The first football weekend of October in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference offers several programs the opportunity to cement places in the MCAC post-season, as all but one team take part in Divisional contests.
Two MCAC Eastern Division teams are found in the NJCAA Top 20 Football poll, with unbeaten Mesabi Range College currently #17 and Itasca Community College in the 'Receiving Votes' category. Every contest on October 5 is a Divisional game, presenting an important two points in the standings.
In the MCAC Western Division, front-runner North Dakota State College of Science is scheduled to play Northland Community & Technical College for a pivotal game; a Wildcat victory would give NDSCS the inside track for home field advantage through the post-season. A win by the Pioneers would level the two squads at 2-1 in the Western Division standings. The contest orginally scheduled for 1:30pm in Thief River Falls has tentatively been moved to East Grand Forks High School at 6pm, due to field conditions, pending confirmation of officials.
Stay posted to MCAC social media platforms for updates on the NDSCS-Northland contest.
The full schedule for Saturday, October 5 is below; for all things Football in the MCAC, please visit: https://www.mcacsports.org/sports/fball/index
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.
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