TAG | Bridgewater (Va.)
The Hampden-Sydney/Randolph-Macon game always draws a crowd. This year it’s also a winner-take-all game for the ODAC title.
Hampden-Sydney athletics photo
If you’ve never been affiliated with a school that has an intense, no-love-lost rivalry, you’re missing out on one of the sweeter things in life. Because when game time comes, there’s something absolutely all-consuming about how you feel about your team and what you’d like to do to those on the “other team.”
Many teams will be feeling that this weekend, capping the season against their archrival. And if the playoffs are not on the horizon, Week 11 can spell one last chance to make the season memorable by taking home the Bridge Bowl Trophy or Monon Bell or Cortaca Jug or Regents Cup or any of the many other prizes out there.
This week highlights the rivalries, but there’s more to this week than that. With Selection Sunday coming up, there’s so much to play for.
Here’s what Pat, Keith and Ryan have to say about that:
Alfred · Baldwin-Wallace · Bethel · Bridgewater (Va.) · Catholic · Chapman · Cortland State · Hampden-Sydney · Hardin-Simmons · Heidelberg · Huntingdon · Iowa Wesleyan · Ithaca · John Carroll · Kalamazoo · Louisiana College · Maryville · Merchant Marine · Millsaps · Mount St. Joseph · Mount Union · Olivet · Randolph-Macon · Rhodes · Rowan · St. Lawrence · TCNJ · Thomas More · UW-Oshkosh · UW-Platteville · Wesley
Linfield had an easy time with Cal Lutheran and one of our ATN podcast crew is voting them as No. 1.
Linfield athletics photo
In a week where two top five teams lost, one to another top five team and one to an archrival, it presented an interesting conundrum to the Top 25 voters. Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman discuss the changes they would make on their ballot in this week’s Around the Nation podcast.
Of course, Pat was also at Mary Hardin-Baylor, where the spectacle of a brand-new palace of Division III football was the story of the evening. More about that, this season’s surprise teams and more in this week’s podcast.
Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman break down that and much more and analyze it all for you. The Around the Nation podcast is our weekly discussion of what went down and what’s about to happen.
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The tags below include the schools we talked about.
Baldwin-Wallace · Birmingham-Southern · Bridgewater (Va.) · Capital · Carleton · Castleton State · Emory and Henry · Gallaudet · Hope · John Carroll · Juniata · Mary Hardin-Baylor · Puget Sound · RPI · St. John's · St. Thomas · UW-Platteville · UW-Whitewater · Wesley
Redlands quarterback Chad Hurst led four second-half scoring drives in the Bulldogs’ win.
The opening weekend of the season is exciting enough without all these hear-stopping finishes we had. North Central … Otterbein … Delaware Valley … Mississippi College … Bridgewater … Illinois College. Plus a big Top 25 matchup and much more to talk about.
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