Saturday, November 8, 2008
BIG SKY: Weber State can clinch the Big Sky Conference's automatic berth to the playoffs with a victory today over Idaho State. A win would move the Wildcats to 7-0 in conference with just a home game on Nov. 22 against Eastern Washington left on their schedule. Weber State, which beat Montana 45-28 on Oct. 4, will clinch no worse than a share of the Big Sky title with a win. The Wildcats will clinch the outright title with a win today and a Montana loss to Portland State. The last non-Grizzly team to win the league outright was Eastern Washington in 1997.
GNAC: The Western Oregon volleyball team prevailed in four games over Western Washington Thursday night in a battle of top 25 teams. The victory gives the Wolves a two-game cushion in the league standings and a win over Central Washington tonight would give them the GNAC automatic berth into the NCAA Division II West Regional. Entering Thursday, WWU was ranked 12th, while WOU was 24th in the polls. … Western Washington and Seattle Pacific rank 1-2 in the NCAA West Region women's soccer poll. Should the programs maintain their spots, the two will host first- and-second round matches for the post-season.
FRONTIER: Rocky Mountain College quarterback Kasey Peters is the lone Frontier Conference player sitting atop the NAIA football charts this week. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Peters, who is from Newport Beach, Calif., has moved back into the passing lead with an average of 317.3 yards per game. In 10 games, Peters has completed 295 of 475 passes for 3,173 yards. He has thrown for 24 touchdowns and has 11 interceptions. Rocky's Bryce Burton is third in receptions per game at 7.7. The 5-9, 195-pound junior from Billings has 77 receptions for 807 yards and three TDs.