Ian Carlson

  1. Another look at Defenses in the MIAA, and Playoff Implications this week

    It was an extremely eventful week in the MIAA last week, with the Lopers at last getting the first win of the Josh Lamberson era, literally plenty of fireworks in St. Joseph during the PSU/MWSU game, the Ichabods put a giant dent in the Tigers’ playoffs hopes, Lindenwood pushed the Hornets to the brink, and the Bearcat defense finally allowed an opponent to cross the 300 yards of total offense mark in their game against the Riverhawks. Last week, I wrote about how the defenses of the MIAA as ...

    Updated 10-21-2016 at 10:46 AM by Ian Carlson

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  2. Week 6 Previews and a look at the relative Strength of the MIAA

    The 2016 MIAA season is half over and it sure looks like the league title is a one-horse race, as Northwest Missouri State put in yet another dominant performance. To be fair, they still have five games to go (with two big rivalry games against Pittsburg State and Missouri Western State, and another against current one-loss Fort Hays State among them), but the Bearcats have been flat dominant in all six of their games this year, with an average margin of victory of 32.3 points and their closest ...

    Updated 10-14-2016 at 11:50 PM by Ian Carlson (Didn't proofread)

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  3. Thoughts on the Arrowhead game and a big Homecoming matchup in Pittsburg

    In a week that saw several upsets among the D2Football.com Top 25 (Nos. 2, 4, 11, 16, 19, and 20 were all beaten by teams either ranked below them or not ranked at all), the MIAA stayed pretty much true to form. No real upsets, and even though many (myself included) thought the Lopers might get their first win of the season over Missouri Southern, it didn’t come as a huge shock when the Lions left Kearney with the win. If anything, the biggest shock of the week had to be the attendance at the ...

    Updated 10-06-2016 at 05:32 PM by Ian Carlson

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  4. Arrowhead Week, and Some Quick Hits Around the Region

    College football is so much fun to follow in general, but D2 football, in my opinion, is made even more special because of the level of interaction that fans have with the teams. True, there aren’t 50,000+ fans screaming at the top of their lungs every down in D2, but the fact that, in most cases, you can go down on the field and shake hands with players and coaches is one of the reasons D2 football is so great. And the MIAA is a great league to be a fan in, as the level of competition and the ...

    Updated 09-29-2016 at 09:15 PM by Ian Carlson

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  5. Week 4 Previews and a look at the First Quarter of 2016

    It was a relatively quiet week across the entire D2 landscape in last week, with only two of the D2Football.com Top 25 teams losing (previously ranked #8 Colorado School of Mines lost to undefeated but unranked Colorado Mesa, and previously ranked #18 Valdosta St. lost to former #9 ranked North Alabama). Despite those losses, neither team fell all the way out of the top 25, so there were no newcomers this week. As quiet as the Top 25 was, the MIAA had its share of drama in several games last week. ...
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