2020-21 NAIA Football Game of the Week No. 14

2020-21 NAIA Football Game of the Week No. 14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the NAIA Football Game of the Week for April 10 will be the Mid-States Midwest matchup of No. 20-ranked Roosevelt (Ill.) at RV St. Ambrose (Iowa). The game was selected by fans across the country in an online Twitter poll. 

No. 20 Roosevelt looks to continue its 5-1 winning inaugural season record with an away game in Davenport, Iowa to face the Fighting Bees of St. Ambrose. In an earlier matchup between the two teams this season, Roosevelt came out on top with a 27-13 win at home. 

St. Ambrose enters this week with a 5-2 record and receiving votes in the most recent NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll. The Fighting Bees look to continue its winning record and earn its sixth win of the season this weekend. 

Following a 31-8 win over Trinity International (Ill.) and canceled game against Missouri Baptist, the Lakers go on the road for the first away game in three weeks. Against Trinity International, the Lakers recorded 466 total yards of offense, including 306 on the ground. Standouts included junior RB Ke'Von Johnson who rushed for 199 yards on 34 carries, including one touchdown. On defense, freshman DB Collin Schmutzler tallied six tackles, an interception, and three pass breakups. 

 

In the most recent game against Saint Francis (Ill.), the Fighting Bees added a 24-7 win to its season record. After two weeks on the road, St. Ambrose looks forward to playing on home turf at Brady Street Stadium. Against the Fighting Saints, 188 passing yards for three touchdowns and 138 rushing yards were recorded for the Fighting Bees. Standout players included sophomore WR Yemi Ward who caught three touchdown passes from sophomore QB Declan McDonald. On defense, senior DL Ryan Zitkus recorded four sacks.

 

Both Roosevelt and St. Ambrose will conclude their regular-season schedules and look to fight to finish with another win added to their season records.

 

NAIA Game of the Week Quick Facts

Time: 3 p.m. Central

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Location: Brady Street Stadium - Davenport, Ill.

 

 

All-Time Series Record: Roosevelt leads St. Ambrose 1-0

Last Meeting: (Feb. 6, 2021) Roosevelt def. St. Ambrose 27-13 | BOX SCORE

 

Game Preview: N/A

Live Coverage: Live Video | Live Stats

 

NAIA Football Rankings

 

2020-21 NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll – Poll 4 (April 5)

 

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL [1st PLACE VOTES]

RECORD

FINAL POINTS

1

1

Morningside (Iowa) [17]

8-0

418

2

2

Grand View (Iowa) [1]

6-0

401

3

3

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

6-0

387

4

4

Keiser (Fla.)

7-0

349

5

5

Concordia (Mich.)

5-0

347

6

6

College of Idaho

3-0

336

7

7

Northwestern (Iowa)

8-1

318

8

8

Baker (Kan.)

6-0

299

9

9

Reinhardt (Ga.)

8-0

292

10

10

Marian (Ind.)

4-1

272

11

11

Saint Francis (Ind.)

2-1

260

12

12

Dickinson State (N.D.)

9-0

248

13

13

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

7-0

238

14

14

Arizona Christian

8-1

203

15

15

Bethel (Kan.)

9-1

187

16

16

Georgetown (Ky.)

5-1

171

17

18

Dordt (Iowa)

8-2

156

18

17

Benedictine (Kan.)

7-2

155

19

19

Avila (Mo.)

8-1

141

20

21

Roosevelt (Ill.)

5-1

104

21

20

Eastern Oregon

2-1

84

22

23

Ottawa (Ariz.)

3-1

66

23

24

Kansas Wesleyan

8-2

62

24

22

Southwestern (Kan.)

6-2

61

25

25

Valley City State (N.D.)

5-2

25

 

       

Dropped Out: None

Receiving Votes: St. Ambrose (Iowa) 22 and Southeastern (Fla.) 20

 

College Football: Ranked NAIA Football Games for April 2-3, 2021

 

Friday, Apr. 9

(3) Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) def Bethel (Tenn.) 49-7

(16) Georgetown (Ky.) def Pikeville (Ky.) 36-23

 

Saturday, Apr. 10

(10) Marian (Ind.) @ (11) Saint Francis (Ind.) 

(20) Roosevelt (Ill.) @ (RV) St. Ambrose (Iowa) 

Lawrence Tech (Mich.) @ (5) Concordia (Mich.) 

(13) Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) @ Trinity International (Ill.) 

(14) Arizona Christian @ Wayland Baptist (Texas) 

Hastings (Neb.) @ (18) Benedictine (Kan.) 

(21) Eastern Oregon @ Montana State-Northern 

(22) Ottawa (Ariz.) @ Langston (Okla.) 

(24) Southwestern (Kan.) @ Ottawa (Kan.)

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

66th ANNUAL
FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 20, 27, December 4, 2021
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

December 18, 2021
Durham County Memorial Stadium | Durham, N.C.