#3 Lenoir-Rhyne (9-2 overall) @ #2 Carson-Newman (8-2 overall)
Noon - Jefferson City, Tenn. (Burke-Tarr Stadium)
Last meeting (Sept. 15 in Jefferson City) = Carson-Newman 47 , Lenoir-Rhyne 23
Spread = C-N (-3.5)
Before we get in to the showdown in Tennessee this weekend, I want to wish everyone a late, but Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy the holiday weekend. Among many, many other things in life, I am thankful for D2fotball.com. I am thankful for Brandon
Updated 11-23-2012 at 02:21 PM by Ryan Brown
#6 Fort Valley (8-3 overall) @ #3 Lenoir-Rhyne (8-2 overall)
Noon - Hickory, N.C.
Spread = LRU (-14)
Last meeting: Never
The first ever playoff game in NCAA Division II history for the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears is just a day away. 365 days ago the Bears sat in the near same spot, except this time on the outside looking in. They reset their goals and accomplished the number one focus: make the playoffs. Pretty good three year stretch for LR. 2010 clinch first winning season
Final helmet stickers of 2012 and I've enjoyed them greatly and will bring them back if I make it back to the board for another year. I know there are a few teams that add stickers to their helmets for good play and I am wondering why I didn't send them out? It isnt a violation right? Not an improper benefit to be honored by a lowly D2 columnist right? Maybe I'll make then next year.
Offensive Helmet Stickers:
Jordan Ollis, RB, Brevard (31 car, 127yds,
Updated 11-15-2012 at 05:47 PM by Ryan Brown
As Saturday night and Sunday unfolded, there was only two questions remaining: Where would everyone land 2-5 and Was Mars Hill's 6-2 D2 record better than Fort Valley winning their division of the SIAC. At first thought with my post mid-week last week I thought the SAC would get three. But then I realized you can't fault Fort Valley for playing in that game. Once I looked harder at it Sunday morning, I knew for sure the Lions were out.
What I didn't realize was how much the 3-5 would
Updated 11-13-2012 at 10:18 PM by Ryan Brown
PLAYOFFS, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PLAYOFFS ?!?!
Thanks to Jim Mora, we will never say "playoffs" the same way. It's all about the postseason for three teams in the South Atlantic Conference. As we know, Mars Hill sits at the three spot, Carson-Newman fourth, and Lenoir-Rhyne sixth. As many ways as I looked at it over last three weeks, I thought SAC only getting two was best case. But the West Alabama loss changes things. Plenty of scenarios to consider. I think the entire wildcard