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
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
No. 5 Pittsburg State and No. 7 Northwest Missouri both won their season finales easily Saturday, and with each other top seed in Super Region 3 winning as well, the stage has been set for a rematch next week between the Gorillas and the Bearcats.
Pittsburg and Northwest, both 10-1 and MIAA co-champions, will likely retain the 4 and 5-seeds in the region. The winner of next week's game will then travel to SR3 top-seed Minnesota State Mankato.
The Gorillas upended Central
Updated 11-16-2014 at 01:27 AM by Aaron Heintzelman
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
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