Don’t look now but Ohio State is making a lot of critics nervous after an impressive, 33-29, win over No. 12 Wisconsin. Kent State rose up from the depth of the MAC to upset Bowling Green, 27-15.
Congratulations to Central State on securing their first victory and shutout of the season. The Marauders defeated Kentucky Wesleyan, 36-0. Malone found the winning track again knocking off Notre Dame, 31-23. Ashland, Ohio Dominican, Urbana and Walsh each were victorious.
John Carroll had an impressive win over Capital, Denison outlasted Oberlin, Defiance was three points better than Rose-Hulman and Case Western shutout Chicago, 6-0.
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Big East leader Cincinnati will face the Panthers of Pittsburgh while a Youngstown win over Northern Iowa would move YSU into second place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Dayton can make up some ground in the Pioneer Football Conference as the Flyers host San Diego at Welcome Stadium. Ashland has a chance to make it three straight wins over an in-state Ohio DII team this season as Ohio Dominican will visit Jack Miller Stadium.
Our OCF DIII games should be a classic with Mount Union hosting Baldwin-Wallace and Wittenberg traveling to the Hoosier State to face Wabash.
Get out and enjoy some Ohio college football…
OCF Games of the Week
NCAA I-A – Cincinnati (6-1, 2-0) at Pittsburgh (4-4, 2-1)
NCAA I-A – Youngstown State (5-3, 3-2) at Northern Iowa (6-2, 5-1)
NCAA FCS – San Diego (6-2, 4-1) at Dayton (6-3, 4-2)
NCAA II – Ohio Dominican (5-4, 4-4) at Ashland (6-3, 6-2)
NCAA III – Baldwin-Wallace (7-1, 6-1) at Mount Union (8-0, 7-0)
NCAA III – Wittenberg (7-1, 4-0) at Wabash (8-0, 5-0)
Games to keep an eye on: Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Hillsdale at Findlay, Heidelberg at John Carroll, Hanover at Mount St. Joseph and Case Western at Washington (Mo.).
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Cincinnati remains at the top spot in our OCF Buckeye State Rankings for the FBS division. Bowling Green picked up a great win over a good Temple team to secure the No. 4 slot.
Ashland inherits the No. 1 ranking in our OCF DII poll while Dayton captured their second straight to beat Morehead State, 30-28. Lake Erie took Findlay to the fourth quarter only to lose, 35-31 and Urbana dismantled second-year program Notre Dame, 49-16, to claim the No. 6 spot.
The Top Five in our OCF DIII rankings were victories over the weekend. Otterbein picked up their first OAC win with a 17-13 thriller over Muskingum. How about Zip’s Bluffton Beavers? BU notched a huge win over HCAC foe Rose-Hulman, 31-13.
Zip’s going to have his hands full as there are a lot of great games on tap this week. Ohio State will be looking to play the spoilers as the Buckeyes host nationally ranked Wisconsin. Toledo will entertain Northern Illinois for the top spot in the MAC West on November 1, while Ohio will face off against Temple for the top spot in the MAC East on November 2.
Our OCF DII games feature Lake Erie traveling to Ohio Dominican and Ashland looking to bounce back against Findlay.
An improved Oberlin team will square off at Denison’s Deeds Field and Piper Stadium while the University Athletic Association’s top two teams will do business as Chicago travels to Case Western Reserve.
NCAA I-A – Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1) at Ohio State (4-3, 1-2)
NCAA I-A – Northern Illinois (5-3, 3-1) at Toledo (5-3, 4-0) – Nov. 1
NCAA I-A – Temple (5-3, 3-2) at Ohio (5-3, 2-2) – Nov. 2
NCAA II – Lake Erie (1-7, 0-7) at Ohio Dominican (4-4, 3-4)
NCAA II – Findlay (5-3, 5-2) at Ashland (5-3, 5-2)
NCAA III – Oberlin (2-5, 1-2) at Denison (3-5, 2-2)
NCAA III – Chicago (5-2, 0-0) at Case Western Reserve (6-1, 0-0)
Games to keep an eye on: Central State at Kentucky Wesleyan, Malone at Notre Dame, Capital at John Carroll, and Bluffton at Hanover.
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As we enter into week eight, each game becomes that much more important. This week’s games are no exception. Cincinnati needs to keep pace with conference leader Rutgers as the Bearcats travel to South Florida. Bowling Green kept it close last week against Toledo but the Falcons need to pick up a defining victory over Temple to stay a top of the MAC Eastern Division race.
Ashland took the first step towards a playoff berth by knocking off undefeated and No. 6 (NCAA II) ranked Wayne State. Step two will take place on national television as the Eagles will face Saginaw Valley this Thursday. Second –year program Notre Dame is off to a 5-2 mark and will face in-state foe Urbana.
How about the Blue Streaks of John Carroll? JC is 4-2 and 4-1 in the OAC as they entertain Ohio Northern for another pivotal game in the conference. Bluffton, behind head coach Tyson Veidt, are quietly putting together a promising season and a win over Rose-Hulman would help.
NCAA I-A – Cincinnati (5-1, 1-0) at South Florida (4-2, 0-2)
NCAA I-A – Temple (5-2, 3-1) at Bowling Green (3-4, 1-2)
NCAA II – Ashland (5-2, 5-1) at Saginaw Valley (4-2, 4-2) – Thursday (10/22)
NCAA II – Notre Dame (5-2) at Urbana (4-3)
NCAA III – John Carroll (4-2, 4-1) at Ohio Northern (3-3, 2-3)
NCAA III – Rose-Hulman (3-3, 3-1) at Bluffton (3-4, 3-2)
Games to keep an eye on: Dayton at Morehead, Findlay at Lake Erie, Wesley at Walsh, Otterbein at Muskingum and DePauw at Ohio Wesleyan.
Ohio University dropped to the No. 5 spot in our OCF DI rankings after suffering a 23-20 setback to Ball State. Youngstown moved to No. 8 with a huge road win over Southern Illinois, 35-23.
Ashland knocked off No. 6 ranked (NCAA II) Wayne State in dramatic fashion as Gregg Berkshire kicked the game winning field goal with 4-seconds left to win, 20-17. Findlay held off Ohio Dominican, 27-24 while Notre Dame improved to 5-2 on the year.
John Carroll beat Muskingum to move to the No. 6 spot in our OCF DIII rankings. Capital improved to 3-3 with a win over cross-town rival Otterbein. Bluffton and Defiance each picked up victories over the weekend.
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Bowling Green will host MAC leader Toledo for the ‘Battle of I-75 Trophy’ to begin our OCF DI Game of the Week. Ashland will entertain undefeated and nationally ranked Wayne State, Ohio Dominican travels to Findlay while Malone faces in-state rivalry Walsh at Fawcett Stadium.
Big big games in the Ohio Athletic Conference this week as Heidelberg confronts the ‘Purple Machine’ in Alliance. Zip will have more on that game later in the week. Ohio Northern and Baldwin-Wallace will clash for the pivotal No. 2 spot in the OAC.
NCAA I-A – Toledo (4-2, 2-0) at Bowling Green (3-3, 1-1)
NCAA II – Wayne State (6-0, 5-0) at Ashland (4-2, 4-1)
NCAA II – Ohio Dominican (3-3, 2-3) at Findlay (3-3, 3-2)
NCAA II – Malone (3-3) at Walsh (1-5)
NCAA III – Mount Union (5-0, 4-0) at Heidelberg (4-1, 3-1)
NCAA III – Ohio Northern (3-2, 2-2) at Baldwin-Wallace (4-1, 3-1)
Games to keep an eye on: Ohio State at Illinois, Muskingum at John Carroll, Capital at Otterbein and Denison at Alleghany
No movement in our OCF Buckeye State DI rankings as Miami and Toledo were the lone winners over the weekend.
Findlay and Ohio Dominican each picked up impressive wins on Saturday as Findlay defeated Ferris State, 43-24 and Ohio Dominican knocked off nationally ranked Hillsdale, 43-42.
Wittenberg failed their road test on Saturday as they fell to Huntingdon, 38-20 and Heidelberg defeated unbeaten Muskingum, 17-7, to move up to the No. 4 spot in our OCF DIII rankings.
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Ohio State will make the journey west to do battle with Nebraska with absolutely nothing to lose while Bowling Green plays cross-divisional rival Western Michigan. Dayton takes on Jacksonville in the Sunshine State while looking to avoid their second consecutive loss.
GLIAC play has Ferris State at Findlay in our OCF DII match up. Muskingum, the Cinderella story of the OAC, faces Woods and company from Heidelberg for the No. 2 spot in the OAC. Wittenberg goes out of conference and state to face a tough Huntingdon (Ala.) squad.
NCAA I-A – Ohio State (3-2, 0-1) at Nebraska (4-1, 0-1)
NCAA I-A – Bowling Green (3-2, 1-0) at Western Michigan (3-2, 1-0)
NCAA FCS – Dayton (3-2, 1-1) at Jacksonville (3-2, 2-0)
NCAA II – Ferris State (4-1, 3-1) at Findlay (2-3, 2-2)
NCAA III – Heidelberg (3-1, 2-1) at Muskingum (4-0, 3-0)
NCAA III – Wittenberg (5-0) at Huntingdon (4-1)
Games to keep an eye on: Army at Miami, South Dakota at Youngstown, St. Joseph at Notre Dame, St. Francis at Walsh, Baldwin-Wallace at Otterbein and Chicago at Denison
Cincinnati takes over the No. 1 position in our OCF Buckeye State DI Rankings after Ohio State fell to Michigan State. Ohio State held the No. 1 spot since we began the rankings back in August of 2008. Toledo secures the No. 3 ranking after an impressive win over Temple.
Ashland vaulted to the No. 1 spot in our FCS/DII rankings after Butler defeated Dayton, 29-27. Our DIII rankings continue to be a moving carousel from week-to-week as upsets continue to invade the 2011 season. Biggest surprise this year is the team from Southeast Ohio – Muskingum with a 4-0 record.