As this weekend’s college football action proved, the gap is diminishing - in small increments, but still diminishing - between I-A and I-AA in terms of quality. Two ACC teams were taken down by I-AA opponents, and it took the first double-kick-block in Division I history for #21 Iowa to escape Northern Iowa.
But one of the casualties of a stronger I-AA is that we don’t get to see the plays where a I-A team absolutely annihilates their opponent, to the point that you actually start to feel sorry for their cupcake of choice. There wasn’t a whole lot of that punishing kind of play yesterday. Oh, what’s that, Sun Devils LB Vontaze Burfict? You’d like to hit a poor quarterback so hard his cleats end up in the stands? Well then, by all means, don’t let us stop you. Video is below.