GRR: Illinois State
We know almost all of the teams that will play in the Men's National DII College quarterfinals, after results this weekend; here's the rundown:
The #1-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has won the WIIL Conference after beating Northern Iowa 88-12 on Saturday, and Illinois State 45-11 on Sunday.
ISU takes a seed to nationals, as well as Whitewater, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which beat Northern Iowa 52-35 on Sunday to take 3rd in the conference, and secure a seed to the national playoffs.
Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated previously 4-1 Northern Michigan Saturday, running out to a 49-0 halftime lead and cruised to 56-24 win to finish 6-0 in the WIIL North.
While Wisconsin-Whitewater may still be the favorites in WIIL Conference, there’s a nice battle brewing to see who will face the Warhawks in the final.
Northern Michigan is certainly solid in the North Division with UW-W, but in the South, it’s going to come down to Northern Iowa against Illinois State.
Wisconsin-Whitewater continues to dominate in the WIIL, posting big scores including a rout of a very tough Wisconsin-Milwaukee last week.
The Warhawks also hammered Marquette, and, this weekend, shut out UW-Platteville 100-0.