MCAC Football Week 2 Preview

MCAC Football Week 2 Preview

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After an exciting Saturday of football in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference on September 2, fans, families, coaches and others turn their attention to Week 2 match-ups, the last non-divisional contests before Divisional play commences the following Saturday. 

Some quick notes and highlights MCAC Football in Week 2: 

Hudl Clip of the Week- Hudl, the leading software company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition, is helping the MCAC present a 'Clip-of-the-Week' across our fall sports offerings.  This week, a key fumble return by Marnez Trotter, a defensive back at Central Lakes College, was selected for MCAC/Hudl Clip-of-the-Week honors

Star Tribune Shoutout- In the Friday, September 8th print edition of the Star TribuneJoel Rippel, a college football reporter who produces a weekly look around the state's pigskin stories, gave a nod to the diversity within the MCAC Coaching Ranks.  Go to:   or Page 8 of the 9/8/17 Star Tribune print edition. 

West is Best?: Western Division teams held a 4-2 advantage after Week 1, with NDSCS, Northland, Dakota College and Ridgewater all tallying victories for the West, with only Central Lakes and Mesabi Range notching East wins.  The Eastern Division has an opportunity to balance out the win column numbers with a strong showing this week; FDL, Central Lakes and Vermilion all host, while Rochester, Itasca and Mesabi Range all have road games. 

MCAC Eyes Hurricane Irma: With over 125 student-athletes in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference hailing from Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, scores of student-athletes will be monitoring the developing story of Hurricane Irma as it travels through those regions.   Read more about MCAC student-athletes impacted at this link.  Thanks to TD Hostikka, baseball coach at Minnesota West for helping turn the spotlight to this developing story which impacts the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The MCAC Football page now offers fans and coaches a list of top statistical performers in the league.  Click on 'Stats Leaders' to view the top individuals in the statistical categories used by the NJCAA Football ranking committees. 

Marquee Match-Up:  North Dakota State College of Science, receiving votes in the current NJCAA poll, travels to 14th ranked Central Lakes College for an early-season showdown.  Kickoff is at 1:30pm in Brainerd, Mn.  Live streaming, hosted by Central Lakes, can be found at:

Around the Corner:

All MCAC teams head into Week 2 of the 2017 season on Saturday, September 9th: 

                         M State @ Vermilion  3pm Ely, Mn
                      Itasca CC  @ Ridgewater 1:30pm Wilmar, Mn
                   (rv) NDSCS @ Central Lakes College 1:30pm  Brainerd, Mn
     Mesabi Range College @ Minnesota West CTC 11am Worthington, Mn
              Rochtester CTC @ Dakota College-Bottineau  Noon Bottineau, ND
               Northland CTC @ Fond du Lac TCC 4pm PSS, Duluth, Mn


For more information on the 2017 Minnesota College Athletic Conference football season, be sure to bookmark these links:

MCAC Football Standings

MCAC Football Statistics

MCAC Football Schedule/Results

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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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