Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Only in D2 Football will you find #1 hosting #5 in the 2nd Round of the playoffs, but it's unfortunately all part of the regional system used and the power-bracking that occurs as a result. It's really too bad this matchup occurs so early in the postseason seeing as both teams are viewed as maybe the top team in the country. This matchup pits the best team in the NSIC against the best team in the MIAA
This blog post was co-written with Matt Witwicki the NSIC Blogger
Game Time: November 29th at 12pm CT
*National rankings are in parenthesis, actual numbers are from the conference websites
Ouachita Baptist’s Defense
Total Offense: 467.2 ypg (27th)
Total Defense: 371.2 ypg (72nd)
Updated 11-25-2014 at 06:00 PM by Armo Wood
NWMSU (10-1) at UMD (11-0)
Two of the best programs in D2 locking horns yet again. While I don't feel either one of these teams is as strong as they have been during their better playoff runs, they might still be good enough to get through the Region.
In taking a hard look at this game the first thing that pops up is that this might not be a great matchup for Duluth. NW can shut
Team by Team - Quick Takes for 2014
1. Minnesota-State Mankato (11-0)
The Mavs had a fantastic year and weathered the storm that appeared to be coming their way in the form of distractions. Todd Hoffner returns and plays the role of CEO of the football program and lets his coordinators run the offense and defense. Kudos to Coach Hoffner for the approach, and congrats to this strong Mavs
Updated 11-20-2014 at 11:49 AM by Matt Witwicki
Ok....you might want to print this out or read a little at a time cuz this is long and probably boring to some.
Anyway....slight refresher to start things off in our final Guide.
(if you want all the basics, please go here)
Regional Ranking is determined by a teams winning percentage, strength of schedule, and opposition's strength of schedule. The
Updated 11-13-2014 at 12:13 PM by Matt Witwicki