By Tim Peterson
(Glendora) Despite finishing the season 10-1 and winning the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Azusa Pacific has been left out of the Division II playoffs. 24 D-II teams were selected Sunday and APU was not one of them.
The Cougars needed to finish in the top four of Super Regional Three but fell short. APU ended the season with a 54-0 rout of Menlo Saturday night. Terrell Watson rushed for 338 yards in the contest and finished with over 2,100 overall.
“We are league champions, went 10-1 and have the nation’s leading rusher who has made school history. That’s a pretty good case that we belong in the playoffs,” said APU HC Victor Santa Cruz after the win over Menlo.
Apparently not good enough of a case for the D-II selection committee.