Game of the Week
Humboldt State (1-1 GNAC, 5-1 overall) vs. Central Washington (3-1, 4-3)
This is an important one. This rivalry was a bit more heated a few years ago with Central Washington coming off it's dominant 2009 campaign and Humboldt State building up to its strength soon after. While that's not as consistent now, the importance on this game rests on the fact that the winner here keeps close to an Azusa Pacific team in the GNAC standings. Central Washington
Well, let's take stock of what we have here this week. GNAC followers knew Simon Fraser, Dixie State and South Dakota Mines would take their lumps this year. SFU with the new coaching staff, Mines with the fact that the Hardrockers are still transitioning and Dixie has always been those teams that can pull off a surprise, maybe two, but doesn't see the top of the standings.
With the rest of the field, Humboldt State and Azusa Pacific are clearly tops in the GNAC with Western Oregon
Updated 10-17-2014 at 10:31 PM by Jon Guddat
Well, to say I was wrong about the Azusa Pacific-Humboldt State contest would be an understatement. Given the rest of the slate of games in the GNAC this weekend, I'm confident I'll have the winners picked better this time around.
Western Oregon (0-0 GNAC, 2-3 overall) vs. Dixie State (0-1, 0-5)
Six games into the season and Western Oregon finally gets to play a GNAC counter.
This contest is going to feature a ton of passing. It isn't a stretch to predict both
All games are highlighted for one reason or another. There's no secret why round two in southern California is circled on everyone's list.
Game of the Week
Azusa Pacific (1-0 GNAC, 4-1 overall) vs. No. 22 Humboldt State (1-0, 5-0)
Doesn't this make you excited? As if it couldn't get any better, it's scheduled for Thursday night - tonight - instead of the usual Saturday evening. Great matchup. Great teams. Two days early.
The winner goes 2-0 in
It's no surprise to us here in GNAC country of Humboldt State's inclusion in this week's D2football.com Top 25. The pollsters weren't overly loving with the praise, putting the Lumberjacks at the 25th and final spot. To be honest, it's deserving and given the popularity of national polls, is about where HSU should be. A lot has been said about the 0-11 to 4-0 turnaround and I agree, it's an amazing turnaround. But Humboldt State's 2013 was a perfect storm of injuries, bad luck and dark clouds. This
Updated 10-03-2014 at 05:30 PM by Jon Guddat