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  1. MIAA - Northeastern State 1 of 4 D2 teams to finish season winless

    Northeastern State squandered their largest lead of the season Saturday, allowing the final 28 points of a 35-16 loss to Lindenwood, marking a disappointing end to an already-dreadful season.

    The RiverHawks finish the 2014 campaign 0-11. It's their first winless season since 2004 and the first time in program history they've finished a season with 11 losses.

    NSU joins Cheyney (PSAC), Southern Nazarene (GAC) and Minnesota Crookston (NSIC) as the only winless teams in ...

    Updated 11-16-2014 at 11:01 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

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  2. MIAA - It's simple for Gorillas & Bearcats: Win and you're in

    Sounds simple, but will it be?

    No. 5 Pittsburg State and No. 7 Northwest Missouri will advance to the NCAA Division 2 playoffs - and potentially play each other in the first round - with wins Saturday.

    Pittsburg State (9-1) seemingly has the harder test, heading south to Edmond, Okla., to face 8-2 Central Oklahoma. Northwest Missouri, whose only loss came a month ago to Pitt, has an unexpected home game against 4-6 Washburn.

    The Gorillas and Bearcats ...
  3. 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 ...
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  4. 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 ...
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  5. 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?

    Wrong.

    So they both need help then?

    Maybe.

    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 03:38 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

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