Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
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
The new Regional Rankings came out and there weren't any really big surprises. Anyone whos been following this Guide knew that the loser of the USF vs Mankato game would seemingly drop from the top 3 and down due to Strength of Schedule. In this case USF landed at 7th. The numbers suggested a drop to about 6-7-8 was to be expected as the year-to-date breakdown with APU, USF, and Humboldt is fairly tight.
Updated 11-05-2014 at 08:51 AM by Matt Witwicki
All games this week are 1pm starts with the exception of the Wayne State at Upper Iowa game, which is a 6pm start.
Concordia-St. Paul (2-6) at Southwest Minnesota State (2-6)
When I said in the preseason that the Mustangs weren't going to have a winning season, I didn't expect 2-6 at this point. SMSU has lost some close games and continues to struggle to stop the opposing offense. The
Updated 10-30-2014 at 02:00 PM by Matt Witwicki