2008 TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE LIONS FOOTBALL (currently in action!)
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 backups.
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 more details.
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 Day site.

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.

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.

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