The MACC conference title game pitched two of the East Coast powers in a struggle for a top seed in postseason tournament play next week, in Florida. The Maryland Christian Saints were determined to balance an earlier season loss and get a 2nd upset win in 2 weeks.
The game lived up to its defensive expectations, as yardage came at a premium. But big defensive plays by Rose denied the Saints any points while setting up the 22 point margin of victory. Rose contributed on 3 tackles, stripped the ball, and recovered a fumble, But his 2 interceptions and runbacks of 69 yards were the difference in the outcome. While he did add 60 yard of receiving to is credit, it was his defensive leadership which we found worthy of this week's national honor.