It’s not the rematch game I think some Bearcat fans were hoping for, but Northwest Missouri has a shot at yet another regional title Saturday when they host the upstart St. Cloud State University Huskies to Bearcat Stadium.
This is a St. Cloud team that wouldn’t have even made the playoffs if it weren’t for Pitt State’s season-ending loss to Missouri Southern. But the Huskies have used the nation’s top turnover margin and a 4-year starter under center to knock off 2 previously-unbeaten
The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs will make their first trip in more than a decade to Bearcat Stadium on Saturday. The Bearcats knocked off Duluth in 2002, in the Bulldogs’ first-ever D2 playoff game, by the score of 45-41, but have lost back-to-back games to their NSIC rivals, in the 2008 title game and the 2010 national semifinals.
There’s no longer any Bob Nielson, Mel Tjeerdsma, Jake Soy or Chase Vogler, but this matchup might just be even more interesting than the past few, which
As we entered what I had dubbed the MIAA Playoffs three weeks ago, five teams stood real chances of advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs. Given that 4 of the 5 all played each other over those final three weeks, and the structure of the playoff bracket, we all knew a couple would fall from the ranks.
Northwest Missouri (11-0) and Emporia State (9-1) made it out alive, feasting on Western and Washburn, knocking the Griffons and the ‘Bods from the list of playoff hopefuls.
Northwest Missouri can win an outright league championship Saturday, while Pittsburg State and Emporia State hope to maintain their spots in the top 6 of Super Region 3 with wins in their season finale.
The Bearcats held onto their top spot in region with a convincing 48-21 victory over Emporia, who got a boost from their SOS and moved ahead of 9-1 St Cloud out of the NSIC.
I argued last week why Emporia deserved a spot in the playoff field. They didn’t do much after
Updated 11-15-2013 at 03:55 PM by Aaron Heintzelman
Cool. That rhymed. Now let’s talk Northwest Missouri at Emporia State.
Northwest rolls into Emporia State for Saturday’s 1 p.m. kickoff in familiar territory – favorites in a late-season MIAA matchup with playoff positioning on the line. Yes, I said favorites. I’ll offer my prediction below, but don’t sit here and try to tell me Northwest is an underdog here.
Emporia isn’t as well-versed in the ‘big game’ atmosphere. They haven’t smelled an MIAA title since 2003, which