Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my Division 2 Football quarterfinals playoff matchup preview. All of the quarterfinals matchups look interesting.
Angelo State University at Colorado School of Mines
Gonna be a fun one in Colorado. Colorado Mines offense is led by redshirt senior running back Michael Zeman who has 1,365 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. Defensively for the Rams of Angelo State they have Daron Allman sophomore linebacker who has 64 tackles, 19 TFLs, 8.5 sacks and 4 PBUs and sophomore Kason McCullough-Cooper who has 32 tackles, 9 PBUs and 2 interceptions. Nathaniel Omayebu III sophomore running back who has 1,108 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for Colorado Mines they have redshirt junior linebacker Nolan Reeve who has 65 tackles, 13.5 TFLs and 9.5 sacks and redshirt junior defensive back Jaden Williams who has 57 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3 interceptions.
Northwest Missouri State University at Ferris State University
Another battle of heavyweights. The Bulldogs offense has junior wide receiver Marcus Taylor who has 801 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively for Northwest Missouri State they have senior linebacker Jackson Barnes who has 81 tackles, 10.5 TFLs and 7 PBUs and senior defensive lineman Sam Roberts who has 53 tackles, 17 TFLs and 6.5 sacks. Offensively for the Bearcats they have senior running back Al McKeller who has 1,527 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. The Ferris State defense has sophomore defensive lineman Caleb Murphy who has 45 tackles, 14 TFLs and 9 sacks and junior defensive back Jamil Thomas who has 32 tackles, and 7 PBUs.
Bowie State University at Valdosta State University
Another game where defense is very likely going to be the main thing. Valdosta State’s defense has redshirt senior linebacker Nick Moss who has 97 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3.5 TFLs and senior defensive back Cory Roberts who has 61 tackles, 7 PBUs and 2 interceptions. Offensively for the Bulldogs they have senior running back Calil Wilkins who has 1,260 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jonathan Ross has 76 tackles, 26 TFLs and 9 sacks and grad defensive back Myles Wolfolk who has 67 tackles, 3 PBUs and 2 interceptions in 2021 for the Bowie State defense. Valdosta State’s offense has grad wide receiver Brian Saunds who holds 990 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in 2021.
Shepherd University at Kutztown University
Got a regular season rematch here involving 2 PSAC teams. Kutztown’s offense carries redshirt junior wide receiver Jerome Kapp who has 779 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. Shepherd’s defense has grad defensive lineman Kyle Smith who has 46 tackles, 16.5 TFLs and 9 sacks. The Rams offense has junior quarterback has Tyson Bagent who has 4,503 passing yards and 51 touchdowns and senior wide receiver Josh Gontarek who has 941 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for the Bears they have redshirt junior Antaun Lloyd who has 42 tackles, 8 PBUs and 4 interceptions and senior linebacker Chris Thomas who has 52 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 2 PBUs.