West Texas A&M 33, Ashland 28
Almost as quickly as the 2012 playoff run for the GLIAC began, it concluded. After an unbeaten regular season hallmarked by outstanding efficiency and mistake-free (+11 in turnover margin with only seven giveaways) play, Ashland turned the ball over four times and yielded four sacks to the nation's top pass-rushing team and fell 33-28 to West Texas A&M.
Despite things not going as smooth as they'd like, the Eagles had the affair in their
Posting about this came much later than we had intended, but we wanted all of the fallout to have settled. Plus, we wanted to make sure we had all of the details right and knew for certain how the league intended to proceed.
As a refresher, Notre Dame College announced just prior to the start of this season that they would be joining the brand-spanking-new Mountain East Conference. The new league will basically consist of a mass exodus/mutiny among members of the West Virginia Intercollegiate
#13 West Texas A&M (10-2, SR4 #6) at #7 Ashland (11-0 SR4 #2)
All right, so after a "week off" the GLIAC gets back to action as Ashland opens their 2012 playoff appearance at home against West Texas A&M. The Buffaloes were the only lower seed in the entire tournament to advance during last weekend's opening round, and they did so by knocking off the RMAC's second-place club in Chadron State, 38-30. They'll hit the road for a second straight week to find an Ashland outfit that is
With Ashland being the only GLIAC club in the field and their having a bye, there aren't any games to preview for this weekend. There is still plenty going on around the league, however, so here are a few nuggets to tide us over until next week:
Dennison to Retire
Walsh head coach Jim Dennison has decided to hang'em up. Dennison is one of the deans of Ohio college football. He's the only head coach that Walsh has known since starting their program 18 seasons
Findlay 26, Walsh 7
Rushing attacks were at the fore in Canton on Saturday, as these two combined for a brisk pace (took only 2:27 to play this one) and a rather inept 16 of 45 and three picks by the two QB's. As expected, Monterae Wiliams closed out his Oiler career with a bang by racking up 187 yards and all four of Findlay's touchdowns on the ground. Toba Olarewaju had 133 yards rushing for Walsh in addition to tallying the Cavaliers' lone score of the day.