BELTON (December 1, 2013) The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will host its third straight NCAA Division III National Championships game when the Cru welcomes St. John Fisher College to Crusader Stadium for a National Quarterfinal game on Saturday, December 7th. The NCAA announced Quarterfinal game sites on Sunday afternoon. UMHB will take on the Cardinals in a 12:00 PM Central Time kickoff with a berth in the National Semifinals on the line.
The Cru is 12-0 on the season and will play in the Quarterfinals for the fourth straight season. UMHB advanced with a 59-8 victory over Rowan University last Saturday in Belton. The Cru won the American Southwest Conference title with a 6-0 league mark to claim its 12th playoff berth in the 16-year history of the UMHB football program. St. John Fisher is 10-2 on the season and posted a 27-6 victory over Hobart College last Saturday to advance to the Quarterfinals. The Cardinals qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships as an at-large team after finishing second in the Empire 8 Conference with a 5-2 league record. St. John Fisher is in the NCAA postseason for the fifth time in program history and the Cardinals have advanced to the Quarterfinals in two of the last three postseasons. The will be the first meeting between these two teams and it will also mark the first time a UMHB football team has played a program from the state of New York.