Football season is over for the PSAC.
California and Kutztown couldn't win on the road, and Winston-Salem State and New Haven are moving on. This marks the second consecutive season that a PSAC team failed to win Super Region One. Maybe the rest of the teams in the region are catching up. Maybe the parity in the PSAC is watering things down. Maybe the PSAC isn't as good as some of us thought it was.
Anyway, it was fun while it lasted. Mostly.
For the PSAC, it's put up or shut up time.
I've watched the last few days as fans of several PSAC, Northeast 10 and CIAA schools attack each other for their schools' perceived strength (or lack of) as the playoffs rolled into the second week. A lot of those debates can be answered Saturday when California takes on Winston-Salem State and Kutztown visits New Haven.
If the Vulcans and Golden Bears meet in next week's Super Region One final, then I suppose the fans of
By The Indiana Gazette | Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:00 am
Lamont Smith and Thomas Mayo scored three touchdowns apiece to lead California to an easy 44-0 trouncing of Elizabeth City (N.C.) State in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs on Saturday at Adamson Stadium.
The host Vulcans, the No. 5 seed in Super Region One, outgained No. 4 ECSU 497-197 and forced four turnovers, two of which led to touchdowns. The game was played at California even though
Those of you who know me or have followed what I write for this web site know I'm not a fan of the NCAA's playoff selection process.
I just don't think you should use mathematics to pick playoff teams.
But anyway, I'll give credit to the much-maligned NCAA for getting it right in this case. Some fans have been upset about the fact the PSAC only got two teams in the playoffs, but I think it was the right number, and Kutztown and California were the right teams.
PSAC FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Kutztown claims first conference title
By The Indiana Gazette | Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 2:00 am
Marshall Vogel spelled an injured Kevin Morton and threw two touchdown passes in the second half to rally eighth-ranked Kutztown past No. 24 Slippery Rock, 21-14, for the first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship in school history.
Vogel completed 25 of 39 passes for 300 yards in an unexpected appearance in the