Southwest Minnesota at Northern State
Last Year: 28-24, Southwest
The Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs have to replace 22-Seniors off of their roster from last season, including starting quarterback Ryan Ratekin. That will be a tough task for this young Mustang group this season, while Northern State is hoping to make progress in their second season under Coach Tom Dosch.
The Wolves return starting quarterback Nick Wanner, who threw for 885-yards and led
Updated 09-01-2011 at 03:26 AM by Aaron Ziemer
Any fan of the WVIAC that has seen the conference's rise in competitiveness over the last few years has to be disappointed in what happened last weekend. Sure, some of the games were ones we figured to be losses anyway, and yes, there are four new head coaches in the league. But 3-6 isn't a good way to take the next step to two playoff teams from the WVIAC. Out-of-conference record for the conference as a whole definitely helps make things easier for a second place team to slip into the playoffs
So much for my prediction of going undefeated this week, or my prediction of not having any more losing weeks in my predictions, that's out the door, but this weekend in CIAA football, there were a few stunners!
Winston-Salem 55, Chowan 24
If you are looking for some numbers to play in the NC Education Lottery's daily Pick 3, how about these numbers 619? That is the amount of total offense the Winston Salem State Rams (3-0) had in route to a 55-24 win over the Chowan
We're a third of the way through the season, and I think you can pretty clearly put the WVIAC teams into four groups:
The conference title contenders:
Shepherd and West Virginia Wesleyan
I'm expecting both of them to win this weekend, setting up the showdown in Buckhannon on October 8 as the de facto conference championship game. It's clear to me that these two teams have what it takes to make it to the playoffs, and I would not be surprised to see them both