The hits kept coming and they didn’t stop for the Valdosta State Blazers as Ferris State flexed their muscles at every turn and took advantage of some key VSU mistakes en route to a 58-17 victory in the NCAA DII National Championship.
Yujie Zhao rocketed home the game-winning penalty kick and Florida State edged BYU 4-3 in PKs on Monday to win its third women’s national championship in program history and second in the last four years.
A person familiar with the decision says Florida fired coach Dan Mullen on Sunday, a day after his sixth loss in nine games, two months after the Gators went toe to toe with defending national champion Alabama and a year after they had a chance to make the College Football Playoff.
After seeing a 17-0 lead turn into a 28-24 deficit halfway through the fourth quarter, the Florida A&M Rattlers responded with Rasean McKay finding Jah’marae Sheread for a 19 yard score, capping off a three play, 72 yard drive to lift FAMU to a 31-28 victory over the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils.
It was a day of firsts Saturday night at Bragg Memorial Stadium as the Florida A&M Rattlers notched their first conference win as members of the SWAC and their first shutout since 2018, defeating Alabama State 28-0.
Conference officials have been discussing the idea for weeks, but commissioners Kevin Warren of the Big Ten, Jim Phillips of the ACC and George Kliavkoff of the Pac-12 — all relatively new to their positions —- acknowledged the plan publicly for the first time.