Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
It’s not the rematch game I think some Bearcat fans were hoping for, but Northwest Missouri has a shot at yet another regional title Saturday when they host the upstart St. Cloud State University Huskies to Bearcat Stadium.
This is a St. Cloud team that wouldn’t have even made the playoffs if it weren’t for Pitt State’s season-ending loss to Missouri Southern. But the Huskies have used the nation’s top turnover margin and a 4-year starter under center to knock off 2 previously-unbeaten
SCSU wins 54-48
Ok, so who saw this one coming..? Not this guy!
For the record, I thought that SCSU played better than the Mavs played poorly. I think the Huskies played exceptional on offense. Kato wasn't fantastic, but they were punched in the mouth and taken a bit out of their own game.
By now you already know the story, but here's how I saw it. SCSU gets off to
This is the round where you realize that this region is really cannibalizing, with some of the best teams in the country leaving the dance prematurely. The fact that either UMD (#5 overall) or NWMSU (#2 overall) will be done for the year in the round of 16, it's just really unfortunate. This is the part of D2 playoffs that I just don't care for. It's a fantastic match-up with a lot of history behind it, I just
Updated 11-28-2013 at 10:26 AM by Matt Witwicki
The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs will make their first trip in more than a decade to Bearcat Stadium on Saturday. The Bearcats knocked off Duluth in 2002, in the Bulldogs’ first-ever D2 playoff game, by the score of 45-41, but have lost back-to-back games to their NSIC rivals, in the 2008 title game and the 2010 national semifinals.
There’s no longer any Bob Nielson, Mel Tjeerdsma, Jake Soy or Chase Vogler, but this matchup might just be even more interesting than the past few, which
2 playoff games in and the NSIC is 2-0 so far. Nice work fellas. Nobody wants to hear it from me on this forum, but I said last year that the NSIC could very well be the best conference in the D2 football landscape. The cross-conference games are creating a trend that would certainly suggest that.
SCSU 40, HSU 35
I think that most of the people that follow D2 closely