Univ. of Minn. Morris
||TBC's defense pitches a shutout!
UMM returns 2 interceptions for TDs
in the 2nd half for the win, though.
School of Mines
|TBC picks up their first and only
first down with 7 1/2 minutes left,
and gets outgained 552 yards to 43.
|MSU-B completes a TD drive with
only 55 seconds left for the first
year in their program's history.
|Trinity recovers all six fumbles from
MLC, but cough up two of their own
and throw four INTs in return.
||The Lions are only outscored 14-12
in the 2nd half, proving they can
hang with a D-3 JV team's backups.
|Trinity gets a big, big rematch with
the community college at home, and
wins by jumping out to a 22-6 lead.
Kentucky Christian Univ.
|KCU has 650 students, and 2008
is their first official year of football.
They still hammered TBC for win #1.
|Only Trinity Bible College would be
capable of giving not one, but three
different schools their very first
football win ever in the same year.
|| UMAC Dome Day (unofficial*)
|MSU-B holds off the Lions to win
the rubber match in the Metrodome.
||Crown (MN) College
||Crown is the only team lucky enough
to play both TBC and Principia this
year. Everyone should be so lucky.
* -- The game itself was not an official
part of UMAC Dome Day, as neither team is a conference member.
However, they paid the UMAC crew to work their game at 8 AM, before
Dome Day began. More info is available on the Dome
According to the box score, 300 fans showed up (for a game in the
cavernous 64,000 seat Metrodome). For the UMAC championship game,
the attendance was 3000, perhaps 3500. We appreciate the UMAC
trying to give the players a big-game atmosphere. However, we
can't help but wonder if a smaller but still nice facility isn't
available, especially given the Metrodome's price tag of $435/hour.
Trinity certainly had their chances to win the game.
Unfortunately for them, Justin Manning's four interceptions directly
led to 24 MSU-Bottineau points. Perhaps the most amazing stat is
that both teams combined to convert 2 of 10 PATs, with MSU-B blowing
all six opportunities. If it isn't a record for most missed extra
points in a game, it has to be close.