wB]University of Mary (5-5) at Northern State (4-6)[/B]
Last Year: 48-3, University of Mary
The University of Mary has a chance at a winning season, while Northern State has a chance for five wins. Honestly, these are the two most improved teams in the Northern Sun, if you ask me, so fitting they are playing in this season's final game.
Mary is coming off a tough loss to Winona State, a feeling that Northern State certainly learned earlier this season in a
Minnesota State (8-2) at Minnesota Duluth (8-2)
Last Year: 45-21, Minnesota Duluth
It is a playoff game a week early by the lake in Duluth. The conference leading Minnesota State University Mavericks have to go into Duluth to win the outright conference title from the former champions on their home field.
But the drama goes much deeper than that, the Bulldogs and Mavericks will also be playing for their playoff lives on Saturday as well. The Northern Sun will
Things look pretty simple for the three NSIC Schools that are in the Super Region 3 Top 10 this week. Win and you are in, lose and you are, well, probably playing in a Mineral Water Bowl.
It looks like only two Northern Sun schools will be making the playoffs this year, because no matter what happens, Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota State can not both win on Saturday, and on Saturday, they are in essence playing in an opening round playoff game. The winner will head into the Super