NJCAA Top 20 Poll; Week 7 Recap

Media Relations
Posted Oct 9, 2013


With two matchups featuring Top 10 teams in Week 7, the NJCAA Football schedule continued to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Outside of the Top 10, only two ranked teams suffered a loss over the weekend.

Top 20 Rankings – Week 8

1. Georgia Military 7-0
2. Jones County 6-0
3. East Mississippi 6-0
4. Tyler 6-0
5. Iowa Western 6-1
6. Nassau 6-0
7. Copiah-Lincoln 5-1
8. Mississippi Gulf Coast 5-1
9. Scottsdale 5-1
10. Rochester 6-0
11. Arizona Western 6-1
12. Dodge City 5-1
13. Itawamba 5-1
14. Butler 5-1
15. Ridgewater 5-1
16. Navarro 4-2
17. Central Lakes 5-1
18. Mesa 5-2
19. Louisburg 5-1
20. New Mexico Military 5-2


A Look Back at Week 7’s Top Matchups

#8 Navarro (4-2) 10
#6 Tyler (6-0) 17


In one of the most dramatic finishes of the 2013 NJCAA Football season, No. 6 Tyler held off No. 8 Navarro for a 17-10 victory. Making his first start for the Bulldogs, freshman quarterback Carson Earp nearly led Navarro to a last second comeback. Trailing by a touchdown with 16 seconds left on their own 48-yard line, Earp connected with wide receiver Markel Steward-Gillespie at the Tyler 8-yard line but the sophomore couldn’t stay in bounds for the completion. The Apaches were led by 169 rushing yards and a touchdown from sophomore running back Leroy Dobbins. With the victory, Tyler snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Bulldogs.

#4 Itawamba (5-1) 7
#9 Copiah-Lincoln (5-1) 48


Despite entering the game with an unblemished record, No. 4 Itawamba was dominated Thursday night in a 48-7 loss at No. 9 Copiah-Lincoln. After giving up 50 points in a loss to Jones County, Copiah-Lincoln’s defense responded by holding the Indians to just 223 yards of offense. The Wolves also saw freshman quarterback Daniel Fitzwater pass for 459 yards and four touchdowns. Copiah-Lincoln sophomore wide receiver Casey Gladney had another huge game with 199 yards and touchdown on a game-high six catches.

#15 Butler (5-1) 20
#16 Garden City (4-2) 10


No. 15 Butler survived six fumbles at No. 16 Garden City to come away with a key 20-10 win in KJCCC play. Sophomore running back Ty Suggs led the Butler Grizzlies with 28 carries for 109 yards. Despite the offense’s turnover struggles, Butler’s defense held the Broncbusters to just 252 yards offensively. Garden City sophomore running back Tyreek Hill was limited to just 96 yards of total offense.


How the Top 20 Fared in Week 7
**Records reflect results to game

Top 20 Results
1. Georgia Military (7-0) at Ellsworth (2-4) – 46-13, W
2. East Mississippi (6-0) at Holmes (1-5) – 55-0, W
3. Jones County (6-0) at East Central (0-5) – 47-0, W
4. Itawamba (5-1) at #9 Copiah-Lincoln (5-1) – 7-48, L
5. Nassau (6-0) vs. Hudson Valley (1-3) – 68-20, W
6. Tyler (6-0) vs. #8 Navarro (4-2) – 17-10, W
7. Iowa Western (6-1) at Arkansas Baptist (3-4) – 84-40, W
8. Navarro (4-2) at #6 Tyler (6-0) – 10-17, L
9. Copiah-Lincoln (5-1) vs. #4 Itawamba (5-1) – 48-7, W
10. Mississippi Gulf Coast (5-1) at Pearl River (3-3) – 19-17, W
11. Scottsdale (5-1) at New Mexico Military (5-2) – 77-56, W
12. Arizona Western (6-1) at Glendale (2-4) – 41-21, W
13. Rochester (6-0) vs. Minnesota State (1-5) – 91-7, W
14. Dodge City (5-1) had a bye.
15. Butler (5-1) at #16 Garden City (4-2) – 20-10, W
16. Garden City (4-2) vs. #15 Butler (5-1) – 20-10, W
17. Louisburg (5-1) at Monroe (2-3) – 21-17, L
18. Minnesota West (4-2) at Central Lakes (5-1) – 39-50, L
19. Ridgewater (5-1) at Fond du Lac (1-5) – 15-12, W
20. ASA (3-1) at Dean (4-2) – 55-17, W


Complete NJCAA Week 7 Results (Oct. 3-5)

NON-CONFERENCE
#1 Georgia Military (7-0) at Ellsworth (2-4) – 46-13
Hudson Valley (1-3) at #5 Nassau (6-0) – 68-20
#7 Iowa Western (6-1) at Arkansas Baptist (3-4) – 84-40
Erie (1-4) at Lackawanna (3-3) – 41-38
Dakota-Bottineau (5-1) at North Dakota SCS (1-4) – 14-13
*Southeast Prep at Cisco (1-4) – 43-10
Hutchinson (3-2) at *Air Force Prep – CANCELLED
*Navy Prep at Globe IT (2-2) – CANCELLED

KJCCC
#15 Butler (5-1) at #16 Garden City (4-2) – 20-10
Coffeyville (3-3) at Highland (4-3) – 21-14
Independence (1-6) at Fort Scott (1-6) – 63-7

MCAC
Minnesota State (1-5) at #13 Rochester (6-0) – 91-7
#18 Minnesota West (4-2) at Central Lakes (5-1) – 50-39
#19 Ridgewater (5-1) at Fond du Lac (1-5) – 15-12
Northland (4-2) at Vermilion (3-3) – 41-12
Mesabi Range (1-5) at Itasca (0-6) – 31-22

MACJC
#4 Itawamba (5-1) at #9 Copiah-Lincoln (5-1) – 48-7
#2 East Mississippi (6-0) at Holmes (1-5) – 55-0
#3 Jones County (6-0) at East Central (0-6) – 47-0
#10 Mississippi Gulf Coast (5-1) at Pearl River (3-3) – 19-17
Mississippi Delta (1-5) at Northwest Mississippi (1-5) – 34-27
Coahoma (0-6) at Northeast Mississippi (3-3) – 27-17
Hinds (4-2) at Southwest Mississippi (2-4) – 40-20

NFC
#17 Louisburg (5-1) at Monroe (2-3) – 21-17
#20 ASA (3-1) at Dean (4-2) – 55-17

SWJCFC
#8 Navarro (4-2) at #6 Tyler (6-0) – 17-10
Trinity Valley (4-2) at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (2-4) – 44-23
Blinn (3-3) at Kilgore (2-4) – 22-17

WSFL
#11 Scottsdale (5-1) at New Mexico Military (5-2) – 77-56
#12 Arizona Western (6-1) at Glendale (2-4) – 41-21
Phoenix (0-6) at Mesa (5-2) – 27-21
Snow (1-6) at Eastern Arizona (3-3) – 35-28





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