Snow and cold played a role, but they were secondary to the play of Mary's defense which led the NAIA's No. 7-ranked Marauders to a 20-2 victory over Azusa Pacific in the NAIA Playoffs.
After narrowly missing the playoffs last year, Azusa Pacific is thrilled to be back in the postseason for the fourth time in 6 years. The Cougars head to Bismarck, N.D. to take on No. 7-ranked Mary on Saturday (Nov. 22).
The NAIA's No. 10-ranked Azusa Pacific took care of business in beating Chapman, 32-7. The victory locks up a berth into the NAIA Playoffs, which begin next week.
Azusa Pacific has been here before ... 1 victory away from the NAIA playoffs. Chapman stands in the way of the Cougars' fourth playoff berth in 6 years.
Azusa Pacific overcame the elements of inclemenent weather to beat Gustavus Adolphus, 23-10, in St. Peter, Minn.
After the smoke cleared, the NAIA's No. 9-ranked Azusa Pacific had its first shutout in 5 years, a 42-0 victory over the University of La Verne.
Running back Ben Buys has been named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week by 3 different media outlets for his performance against Southern Oregon.
Azusa Pacific is flying high after its notable win over Southern Oregon. The Cougars now prep for longtime rival La Verne and a capacity homecoming crowd.
Azusa Pacific used a ground game that amassed 295 yards, including 243 by Ben Buys, to beat Southern Oregon for the first time ever, 23-14.
Southern Oregon and Azusa Pacific meet for the fifth straight year, and like the previous 4 meetings, this one has implications on the NAIA playoffs.
Humboldt State proved to be the real deal as the Lumberjacks sawed off Azusa Pacific's high-scoring offense and handed the Cougars their first loss of the season, a 21-7 verdict.
Junior quarterback Eric McClenahan wants to be on the sidelines someday. In fact, he want to shine on the sidelines. He just didn't think it would have to be now.
The NAIA's No. 10-ranked Azusa Pacific spotted Cal Lutheran 10 points and then proceeded to beat the Kingsmen into submission with a 31-10 thumping in Azusa.
Azusa Pacific used big plays and a pair of Ben Buys first half TDs to run away from Rocky Mountain, 31-17, in Billings, Mont., Saturday afternoon.
Azusa Pacific forced national power Pacific Lutheran into 4 key turnovers that allowed the Cougars to hold on to a 21-12 victory over the Lutes.
The NAIA's No. 12-ranked Azusa Pacific flexed its muscle to start the season, beating San Diego, 24-14, on the road.
Azusa Pacific opens what it hopes will be a long and successfull 2003 season Saturday (Sept. 6) when the Cougars visit longtime rival University of San Diego.
Azusa Pacific football, which is coming off a 9-1 season, is ranked No. 12 in the NAIA Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll.
One hundred players reported to campus as Azusa Pacific opened 3-a-days in preparpation for the coming football season. A focused set of Cougars has reason to be optimistic about the season ahead.
Azusa Pacific has just completed 4 weeks of Spring football and Cougar head coach Peter Shinnick gave favorable marks for what he saw in the workouts.
Azusa Pacific football has completed its schedule for the upcoming 2003 season. The Cougars will play 9 games in 11 weeks.
The NAIA released its 2002 All-America Football Team and included a trio of Cougars -- T.J. Woods, Nick Tavaglione and Anthony Diggs.