Posts Tagged ‘Air Force Academy’

As far as my teams I’m interested in:

  • Carleton College lost 35-14 to Augsburg
  • St. Olaf won 30-28 over Bethel
  • UMD won 49-21 over MSU Moorhead
  • Air Force Academy won 35-34 in overtime over Navy

In the D2football.com poll:

  • #9 Minnesota Duluth (#10 last week)
  • #18 St. Cloud State (no change)
  • #21 Michigan Tech (#22)
  • Dropped Out:  Bemidji State (was #23)

In the D3football.com poll

  • #3 St. Thomas (no change)
  • #9 Bethel (#5)

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As far as my teams I’m interested in:

  • Carleton College won 34-0 over Hamine, they’re now 1-2
  • St. Olaf won 44-26 over Gustavus Adolphus, they’re 3-1
  • UMD won 26-23 over Bemidji State, they’re 3-1
  • Air Force Academy won 63-24 over Tennessee State , they’re 2-1

In the D2football.com poll:

  • #10 Minnesota Duluth (unchanged from prior week)
  • #17 St. Cloud State (#17 previously)
  • #21 Michigan Tech (#22)
  • Dropped Out:  Bemidji State

In the D3football.com poll

  • #3 St. Thomas (unchanged)
  • #5 Bethel (unchanged)

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As far as my teams I’m interested in:

  • Carleton College lost 27-9 to Carthage, they’re now 0-2
  • St. Olaf lost 49-14 to St. Thomas, they’re 2-1
  • UMD lost 0-7 to Wayne State, they’re 2-1
  • Air Force Academy lost 35-19 to TCU, they’re 1-1

In the D2football.com poll:

  • #10 Minnesota Duluth
  • #18 St. Cloud State
  • #22 Michigan Tech
  • #23 Bemidji State

In the D3football.com poll

  • #3 St. Thomas
  • #5 Bethel

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Well the wheels have slowly started coming off the Bulldogs train. Amazingly they’re still in third place in the WCHA, which is a wonderful thing. The troublesome thing is that although they are still in third place there are a bunch of teams right on their heels and those teams also have “games in hand”.

The wheels started coming off with the trip down to Mankato. My wife and I were supposed to be there Saturday night for our annual trek for the Dogs/Mavericks series but sadly the weather got the best of us. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was the Mavericks, or maybe it was something else but whatever it was UMD only came away with one point.

That’s all they got last weekend at home. That’s at home against the current WCHA last place team Alaska-Anchorage. UAA just for the record was playing nothing like a last place team. Sounds sort of like what I was saying about UMD last season. The size of the crowd last Saturday was pretty sad. Decent showing by the UMD students, but poor by the rest of the Twin Ports.

In other news I can’t wait to watch Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl. Go Falcons!

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It’s moving weekend. After tomorrow Amy and I will have the bulk of the stuff moved into our new house. We don’t get internet until 11/26 at the house, so no posting here since work has blocked Live-journal. Amy is out of town the entire week next week, so our first official night living there will be Friday. Then Saturday sometime I’ll head to “The Great North” for UMD hockey. Wonderful. The Misfits will be coming to the DECC, even more wonderful. It would have been nice to join them before the game for some drinks, but once again life gets in the way. You’ve probably heard this, but maybe next year. **sigh**

For tomorrow, come on Air Force! Send Notre Dame to 1-9! Just for the record I’d love to watch the game (I’ll probably tape it), but I will not be watch it live since I seem to be a curse for the Falcons. A couple of weeks ago I listened to the end of the Air Force game. In the very short time I was listening AFA proceeded to fumble three times, blew their lead, and lost. AFA beat Army last weekend, which is nice but means squat since the Commander-In-Chief Trophy still won’t be in Colorado Springs again.

Staying with Air Force, the Falcons mens’ hoops team open up tonight at Clune Arena. They’ve got Dartmouth. A quick glance of the schedule reveals that they aren’t coming anywhere near Minnesota this year, which is how things always work. Now if form holds, this will be the only time I will mention them (or basketball for that matter) until March Madness time.

As for other football happenings, UMD finishes their season at St. Cloud State tomorrow. They have three straight losses. So does Carlton College. They end their regular season tomorrow at Gustavus. Last weekend “The Cereal Bowl” went to St. Olaf. They beat Carlton in a rout 85-28.

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I’m totally amazed, but in a five day span the NC$$ made two good decisions. As a certain UMD radio announcer recently said, apparently a blind squirrel can find a nut every once in a while. In this case it’s two nuts. Was Miles Brand not involved in these decisions? Maybe that’s why they make sense.

The first good decision is to allow Oklahoma to pay for a funeral for someone they were recruiting.

The second good decision is to to not allow a game to count when only one quarter had been played, which I talked about before.

Stats this week:
NCAA Division I hockey schools went:
This weekend (all games): 17 Wins, 13 Losses, 56.6% (785 pts for, 705 against)
This weekend (only games against non-hockey schools): 13-9, 59.0% (572-492)
This season (against non-hockey schools): 16-10, 61.5% (719-559)

– Happily Air Force took care of business. Apparently at one point the Falcons lined up with only Shaun Carney in the backfield. I have just got to think Fisher DeBerry might be in a coma just thinking about that, let alone doing it.
Something happened in Ann Arbor, but it must not have been big news. There must not have been enough coverage around the internet on it.

Minnesota teams went:
This weekend (all games): 10-8, 55.5% (479-413)
Winners- Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud, Concordia-St. Paul, Minnesota-Crookston, Crown, Macalester, St. John’s, St. Olaf, Concordia-Moorhead, Martin Luther
Losers- Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Minnesota-Twin Cities, Bethel, St. Thomas
This weekend (only games against non-hockey schools): 9-7, 56.2% (434-368)
This season (against non-hockey schools): 12-8, 60.0% (549-471)

– UMD won the interstate battle with Bemidji State
– Crookston were the lone school to get a goose egg. They shutout Mayville State 21-0
– Crown College destroyed Principia 46-3

Five games with NCAA hockey schools facing each other on Saturday.

Games I make note of:
MSU-Mankatohosting Peru State

UCONN at Maine
Bowling Green at Michigan State
Miami (OH) at Minnesota-Twin Cities
Air Force at Utah
UMASS at Colgate
Mercyhurst at Ferris State
Minnesota-Morris at Carleton
St. John’s at UW-River Falls
Valley City State at St. Olaf
Missouri Western at Minnesota-Duluth

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I bring to you “Pigskin Roundup”. It’s roundup on all things football (not futbol) that I’m interested in. NCAA football will definitely be featured and maybe some high school stuff. It’s pretty unlikely you’ll see NFL stuff as I still say NFL stands for No Fun League. That seems to apply while watching the games.

NCAA Action

Air Force: The Falcons lost to the #11 ranked Tennessee Vols. The Falcons were playing in Neyland Stadium, which is always ranked as being one of the nicest stadiums in the country to play at. The Falcons started great, they grabbed an early touchdown. Tennessee came back and had the lead at the half. The teams exchanged a pair of touchdowns in the third. Air Force scored to tie it, which brings up the question of do you kick the extra-point for the tie or go for the win. Fisher DeBerry decided to go for the win on the road, which is gutsy to say the least. It didn’t work out for the Falcons unfortunately, but kudos to Fisher for taking the risk. Air Force went for an onside kick and recovered it, but unfortunately for Air Force it was ruled to be offside. The Vols held on to the rekick and also the win.

Next for the Falcons comes a trip to Laramie to play the Wyoming Cowboys. Air Force has lost the last two games played in Laramie. Wyoming lost on the road this week to Virginia. They won their opener at home against Utah State.

Carleton: The Knights started out on the right foot. They won in against Minnesota-Morris at Morris’ redesigned stadium fifty to fourteen. Junior R.J. Jackson set a Carleton school record in the process with his six touchdowns, which amazingly all came before the whistle blew for halftime. His play made him the MIAC offensive player of the week. The Knights led 41-7 at the half and never looked back.

Next up for the Knights is twin-cities’ Macalester College. Macalester has split their two games so far, losing at Beloit at week ago and winning at home versus Principia 50-6 on Saturday.

St. Olaf: Two games, two wins. The Oles defended their home opener, winning 35-16 over Luther. Luther started out strong and had a 10-0 first quarter lead. St. Olaf came back to lead at the half 14-3. They then turned on the defense and would only allow Luther a field goal the rest of the way. Luther was the first of three straight home games for the Oles. Hamline is next week. The Pipers won back on August 31st, their only game so far, at home against the NAIA’s Mayville State.

UMD: The Dogs also go to 2-0 on the season. They won their home opener against the University of Mary 42-14 at Malosky Stadium. Quarterback Ted Schlafke and wide receiver Tony Doherty connect twice for touchdowns in the win.

Coming up for the Dogs is a road trip to Vermillion, South Dakota. They will take on the University of South Dakota Coyotes next week. The Coyotes are also 2-0 and had very little trouble from their first two opponents. They won their two games (against Quincy and Minnesota-Crookston) by a combined score of 125 to 6. The Bulldogs and Coyotes shared the North Central Conference title last season.

Highschool Action

Esko: The Eskomos actually lost a Polar League game. They lost to Greenway 14-20. This is shocking for two reasons: One, Greenway stopped Esko’s 19 game regular-season streak and Two, they also stopped Esko’s 14 game home winning streak (regular-season and playoffs). So congrats to the Raiders. Esko is now 1-1, they beat the rival Carlton Bulldogs a week ago. Next up for the Eskomos is the Ely Wolves. Ely has played two and lost both. Neither was a close game. Greenway stormed over Ely 49-6 on September 1st and Carlton beat them 30-0 on Friday.

Northfield: The Raiders go to 2-0 with a home win against the Holy Angels Academy Stars. This week is an away game at the Hutchinson Tigers. Hutchinson split their opening games. They lost against Glencoe-Silver Lake on September 1st. Last week to won 51-21 over Red Wing.

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