Mount Union Hosts Albright (Pa.) in NCAA Second Round

November 23, 2015

No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union plays No. 18 ranked Albright (Pa.) in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders are 11-0 overall and one of 25 conference champions to claim an automatic bid as Mount Union won its 24th straight and 27th overall Ohio Athletic Conference title with a 9-0 record.

Mount Union is ranked No. 1 in both the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) and D3Football.com Top 25 polls while being No. 1 in the NCAA Division III North Region poll which is used for seeding and at-large selections for the championship.

Mount Union defeated St. Lawrence (N.Y.) 55-23 in the first round and has an 87-15 record in NCAA Playoff games.  The Raiders have advanced to the Stagg Bowl 18 times since 1993 with a record 11 National Championships.

Albright is 10-1 overall and the Lions are in the tournament as the champions of the Middle Atlantic Conferences.

Albright is making its fifth ever NCAA Playoff appearance (1975, 1976, 1996, 2009) and is 3-4 in playoff games.  The Lions beat Norwich (Vt.) 49-0 in the first round in their first-ever playoff home game.

The teams have met one other time and it was in the playoffs as Albright came to Alliance in a second round matchup in 2009 with the Raiders winning 55-3.

The game will be broadcast LIVE on the radio on 1310AM WDPN and WRMU 91.1 FM. There will be a video stream of the game.

The winner of this game will take on the winner of a matchup between No. 8 Johns Hopkins (Md.) and No. 11 Wesley in the national quarterfinals Saturday, December 5 at noon at a location to be announced. 

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