We had plenty of excitement in the first weekend of divisional play, including several overtime finishes. As we prep for "Rivalry Week", most of the clubs that were expected to be competitive have been looking the part. Can they keep things going as their schedule's continue to stiffen? Let's see how they faired on Saturday:
Findlay 43, Notre Dame 42 - 2OT
Hey...there's that Notre Dame team that we all know and love, playing in a high-scoring track meet!
Now that the crossover games are over, we start to get into the really interesting games. Not only are we going to start seeing some match-ups that are more "rivalry-based" in nature, but we will also see how a few clubs with solid records react to increased levels of pressure. They have seen some potential begin to form for them...can they continue their winning ways and make a push toward the post-season? The next three weeks or so should tell us a lot.
Notre Dame (0-3, 1-3)
Updated 09-29-2012 at 09:26 AM by Tony Nicolette
Hillsdale 63, Notre Dame 14
Not much to say here other than this was a case of utter domination by the Chargers. It was a short afternoon for the starters, and yet Anthony Mifsud still threw four TD passes and Joe Glendening had 102 yards and a score on the ground (plus one receiving). Hillsdale's defense got into the act as well by registering four interceptions and returning three of them for touchdowns.
Michigan Tech 35, Findlay 10
#15 Hillsdale (2-1) at Notre Dame (1-2)
For me, the primary story here is to see just what the heck Notre Dame will do on offense. After two weeks of moving the ball virtually at will, the Falcons didn't do squat in week three. While I absolutely give credit to Northwood's defense for their hand in that, I'm not entirely certain that it was solely the work of the Woodies that netted such a result. I mean, no offense to them but their rep over the last couple of years has not exactly
Updated 09-22-2012 at 10:07 AM by Tony Nicolette
As a lot of you know, I am now in my sixth season writing about the GLIAC for D2Football.com. For those who have been reading my stuff for a while, you may recall that in years past I have talked ad nauseum about how this league can't be figured out. Some teams are good for a week or two and then stink, and a few will be crummy for a month and then rattle off four or five straight out of nowhere. Some clubs play great at home but struggle on the road, while others can't win at home and then travel
Updated 09-16-2012 at 12:56 PM by Tony Nicolette