Week 7 ‘Games Of Interest’ Results!

October 20, 2019

By Tony Dixon for COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRAP-UP(c)

— Top ranked (TPR) Hope Marches Past Finlandia in CFWU GAME OF THE WEEK! Sets Up Showdown With Unbeaten (#2 TPR) Olivet For First Place in MIAA.

Concordia-AA (#4 TPR) Falls to (#3 Nat. ) Marian (IN) In Mid-States Football Assoc. Showdown.

Siena Heights (#8 TPR, # 21 Nat.) Downs Lawrence Tech (#21 TPR) at Blue Devils Stadium in Southfield.

— Wayne State (#12 TPR) Wins GLIAC Spotlight Game In Double Overtime Victory over Ashland (OH) (#27 Nat.).

EMU (#14 TPR) Snatches Another Victory In The Game’s Final Seconds, This Time (#15 TPR) WMU Is The Victim.

 

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Week 7 GAME OF THE WEEK Has Two Versions!

October 18, 2019

By Tony Dixon for COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRAP-UP(c)

Ypsilanti, MI —

College Football Wrap-Up(c)’s GAME OF THE WEEK for Week 7 (10-18/19) has two flavors to it an “Official” version (game takes place in the state of Michigan) and an “Un-Official” version (game takes place outside of the state of Michigan).

In the Official version, the #1 *TPR(c) rated team, Hope College (4 – 1) travels to McAfee Field in Hancock MI to beard the #19 * rated Finlandia Lions (0 – 5) in their den. The Flying Dutchmen are enjoying their third week, second consecutively, as the #1 rated team in the state. They are solid offensively and defensively and unbeaten in their last 4 games.

In the “Un-Official” GOW, #4 TPR (#10 Nationally) ranked Concordia-AA (5 – 1) travels to Marian University (IN) to battle the #3 (Nationally) ranked (4 – 0) Knights. Marian is CUAA’s 4th nationally ranked opponent so far this year. CUAA had began the season with 5 straight victories, before being upended by St. Francis (IN) 34 – 27 last weekend.

Other Games of Note This Weekend:

Our GLIAC Spotlight Game Is:

More Games Of Interest:

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College Football Wrap-up(c)’s GAME OF THE WEEK…Concordia University-AA vs. Siena Heights University!

October 2, 2019

Ypsilanti, MI — By Tony Dixon for College Football Wrap-Up(c)

When unbeaten and nationally ranked powerhouses clash on the college football field in Michigan’s Washtenaw County, traditionally the expectation has been that you would find schools such as U-M, MSU or even OSU involved…but as they say, the times they are a changing!

This week’s Clash of The Titan’s will be played in Cardinal Stadium, an edifice that did not exist during the last “Game Of The Century”  between U-M and OSU, back in 2006.

This time the combatants will be the unbeaten (4 -0) and nationally ranked (#5 ) Concordia  playing host to unbeaten (4 – 0) and nationally ranked (#20) Siena Heights.

The two schools are ranked #3 and #8 respectively in Michigan using the TPR(c) Ranking system utilized by College Football Wrap-Up(c).

Concordia has consistently performed well on both sides of the ball so far this season, with an offense (27.75 points per game) that has taken advantage of what the defense has given them and a defense that has proven itself capable of enforcing its will on the other team. It has also been very opportunistic averaging nearly 3 Takeaways a game. Their points against average is 17.5.

Concordia’s last game on the road, against another previously unbeaten and nationally ranked (#9) team, Saint  Xavier (IL). That game, a 42 – 35 victory, has Concordia scoring in every TPR(c) Category except for Passing Yardage Given Up (< 225 Yds.). They finished that game with a TPR (Team Performance Rating) of 10.5.

Siena Heights has already held the #1 spot in the TPR(c) weekly rankings this season, and would have kept that spot, were it not for an abundance of penalties (13) in their beat down (63 – 2) of Trinity International (IL) last weekend. Offensively, Siena Heights averages 27.25 points per game, including the 63 point effort. However, minus that scoring barrage their average dips to 15.4. Defensively, they have been strong all season long with 7.5 points against average and 3.5 Takeaways per game.

The game is slated for a 1PM Kick-off.

Other Games Of Interest (all games are in Michigan):

  • U-M (#19 Nat./#13 TPR) hosts Iowa (#14 Nat.)
  • GVSU (#9 Nat./#1 TPR) hosts Ashland (OH) (#23 Nat.)
  • Albion (#2 TPR) hosts Alma (#12 TPR)
  • Davenport (#7 TPR) hosts Ferris State (#2 Nat./#10 TPR)

Enjoy your weekend football fans!

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SVSU – WSU Lives Up To The Game Of The Week Promise, AS WSU Stuns SVSU 24 – 20

September 28, 2019

From WSUATHLETICS.COM – Jeff Weiss

DETROIT – The Wayne State University football team (2-2 overall, 1-0 GLIAC) began conference play with a 24-20 triumph over visiting Saginaw Valley State University (3-1 overall, 1-1 GLIAC), who entered the contest ranked No. 25 in the nation according to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

The victory was the first for WSU over a top-25 squad since a 41-31 win over 13th-ranked Carson-Newman on Sept. 13, 2014 at Tom Adams Field.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Wayne State took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in eight plays for the game’s first score.  Senior Kyle Lewis (Detroit, Mich. / Renaissance) had a 35-yard kickoff return, and graduate student Deiontae Nicholas (Chesterfield, Mich. / L’Anse Creuse North) followed with a 15-yard carry to midfield.

After another 15-yard scamper by Nicholas, and a 12-yard reception by Lewis, senior quarterback Dakota Kupp (Waterford, Mich. / Mott) went around left end for a 14-yard touchdown dash on third-and-one.

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SVSU Throttles Down MTU To Win First Ever TPR(c) “Game Of The Week!” 23 – 7

September 21, 2019

From the SVSUCARDINALS.COM

UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Cardinal Football team hosted the Michigan Tech University Huskies on Saturday (Sep. 21) afternoon in the GLIAC opener for both teams. After a Michigan Tech touchdown on its first possession, Saginaw Valley shut the door defensively and used a 17-point fourth quarter to register a 23-7 comeback victory at Wickes Stadium.

SVSU got a career-high 131 yards on the ground from Nate McCrary and three field goals from Connor Luksic as part of stellar special teams play to help lead to the win. The Cardinal defense forced three turnovers as well, with Nick WhitesideJared Stephens and Michael Woolridge all picking-off passes.

Tech took a 7-0 lead at the 12:37 marker when Will Ark connected with Jacob Wenzlick for a 52-yard score.

A 47-yard field goal from Luksic split the uprights with 5:47 to play in the opening quarter, trimming the deficit to 7-3. Luksic added another field goal in the second when he drilled a 43-yard try to narrow the score at 7-6. That score came as 6:17 showed in the second quarter and the 7-6 count remained into the half.

The third quarter went scoreless, as both teams failed to find paydirt and entered the fourth quarter with the score at 7-6 in favor of the Huskies.

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