D3 Football: Western Conn., WNE Appear On First NCAA D3 Football Reg. Ranking
By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_FB
A pair of New England D3 Football teams earned spots on the initial NCAA Regional Rankings (East), which were released earlier today.
Western Connecticut checked-in seventh overall on the 10 team list while Western New England secured the 10th position.
Brockport was the top team in the East Region followed by Frostburg State and RPI.
The Colonials enter the 10th week of the season with an impressive 8-0 record and will attempt to earn their ninth win against Framingham State, which enters the important conference tilt with a 6-2 mark.
Western Connecticut fell to Framingham State last year on the road, but enter Saturday’s marquee clash with some serious momentum, thanks to the play of senior halfback Kyle McKinnon, who leads the Blue and Orange with 507 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Additionally, senior quarterback David James has helped the offense by tossing 15 touchdowns, while adding an additional two scores on the ground.
Western New England has gained some serious momentum since its opening day, thanks to quarterback Alec Coleman, who has recorded 16 touchdowns in his team’s last three outings, including nine scores on the ground. Coleman’s ability to lead the Golden Bears down the field should continue on Saturday when the Blue and Gold visit Endicott College in a very important conference clash.
A win for the Golden Bears against the Gulls would most likely secure them the conference’s automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament. However, an Endicott win would make for a very interesting final week of the 2018 season.,
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