Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
The talk of the town in Division IIís Super Region 3 heading into last week was Harlon Hill finalist Kevin Rodgers and Missouri Western quarterback Travis Partridge going head-to-head in Arkansas.
With the help of fellow Harlon Hill finalist Michael Hill, Partridge emerged on top of that battle, but in the game on the other side of the regional bracket, Minnesota State-Mankato QB Jon Wolf has stepped into a crowded ring of top regional quarterbacks ready to fight.
Concordia (2-8) at Winona State (8-2)
Last Year: 58-24, Winona State
While there are a lot of good games that remain on the Northern Sun schedule this season, perhaps there is nothing bigger than this one. Why? Well, there is a lot on the line for Winona.
You could look at this one on the surface and say there are two different teams that are headed in two different directions. But Concordia, has lost five games by one possession, including last week, this
After watching things last week, I found this week's Regional Rankings somewhat disappointing. Not saying that things can't change for Winona State, or Sioux Falls this week, because you never know, but if you ask me the Northern Sun has four playoff teams, three of them are in the NSIC South, and only one or two at best are going to get in.
The painful reality for some of those teams is that, if the Super Region 3 Playoffs began this week, there is only one tam in the Northern Sun
Upper Iowa at University (2-6) of Sioux Falls (7-1)
Both teams come into Saturday's meeting off of close games that went down to the last play of the game. One team is coming in off a victory, the other in off a tough loss.
USF won on an extra point of all things in double over time, to win the Key to the City of Sioux Falls, as they beat Augustana for the first time in their program's history. While Upper Iowa lost, on a late touchdown to Southwest again, and squandering
For those who haven't seen them yet, here are the Super Region 3 Regional Rankings.
I have also included their remaining opponents and records, things are setting up to be about as wild in the MIAA as they are in the NSIC, so two loss teams, take note.
1. Minnesota State 8-0
2. Henderson State 8-0
3. Harding 6-1
4. Emporia State 8-0
5. NW Missouri State 7-1
6. Minnesota Duluth 7-1
7. Winona State