BELTON, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will get another home playoff game as the Cru plays host to Saint John’s (MN) for an NCAA Division III National Quarterfinal Game this Saturday, December 1st. UMHB will take on the Johnnies in a 12 pm kickoff at Crusader Stadium with a berth in the National Semifinals on the line.
UMHB improved to 12-0 and moved into the Quarterfinals for the 12th time in program history with a 75-9 victory over Berry College on Saturday. Saint John’s is also 12-0 on the season and advanced with a 45-24 win over Whitworth on Saturday. This will be the first meeting between the Cru and the Johnnies, but UMHB will face a team from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the Quarterfinals for the second straight year.
UMHB has a 38-15 all-time record in the NCAA Division III National Championships and joins Mount Union as the only two Division III programs in the country to win at least one playoff game in each of the last 15 seasons. Saint John’s is a two-time Division III National Champion and has a 39-23 record in 26 appearances in the NCAA Division III National Championships. The winner of the UMHB/Saint John’s game will advance to play the winner of the Wisconsin-Whitewater/Bethel College Quarterfinal game in the Semifinals on December 8th.
The game will be broadcast on K101.7 FM with the pre-game show starting at 11:30 AM on Saturday. UMHB will also provide live video and live statistics for the contest with links to all of the coverage available on the Athletic Department web site at www.cruathletics.com.
Tickets for Saturday’s playoff game will go on sale to previous season ticket holders on Tuesday, November 27th. Ticket sales to previous ticket holders will remain open through Wednesday before going on sale to the general public on Thursday, November 29th. Tickets not claimed by season ticket holders will be released to the general public Thursday morning. The ticket windows at Crusader Stadium will be open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day from Tuesday through Thursday. The ticket office will be closed on Friday, November 30th. Online ticket sales will open on Thursday. Advance tickets are $10 for reserved seats, $8 for general admission and $4 for students. On Saturday, reserved seats will cost $12, general admission will be $10 and student tickets are $4. The ticket windows will open at 10:00 AM on Saturday.