South Atlantic Conference = Week 7 Story Lines
Cat on the loose: The Lions do it again. Another win by one score. If you look at the last two years for Mars Hill in SAC play,(in games excluding Brevard) the Lions have won games by 2,7,3,10,3 in 2011 and 7,6,7 in 2012. That is an average win by 5.6 points per game. I wouldn't say they are squeaking by but they sure do make it interesting. Good teams find ways to win the close games. They had big leads vs WU and CAT but gave up 21 points
Updated 10-18-2012 at 10:09 PM by Ryan Brown
Another exciting week in the conference. One team will be lucky enough to exit Irwin Belk Stadium in Wingate with a goose egg in the loss column in SAC play and claim first place alone, Brevard and Lenoir-Rhyne meet up in Brevard Memorial and will attempt to turn in another OT thriller, Eagles will try to get first road win and become first SAC team to score a TD at Shuford, Tusculum takes Pioneer Field trying to become the first SAC team to take down the Braves, and Newberry continues the payback
South Atlantic Conference = Week 5 Story Lines
SAC in spotlight: Bob Eblen posted last week that he was disappointed with the first two national TV games on CBS Sports Network. He mentioned the only good press was Sparks winning game #300. I don't know about you but that was a pretty entertaining game on Thursday night. Plenty of offense in the first half. Plenty of defense in the second. Contrasting offenses, big plays and it didn't drag on. Just over 3 hours with 246 TV timeouts.
Updated 10-18-2012 at 10:10 PM by Ryan Brown
Wingate (2-2, 1-0 SAC) @ Carson-Newman (2-1, 1-1 SAC)
8 p.m. - Jefferson City, Tenn.
SAC Members Picks = C-N (6) over WU (5)
Spread = C-N (-6)
Last meeting (@WU, 2011) = Wingate 33, Carson-Newman 21
The national spotlight rains down on Mossy Creek as CBS Sports Network heads to Jefferson City for Thursday nightís DII Game of the Week. Regardless of the winner, letís hope the teams represent themselves, their school and the conference well. Just because it is
South Atlantic Conference = Week 4 Story Lines
No-Showdown in the 'Berry : Even though the Eagles took an early lead, Newberry hammered C-N over the final three quarters to win by 25 points. The gutsy call of the weekend came on the final play of second quarter. Up by 9, coach Todd Knight elected to go for six instead of kick the field goal. That capped a 21-0 2nd quarter and NC never looked back. They enter the AFCA Top 25 but somehow not the D2Football.com poll. Apparently my COUGH
Updated 10-18-2012 at 10:11 PM by Ryan Brown