Hello, Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my top 5 Division 2 matchups of week seven.
Grand Valley State University at Ferris State University
The Anchor-Bone Classic should be one to watch. Ferris State’s offense has sophomore wide receiver Tyrese Hunt-Thompson who has 231 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns this season. Defensively for the Lakers they have senior defensive back Antonio Strong who has 17 tackles and 3 PBUs in 2022. The Grand Valley State offense has junior running back Tariq Reid who has 540 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Bulldogs defensively have junior defensive lineman Caleb Murphy who has 39 tackles, 19.5 TFLs and 12 sacks in 2022.
Benedict College at Albany State University
Really possibly intriguing HBCU matchup here. The Golden Rams offense has junior running back Marcuis Fulks who has 416 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns in 2022. Defensively for Benedict College they have redshirt junior defensive back Joshua Heyward who has 16 tackles and 3 PBUs this season. The Tigers offense has sophomore wide receiver Reginald Harden who has 228 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in 2022. Defensively for Albany State they have junior linebacker Malik Barnes who has 25 tackles and 8.5 TFLs this season.
University of Indianapolis at Saginaw Valley State University
This matchup is huge for both teams. Saginaw Valley State’s offense is led by senior running back Isaiah Malcome who has 417 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively for the Greyhounds they have redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Dylan Shelton who has 14 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 5 sacks in 2022. Uindy’s offense has senior running back Toriano Clinton who has 890 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Defensively for the Cardinals they have senior linebacker Trevor Nowaske who has 53 tackles, 5 TFLs and 3 interceptions in 2022.
Emporia State University at University of Nebraska-Kearney
Intriguing matchup here. The Lopers offense has redshirt senior quarterback TJ Davis who knows how to run the ball with 773 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns in 2022. Defensively for the Hornets they have redshirt sophomore defensive back Derrick Maxwell Jr who has 36 tackles, 4 PBUs and 2 interceptions this season. Emporia State’s offense has redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Thomas who has 404 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns in 2022. Defensively for Nebraska Kearney they have 5th yr linebacker Jacey Nutter who has 51 tackles, 5 TFLs and 3 PBUs this season.
University of West Alabama at Delta State University
Possibly interesting GSC matchup. Delta State’s offense has senior wide receiver Dohnte Meyers who has 465 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Defensively for the Tigers they have redshirt junior linebacker Trevon Stanford who has 30 tackles, 3 PBUs and 3 TFLs in 2022. The West Alabama offense has junior running back Bry Webb who has 422 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Defensively for the Statesmen they have redshirt junior defensive back Tyrell Goldsmith who has 15 tackles and 2 interceptions in 2022.