Area D-II and D-III college football playoffs primer

  • Updated: November 29, 2012 - 8:33 PM

SATURDAY'S GAMES OF THE WEEK

NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS

Second round

Missouri Western (12-1) at MSU Mankato (12-0), noon: After outlasting Minnesota Duluth 57-55 in three overtimes two weeks ago, Missouri Western defeated Henderson State 45-21 last Saturday to reach the Super Region 3 final. The Griffons, who are averaging 44 points per game, are led by RB Michael Hill (2,118 yards, 16 TDs) and QB Travis Partridge (2,546 yards, 30 TDs, only nine INTs). The Mavericks had a first-round bye, then outlasted Northwest Missouri State 38-35 in two overtimes last Saturday. It was the Mavericks' first playoff victory since 1993. The two teams have split their only two meetings -- in 1998 and 1999.

NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFFS

Quarterfinals

Hobart (12-0) at St. Thomas (12-0), noon: Hobart, located in Geneva, N.Y., is ranked No. 7 in the d3football.com poll. The Statesmen went undefeated in the regular season for the first time in 55 years, defeated Washington & Lee 38-20 in the first round and Wittenberg 35-10 in the second round. Hobart has held six of its 12 opponents to under 10 points and had only one game decided by less than 15 points (a 42-34 victory over Union). St. Thomas defeated Elmhurst 24-17 to reach the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive season. The Tommies, who reached the semifinals last season, have won 15 consecutive games at Shaughnessy Stadium and are 37-2 overall since 2010. This will be the first meeting between the teams.

MINERAL WATER BOWL

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Winona State (9-2) vs. Lindenwood (8-3), noon: Winona State is making its third appearance in the Mineral Water Bowl. The Warriors defeated Missouri Western 43-41 in three overtimes in 2000 and lost to Emporia State 34-27 in one overtime in 2002. Warriors RB Rayon Simmons is third in NCAA Division II in rushing yards per game (144.2) and has scored 20 TDs. Lindenwood, located in St. Charles, Mo., finished fourth in its first year in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association with a 7-3 record -- it moved up to Division II from NAIA. Denodus O'Bryant has rushed for 1,186 yards (6.3 yards per carry) and 11 TDs, and true freshman QB Dillon Miller has started the past four games -- passing for 973 yards. The Lions average 32 points per game. Both teams have won three in a row. MIAA teams are 9-2 in the game since it became a Division II bowl game in 2000.

JOEL RIPPEL

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Dallas 1
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FIU
UCF 10/2/14 6:00 PM
Houston
Arizona 10/2/14 9:30 PM
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Louisville 10/3/14 6:00 PM
Syracuse
San Diego St 10/3/14 9:00 PM
Fresno State
Utah State 10/3/14 9:15 PM
(18) BYU
(6) Texas A&M 10/4/14 11:00 AM
(12) Miss State
Ball State 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Army
Iowa State 10/4/14 11:00 AM
(21) Oklahoma State
Marshall 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Old Dominion
Southern Miss 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Middle Tennessee
(20) Ohio State 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Maryland
Purdue 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Illinois
Florida 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Tennessee
SMU 10/4/14 11:00 AM
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Virginia Tech 10/4/14 11:30 AM
North Carolina
Eastern Mich 10/4/14 1:00 PM
Akron
North Texas 10/4/14 1:30 PM
Indiana
Massachusetts 10/4/14 1:30 PM
Miami-Ohio
Tulsa 10/4/14 2:00 PM
Colorado State
New Mexico 10/4/14 2:30 PM
TX-San Antonio
(3) Alabama 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(11) Ole Miss
(14) Stanford 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(9) Notre Dame
(17) Wisconsin 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Navy 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Air Force
(7) Baylor 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Texas
(4) Oklahoma 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(25) TCU
Wake Forest 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(1) Florida State
NC State 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Clemson
Buffalo 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Bowling Green
Ohio U 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Central Mich
Oregon State 10/4/14 3:00 PM
Colorado
Vanderbilt 10/4/14 3:00 PM
(13) Georgia
Kansas 10/4/14 3:00 PM
West Virginia
Kent State 10/4/14 4:00 PM
Northern Ill
South Alabama 10/4/14 5:00 PM
Appalachian St
Texas-El Paso 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
(15) LSU 10/4/14 6:00 PM
(5) Auburn
UAB 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Western Ky
Texas Tech 10/4/14 6:00 PM
(23) Kansas State
Michigan 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Rutgers
Hawaii 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Rice
Toledo 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Western Mich
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Arkansas State
Georgia State 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana
Idaho 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Texas State
Memphis 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Arizona State 10/4/14 6:30 PM
(16) USC
So Carolina 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Kentucky
Pittsburgh 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Virginia
Miami-Florida 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
(19) Nebraska 10/4/14 7:00 PM
(10) Michigan State
UNLV 10/4/14 7:00 PM
San Jose St
Ga Southern 10/4/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 10/4/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
Utah 10/4/14 9:30 PM
(8) UCLA
Boise State 10/4/14 9:30 PM
Nevada
Winnipeg 10/3/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Calgary 10/3/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
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Toronto
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