With Pittsburg State's dominating win at Northwest Missouri this week leaving both at 6-1 and tied atop the MIAA standings, the Gorillas and Bearcats are (if they win out) locks to get into the playoffs, right?
So they both need help then?
After 7 weeks of the D2 Football season, 5 undefeated teams at the top of Super Region 3, five 1-loss teams, earned access and even 5 more 2-loss teams leave the playoff picture for the
Updated 10-19-2014 at 02:38 AM by Aaron Heintzelman
It's not unusual for a couple of possessions to determine the outcome of the game. What doesn't happen very often, though, is 3 touchdowns in a 2-and-a-half minute span without the other team ever taking a snap on offense.
With the help of Pitt State K Connor Frazzell's short, high kicks in the second quarter of their homecoming date in Maryville, that's exactly what happened and the No. 15 Gorillas spoiled Northwest Missouri's homecoming party, knocking off top-ranked Northwest Missouri
Updated 10-19-2014 at 03:17 AM by Aaron Heintzelman
This week’s Pittsburg State vs. Northwest Missouri matchup “is a big game because it’s the next game,” Pitt coach Tim Beck said Thursday. “But everybody knows this is a huge football game. And it would be a huge win to go there to their place and beat ‘em.”
He’s right. And while the Pitt players who attended Thursday’s media day stuck to the “Just another game” cliché, Beck wasn’t hiding behind anything.
This. Is. HUGE.
No. 1 Northwest Missouri will welcome
I feel like a lot of things happened last week, yet this week’s TANQB – my MIAA power rankings of the Top, Almosts, Not-Quites and the Basement – looks almost exactly the same as last week.
I can assure you that won’t happen next week, though, as 1 plays 3 and 2 plays 5.
As big as this week’s Pitt-Northwest game is, and believe me – it is, I WANTED to make it a 1v2 matchup, but I still have to go with UCO over Pitt, for now.\
I’m interested to see how
No. 1 Northwest Missouri played an entire game, finally, in a 50-21 route at Lindenwood, Central Missouri blanked Washburn 44-0 and Nebraska-Kearney picked up its first win of the season over still-winless Northeastern State, but the stories of the day in the MIAA come out of Pittsburg and Edmond.
In the Jungle, things didn't start well for No. 16 Pittsburg State. The Gorillas marched into the Emporia State red zone on their first 3 possessions, but came up with a missed FG, a blocked
Updated 10-11-2014 at 09:45 PM by Aaron Heintzelman