Around the Nation Podcast: Here we go again

Will Hiteshue had a big impact on the Wesley offense, with two takeaways on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Poel, d3photography.com)

Will Hiteshue had a big impact on the Wesley offense, with two takeaways on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Poel, d3photography.com)

Making too much of one result, or one big score? Well, we probably won’t know enough about that until sometime on Friday night. But what we can tell you is what to read into and what to ignore from Mount Union’s dismantling of Wesley. Plus Keith spent some time in a little town called Whitewater, Wis., this weekend, and takes us through the much more interesting semifinal.

But hey, we know what you’re thinking. How can this outcome, UW-Whitewater vs. Mount Union Part IX, possibly be good for the sport of Division III football. There’s no sugar-coating at this point and Pat and Keith give it to you straight.

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Around the Nation Podcast: A near-miss

Sean Hopkins and Leon Jones celebrate Hopkins' first-quarter fumble return for a touchdown. (Wesley athletics photo)

Sean Hopkins and Leon Jones celebrate Hopkins’ first-quarter fumble return for a touchdown. (Wesley athletics photo)

Wartburg got so close to giving many Division III football fans what they’ve been begging for: a chance to see someone else in the Stagg Bowl. But in the end, Whitewater did what Whitewater has done before — come up with a big fourth quarter to pull ahead and advance.

Pat and Keith hand out their game balls for Saturday, plus talk to people who were on-site covering all four of the quarterfinal games, to get more of a feel of what it was like and help you find out what you need to know about the wins by Linfield, Wesley, Mount Union and UW-Whitewater.

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Around the Nation Podcast: Shaking up the bracket

Linfield's big win was the biggest news of Saturday. (Photo by Joe Fusco, d3photography.com)

Linfield’s big win was the biggest news of Saturday.
(Photo by Joe Fusco, d3photography.com)

Linfield upset the apple cart with its big win on Saturday, knocking off a UMHB program that had been a play or two from making the Stagg Bowl the past two years. Plus Wartburg, John Carroll and Hobart each survived second-round squeakers.

Pat and Keith summarize the high points of all eight games, give their analysis and look ahead to next week’s quarterfinals. That and much more in this week’s Around the Nation Podcast.

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