Monday, November 12, 2001

Thomas More hosts playoff game

        Undefeated Thomas More College will play host to MacMurray College from Jacksonville, Ill., Nov. 17 in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs.

        Kickoff is noon at TMC Stadium.

        Thomas More finished the regular season 10-0 and with the program's highest ranking (No.19) in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Coaches Poll.

        The Saints, whose football program was started in 1992, are the second seed in the North Region. With a first-round win, they could host a second-round game Nov. 24 against the Hardin-Simmons/Wittenberg winner.

        Saturday's Games (Times TBA)
        MacMurray (9-1) at Thomas More (10-0)

        Defiance (8-2) at Augustana, Ill. (9-1)
        Wittenberg (9-1) at Hardin-Simmons (8-1)
        Pacific Lutheran (6-2) at Whitworth (7-1)
        Bethel, Minn. (9-1) at Wisconsin-Stevens Point (7-2)
        St. Norbert (8-1) at St. John's, Minn. (8-2)
        Ithaca (9-1) at Montclair State (9-1)
        Brockport (9-1) at Rowan (8-1)
        Western Connecticut State (7-1) at Westfield State (10-0)
        Mary Hardin-Baylor (8-1) at Trinity, Texas (8-1)
        Western Maryland (8-2) at Washington & Jefferson (10-0)
        Christopher Newport (5-3) at Widener (10-0)

        Saturday, Nov. 24
        Sites and times TBA

        Wittenberg-Hardin Simmons winner vs. MacMurray-Thomas More winner
        Defiance-Augustana, Ill. winner at Mount Union (10-0)
        Pacific Lutheran-Whitworth winner at Central, Iowa (9-1)
        Bethel, Minn.-Wisconsin-Stevens Point winner vs. St. Norbert-St. John's, Minn. winner
        Ithaca-Montclair State winner at RPI (8-0)
        Brockport-Rowan winner vs. Western Connecticut State-Westfield State winner
        Mary Hardin Baylor-Trinity, Texas winner at Bridgewater, Va. (9-0)
        Western Maryland-Washington & Jefferson winner vs. Christopher Newport-Widener winner

        Quarterfinals, Saturday, Dec. 1
        Semifinals, Saturday, Dec. 8
        Championship, Saturday, Dec. 15

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