Football - Sun, Nov. 18, 2007
Kansas City, Mo. - No one said the road to Hardin County, Tenn. (home of the 52nd Annual NAIA Football National Championship), was going to be easy. The No. 10 ranked Saint Xavier University football team found this out Sunday when it learned it would make the trip to Sioux Falls, S.D., this Saturday to take on defending national champion and No. 1 ranked University of Sioux Falls (S.D.). The NAIA quarterfinals game is scheduled for a 12 p.m. CST start at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls has held the No. 1 spot in the NAIA national rankings the entire 2007 season and owns a perfect 11-0 mark. The Cougars will bring a 10-2 record into Saturday's quarterfinals match-up. The two teams have met just once before during the first round of the 2005 NAIA Championship Series in Chicago when Sioux Falls defeated SXU, 31-28, on a 32-yard field goal with five seconds remaining in regulation.