College Corner
"Shoremen at the Next Level"

November 20, 2004

While the season is over for many college teams, several of our graduate gladiators are looking forward to post season action. Saturday night at Akron, the Miami Redhawks downed the Zips to win the MAC East title. The Redhawks offensive line is led by their senior co-captain, center Dave Rehker. Miami trailed at halftime after rushing for just 34 yards in the first two quarters. But Dave and the rest of the line came to life to lead the way for 195 yards on the ground in the second half. Miami will play Toledo on December 2 for the MAC Championship, and should qualify for a bowl appearance regardless of the outcome of that game. Click here to see some photos of Big Dave in action.

In other action Saturday:

  • Mark Lightfoot and Fighting Scots of Wooster College won their first round NCAA Division 3 playoff game 41-34 over Aurora. Saturday the Scots host Carthage College in the round of 16.
  • Jesse Cole's Florida State Seminoles took one on the chin against Florida, falling 20-13 to the Gators. The loss kills FSU's hopes for a BCS bowl, but they will certainly be playing somewhere in late December or early January.
  • The Mount Union Purple Raiders, featuring leading rusher Jeff Strauch, earned a bye in the first round of the Division 3 tournament. They'll play the Wheaton College Thunder Saturday in Alliance.