Top Division II Matchups

Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET: No. 8 Bloomsburg Huskies at Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks
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Sept. 17 at noon ET: No. 22 Michigan Tech Huskies at No. 14 Wayne St. (Mich.) Warriors


Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. ET: No. 4 North Alabama Lions vs. No. 3 Abilene Christian Wildcats
(at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas)


Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. ET: No. 12 Valdosta State Blazers at No. 6 Albany State Rams


Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET: West Texas A&M Buffs at No. 5 Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas
(at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas)

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1 Keahn Wallace
Johnson C. Smith
6-2 | 210 | Freshman | QB

Key Notes: Johnson C. Smith QB Keahn Wallace was named CIAA Offensive Back and Rookie of the Week for the week for his performance last Saturday against Brevard. The freshman recorded 404 total offensive yards (325 passing, 79 rushing) and threw for three touchdowns while scrambling for two more on the ground. Wallace leads Division II with 397.5 yards of total offense per game and has accounted for 10 touchdowns (seven passing, three rushing) in his team's first two games. Wallace and the Golden Bulls host Virginia State on Saturday.

Other Players to Watch this Week: Travis Rearick, Mercyhurst (Sr., QB); Jake Spitzlberger, Nebraska-Kearney (Sr., QB); Dan Palmer, Colorado Mines (Jr., RB); Brittan Golden, West Texas A&M (Sr., WR); Ryan Smith, Abilene Christian (Jr., DL); Justin Avery, Livingstone (Fr., DB).

Keep Your Eyes on This

• The Division II Game of the Week series continues on Thursday as No. 8 Bloomsburg travels to Indiana (Pa.) to take on the PSAC rival Crimson Hawks. IUP hasn't beaten the Huskies since 2003, losing the 2010 meeting 47-20. The game will be seen at 8 p.m. ET on and CBS Sports Network.

• The Lone Star Football Festival tripleheader is set for Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Action opens with Midwestern State meeting Texas A&M-Commerce at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Abilene Christian-North Alabama at 5 p.m. ET and West Texas A&M versus Texas A&M-Kingsville at 9 p.m ET. Three of the teams are ranked while two more are receiving votes in this week's AFCA Top 25.

• Grand Valley State is used to being near the top of the poll, but the Lakers fell 11 spots to No. 15 in this week's poll following a 34-31 loss to unranked Hillsdale. GVSU hits the road once again this week with a trip to Indianapolis. The Greyhounds are 1-1 following an excruciating 39-36 4OT loss at Ashland a week ago.

• Michigan Tech is ranked in the coaches poll at No. 22 this week for the first time this year after winning its home-opener against Lake Erie. The Huskies will have their hands full Saturday when they travel to Detroit to take on No. 14 Wayne State (Mich.). The Warriors scored a school-record 69 points in an opening-day win against Urbana (Ohio) and followed it last week by shutting out Tiffin 55-0.

• No. 12 Valdosta State has lived on the edge the first two weeks of the year. An opening week 2OT win at Wingate was followed by a 24-17 win against Newberry last week. The Blazers will face a huge test this Saturday, as they head to No. 6 Albany State. The Golden Rams have also faced Wingate this year -- beating the ranked Bulldogs last week 49-28.