The Emporia State Hornets endured a long, weather-hampered bus trip up Interstate 35 to Mankato, Minnesota last Friday for their first round playoff matchup against the second–seeded Minnesota State Mavericks. A lot of people in the D2 community (myself included) thought that the Mavericks would control both lines of scrimmage and come out victorious in the end. I actually thought the game would either end in a convincing Maverick win, or it would be a shootout. As it turned out, the teams took
Updated Today at 07:08 PM by Ian Carlson
The PSAC went 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA playoffs and now have a shot to set up an all PSAC regional final if Slippery Rock and IUP can both advance for the second week in a row. Slippery Rock is right back at home, hosting NE10 Champion Assumption. IUP will hit the road for West Virginia again to take on MEC Champs Shepherd at Ram Stadium.
IUP Team Profile
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks
Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Updated Today at 11:06 AM by Chuck Bitner
We are now into the second round of the playoffs with three Gulf South Conference teams still alive after North Alabama and Valdosta State defeated teams from the South Atlantic Conference last weekend. This puts the conference with three of the four remaining teams in the region and bodes well for the potential of a GSC team to win and represent SR2.
Round 2 will include Valdosta State making a return trip to West Georgia and North Alabama hosting Tuskegee from the Southern Intercollegiate
It is the second round of the playoffs and the first time since 2012 that a NE-10 team has advanced this far. Playing football after Thanksgiving is a rarity for the NE-10. It has happened just a handful of times and they have struggled in those situations. Is this the year?
Assumption Playoff History
1st playoff appearance
1-0 overall record
0-0 against the PSAC
Slippery Rock Playoff History
Assumption used a strong second quarter to defeat Bowie State 51-29 in the first round of the Division II playoffs last Saturday. The Greyhounds made their opening playoff game memorable as they used the same formula that helped propel them into the postseason. All three phases of the game excelled and that showed up in the final box score.
Special teams did their usual part in the game as they blocked a punt and set up the offense nicely in the return game.