Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my Division 2 semifinals play-off matchup preview.
Colorado School of Mines at Valdosta State University
This is a very interesting matchup. Valdosta State offense’s includes junior running back Seth McGill who has 1,147 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns and grad wide receiver Brian Saunds who holds 1,136 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns and senior wide receiver Lio’undre Gallimore who has 1,016 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Colorado Mines defensively have redshirt senior linebacker Gabriel Kortz who has 73 tackles, 10 TFLs and senior defensive back Mason Pierce who possesses 53 tackles, and 18 PBUs and redshirt junior defensive back Jaden Williams who has 64 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3 interceptions. The Mines offense has powerhouse redshirt senior running back Michael Zeman who has 1,503 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns and redshirt junior wide receiver Tristan Smith who has 752 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. Redshirt senior linebacker Nick Moss holds 104 tackles, and 4 PBUs and redshirt senior defensive back Mondrell Jefferson who has 68 tackles and 3 PBUs.
Shepherd University at Ferris State University
The Rams head to Michigan to face the Bulldogs in a tough road environment. Ferris State’s offense has junior wide receiver Marcus Taylor who has 848 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns and junior wide receiver Xavier Wade who has 721 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for the Rams they possess grad defensive back Ponce Deleon who has 79 tackles and 7 PBUs and senior defensive back Antonio Fox who has 53 tackles and 5 PBUs. Tyson Bagent junior quarterback has 4,751 passing yards and 52 touchdowns for Shepherd along with senior wide receiver Josh Gontarek who holds 987 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns and sophomore running back Ronnie Brown who has 933 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns and has 535 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively for the Bulldogs they have sophomore defensive lineman Caleb Murphy who holds 51 tackles, 17.5 TFLs, and 11.5 sacks and junior defensive back Jamil Thomas who has 32 tackles, 7 PBUs and 2 interceptions and senior defensive back Alex Thomas who has 16 tackles, 3 PBUs and 3 interceptions.