The PSAC season ended a week earlier than we all hoped. West Chester won the Super Region 1 bracket but looked like they were a little out of gas after 14 straight weeks of football, and three straight road trips. The Golden Rams lost at Lenoir-Rhyne as the Bears ran over, through and around them (and the deplorable weather conditions) for an impressive 42-14 win. Now that all the games have been played, here are my final rankings and final notes for all 16 teams.
I’m sorry for the MEC faithful that we didn’t have a blogger to cover the conference during this inaugural season. It was a pretty successful debut for the league and I think it is already deeper and more competitive than the old WVIAC. Here is my best attempt to re-cap the season, but please forgive any mistakes or oversights as the MEC isn’t my primary territory. Please feel free to use the comments section to add your own thoughts on any particular team or the conference as a whole
For anyone interested in scouting the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, here are some resources to check out. I’ll have more postings later this week after pouring over all of this!
Important Stats (per game)
Scoring Offense: 35.1
Scoring Defense: 16.2
Total Offense: 431
Total Defense: 317
Rushing Offense: 372
Rushing Defense: 100
Passing Offense: 59
Passing Defense: 217
Updated 12-08-2013 at 03:23 PM by Chuck Bitner
Many times, the final score of a football game indicates exactly what kind of game it was…like last week’s 7-0 defensive battle in Shepherdstown, or this insane SEC Championship that I’m watching right now. But there are also occasions where the final score doesn’t really represent how the game played out. Today’s Super Region 1 final was that kind of game. West Chester advanced to the national semi finals with a 21 point win over MEC Champion Shepherd but this game was far from one-sided.
We’re down to the round of eight in the NCAA Division II football championship and the winner of this Saturday’s SR1 final will advance to the national semi-finals, with an invitation to the national championship game on the line. Shepherd, the number 1 seed, will host the event after a bye in round one and a victory over two-time defending SR 1 Champ Winston-Salem State in round 2. Number three seed West Chester throttled American International at home in round one and picked up a hard-earned 40-38