Purple Raiders Headed to 2015 Stagg Bowl
December 13, 2015
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union plays No. 3/4 ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game -- theAmos Alonzo Stagg Bowl -- Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 pm at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.
The game will be broadcast LIVE on television on ESPNU and online at ESPN3 (check with your cable/satellite provider for information).
The Purple Raiders are in the Stagg Bowl for an 11th straight year, 19th time overall since 1993 and have won a record 11 National Championships.
The teams have met one other time and it was in the Stagg Bowl in 2012 where Mount Union won 28-10. This is the second-ever Stagg Bowl trip for St. Thomas.
Mount Union is 14-0 overall and one of 25 conference champions to claim an automatic bid as the Raiders won their 24th straight and 27th overall Ohio Athletic Conference title.
Mount Union is ranked No. 1 in both the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) and D3Football.com Top 25 polls and have defeated St. Lawrence (N.Y.) 55-23 in the first round, No. 18 Albright (Pa.) 66-7 in the second round, No. 11 Wesley (Del.) 56-35 in the quarterfinals and No. 5 ranked Wis.-Whitewater 36-6 in the semifinals.
The Raiders have an 90-15 record in NCAA Playoff games in an all-division record 27 appearances.
St. Thomas is 14-0 overall, won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and ranked No. 3 in the AFCA coaches poll and No. 4 in the D3football.com poll.
The Tommies beat LaVerne (Calif.) 57-14 in the first round, No. 10 St. John's (Minn.) 38-19 in the second round, No. 7 Wabash (Ind.) 38-7 in the quarterfinals and No. 2 ranked Linfield (Ore.) 38-17 in the semifinals.
St. Thomas is in the NCAA Playoffs for a seventh time in school history with a record of 16-6 in post-season games.
– Buy tickets in the lobby of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Advance tickets at Mount Union are $12.50 (adult), $7.00 (student)
– Purchase tickets online here
Team Send-Off: Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.