Pictured: Jameson Parsons (SCSU), Trey Heid (AU), Peter Bateman (UMD), Michael Mehling (USF)
Photos: St. Cloud Times, Argus Leader, Duluth News Tribune, USF Athletics
Considering the immense size and divisional separation of the official Northern Sun All-Conference team, I decided to drum up my own (D2Football.com) NSIC Elite Team. One group on offense, one group on defense, special teamers, and
*This week's column is a collaborative effort between MIAA Columnist Ian Carlson and NSIC writer Matt Witwicki. You will see feedback from both writers in the preview below.
The Mineral Water Bowl pits the highest finishing non-playoff teams in the NSIC and the MIAA conferences. This year those teams are the Washburn Ichabods and the Bemidji State Beavers. Both squads haven’t played in the postseason
(Pictured: Zach Shelley-HU. Photo: Harding Athletics)
*This week's column is a collaborative effort between former GAC Columnist Armo Wood and NSIC writer Matt Witwicki. You will see feedback from both writers in the preview below.
Both squads notched their first Division II playoff win in fairly convincing fashion. The second round clash that now awaits will see two of the top
*This week's column is a collaborative effort between the MIAA and NSIC writers Ian Carlson and Matt Witwicki. You will see feedback from both columnists on the preview below.
Players to Watch:
#9 QB (SR) Drew Bauer – 64% passer, 3,081 yards, 28 tds / 5 int; 697 yards rushing and 6 scores
#2 RB/WR (SR) Beau Bofferding – 588 yards rushing, 12 tds, 37 catches
(Pictured: Azusa Pacific Cougars)
Clash of the Cougars
Azusa Pacific and Sioux Falls have much in common and a lot of history between the football programs. Both schools transitioned from the NAIA to NCAA Division II in the last 5 years and both are seeking their first playoff win at this level. USF is making a second straight trip to the dance, Azusa its first.