Chester on November 15 playing the Golden Rams for the PSAC overall championship. Husky picked 7 of 8 games correctly this past week to up his record to 63-20. He missed the mark on the Bloom-Shippensburg game.

On the national scene, there were three games involving two ranked teams. Emporia State #19 beat #13 Missouri Western 35-30, #2 Northwest Missouri State handled #10 Washburn by a score of 52-21, and #21 Lenoir Rhyne shut down Carson Newman by a score of 37-3. Husky picked only the NWMSU-Washburn game correctly. His record for such games now drops to 10-8. Husky will make his picks for next week's PSAC games tomorrow, post the PSAC football athletes of the week, and also post a few game reports.


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PSAC Standings After Saturday's (November2) Games

SCHOOL PSAC OVERALL
EAST
WEST CHESTER 6-0 9-0
BLOOMSBURG 5-1 8-1
SHIPPENSBURG 5-1 6-3
E. STROUDSBURG 3-3 6-3
LOCK HAVEN 2-4 3-6
KUTZTOWN 2-4 2-7
MILLERSVILLE 1-5 1-8
CHEYNEY 0-6 0-9
WEST
SLIPPERY ROCK 5-1 8-1
CALIFORNIA 4-2 6-3
GANNON 4-2 5-4
IUP 4-2 7-2
MERCYHURST 3-3 5-4
EDINBORO 2-4 4-5
CLARION 2-4 4-5
SETON HILL 0-6 0-9


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PSAC Football Athletes for Week 9

WEEK 9 - OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2
Standings | Statistical Leaders | Schedule/Results
Football: Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Zach Zulli
Shippensburg (Sr. / QB)
Schwenksville, Pa. / Perkiomen Valley

Shippensburg's Zach Zulli led a efficient passing attack in a 34-18 road upset of No. 5 Bloomsburg in a nationally-televised Thursday night game. Zulli was 31-of-39 passing with a season-high 466 yards and five touchdowns, including strikes of 84, 75, 38, 31 and 27 yards. The defending Harlon Hill Trophy winner rose to the occasion on a national stage as his passing yardage total is the fifth-best single-game total in school history. Zulli became the sixth player in PSAC history to reach 10,000 career passing yards (10,377) and the fifth player in conference history with 11,000 yards of total offense (11,063). Zulli's five passing scores puts him in sole possession of sixth in Division II history with 117 on his career.
Football: Eastern Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Zach Greenwald
Kutztown (Jr. / DE)
Gibbstown, N.J. / Paulsboro

Junior captain Zach Greenwald hauled in one of three Kutztown forced turnovers as he scooped up a Millersville fumble and took it 28 yards for a touchdown in a 45-9 road win. Greenwald recorded 10 tackles with a game-high three tackles-for-loss. Greenwald is leading the PSAC and entered Saturday ranking fourth in Division II in tackles-for-loss per game with 2.1 per outing. Greenwald was part of a defensive effort that held the Marauders to just 82 passing yards and 184 yards on the ground.
Football: Western Division Offensive Athlete of the Week
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Nigel Barksdale
Slippery Rock (Sr. / QB)
San Jacinto, Calif. / San Jacinto

In a battle for the top spot in the Western Division standings, Slippery Rock's Nigel Barksdale accounted for 399 total yards to lead Rock to a 35-17 victory over California. Barksdale ran for a 16-yard touchdown that gave Rock a lead it would not relinquish and threw two third-quarter touchdown passes after California had narrowed the Rock lead to 21-10. He finished the game throwing for 274 yards and rushed for 125 yards on 14 carries for 8.9 yards per carry. During the game, the senior set a Slippery Rock single-season touchdown record with 25 in his career.
[color=#400080]Football: Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Luke Rankie
Gannon (Jr. / LB)
Lockport, N.Y. / Lockport

Gannon's Luke Rankie recorded a team-best 12 tackles in a win over Seton Hill that keeps Gannon in the hunt for the PSAC Championship game. Rankie tied the school's single-game record for tackles that resulted in a loss with six for 31 yards. Rankie recorded eight of his 12 tackles during the first half when Gannon led 28-21 at the break, including five stops in the second quarter. In addition to his 12 tackles and six for loss including two sacks, Rankie was one of two tacklers on a fourth-quarter safety. He leads Gannon this season in tackles (88), solo tackles (33), assisted tackles (50), tackles for a loss (14) and sacks (5).



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