Ian Carlson

  1. Halfway Point Analysis, the First Playoff Watch, & Another "Who Knows" Week

    In what has become a pretty common theme for the season this year, there were several surprises last week. Three of the four teams that have been ranked this year lost, the NWMSU/PSU game was a bit of a letdown, UNK showed that they (and not Lindenwood) may be the team on the rise, and Missouri Southern played their closest game of the season, once again giving the Griffons some fits as they have done earlier this decade. We are just past the halfway point of the season, so we will take a look ...

    Updated 10-11-2018 at 09:35 PM by Ian Carlson

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  2. Lindenwood Leaving, a Chat with Brandon, and PSU vs. NW Week

    It has been an eventful week in the MIAA, from last week’s games (that once again produced some surprises) to the announcement that Lindenwood will be withdrawing form the league to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference beginning next year (more on that in a bit). It was also announced by the NCAA that this year’s Division II Football National Championship Game will be held in McKinney, Texas, and will be hosted by the Lone Star Conference. It had been my hope that the game would still be ...

    Updated 10-05-2018 at 10:36 AM by Ian Carlson

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  3. More Upsets, the MIAA on the National Scale, and Week 5 Previews

    You know, sometimes I forget how competitive this league really is. Last week was a shining example of how wide open the league is…sure, almost every year we have an upset or two throughout the season that makes us think, “Whoa!,” and last year we had the first “non-original” member win the conference title. (Note: technically, only UCM and NWMSU are the only “original” members left, so for my purposes, the original members are comprised of the programs that joined before the millennium: ...

    Updated 09-28-2018 at 06:20 AM by Ian Carlson

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  4. Controversy, The First Quarter State of the MIAA, and Week 4 Previews

    After Week 3, we’ve finished the first quarter of the season, and we are down to just two undefeated teams. Even after last year’s finish, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise to know that those two teams are the ones who have dominated the top of the standings of the MIAA since 1989 in Pittsburg State and Northwest Missouri State. The two programs have won or shared all but 4 of the MIAA titles in that timeframe, which was PSU’s first year in Division II and the MIAA. Both teams faced ...
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  5. A Couple Upsets in Week 2, and an Intriguing Week 3

    After an opening week that went chalk for the most part, we had a much more exciting second week. Two big upsets went down, and four of the six road teams won their games in Week 2. Here’s a quick rundown:

    Nebraska Kearney 31
    Central Oklahoma 27


    In the first of the two upsets, the Lopers found themselves 2-0 for the first time as members of the the MIAA after winning a tough, back and forth game against the Bronchos. Luke Quinn scored the game winning touchdown ...

    Updated 09-11-2018 at 07:26 PM by Ian Carlson

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