2008 TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS FOOTBALL
Do visit the TBC football homepage. Links below go the opponents' homepages, or recap once the game is over.
It was originally reported that the UMAC
would drop football after so many teams left the conference after
2007. Happily, that report was inaccurate. Unhappily, TBC
is no longer a member of the conference. The conference elected
to fully join the NCAA's Division III, a move that Trinity wasn't ready
to make. However, they still have Dome Day on their schedule,
which we'll explain below.
|Date||Opponent||Final Score||Game Notes/Previews|
|Sept. 6||at Univ. of Minn. Morris||13-0||UMM returns 2 INTs for touchdowns in the 2nd half for the win.|
|Sept. 13||South Dakota School of Mines||70-0||TBC has one first down, and gets outgained 552 yards to 43.|
|Sept. 20||at Minot St.-Bottineau||34-32||MSU-B scores with 55 seconds left for the program's first-ever win.|
|Sept. 27||Martin Luther College||41-16||MLC gives up 6 fumbles, but TBC coughs up 2 and has 4 INTs.|
|Oct. 4||Concordia College JV||33-12||Lions prove they can hang with a D-3 JV team's
|Oct. 11||Minot St.-Bottineau||22-16||Trinity rematches the community college and jumps
to a 22-6 lead.
|Oct. 18||at Kentucky Christian Univ.||50-6||KCU hammers TBC for their program's very first win ever.|
|Oct. 25||at St. Scholastica||47-8||Only TBC could give 3 opponents their first-ever win the same year.|
|Oct. 31||UMAC Dome Day*
vs. Minot St.-Bottineau
|36-28||MSU-B wins the rubber game. See below for
|Nov. 8||Crown (MN) College||Crown is the only team to play both TBC and Principia this year.|
* -- 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
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.
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