I went Des Moines last night with my two sons to watch Rob Ash's Montana State team trip to Des Moines, to play his former team in Drake. Ash coached Drake for 18 years before going to Bozeman five years ago.
The Bulldogs gave the #4 ranked Bobcats all they could handle and it proved to me that the Pioneer Football League deserves to have its champion play in the FCS 20-team playoff field.
MSU wound up winning 34-24 but Drake lead into the fourth quarter 24-21
Updated 09-10-2012 at 05:22 PM by Kent
DES MOINES, IA--I spent the day in Des Moines today with my two sons. What beautiful weather for the midwest this Halloween eve--mid 60s for the game. I watched the Bulldogs win this matchup after taking the lead just before the half at 14-10.
Michael Piatkowski threw two touchdowns and ran for another as Drake defeated San Diego 38-17.
Piatkowski had scoring throws of 6 and 14 yards - both to Steve Platek - and added a 3-yard TD run for the Bulldogs (6-3, 5-1
After a long wait, at last, football is here. I am in Iowa City, Iowa today covering the Eastern Illinois - Iowa game that starts at 11:00am Central time. Hoping for a good game from these Panthers after the Hawkeyes nearly lost to a Pathers team a season ago in the Northern Iowa Panthers.
And today is a double-header day for me with me going to Des Moines after this contest to see one of my games of the week in the Lehigh Mountain Hawks play the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines,