USF hosts Mckendree todaySIOUX FALLS — No. 1-ranked University of Sioux Falls will play No. 12-ranked Mckendree University at 12 p.m. today at the USF Sanford Complex in the second round of the NAIA playoffs.
By: Sports staff, The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS — No. 1-ranked University of Sioux Falls will play No. 12-ranked Mckendree University at 12 p.m. today at the USF Sanford Complex in the second round of the NAIA playoffs.
Mckendree (Lebanon, Ill.) defeated No. 6 McPherson College 38-14 in the first round, defeating a previously unbeaten team.
The Bearcats average 33.8 points per game and allow 17.6 points per game. They also average 368 yards of total offense and have three rushers with more than 500 yards this season.
USF defeated No. 16 Northwestern Oklahoma State University 33-14 in the first round of the NAIA playoffs last weekend.
Grand Valley State at Augustana
SIOUX FALLS — No. 2 seed Augustana hosts No. 3 seed Grand Valley State at 12 p.m. today at Kirkeby-Over Stadium in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Augustana (10-1) plays its first playoff game in more than 20 years. It’s the first time the Vikings have ever hosted a playoff game. In 1988 and 1989, Augustana — which is unbeatend at home this year — made its only two appearances in the playoffs. It lost both games.
Grand Valley State (11-1) won national championships in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. It’s 75-5 overall since 2005. It defeated Colorado Mines last week in the first round of the playoffs.
This is the first-ever meeting between these two teams. The game is being broadcast on Midcontinent channel 26.