Here's a look at 10 players who really stepped it up in Week 1 victories in MIAA football. Did I miss anyone?
Brady Bolles: The senior Northwest Missouri QB had a touchdown each on the ground and in the air to go with 236 total yards and 0 turnovers in the Bearcats' 31-0 rout of Nebraska-Kearney.
Shaq Cooper - The Hays RB was 1 of several standouts for the Tigers in their last-minute victory at Central Oklahoma, rushing for a TD and 163 yards and adding TD grabs
Lindenwood quarterback Jesse Scroggins connected with Greg Coble for a 7-yard TD with 23 seconds to play, giving the Lions a 20-14 victory over Washburn in St. Charles Thursday night on the season premier of the MIAA Football Game of the Week.
It was the second time in as many years that Lindenwood knocked off the 'Bods with a fourth-quarter TD in a tight game, and it was just the beginning of the fun in the first week of MIAA football.
Missouri Western outscored Central
Updated 09-04-2015 at 01:02 AM by Aaron Heintzelman
Sorry for the late arrival, folks. You deserve better.
Too bad. You're stuck with me for at least another year.
I'm going to ask you to bear with me this year. I don't know what my availability is going to be, but I will do my best to continue providing the best coverage I can for the MIAA.
Here's a look at my predictions for this week's games. All games are Thursday night.
Missouri Western at No. 20 Central Missouri
I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
As I arrived to Shoney's Saturday morning in Branson, Mo., I was trying to figure out where I had been to one before. I thought the name sounded familiar.
When I got inside and saw the breakfast buffet, I finally remembered. The place I chose to enjoy my morning meal on the first day of the 2014 Division II football playoffs ended up being a fun little coincidence.
Northwest Missouri fans who have ridden the 'Bearcat
If they paid me to do this (cover MIAA football for D2Football.com), they'd pay me to write what I think. I usually don't beat around the bush; Any of you who have read me for the past six years can attest to that. And I won't this year, either.
I agree with many of the posters on the D2Football.com message board that the first-round playoff matchup with Harding is little more than a bye week for Pittsburg State. Heck, the winner of the Northwest-Duluth game in Southern Canada gets