DePauw's First NCAA Football Appearance Set for Saturday
November 19, 2009
November 19, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw opens NCAA Division III Football Championship play when it travels to Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., for a first-round game.
Kickoff from The Bank of Kentucky Field is set for noon EST. This marks DePauw's first NCAA postseason appearance.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens and children and will be available at the gate starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. General parking will be $5.
DePauw finished regular season play with a 7-2 record after last Saturday’s 32-19 home loss to 14th-ranked Wabash in the annual Monon Bell game.
The Tigers earned the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s automatic qualification into the Division III 32-team field after sharing the conference title with Millsaps, but holding the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Thomas More, ranked 10th in the latest American Football Coaches Association poll and 11th by D3football.com, enters with a 10-0 record after Saturday’s 42-17 win over 17th-ranked Mount St. Joseph.
The Saints earned automatic qualification into the Division III Championship after winning the Presidents’ Athletic Conference title.