Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
*This week's column is a collaborative effort between the MIAA and NSIC writers Ian Carlson and Matt Witwicki. You will see feedback from both columnists on the preview below.
Players to Watch:
#9 QB (SR) Drew Bauer – 64% passer, 3,081 yards, 28 tds / 5 int; 697 yards rushing and 6 scores
#2 RB/WR (SR) Beau Bofferding – 588 yards rushing, 12 tds, 37 catches
(Pictured: Azusa Pacific Cougars)
Clash of the Cougars
Azusa Pacific and Sioux Falls have much in common and a lot of history between the football programs. Both schools transitioned from the NAIA to NCAA Division II in the last 5 years and both are seeking their first playoff win at this level. USF is making a second straight trip to the dance, Azusa its first.
(Pictured: Winona State - Sledge Hammer Trophy)
Concordia-St. Paul (2-8) at Winona State (7-3), Noon
The Warriors got back on track against SMSU, earning the Sledge Hammer Trophy in the process. Jack Nelson became the all-time passing leader in NSIC history in the win. For anyone who’s followed Jack’s career from getting starts early as a freshman, seeing him land in the record books four years
Updated 11-10-2016 at 02:33 PM by Matt Witwicki
Once again, NSIC Columnist Matt Witwicki, former GAC Columnist Armo Wood, and I had a conference call to discuss where we thought the Super Region 3 Regional Advisory Committee might put the teams in tomorrow’s regional rankings. In case you had forgotten, here are last week’s rankings:
6. Azusa Pacific
9. Southern Arkansas
10. Henderson St.
For the most part,
(Pictured: Battle Axe Trophy, Sledge Hammer Trophy, USF's Josh Butler and Michael Mehling, WSU's Paul Preston)
(Photos: BSU Athletics, SMSU Athletics, Leah Husemoen Photos, Winona Daily News)
After nine weeks of Northern Sun football, here are the standings.
1. Sioux Falls (9-0)
2. Minnesota-Duluth (8-1)
3. Bemidji State (7-2)