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Aaron Heintzelman

  1. MIAA - Taking the week off, but I'll still be watching

    It appears to be a relatively easy slate of games to pick this week; With no marquee matchups to highlight, I figured I’d take a week off.

    But I still wanted to throw out my predictions and offer a look at some out-of-conference games you should be keeping an eye on.

    So here’s my predicted winners in this week’s MIAA games.

    Central Missouri at Northeastern State
    Washburn at Central Oklahoma
    Missouri Southern
    at Lindenwood
    Nebraska-Kearney ...
  2. MIAA - Pitt back atop the TANQB; Tight race among the 'almosts'

    And everyone thought I was crazy for having Pittsburg State atop my TANQB ratings early in the season. I was just ahead of the game.

    The Gorillas are back to the top of my weekly MIAA power rankings after last week’s very-impressive victory at Northwest Missouri. You’re welcome, Gorilla fans, for giving Northwest my “kiss of death” in picking them to be 21-point victors in that game.

    As I was putting together my list of Top, Almosts, Not-Quites and the Basement this ...
  3. MIAA: Playoff picture & conference title outlook remain hazy for top teams

    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

  4. MIAA: Pitt kicks in front door of Northwest homecoming party

    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

  5. MIAA Week 6: 1 heavy favorite and a bunch of 'could go either ways'

    There’s some good matchups this week in MIAA football. I think 5 of the 6 games really could go either way, with Northwest Missouri being the only HUGE favorite.

    As we look ahead into weeks to come, remember that 3-loss teams are OUT of the playoff hunt. Two loss teams need to win out AND get a good deal of help. Heck, the conference’s 1-loss teams may need some help, even if they win out.

    The MIAA got a “little” help Thursday night when previously-undefeated Humboldt ...
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