No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host Christopher Newport (Va.) University in an NCAA Division III First Round Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.
Christopher Newport is 6-4 overall and in the tournament after winning the USA South Conference title and its automatic bid. The Captains started football in 2001 and have made eight playoff appearance with a 3-7 record in post-season play.
Mount Union, ranked No. 1 in both the American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com rankings, is also ranked No. 1 in the NCAA North Region rankings which is used to determine seeding and at-large teams.
The Purple Raiders are 10-0 overall and one of 24 conference champions to claim an automatic bid as Mount Union won its 21st straight and 24th overall Ohio Athletic Conference championship with a 9-0 record.
The rest of the field includes one spot for an independent and six national at-large bids.
The playoffs begin next Saturday (Nov. 17) on campus sites with noon local time kickoffs.
The national championship game -- the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm at Salem Stadium in Salem, Virginia.
Mount Union has a 73-13 record in NCAA Playoff games. The Raiders have advanced to the Stagg Bowl 15 times and have won a record 10 National Championships.
To reserve tickets call (330) 829-4100
The phone line will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am - 2 pm.
Tickets are $8 for adults.
All seats in Mount Union Stadium are reserved and no passes will be accepted. Tickets will be available at the gates Saturday when they open at 10:30 am
Pre-ordered tickets will be available for pickup on Friday from 12 pm - 2 pm in the lobby of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on campus and at the Will Call window at Mount Union Stadium on Saturday starting at 10:30 am.