Harding football team will play its first-ever NCAA Division II playoff game
against Northwest Missouri State, a team that has played for the NCAA Division
II national championship seven times, winning three titles.
More than 200
Harding players, coaches and fans crowded into Harding's Hammon Student Center
on Sunday as the NCAA announced that the Bisons are the No. 5 seed in Super
Region 3 and will travel to Maryville, Mo., to meet No. 4 Northwest Missouri
Kickoff at Bearcat Stadium will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m.
Information will be available soon about game coverage and how Harding fans can
buy tickets to the game. Check HardingSports.com throughout the week for further
Northwest Missouri State will be making its 17th NCAA II
postseason appearance. The Bearcats won the championship in 1998, 1999, and
The winner of the Harding-Northwest Missouri State game will play
Super Region 3's top seed, Minnesota State Mankato, on Saturday, Nov. 24 in
Harding will be making its fifth postseason appearance
overall and its first since reaching the NAIA playoffs in 1992.
who is 6-0 away from home this season, enters the game with a 9-1 overall
record, its best regular season mark since the 1972 team had the same record and
won the Cowboy Bowl over Langston.
Northwest Missouri State is 9-2
overall and finished second in the MIAA with an 8-2 conference record. The
Bearcats are coming off a 21-20 home loss to Missouri Western on
This will be the first meeting between Harding and Northwest