Area small college football weekly update

  • Updated: November 14, 2013 - 9:54 PM

GAME OF THE WEEK

– with St. Thomas and Concordia (Moorhead) for second place in the MIAC. Bethel has won the last three meetings between the two, including 27-22, in 2012.

WEEK 11 STORY LINES

• Div. II Super Region 3: NW Missouri State (10-0) remained No. 1 and MSU Mankato (10-0) remained No. 2 in the regional rankings. Minn. Duluth is ranked No. 4 and St. Cloud State is ranked No. 7. Henderson St. (No. 3), Pittsburg St. (No. 5) and Emporia St. (No. 6) round out the region’s top six. The top six teams in the final region rankings earn a spot in the Div. II playoffs.

• Div. III Central Region: Wis.-Whitewater, which has clinched the WIAC title and an automatic berth in the Div. III playoffs, is ranked No. 1 and Bethel is ranked No. 2 in this week’s regional rankings. The rest of the region’s Top 10 are: Linfield (3), Wis.-Oshkosh (4), Wis.-Platteville (5), Pacific Lutheran (6), St. Thomas (7), Wartburg (8), Concordia (Moorhead) (9) and St. John’s (10).

• Playoff implications: Concordia (Moorhead), St. John’s and St. Thomas will be in must-win situations on Saturday to keep their Div. III playoff hopes alive. Two other games on Saturday will have implications for those playoff hopes: Wis.-Platteville (8-1, 5-1 WIAC) at Wis.-Oshkosh (8-1, 5-1) and Linfield (8-0) at Pacific (Ore.) Pacific Lutheran (8-1) has concluded its regular season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Charlie Kern, QB, SW Minnesota State: The 6-3 junior from Belle Plaine is second in the NSIC in total offense (314 yards per game) and has thrown a NSIC-leading 28 TD passes. Kern has passed for 2,759 yards and completed 64.5 percent of his passes with just seven interceptions

Josh Bungum, WR, St. John’s: The 5-9 sophomore from Paynesville, Minn., leads the MIAC with 74 receptions. As a freshman in 2012, Bungum led the Johnnies with 42 receptions.

BY THE NUMBERS

– since joining the NSIC in 2008 – that MSU Mankato has started a season 10-0. The Mavericks also opened with 10 consecutive victories in 2009 and 2012.

5 MIAC conference titles for Bethel, which earned its first conference title since 2007 with a 47-0 victory over St. Olaf last Saturday.

– their most since 2008.

Joel Rippel

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Houston 1 FINAL
Miami 1
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Minnesota 7
St. Louis 3 FINAL
Detroit 4
Baltimore - WP: T. Wilson 10 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: S. Baker 2
Boston 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Toronto 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 8
Atlanta 5 FINAL
Toronto 3
Washington 2 FINAL
NY Mets 10
Chicago Cubs 5 FINAL
Cincinnati 9
San Diego 3 FINAL
Texas 2
San Francisco 9 FINAL
Seattle 8
Colorado 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 18
Cleveland 3 FINAL
Milwaukee 2
Oakland 10 FINAL
Chicago WSox 4
Los Angeles 5 FINAL
LA Angels 4
Kansas City 10 FINAL
Arizona 5
Atlanta 52 3rd Qtr
Charlotte 57
New York 7 1st Qtr 8:47
Chicago 11
Golden State 7:30 PM
Milwaukee
Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Utah
Denver 9:00 PM
Portland
Nashville 4 FINAL
Washington 3
Arizona 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh 3
San Jose 3 FINAL(SO)
Philadelphia 2
Anaheim 3 FINAL
NY Islanders 2
NY Rangers 2 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 0 FINAL
Detroit 4
New Jersey 1 2nd Prd 13:16
Carolina 0
Florida 0 2nd Prd
Montreal 1
Ottawa 1 2nd Prd 15:12
Toronto 0
Los Angeles 0 1st Prd 15:33
Minnesota 1
Columbus 0 1st Prd 15:28
St. Louis 0
Buffalo 8:00 PM
Colorado
Dallas 9:00 PM
Vancouver
Arizona 64 2nd Half 3:36
Wisconsin 73
Canisius 27 1st Half 2:11
NJIT 26
Notre Dame 7:49 PM
Kentucky
San Jose 1 FINAL
New England 2
Orlando City 2 FINAL
Montreal 2
Los Angeles 0 2nd Half 44:55
D.C. 0
Sporting Kansas City 1 2nd Half 44:55
New York City 0
Red Bull New York 0 1st Half 36:00
Columbus 0
Portland 0 1st Half 44:55
Vancouver FC 0
Colorado 7:30 PM
Houston
Seattle 7:30 PM
FC Dallas
Texas 54 FINAL
(1) Connecticut 105
Dayton 82 FINAL
(8) Louisville 66
(16) Duke 55 FINAL
(4) Maryland 65
Gonzaga 41 2nd Half 16:05
(6) Tennessee 36
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