2022 SVSU Football News

  • Defensive Trio Headlines Cardinals on the 2022 All-GLIAC Football Team
    November 18, 2022
    All told, SVSU registered 15 student-athletes on the all-conference first, second and honorable mention teams.
  • Second half surge lifts SVSU to Senior Day win
    November 12, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team closed the regular season with a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest against Michigan Tech on Senior Day on Saturday at Wickes Stadium.
  • WEEK 11 PREVIEW: SVSU closes regular season vs. Huskies on Senior Day
    November 11, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team closes the regular season against Michigan Tech at 1 pm on Saturday at Wickes Stadium. The game will be Senior Day for SVSU and Military Appreciation Day.
  • SVSU runs to 30-21 win at Northern Michigan
    November 05, 2022
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team played its final road game of the regular season against Northern Michigan University on Saturday at the Superior Dome in Marquette, Mich.
  • Panthers Prevail in See-Saw Affair Featuring Pair of Top-25 Teams
    October 29, 2022
    Jairus Grissom compiled 294 yards of total offense for the Cardinals, who suffered a heartbreaking 29-28 defeat.
  • WEEK NINE PREVIEW: Cardinals host Panthers in Top-25 matchup
    October 28, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - After two losses to open the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season, the Cardinals have won two in a row, including a nonconference win over No. 8 UIniversity of Indianapolis at home two weeks ago. SVSU rallied with 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for a 21-14 win over Wayne State University on the road last Saturday.
  • Grissom, Cardinals rally for 21-14 win at Wayne State
    October 22, 2022
    DETROIT - The Saginaw Valley State University football team returned to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action against Wayne State University on Saturday in Detroit.
  • WEEK EIGHT PREVIEW: No. 24 SVSU travels to Wayne State
    October 20, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team hits the road looking for the team's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win of the season with a matchup against Wayne State University at 6 pm on Saturday in Detroit. 
  • Thomason named GLIAC Special Teams POTW
    October 18, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team got back in the win column with a 38-14 victory at home over No. 8 University of Indianapolis on Saturday. 
  • Cardinals Throttle Nationally-Ranked UIndy Greyhounds on Homecoming, 38-14
    October 15, 2022
    Derek Thomason was selected the Meijer Player of the Game blocking a punt and then returning the football for a 21-yard touchdown, setting the tone for the Cardinals' rout.
  • WEEK SEVEN PREVIEW: Cardinals host No. 8 Greyhounds for Homecoming
    October 14, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team is set to host its third consecutive matchup against a highly-ranked opponent with a Homecoming Day matchup against No. 8 University of Indianapolis at 2 pm on Saturday at Wickes Stadium.
  • No. 1 Ferris State narrowly defeats No. 25 SVSU 33-28
    October 08, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team led nearly the entire second half against the nation’s top team, but No. 1 Ferris State University scored with just over a minute to go and held on for a 33-28 win over the No. 25 Cardinals on Saturday at Wickes Stadium.
  • WEEK SIX PREVIEW: No. 25 Cardinals host nation's top team, Ferris State
    October 07, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team returns home after three straight on the road to welcome the nation's number one ranked team and defending NCAA DII National Champion, Ferris State University this weekend. 
  • No. 2 GVSU tops No. 17 SVSU in GLIAC Opener
    October 01, 2022
    ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football started fast in the annual Battle of the Valleys with Grand Valley State University, but the host Lakers took control in the second half to top the Cardinals in a top-25 matchup on Saturday night in Allendale, Mich.
  • WEEK FIVE PREVIEW: No. 17 SVSU travels to No. 2 GVSU for Battle of the Valleys
    September 30, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team rolled through the nonconference schedule and opens league play against No. 2 Grand Valley State University at 7 pm on Saturday in Allendale, Mich. 
  • Nationally-Ranked Football Rolls Michigan Tech, 35-13
    September 24, 2022
    Penn transfer Isaiah Malcome had a career day in a Cardinals uniform and teammate Andrew Brito passed for 208 yards on 16 completions.
  • WEEK FOUR PREVIEW: No. 19 Cardinals head north to face Huskies
    September 22, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team has rolled through the first three games of the season, outscoring opponents 147-26 in a trio of lopsided wins. The Cardinals have vaulted all the way to No. 19 in the latest AFCA NCAA DII national rankings. 
  • Brito named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week
    September 19, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The No. 23 Saginaw Valley State University football team continued to roll through the nonconference schedule with a 35-14 win in the Axe Bowl against Northwood University on Saturday in Midland.
  • No. 23 Cardinals keep the Axe red with road win at Northwood
    September 17, 2022
    MIDLAND, Mich. – No. 23rd-ranked Saginaw Valley State University outscored host Northwood University 21-7 in the second half to defeat the Timberwolves, 35-14, in non-conference football action Saturday at Hantz Stadium, capturing the Axe Bowl win and spoiling Homecoming and hall of fame day activities for the home team.
  • WEEK THREE PREVIEW: No. 23 Cardinals travel to Northwood for Axe Bowl
    September 15, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team entered the AFCA NCAA DII Top-25 Coaches Poll for the first time since 2019 at No. 23 in the country after a dominant performance at home last weekend against No. 9 Bowie State University.
  • Cardinals earn 40-12 win over No. 9 Bowie State
    September 10, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team jumped out to a 14-point lead early in the first quarter and never looked back in a dominant win over No. 9 Bowie State University on Saturday at Wickes Stadium.
  • WEEK TWO: (RV) Cardinals host No. 9 Bulldogs for SV Classic Showdown
    September 08, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team opened the 2022 season with a dominant performance at home last week, rolling West Virginia Wesleyan College 72-0. The points scored were the most by the Cardinals since the season opener of the 1997 season, when SVSU put 73 on Wayne State University.
  • Cardinals Rush to 72-0 Win Over Bobcats
    September 01, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team opened the 2022 season with a decisive victory over West Virginia Wesleyan College on Thursday night at Wickes Stadium.
  • WEEK ONE PREVIEW: SVSU opens season at home vs. WVWC on Thursday Night
    August 30, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University Football team opens the 2022 season against West Virginia Wesleyan College in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. SVSU finished the 2021 season with a record of 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the GLIAC, while WVWC struggled last season, closing with a record of 0-11. 
  • SVSU and Bowie State University join in historic collaboration to share culture and traditions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    August 10, 2022
    UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and Bowie State University (BSU) of the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) have announced a unique collaboration of common ground that will highlight the history and experience of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The two NCAA Division II programs are scheduled to compete in a football game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at SVSU’s Wickes Stadium.