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Upsets continue in Week 3 of NJCAA Football
 September 10, 2013

NJCAA Football Week 3 Recap

Following seven upsets of ranked NJCAA football teams to start 2013, four more Top 20 teams suffered defeat in the third week of the season.


Top 20 Rankings – Week 4

RANK  TEAM RECORD PTS 1st PREV
1.  Mississippi Gulf Coast 2-0 138 6 1
2.  Navarro 2-0 134 3 2
3.  Iowa Western 3-0 128 0 3
4.  Butler 3-0 119 0 4
5.  East Mississippi 2-0 112 0 5
6.  Copiah-Lincoln 2-0 104 0 6
7.  Georgia Military 3-0 94 0 9
8.  Hinds 2-0 84 0 10
9.  Nassau 2-0 80 0 11
10.  ASA 0-0 75 0 8
11.  Hutchinson 2-1 74 0 13
12.  Itawamba 2-0 64 0 15
13.  Tyler 2-0 55 0 17
14.  Mesa 3-0 47 0 20
15.  Arizona Western 2-1 40 0 19
16.  Central Lakes 2-0 33 0 16
17.  NE Oklahoma A&M 1-1 32 0 7
18.  Garden City 2-1 25 0 12
19.  Jones County 2-0 17 0 RV
20.  Scottsdale 2-1 8 0 NR

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A Look Back at Week 3’s Top Matchups


#15 Itawamba (2-0) 40
Southwest Mississippi (1-1) 6

No. 15 Itawamba flexed its muscles on the road Thursday night, cruising to a 40-6 victory over Southwest Mississippi. The Indians utilized a balanced attack, gaining 307 yards on 45 pass attempts and 195 yards on 52 carries. Sophomore running back Chris Ingram led Itawamba with 19 carries for 94 yards and four touchdowns. The Bears passing attack struggled as freshman quarterback Jamil Golden was just 15-of-34 passing for 108 yards.

#12 Garden City (2-1) 24
#13 Hutchinson (2-1) 34

Coming off a disappointing loss at home, No. 13 Hutchinson rebounded Saturday with a 34-24 win against No. 12 Garden City. The Blue Dragons were led by sophomore quarterback Luke Barnes’ 110 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Despite outgaining Hutchinson with 328 yards of total offense, five turnovers plagued the Broncbusters in the loss. Blue Dragons sophomore defensive backs Christian Goodlett and Shattle Fenteng each recorded two interceptions.


#17 Tyler (2-0) 56
#18 Kilgore (0-2) 24

Jumping out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter, No. 17 Tyler kept No. 18 Kilgore at arm’s length all night as the Apaches claimed a 56-24 win. Sophomore quarterback Randy Price led the Apaches attack, completing 7-of-13 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, Price had 12 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Terrance Taylor rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns for the Apaches, while freshman Joshua Reynolds was Tyler’s top receiver with three catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns.


How the Top 20 Fared in Week 3 
Records reflect results to game.

Top 20 Results
1. Mississippi Gulf Coast (2-0) vs. Holmes (0-2) – 36-7 (W)
2. Navarro (2-0)
had a bye.
3. Iowa Western (3-0) at Ellsworth (0-2) – 61-0 (W)
4. Butler (3-0)
at Fort Scott (0-3) – 52-14 (W)
5. East Mississippi (2-0)
vs. East Central (0-2) – 59-0 (W)
6. Copiah-Lincoln (2-0)
at Northwest Mississippi (0-2) – 48-24 (W)
7. NE Oklahoma A&M (1-1)
at Coffeyville (1-2) – 19-37 (L)
8. ASA (0-0)
had game cancelled.
9. Georgia Military (3-0) vs. *Atlanta Sports Academy – 52-7 (W)
10. Hinds (2-0)
at Coahoma (0-2) – 55-20 (W)
11. Nassau (2-0)
at *Navy Prep – 48-7 (W)
12. Garden City (2-1)
at #13 Hutchinson (2-1) – 24-34 (L)
13. Hutchinson (2-1)
vs. #12 Garden City (2-1) – 34-24 (W)
14. Snow (1-2)
at Scottsdale (2-1) – 19-40 (L)
15. Itawamba (2-0)
at Southwest Mississippi (1-1) – 40-6 (W)
16. Central Lakes (2-0)
at Mesabi Range (0-2) – 20-0 (W)
17. Tyler (2-0)
at #18 Kilgore (0-2) – 56-24 (W)
18. Kilgore (0-2)
vs. #17 Tyler (2-0) – 24-56 (L)
19. Arizona Western (2-1)
vs. Eastern Arizona (1-2) – 42-15 (W)
20. Mesa (3-0)
at Pima (1-2) – 41-20 (W)


Complete NJCAA Week 3 Results (Sept. 5-8)
Click Here to view Conference Standings

NON-CONFERENCE
#7 NE Oklahoma A&M (1-1) at Coffeyville (1-2)37-19
#17 Tyler (2-0)
at #18 Kilgore (0-2) – 56-24 (W)
*Atlanta Sports Academy at #9 Georgia Military (3-0)52-7
#11 Nassau (2-0)
at *Navy Prep48-7
Dakota-Bottineau (1-1) at Iowa Central (1-1)66-19
^Lackawanna (1-1) vs. Globe (0-3) – 25-19
Independence (1-2) at Arkansas Baptist (2-1)44-3
*Fork Union Military at Louisburg (2-0)43-18
*Southeast Prep at Blinn (1-2)55-7

KJCCC
#4 Butler (3-0) at Fort Scott (0-3) – 52-14
#12 Garden City (2-1) at #13 Hutchinson (2-1)34-24
Dodge City (2-1) at Highland (1-2) – 41-35

MFC
#3 Iowa Western (3-0) at Ellsworth (0-2) – 61-0
North Dakota SCS (1-1) at DuPage (1-1)47-7

MCAC
#16 Central Lakes (2-0) at Mesabi Range (0-2) – 20-0
Rochester (2-0)
at Itasca (0-2) – 54-7
Minnesota West (2-0)
at Fond du Lac (0-2) – 23-14
Ridgewater (2-0) at Vermilion (0-2) – 28-7
Minnesota State (1-1) at Northland (1-1)51-7

MACJC
Holmes (0-2) at #1 Mississippi Gulf Coast (2-0)36-7
East Central (0-2) at #5 East Mississippi (2-0)59-0
#6 Copiah-Lincoln (2-0)
at Northwest Mississippi (0-2) – 48-24
#10 Hinds (2-0)
at Coahoma (0-2) – 55-20
#15 Itawamba (2-0)
at Southwest Mississippi (1-1) – 40-6
Jones County (2-0) at Northeast Mississippi (0-2) – 34-28
Mississippi Delta (0-2) at Pearl River (1-1)30-14

NFC
Dean (1-0) at Monroe (1-1) – 33-23

WSFL
#14 Snow (1-2) at Scottsdale (2-1) 40-19
Eastern Arizona (1-2) at #19 Arizona Western (2-1)42-15
#20 Mesa (3-0) at Pima (1-2) – 41-20
New Mexico Military (2-1) at Phoenix (0-2) – 21-13


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

Photos courtesy of Herb Ngryen Jr./Tyler Morning Telegraph, Itawamba Athletics, Stephanie Carpenter.





























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