The staff at BSN is going to be bringing you, the readers, a brand new series in which we’ll cover each Division II conference and their notable games to watch. Some games will be sure fire bets to watch and others will be more of a prediction based on our staff’s knowledge. At the end of each segment we will predict the conference champion and a sleeper team to watch. So, sit back and enjoy!
Game 1: Indianapolis at Ashland (August 30, 2012):
This games features old foes from the GLIAC.
Indianapolis is the favorite to win the newly formed GLVC while Ashland is looking for another consistent year. Indianapolis will have another high powered offense to rely on to put up gigantic numbers, but Ashland’s strength is their defense. DL Jamie Meder and LB Cody Bloom will look to disrupt the rhythm on Greyhounds QB Chris Mills. This game will come down to whichever team can impose their will on the other team.
Game 2: Indianapolis at Missouri S&T (September 29, 2012): This game will play a crucial role in determining the GLVC champion. Indianapolis is the favorite and most people will make the argument that Missouri S&T is the next best team. Indianapolis will be the favorite coming into this game behind their high powered offense, but don’t expect this to be an easy game. Missouri S&T will be out to prove they can hang with the top team in the GLVC.
Game 3: McKendree at Quincy (October 13, 2012): Two of the newest member to the DII level will face off in a GLVC game. These old rivals from the NAIA level have faced off in years past with Quincy losing last year’s game 44-20. Both of these teams will be looking to avoid the cellar spot in the GLVC and the winner of this game will have a leg up on their longtime rival.
Game 4: William Jewell at Urbana (November 3, 2012): William Jewell is a sleeper team this season in the GLVC. They are coming into the 2012 season on a 3 game winning streak and will be looking to make a splash in the GLVC. With the talent they have on the roster a 3rd place finish is not out of reach for the Cardinals. For Urbana, an 8-3 record last year gives them plenty of hope they can to make an impact on the standings in this newly formed conference. The winner of this game will make a push for the conference title.
GLVC Champion: Indianapolis