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Week 2 upsets reshape NJCAA Football landscape
 September 3, 2013

NJCAA Football Week 2 Recap

Seven of the nation’s 20 ranked teams fell victim to early upsets in the second week of NJCAA Football. Six of those squads – including two ranked in the Top 10 – suffered defeat at the hands of unranked opponents.


Top 20 Rankings – Week 2

RANK  TEAM RECORD PTS 1st PREV
1.  Mississippi Gulf Coast 1-0 138 6 1
2.  Navarro 2-0 135 3 3
3.  Iowa Western 2-0 126 0 4
4.  Butler 2-0 119 0 5
5.  East Mississippi 1-0 112 0 8
6.  Copiah-Lincoln 1-0 101 0 9
7.  NE Oklahoma A&M 1-0 85 0 14
8.  ASA 0-0 83 0 10
9.  Georgia Military 2-0 81 0 RV
10.  Hinds 1-0 71 0 15
11.  Nassau 1-0 70 0 13
12.  Garden City 2-0 62 0 17
13.  Hutchinson 1-1 57 0 6
14.  Snow 1-1 56 0 2
15.  Itawamba 1-0 51 0 16
16.  Central Lakes 1-0 30 0 18
17.  Tyler 1-0 29 0 RV
18.  Kilgore 0-1 13 0 7
19.  Arizona Western 1-1 11 0 11
20.  Mesa 2-0 10 0 NR

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A Look Back at Week 2’s Top Matchups


#3 Navarro (2-0) 41
#6 Hutchinson (1-1) 16

Navarro’s two-headed rushing attack totaled 299 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, propelling the No. 3 Bulldogs to a 41-16 win at No. 6 Hutchinson. Cameron Washington rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, while fellow sophomore running back Tim Wright ran the ball 24 times for 129 yards and four touchdowns. Navarro freshman wide receiver Austin Collins put his stamp on the performance with nine catches for 106 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Bulldogs held Hutchinson sophomore quarterback to just 22-of-42 passing and an interception.

 Georgia Military (2-0) 35
#2 Snow (1-1) 17

Anchored by freshman running back Jovon Robinson’s 313-yard effort on the ground, Georgia Military pulled the 35-17 upset on the road over No. 2 Snow. Carrying the ball just 19 times, Robinson averaged 16.5 yards an attempt and punched in two touchdowns. Despite completing 24-of-38 passes for 261 yards, Snow freshman quarterback Crosby Jensen was plagued by three interceptions in the loss.


 #7 Kilgore (0-1) 16
Dodge City (1-1) 27

Outside of an early 98-yard touchdown drive, Dodge City’s defense held No. 7 Kilgore’s attack to just 223 yards of total offense in a 27-16 upset over the Rangers. Dodge City freshman quarterback Deondre Ford threw for three touchdowns in the victory, while Conquistadors sophomore wide receiver Devonte Robinson had six receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown.


How the Top 20 Fared in Week 2
Records reflect results to game.

Top 20 Results
1. Mississippi Gulf Coast (1-0) def. Coahoma (0-1) – 63-14 (W)
2. Snow (1-1) lost to Georgia Military (1-0) – 35-17 (L)
3. Navarro (2-0)
def. #6 Hutchinson (1-1) – 41-16 (W)
4. Iowa Western (2-0) def. Iowa Central (0-1) – 62-10 (W)
5. Butler (2-0) def. Blinn (0-2) – 44-14 (W)
6. Hutchinson (1-1)
lost to #3 Navarro (2-0) – 16-41 (L)
7. Kilgore (0-1) lost to Dodge City (1-1) – 16-27 (L)
8. East Mississippi (1-0)
def. Pearl River (0-1) – 49-6 (W)
9. Copiah-Lincoln (1-0)
def. Northeast Mississippi (0-1) – 29-20 (W)
10. ASA (0-0)
had a bye.
11. Arizona Western (1-1) lost to Scottsdale (1-1) – 23-45 (L)
12. Coffeyville (0-2)
lost to Trinity Valley (1-1) – 7-72 (L)
13. Nassau (1-0)
def. *Atlanta Sports Academy35-7 (W)
14. NE Oklahoma A&M (1-0)
def. Highland (1-1) – 47-14 (W)
15. Hinds (1-0)
def. Mississippi Delta (0-1) – 49-7 (W)
16. Itawamba (1-0)
def. East Central (0-1) – 40-7 (W)
17. Garden City (2-0)
def. Cisco (0-1) – 35-21 (W)
18. Central Lakes (1-0) def. Fond Du Lac (0-1) – 34-6 (W)
19. DuPage (0-1)
lost to Arkansas Baptist (1-1) – 23-34 (L)
20. Glendale (0-2)
lost to New Mexico Military (1-1) – 31-34 (L)


Complete NJCAA Week 2 Results (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1)
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NON-CONFERENCE GAMES
Arkansas Baptist (1-1) def. #19 DuPage (0-1) – 34-23
Erie (1-0) def. Globe (0-2) – 17-6
*Navy Prep def. Lackawanna (0-1) – 31-28
Louisburg (1-0) def. *Virginia Beach Military41-12
Dodge City (1-1) def. #7 Kilgore (0-1) – 27-16
Independence (1-1) def. *Southeast Prep24-20
#3 Navarro (2-0) def. #6 Hutchinson (1-1) – 41-16
#5 Butler (2-0) def. Blinn (0-2) – 44-14
Trinity Valley (1-1) def. #12 Coffeyville (0-2) – 72-7
#14 NE Oklahoma A&M (1-0) def. Highland (1-1) – 47-14
#17 Garden City (2-0) at Cisco (0-1) – 35-21
Tyler (1-0) def. Fort Scott (0-2) – 49-26
Georgia Military (2-0)
def. #2 Snow (1-1) – 35-17
#13 Nassau (1-0)
def. *Atlanta Sports Academy35-7

MFC (Midwest Football Conference)
North Dakota SCS (1-0) def. Ellsworth (0-1) – 32-0
#4 Iowa Western (2-0) def. Iowa Central (0-1) – 62-10

MCAC (Minnesota College Athletic Conference)
Ridgewater (1-0) def. Itasca (0-1) – 48-8
#18 Central Lakes (1-0) def. Fond Du Lac (0-1) – 34-6
Rochester (1-0) def. Northland (0-1) – 39-34
Minnesota State (1-0) def. Mesabi Range (0-1) – 34-12
Minnesota West (1-0) def. Vermilion (0-1) – 41-7

MACJC (Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges)
Southwest Mississippi (1-0) def. Northwest Mississippi (0-1) – 19-15
#1 Mississippi Gulf Coast (1-0) def. Coahoma (0-1) – 63-14
#8 East Mississippi (1-0) def. Pearl River (0-1) – 49-6
#9 Copiah-Lincoln (1-0) def. Northeast Mississippi (0-1) – 29-20
#15 Hinds (1-0) def. Mississippi Delta (0-1) – 49-7
#16 Itawamba (1-0) def. East Central (0-1) – 40-7
Jones County (1-0) def. Holmes (0-1) – 54-14

WSFL (Western States Football League)
New Mexico Military (1-1) def. #20 Glendale (0-2) – 34-31
Scottsdale (1-1) def. #11 Arizona Western (1-1) – 45-23
Mesa (2-0) def. Eastern Arizona (1-1) – 26-21
Pima (1-1) def. Phoenix (0-1) – 20-17


For more information on NJCAA Football, download the 2013 NJCAA Football Media Guide.

Photos courtesy of Iowa Western Community College and Jones County Junior College.



























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