Proof The Even Division II Football Games Can Be Exciting
When it comes to NCAA football, the Division II schools are often overshadowed by the larger Division I institutions, and that is no surprise. With the talent found at some of the top universities in the nation, and the level of play in division I that continues to provide great hits and unbelievable plays, there is no need to question why these schools continue to breed such a large number of die-hard fans.
With that being said, it is not such a wise choice to completely ignore Division II football as this weekend they may have provided us with the NCAA game of the year.
It was a playoff battle between the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas and the Tarleton State Texans that was filled with several great plays. Among them was a 4th-and-20 conversion which set up a 64-yard field goal at the end of regulation (a Division II record) to tie the game at 46-46. Then in the second overtime, with the game tied at 49-49, Texas A&M-Kingsville went up by a touchdown, but Tarleton St. answered with one of their own. On a 4th-and-5 play, Texans’ quarterback Scott Grantham managed to break off an amazing run for the score. He followed that up with a two-point conversion for the 57-56 victory, sending Tarleton State to the next round where they will take on the number one seeded Central Washington.
Who needs the likes of USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, and the entire mess that is the BCS when you have Texas A&M-Kingsville and Tarleton State providing us with this kind of drama.
Hat Tip – [kiiitv]