Sunday, September 02, 2007

Bad weekend for the Great West

The Great West Football Conference isn’t looking so great this year.
For the first time since the league was formed in 2004, a Great West team did not win a game on opening weekend.
South Dakota State kicked off a week to forget on Thursday with a four overtime loss to Western Illinois, falling 29-26.
The Great West then went 0-for-3 on Saturday as Southern Utah lost at Montana, 37-17, UC Davis lost a hot one at home to DII Western Washington, 28-21, and Cal Poly suffered a “third quarter debacle” in the words of head coach Rich Ellerson and lost at unranked Texas State, 38-35.
So when does league favorite North Dakota State play again?
Here is Saturday’s schedule, which doesn’t look any easier for the Great West:

Saturday, Sept. 8, games:
Cal Poly at Idaho, 2:05 p.m.
UC Davis at Portland State, 6:05 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin at North Dakota State, 6 p.m.
North Dakota at Southern Utah, 6 p.m.
South Dakota State at Youngstown State, 5 p.m.

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