NSIC Columnist

NSIC Columnist

Chicago native Matt Witwicki is a veteran columnist for small college football in the great plains.  Before joining D2Football.com, Witt gained experience covering football for the NAIA's Victory Sports Network.

Based out of Sioux Falls, Matt coaches his sons in the sports of football and baseball in his free time.

NSIC Playoffs - Second Round Preview - 2021

Bemidji State (10-2) at #1 Colorado Mines (10-1)       Scouting Report: 

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NSIC Playoffs - First Round Preview - 2021

  Bemidji State (9-2) at #4 Augustana (9-2) 

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NSIC Week Eleven Preview - 2021

November 12th, 2021 7:00am

Games for the final week of the regular season..  

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NSIC Week Ten Preview - 2021

November 5th, 2021 7:00am

Regional Rankings – Super Region Four (Keep in mind the top 7 from each Region (4) make the playoffs)1-Colorado Mines (8-1)2-Augustana (8-1)3-Central Washington (5-1)4-Midwestern State-TX (6-1)5-Angelo State-TX (7-2)6-Western Colorado (8-1)7-Bemidji State (7-2)8-Minnesota Duluth (7-2)9-Colorado Mesa (6-2)10-Northern State (7-2) 

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NSIC Week Nine Preview - 2021

October 28th, 2021 7:00am

Regional Rankings – Super Region Four (Keep in mind the top 7 from each of the four Regions make the playoffs) 

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NSIC Week Eight Preview - 2021

October 22nd, 2021 7:00am

Games for Saturday, October 23rdAugustana (6-1) at Minnesota State-Mankato (5-2)MSU had a cake walk in Fayette, trouncing the Peacocks 58-0 in a game in which the outward appearance was that the Mavs were trying to re-establish a passing game that looked dicey in losses to Duluth and Wayne.  JD Ekowa might’ve had his best day statistically as a Maverick, completing 16 of 20 for 286 yards and 4 scores, while punching in on the ground as well.

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NSIC Week Seven Preview - 2021

October 15th, 2021 7:00am

State of the NSICI’ve stated this before, but after 6 weeks of play it looks like the NSIC isn’t likely to produce a top playoff seed or host many playoff games as the league is seemingly cannibalizing itself.  The Northern Sun has some very good teams, but I don’t see a fire-breathing dragon like Mankato in recent years. 

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NSIC Week Six Preview - 2021

October 8th, 2021 7:00am

Week 6 Games  Games for Saturday, October 9Bemidji State (3-2) at Concordia-St.

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NSIC Week Five Preview - 2021

October 1st, 2021 7:00am

Week 5 GamesAfter a month of games, it’s become apparent the race for the top spot in the NSIC is more wide-open than it’s been in the past.  Augustana is the lone unbeaten after four weeks and two teams with new head coaches (Wayne State and Northern State) find themselves in the hunt after huge wins over perennial powers. 

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NSIC Week Four Preview - 2021

September 24th, 2021 7:00am

Week 4 Games  Games for Saturday, September 25 

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NSIC Week Three Preview - 2021

September 17th, 2021 7:00am

Week 3 Games  Games for Saturday, September 18 

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NSIC Week Two Preview

September 10th, 2021 6:00am

Week 2 GamesGames for Saturday, September 11Upper Iowa (0-1) at Concordia-St. Paul (0-1)A matchup of two squads that both couldn’t muster 20 yards of offense a week ago. 

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NSIC Preview - 2021

September 1st, 2021 6:00am

Minnesota State Mavericks2019 Record 14-1The Mavericks open this season in the unique spot of having to replace the brunt of their offensive production and defense from their 2019 National runner-up campaign.  No longer in the huddle are household names like Gunn, Zylstra, and numerous others. 

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Mike Schmidt with Matt Witwicki Interview

Northern State football coach Mike Schmidt joins NSIC Columnist Matt Witwicki to discuss the NSU program and new stadium, all while Matt tries to entice NSU to play their home opener at night so he can attend.  

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NSIC National Championship Game Preview

December 19th, 2019 6:00am

2019 National Championship Preview  West Florida (12-2) at MSU-Mankato Mavericks (14-0)A little bit about the West Florida Argonauts..

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NSIC National Semifinal Preview

December 13th, 2019 1:00pm

**Full disclosure**  The brunt of my D2 time this week was spend keeping up with all the coaching movement within the league and the story regarding St.

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2019 SR4 Playoffs - Commerce at Mankato and Mineral Water Bowl Preview

2019 SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 3)  Texas A&M Commerce Lions (11-2) at MSU-Mankato Mavericks (12-0)The squads met once before with the Lions escaping Mankato with a 31-21 victory in this same playoff round, two years ago. 

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SR4 Playoffs - CSUP at MSU-Mankato

November 30th, 2019 1:00am

2019 SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 2)  CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves (11-1) at MSU-Mankato (11-0)The squads meet for the fourth time in six years. 

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SR4 Playoffs - USF at Mines

November 22nd, 2019 11:00am

SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 1)  Sioux Falls Cougars (8-3) at Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (11-0) 

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SR4 Playoffs - AU at CSUP

November 22nd, 2019 10:00am

SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 1)  Augustana Vikings (9-2) at CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves (10-1) 

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