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Morningside To Semifinals

Morningside To Semifinals

Morningside College’s football team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to face Grand View University on Saturday, Dec. 7, in an all-Iowa semifinal round game in the NAIA Championship Series.  Gametime in Des Moines is set for 1pm.  The other NAIA Semifinal will feature Carroll at Cumberlands next Saturday.

Morningside will take an 11-1 record and a No. 5 NAIA national ranking into the contest. The Mustangs, champions of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) with an 8-1 league record, advanced to the semifinals with a 36-28 victory against No. 4 Baker University in Saturday’s quarterfinal round game in Baldwin City, Kan.

The Mustangs are in the NAIA Championship Series for the 10th year in a row and have an all-time record of 12-9 in NAIA Championship Series competition. Morningside, which has an all-time record of 1-1 in the NAIA Semifinals, is coming off its best post-season finish in school history after it lost 30-27 in overtime against Marion University in last year’s Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship Game in Rome, Ga.

Morningside defeated Saint Xavier University 47-19 in last year’s NAIA Semifinals. The Mustangs’ other semifinal round appearance came in 2005 when they lost 42-14 against the University of Saint Francis.

Second-ranked Grand View improved its record to 12-0 with a 44-24 victory against No. 11 Tabor College in Saturday’s quarterfinal round game in Des Moines. The Vikings are this year’s champion of the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League with a 6-0 record.

Grand View is making its second appearance in the NAIA Championship Series, where it has an all-time record of 2-1. The Vikings are in their sixth season of varsity football after making their debut in 2008.

Saturday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

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