2019 Week 15 - Around the MVFC (and other games of interest)

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The FCS playoffs kicks into high gear this weekend with all the seeded teams hosting the 8 teams that won their games last weekend.
In the MVFC realm (both games on ESPN3):
1 PM - Northern Iowa (9-4) at #7 South Dakota State (8-4) - a rematch of their conference game on November 16 where SDSU blew out UNI, 38-7.
2 PM - Illinois State (9-4) at #8 Central Arkansas (9-3) - also a rematch, but one you have to go back to 2016 for. In the first round of the 2016 playoffs, Illinois State lost at Central Arkansas 31-24
2:30 PM - Nicholls (9-4) at #1 North Dakota State (12-0) - Nicholls got the "reward" of going to NDSU after defeating the other North Dakota team 24-6 last weekend.

Other playoff games are: Albany at #5 Montana State (2 PM), Austin Peay at #4 Sacramento State (8 PM), Monmouth (NJ) at #2 James Madison (12 PM), Southeastern LA at #6 Montana (2 PM), and Kennesaw State at #3 Weber State (2 PM)

Full bracket is available here: https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/football/fcs/2019

In the FBS, it's conference championship weekend, of which none of the "localish" teams are involved. Closest games of interest would probably be:
11 AM - MAC Championship Game - Miami OH (7-5) vs Central Michigan (8-4), ESPN2
7 PM - Big Ten Championship Game - #1 Ohio State (12-0) vs #12 Wisconsin (10-2), FOX

Illinois finished 6-6 and should end up playing in a bowl game this year; current projections are either the Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit) on December 26 or the New Era Pinstripe Bowl (NYC) on December 27
Iowa was 9-3 and will be in a bowl game; possibly either the Redbox Bowl (Santa Clara, CA) on December 30 or the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL) on January 2.
Missouri also finished 6-6, but due to NCAA sanctions, are ineligible for the postseason (football, softball, and baseball)
Northwestern finished 3-9 and are also done for the season.
Our FBS opponent this year, Colorado State, finished the season 4-8, and are also done for the year.

In lower-division news for teams in our region of the country:
DII #3 Northwest Missouri State takes on #1 Ferris State
DII Texas A&M-Commerce battles #1 Minnesota State
(In DII, each quadrant has 8 teams, with four of them ranked 1-4)

DIII Wisconsin-Whitewater vs Mary Hardin-Baylor
DIII Wheaton (IL) vs Saint John's (MN) - Saint John's is the longtime rival of future Summit league team St. Thomas.
DIII North Central (IL) vs Delaware Valley

NAIA Grand View (Des Moines, IA) will play at Morningside (Sioux City, IA)
NAIA Lindsey Wilson (Columbia, KY) travels to Marian (Indianapolis, IN)
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Another game of local interest this week:

Truman State will be playing Ohio Dominican University on Saturday (Dec 7) in the America's Crossroads Bowl game in Hobart, Indiana. Truman State finished the regular season with a 9-2 record (5-2 in the GLVC).
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UNI pulled off a big upset over the Jacks 13-10.
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FCS Second-Round Playoffs:
#2 James Madison beat Monmouth (New Jersey) 66-21. Attendance at James Madison = 10,881.

Northern Iowa beat #7 South Dakota State 13-10. Attendance at South Dakota State = 4,102.

#3 Weber State beat Kennesaw State 26-20. Attendance at Weber State = 5,422.

Illinois State beat #8 Central Arkansas 24-14. Attendance at Central Arkansas = 5,127.

#6 Montana beat Southeastern Louisiana 73-28. Attendance at Montana = 16,550.

#5 Montana State beat Albany 47-21. Attendance at Montana State = 12,947.

#1 North Dakota State beat Nicholls State 37-13. Attendance at North Dakota State = 15,690.

Austin Peay beat #4 Sacramento State 42-28. Attendance at Sacramento State = 5,140.

NCAA Division 2 Quarter-finals:
#1 Ferris State beat #3 Northwest Missouri State 25-3. Attendance at Ferris State = 1,837.

#1 Minnesota State beat Texas A&M-Commerce 44-21. Attendance at Minnesota State = 1,352.

NCAA Division 3 Quarter-finals:
St. John's University (MN) beat Wheaton College 34-33. Wheaton missed a game-tying PAT with 9 seconds left in the game. Attendance at Wheaton College = 1,508.

North Central beat Delaware Valley 31-14. Attendance at North Central = 1,351.

NAIA Semi-finals:
#1 Morningside College beat #4 Grand View 21-16. Attendance at Morningside = 4,500.

#2 Marian University beat #6 Lindsey Wilson 34-24.

The NAIA Championship game will be played on December 21 in Grambling, LA.

America's Crossroads Bowl:
Truman State beat Ohio Dominican University 21-7. Attendance at Hobart, IN = 1,043.
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