Hello I am Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen) here to bring you more fun exciting division 2 matchups for week #7.
1.Ferris State University at Grand Valley State University (October 16th)
This is going to be a very interesting matchup between 2 top 10 division 2 teams both undefeated. Ferris State is led offensively by there senior running back Marvin Campbell who has 279 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Grand Valley State’s offense has junior wide receiver Hunter Rison as there best playmaker who has 281 receiving yards and 3 touchdown receptions. Ferris State defensively has junior defensive back Sidney McCloud who has 3 PBUs, 2 interceptions and 13 tackles(10 solo). Grand Valley senior DB Allante Leapheart leads the defense with 7 tackles and 6 PBUs.
2. Valdosta State University at University of West Alabama (October 16th)
Week 7 is absolutely loaded with high powered matchups and this is another one involving another 2 top 10 division 2 teams. Valdosta State has a high powered defense that includes redshirt senior Nick Moss who has 63 tackles, 3 TFLs, and 3 QBHs. West Alabama also has a tough defense with junior defensive back Shamar Lewis who has 21 tackles, 3 interceptions and 5 PBUs this season, and grad defensive end Chris Terrell is a monster on there defensive line with 29 tackles, 6 TFLs and 4 sacks. Valdosta offensively has junior running back Seth McGill who has 554 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns so far in the season. West Alabama 3 guys offensively who are all studs who could make a difference grad QB Jack McDaniels has 1,679 passing yards and 14 touchdowns, 4 of which have gone to stud grad wide receiver Bayley Blanchard who in addition to the 4 tds has 403 recieving yards. And they also have grad running back James Smith III who has 368 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns.
3. University of West Georgia at University of West Florida
In another very interesting, very tough Gulf South Conference football game we have West Georgia at West Florida. West Florida defense is led by redshirt senior defensive back D’Anthony Bell who has 30 tackles, 1 interception and 3 PBUs. West Georgia defensively has redshirt freshman linebacker Amos Dahn who has 26 tackles and 1 forced fumble and a PBU. West Florida has a 2 headed monster at WR in redshirt senior Rodney Coates who has 382 recieving yards and 5 touchdowns and junior wide receiver David Durden who has 441 recieving yards and 7 touchdowns. On the offensive side for West Georgia they have 2 guys who you need to watch out for junior quarterback Harrison Frost who has 1,956 passing yards and 13 touchdowns and senior wide receiver Mechane Slade who has 567 recieving yards and 4 touchdowns.
4. Harding University at Henderson State University
Ok so last week I put Henderson State in and obviously it wasn’t what I expected but this time it’s a top 25 ranked matchup where the Reddies go up against the Bisons of Harding. Now I am going to feel obligated to put Dedric O’Bryant defensive back of Henderson State in here again because he had a monster game against East Central with 2 interceptions. Harding defensively has senior linebacker Dylan Hendricks who has 25 tackles, 4.5 TFLs and 2 forced fumbles on the season. Henderson State offensively was a juggernaut but the play of redshirt senior Adam Morse was one of the more impressive things as he had 357 passing yards and 6 touchdowns against East Central on the season he has 1,726 passing yards and 20 touchdowns. And obviously you always have to watch out for redshirt senior receiver L’Liott Curry who had 169 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns against East Central. Harding offensively the guy who you need to watch is senior running back Cole Chancey who has 561 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
5. Augustana University(SD) at Wayne State College(NE)
We have another ranked matchup with 2 teams between 20-25 between 2 interesting teams. Defensively the Augustana(SD) Vikings have senior defensive back Eli Weber who has 33 tackles, 6 TFLs, and 2.5 sacks and Augustana also has impressive sophomore defensive back Peyton Buckley with 27 tackles, 4 interceptions and 6 PBUs on the season. Wayne State College has freshman linebacker Alex Kowalczyk who has 44 tackles, 7 TFLs, and 2 sacks in the 2021 season. Augustana is led offensively by senior wide receiver Sean Engel who has 512 recieving yards and 8 touchdowns. Wayne State College offense also has a very impressive senior receiver in Taurean Grady who has 484 recieving yards and 4 touchdowns.