For the second week in a row, fifth-ranked Whitewater (14-0) rallied from a halftime deficit, as it beat third-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) (13-1) 16-15 in the NCAA Division III Semifinals in Belton, Tex., Saturday, Dec. 14.
Whitewater will meet the top-ranked University of Mount Union (Ohio) (14-0) in the Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III National Championship Game, for the eighth time in the last nine years at 7 p.m. Friday in Salem, VA, in a game that will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
“It’s a great experience, working with the staff and this group of kids,” said Miech, the team’s linebackers coach. “And we definitely earned the shot to be here the last two weeks, beating the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the nation.”