Football - Sat, Nov. 26, 2011
Georgetown College wrapped up its 2011 NAIA Football
Championship Series Semifinals berth with a 26-14 win over Saint Francis
Saturday at Toyota Stadium. Then the No. 3 Tigers (12-0) waited to learn their
fate. Would they host or be on the road?
The NAIA just announced they will head to Montana for a
showdown with No. 2 Carroll College. No. 5 St. Xavier out of Illinois will head
to No. 1 Marian University in the other matchup.
CC (12-1) made a late, fourth-quarter drive that snuffed
out the Tigers hopes of hosting Saturday. The Fighting Saints final drive put
them up 17-14 and earned them the home field advantage for the third straight week.
This is the third meeting for the two storied programs -
nine national championships between the two schools. GC took the first two on
its way to back-to-back perfect seasons and national championships, while
Carroll won the third in the 2002 finals.
The Fighting Saints have six national crowns and are the
current defending champions. The lone blemish on their record is a loss to
Eastern Oregon the second game of the season. The two met again later and CC won,
The Tigers are undefeated and back in the semifinals for
the first time since 2004. This is the sixth time in 15 seasons GC has advanced
this far and five out of six years during the 1999-2004 span of two national
titles and two runner-up finishes. Under Bill Cronin the Tigers are 22-8 in