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
I think two things are becoming clear as we cross over the halfway point of the 2013 MIAA football season.
1. The top half of the league is as strong as ever, with the conference’s 5 unbeaten teams all nestled firmly in the Top 25.
2. The middle of the pack may not be as strong as we had hoped.
Central Missouri and Lindenwood “are just not good teams,” as one of my Twitter buddies put it Saturday after the Mules’ and Lions’ surprise losses. That might be a slight
Let’s face it. This week’s slate of MIAA games is even less interesting than last week’s. Hold your ground though, fans. We’ll get through this together and the last three weeks of the regular season is worth any punishment we have to endure until then.
In my awesomely-scientific, you-can’t-argue-with-this rankings this week, not a lot has changed. In fact, nothing has changed.
1. Northwest Missouri
2. Missouri Western
Here's a look at my ballot for this week's D2Football.com Top 25.
Having been able to see both of Northwest Missouri's victories this year, I think they're worthy of the No. 1 slot over 1-0 Valdosta and 2-0 Minnesota State (both ranked ahead of them in last week's D2 poll and this week's AFCA poll).
I have the same 25 teams as this week's AFCA, except I went with Emporia over St. Cloud.
I probably have Winston-Salem and Henderson State ranked lower than
Updated 09-17-2013 at 01:16 PM by Aaron Heintzelman
The 11 players from D2 Football picked in this year's NFL draft is more than the past two years' drafts combined.
Missouri Southern DT Brandon Williams was the first and only D2 guy taken Friday. The Baltimore Ravens took him with the 94th overall pick in the third round.
PHOTOS | Brandon Williams http://bit.ly/ZPgMlO
Other MIAA players selected were Missouri Western DE David Bass (Oakland) and Northeastern State OT Michael Bowie (Seattle). They both
Updated 04-28-2013 at 10:06 AM by Aaron Heintzelman