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Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds breaks down the top 5 NAIA matchups of week 11.

Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my top 5 NAIA matchups of week 11.

1.Rocky Mountain College at University of Montana Western 

  • Should be a good battle as Montana Western looks to win at home against Rocky Mountain College after losing to them earlier this year on the road. The Montana Western offense has redshirt senior wide receiver Nate Simkins who has 947 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Rocky Mountain’s defense has senior Alex Bush who has 50 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, and 4.5 sacks. Senior wide receiver Lucas Overton has 634 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns for the Rocky Mountain Offense. Defensively for Montana Western freshman defensive back Braden Swank has 58 tackles and 16 PBUs.

2.Southwestern College(KS) at Kansas Wesleyan University 

  • Huge KCAC matchup here. Kansas Wesleyan has senior wide receiver Stevie Williams who has 960 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. For the Moundbuilders defense, they have junior defensive lineman Shane Rodriguez who has 49 tackles, 9 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. For Southwestern College’s offense, they have junior wide receiver Keyshawn Jones who has 917 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively for Kansas Wesleyan, they have defensive lineman Cole Parker who has 40 tackles, 13.5 TFLs,and 8.5 sacks.

3.Keiser University at Ave Maria University 

  • Keiser goes to Ave Maria in what could be an interesting game. Ave Maria has freshman wide receiver Joshua Jenkins who has 903 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. Keiser’s defense has freshman defensive back Wendol Philord who has 40 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 4 PBUs. Junior running back Marques Burgess has 1,368 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns for Keiser offensively. Ave Maria’s defense has sophomore defensive back Eric Marshall who has 35 tackles and 6 PBUs. 

4.University of St.Francis(ILL) at Saint Xavier University 

  • Tough MSFA matchup here. The Saint Xavier Cougars are led offensively by sophomore running back Amari Venerable who has 759 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. St.Francis has junior defensive back Angel Mata who has 45 tackles, 5 TFLs, 5 PBUs, and 3 interceptions. Offensively senior wide receiver Ravon Johnson has 706 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. The Cougars defense has junior defensive back Jacob Denney who has 27 tackles, 4 PBUs, and 4 interceptions.

5.Peru State College at Culver-Stockton College 

  • Two very interesting teams matching up here for the Heart North division. Senior running back Jordan Grant has 984 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns for Culver-Stockton. Defensively Peru State has junior defensive back Delonte Hood who has 19 tackles, 1 Pick and 7 PBUs. The Bobcats offense has freshman running back Quinton Hawkins who has 642 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Dalton Huffman senior linebacker for Culver-Stockton has 90 tackles, 16 TFLs, 5 forced fumbles and 2 PBUs.


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