GLIAC Football Preview Notes - Week 4

GLIAC Football Preview Notes - Week 4

BAY CITY, Mich. - The second weekend of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play saw the home team win six out of the seven conference games. This weekend's slate of games sees both teams ranked in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Top 25 poll going on the road, and will feature the "Axe Bowl" pairing two traditional rivals against each other.

Wayne State University (3-0, 2-0), No. 9 in the latest AFCA Division II Top 25 poll, will visit Ohio Dominican University (2-1, 1-1) on Saturday (7:00 p.m.).  The Warriors defeated Michigan Technological University last week (27-10) and knocked them out of the AFCA Top 25.  The Panthers lost at Ferris State University last week, 35-13. This is only the second meeting in the series with Wayne State topping Ohio Dominican, 17-7, in Detroit last year.

The GLIAC's other nationally-ranked team, No 23 Northern Michigan University (3-0, 2-0), is fresh off a 38-17 win over Northwood University last week. Northern Michigan will travel to the Ashland University (1-2, 1-1) to take on the Eagles (7:00 p.m.). Ashland looks to rebound after a 40-34 double overtime loss at Hillsdale College last week.

Saginaw Valley State University (2-0, 2-0) will host Northwood (1-2, 0-2) in the annual "Axe Bowl" (7:00 p.m.). The Cardinals traveled to Lake Erie College last week for a 35-20 win, while Northwood was downed by Northern Michigan 38-17. Last year the Timberwolves pulled out a 30-26 home win to claim the “Axe” trophy.

For more information on these games and the rest of this week's action, click on the preview notes links below.

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Grand Valley State
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Lake Erie 
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Michigan Tech Weekly Preview
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  Ohio Dominican Weekly Preview
Saginaw Valley State Weekly Preview
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 Wayne State
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This Week's Schedule
Date Away Home Time Live Links*
Sept. 24
Indianapolis Michigan Tech 1:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Hillsdale Lake Erie 1:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
Ferris St. Tiffin 1:30 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Northern Mich. Ashland 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
Wayne St. (Mich.) Ohio Dominican 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
Findlay Grand Valley St. 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio

Northwood Saginaw Valley St. 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
* - Where available
Other GLIAC Football Links
GLIAC Football Media Day Central
NCAA Division II Football Regional Rankings (Coming Soon)
Tony Nicolette's Weekly GLIAC Blog
2011 GLIAC Football Media Guide
Football Academic Teams
November 17, 2011 Football Academic Teams