The UIndy Greyhounds, DePauw Tigers, Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats and Marian Knights will all play for a national championship in their respective divisions.
INDIANA, USA– The NCAA Department II, III and NAIA postseason brackets have been launched, and there’s a few Indiana college football programs that will have an opportunity at a championship game.
The University of Indianapolis Greyhounds, fresh from their victorious Monon Bell victory, will join an elite group of little college football teams in postseason play. They will be joined by the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats and Marian Knights, who will represent the NAIA. The Greyhounds will face off versus Pittsburgh State in the first round of the Department II playoffs on November 18th at 2 pm. A victory versus Pittsburgh State will protect their spot in the 2nd round, where they will face either Grand Valley State or Ferris State on November 25th. The Greyhounds have had a strong season up until now, averaging 34 points per video game and holding their opponents to under 13 points per video game. Quarterback Gavin Sukup has actually been a key player, with a 171.75 passer rating and 24 goal passes. He has actually also scored 6 hurrying goals, while running back Jon Lewis has acquired 846 hurrying backyards and seven touchdowns this season.
Their opponent, the Pittsburgh State Gorillas, posted a regular season record of 10-1, having actually played one more game than the Greyhounds. The game ought to be fairly even, with Pittsburgh State averaging a little under 35 points per video game, nearly the same as UIndy. The Gorillas’ death video game, at least statistically, is not as good as that of the Greyhounds.
The DePauw Tigers are prepared to take on Alma in Michigan on November 18th at noon. Following a bye week before the Monon Bell game, the team seemed to struggle initially, but they have actually since gotten better with a victorious victory in their most important video game. This season, the Tigers have preserved a remarkable average of 44 points per game while holding their challengers to under 14 points per video game. Quarterback Nathan McCahill has actually been stellar, posting a passer rating of 186.33 through 10 games, building up 2,474 passing yards, throwing 29 touchdowns, and only obstructed 5 times.
Running back Gus Baumgartner has scored 11 rushing goals and generated practically 750 total hurrying yards throughout the season so far. He ran for nearly 100 backyards and two goals in the Monon Bell game.
In the NAIA, both Indiana Wesleyan and Marian were selected to be part of the postseason after each posting 9-1 seasons. The Wildcats and Knights ended the regular season connected atop the MSFA Mideast League standings. While the two teams are not scheduled to go head-to-head in the preliminary, the Wildcats won 42-40 over the Knights throughout their Nov. 4 match.
Both groups will have preliminary byes, thanks to their one-loss seasons. Their challengers will be announced after the preliminary concludes.