GLIAC Football Preview Notes - Week 7

GLIAC Football Preview Notes - Week 7

BAY CITY, Mich. -Week #7 of the 2012 college football season finds the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) with just one undefeated team (overall and in conference play) and six teams with just one loss in league play. Two of the teams with one loss will square off tonight in the CBS Sports Network NCAA Division II "Game of the Week" when Wayne State University (4-1, 4-1) visits Saginaw Valley State University (5-1, 4-1) at 8:00 p.m. in a match-up of AFCA Top 25 teams.

Saginaw Valley State is ranked 17th in the latest AFCA poll and are coming off a win in the 39th annual Axe Bowl. The Cardinals downed Northwood University (4-2, 3-2), 28-20, on the road last Saturday. The Warriors posted a 24-21 win over Hillsdale College (4-2, 4-1) last Saturday in Detroit.

D2football.com's Tony Nicollete will be posting a blog during the game, live from Wickes Stadium.  Go to: http://www.gliac.org/sports/fball/liveblog to send Tony your questions and thoughts throughout the game, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Ashland University jumped up to No. 8 in this week's poll after opening the season with six straight wins (6-0, 5-0) and are now one of just 13 undefeated teams remaining in Division II. The Eagles are coming off a 44-21 road win over Ohio Dominican University (3-3, 2-3) last weekend.  Ashland will  host Walsh University (2-4, 1-4) on Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. tilt.

Grand Valley State University (5-1, 4-1) fell to No. 14 in this week's AFCA D-II poll after losing to rival Ferris State University (4-2, 3-2) at home last Saturday. The Lakers will look to rebound with a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and a match up against Northern Michigan University (1-5. 0-5) in the Superior Dome on Saturday (1:00 p.m.).

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

GLIAC Football Weekly Preview Releases
Team Release
Ashland
Weekly Preview
Ferris State
Weekly Preview
Findlay
Weekly Preview
Grand Valley State
Weekly Preview
Hillsdale
Weekly Preview
Lake Erie
Weekly Preview
Malone
Weekly Preview
Michigan Tech Weekly Preview
Northern Michigan Weekly Preview
 Northwood
Weekly Preview
Notre Dame Weekly Preview
  Ohio Dominican Weekly Preview
Saginaw Valley State Weekly Preview
Tiffin
Weekly Preview
Walsh Weekly Preview
 Wayne State
Weekly Preview
This Week's Schedule
Date Away Home Time Live Links*
Oct. 11 Wayne State Saginaw Valley St 8:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
CBS Sports Network NCAA Division II Football "Game of the Week"
       
Oct. 13 Northwood Michigan Tech 1:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
  Grand Valley St. Northern Mich. 1:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
  Walsh Ashland 1:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
  Malone Lake Erie 1:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
  Notre Dame Tiffin 1:30 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
  Hillsdale Ferris St. 2:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
  Ohio Dominican Findlay 3:00 PM* Live stats - Video - Audio
       
# - Where available/* - GLIAC contest
Other GLIAC Football Links
GLIAC Football Media Day Central
NCAA Division II Football Regional Rankings (Coming Soon)
Tony Nicolette's D2Football.com Weekly GLIAC Blog
2012 GLIAC Football Media Guide